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9 hours ago, SteersWithThrottle said:

Spitfires were shit when new, but that is worse than that..

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31 minutes ago, Schaefft said:

I've already told him that I bid on the car with any issue in mind. He's just saying now that he will not sell the car. The issue is that the steaming pile that ebay is doesn't even give you the option to raise an issue if the item you buy is a damn car. That website just continues to go downhill.

Ask someone who has another EBay account to privately message him saying they were to late to bid on the car but desperately want it with cash waiting and ask how much. You will soon see that what he says is utter bullshit!

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1 hour ago, Schaefft said:

I already know it's just an excuse. Wait until new year and the car will be for sale again with a similar ad. He just doesn't want to accept the final bid. I definitely won't forget about him.

Leave him some really bad feedback. Sellers are not able to leave negative feedback to buyers so you are safe.

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The irony is that a lot of potential bidders were probably put off by his comment that he wanted £8K for it.  They will have thought "It's not worth that and he won't want to sell it for less so I won't bother bidding".  If he'd left that bit out he would probably have got more interest and a significantly higher end price.

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39 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

The irony is that a lot of potential bidders were probably put off by his comment that he wanted £8K for it.  They will have thought "It's not worth that and he won't want to sell it for less so I won't bother bidding".  If he'd left that bit out he would probably have got more interest and a significantly higher end price.

Very much possible. Just seeing some of his messages, he doesn't seem the smartest person around. Seems pretty consistent with most people I encounter buying my cars and parts on the typical sites...

And yes, he'll definitely get a juicy piece of feedback from me.

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On 12/5/2021 at 10:34 AM, lesapandre said:

They say they want £8000 in the ad. So I expect this auction will be halted at some point.

Sorry to be proved right but they did not even stop the auction. Sometimes looking at an ad you can see what's  going to happen. People can be pretty transparent.

For both buyers and sellers Ebay is  getting very naff and as you say getting worse. They recently asked me to fill out a customer survey where I outlined some of these problems.

I see this morning there is the usual rash of fake ads for classic cars too which is not good.

 

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Aye, these days my use of ebay is just for cheap small things from buy it now listings from businesses.

 

Actually, tell a lie. I recently had a very positive experience buying the wheels for my E36 remotely. They were for sale down in Bristol and were collection only. I messaged the seller asking if they'd be interested in doing a courier. They adjusted the listing to add £40 postage to send them via Paisley Freight, so I bought them. Even with the £40 added they were still an absolute bargain.

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11 hours ago, barrett said:

Can any former Stanza owners on here confirm whether the gear lever should ever find itself in such a weird position?

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That gear lever position is very Citroen Visa-esque. Or at least the one I drove where 4th was about 4 inches into the seat foam. 

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16 hours ago, Schaefft said:

Naturally the seller is indeed trying to screw with me now. I know the address and have someone who can be there tomorrow, is there anything Ebay can do for the seller to stop his BS?

 

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My brother was in the same situation a few years ago with a LDV Van he bid on 

After he won the auction the seller messaged him that the head gasket had gone so he couldn’t sell him the Van and he had “sent it for scrap”

only thing my brother could do was leave the seller negative feedback 

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, goosey said:

My brother was in the same situation a few years ago with a LDV Van he bid on 

After he won the auction the seller messaged him that the head gasket had gone so he couldn’t sell him the Van and he had “sent it for scrap”

only thing my brother could do was leave the seller negative feedback 

 

 

 

Reported it all and ebay agrees that this is against their guidelines. No clue what effect this will actually have on the seller's account though. I currently can't give him feedback "because of a technical glitch".

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3 hours ago, lesapandre said:

Sorry to be proved right but they did not even stop the auction. Sometimes looking at an ad you can see what's  going to happen. People can be pretty transparent.

For both buyers and sellers Ebay is  getting very naff and as you say getting worse. They recently asked me to fill out a customer survey where I outlined some of these problems.

I see this morning there is the usual rash of fake ads for classic cars too which is not good.

 

Presumably now that the Motors section has been added to the non-binding bids category, the seller is no longer legally obliged to sell the car to the high bidder?

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4 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Presumably now that the Motors section has been added to the non-binding bids category, the seller is no longer legally obliged to sell the car to the high bidder?

Nope, unless the buyer is reporting things to ebay, which will probably be of little consequence, they can basically do what they want. At least a few times.

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20 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Presumably now that the Motors section has been added to the non-binding bids category, the seller is no longer legally obliged to sell the car to the high bidder?

I don't think a seller has ever been 'legally obliged' to do anything on ebay - I know that's what they say about 'entering into a contract' but have you heard of a single instance where a buyer challenged this and was awarded the car? I think that would be pretty big news if it had happened tbh.

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13 hours ago, wuvvum said:

It isn't the most precise shift in the world but I don't recall reverse being quite that far back or close to the driver's seat.

 

13 hours ago, barrett said:

Can any former Stanza owners on here confirm whether the gear lever should ever find itself in such a weird position?

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I think he has just left it in reverse when he parked it

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