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I did this once a few years ago... I bid on a 1992 Mitsubishi Colt... I won by accident with a high bid of £136. 

I was told in no uncertain terms by the ex wife that I was not having it as we didn’t have the space. (Even though s few months later she wanted me to buy her a car and we had no more space then... go figure) She got very strident about it.., sadly I gave in and contacted the seller, he was happy to relist it as it had sold way below his desired amount! 

I felt rather shit about the whole thing... I’d take a very different approach these days (but that might be in no small part to the change in domestic management situation!) 

Anyway... my tale serves to say that we all do it... there will be a way out. 

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4 hours ago, TheDoctor said:

Well of course I intended to bid, just didn't expect to win, thought it would go for loads more.  

I did the same with my 205. I hope you can sort something out.

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3 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Flip it on. With a full test it’s got to be worth £500.

That's probably what I'll have to do, it's just the bit 8n between, where I have to buy it that's going to be tough. Silly thing to do, I know. 

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5 hours ago, Wingz123 said:

This was the Rover I sent you in your other thread when looking for a car and you said no no no to an automatic..... 

To the tune of Amy Winehouse's Rehab:

 

They showed me a Rover auto

And I said

"No no no".

I'm barely in the black

And if this comes back

You'll know, know, know

I ain't got a dime

But I thought bidding was fine

And now I've won a Rover auto

But I can't go go go......

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46 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

If it helps, my senior colleague is a specialist in matrimonial / divorce / family matters.......

No divorce involved, not married yet. I'm still married to the previous one! (Who I've incidentally had to spend most of the day with as it was my son's sports day). 

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We need a credit union for this sort of caper.  

Members chip into a fund, shiters in trouble can access the funds, shiters repay at 10% interest.  Profit to be distributed as dividends or donated.  Must be a way we can work it out, we manage the Cryptobus fairly well

 

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20 minutes ago, Parky said:

We need a credit union for this sort of caper.  

Members chip into a fund, shiters in trouble can access the funds, shiters repay at 10% interest.  Profit to be distributed as dividends or donated.  Must be a way we can work it out, we manage the Cryptobus fairly well

 

This it what I use roffles for, only without any interest

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1 hour ago, Jazoli said:

No we don't, if you only have £19 to last you a month you should be out delivering pizza's or something, not bidding on fucking ebay :)

This is true, I hope nobody thought this thread was a begging letter, more of an 'oh shit I'm a div', and 'anybody fancy buying a Rover' thread. 

 

 

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In Doctor Pandamoniums defence he had the money at the time of bidding but then bought the Almera thingy at the weekend so should have retracted the bid on the Rover 216, that's where he's dropped one, not the initial bidding part.  I enjoy reading about this legends antics though, keep it up.

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I’ve done exactly the same thing on Friday matey 😓 

luckily I still had the money from the sale of my previous car! Unfortunately I went to send the seller a deposit and sent the full amount 😥

td5 discovery unseen I must be bananas 

 

Its getting delivered tomorrow hopefully another 200 quid 

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45 minutes ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Has this resolved itself yet?

There’s a lot of - err - not very helpful stuff being posted, so let’s see if we can’t turn it around. 

What’s the sit rep? Do you want it?? Does the vendor want to sell at £385??? 

Let us know. 

Of course I want it, but I'm not in a position to buy until end of month. 

The vendor wants to sell at 385, but isn't stressing just yet. I'm playing for time. 

I have both the Mazda and Almera up for sale, so maybe a solution that way. 

I'm doing what I can to avoid being an ebay twat, but it may come to that. Obviously if anyone on here wants it, I'd even cover 35 quid to make it a straight 350. Only fair as it's my mess up.

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5 minutes ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Ok man. Don’t go hungry over it. If the seller starts wobbling then let me know. 

My missus wouldn't allow that.

She was lovely and understanding about it, but said there's no way it could happen as things stood financially. But if somehow I cleared some funds by shifting another car, then it was all good. She's definitely a keeper. 

Since I met her 3 years ago, I've had:

Daihatsu Move

Austin Metro

Lada 1200s

Seat Ibiza (company car) 

Dacia Logan (company car) 

Nissan Prairie 

Rover 416

Daihatsu Move (another one) 

Vauxhall Corsa x 2

Mini Cooper

VW Golf

Suzuki Wagon

Toyota Corolla 

Rover 218D 

BMW 320 

Ford Galaxy 

Mazda 323

Nissan Almera 

And I'm sure I've missed some. 

 

 

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I get the feeling BorniteIdentity wants this. I think a convoluted eBay sale needs to happen where BorniteIdentity goes to buy it instead, arrives at the vendor, coughs, before saying in a suspiciously funny voice: 

"Hellooo, my name is Mr TheDoctor. I believe you have a car for me".

"Sure, what's your first name?"

"I don't know"

 

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