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5 minutes ago, Gerrymcd said:

*Stalker alert* There is no giveaways on your ad that I can see to link up to what you have on your driveway? Creep.

No, it's not pictured anywhere near my house. It was at my house for less than a week and always had cars behind it as it was up at the garage getting worked on. It's also a different gumtree account that I normally use-not for sinister reasons, just because my new phone defaulted to an old profile.

Could be someone I know on the windup, that'd actually be worse.

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41 minutes ago, dome said:

Panic over-a "friend" thought that it would be funny to wind me up. 

I must admit I did that to a friend. He was complaining about a noisy bird outside his window. I changed my name to ‘Robin’ on gumtree and enquired about a piece of furniture he was selling. He realised when I suggested it would look nice in my nest. 

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That’s the culture these days isn’t it, offer 50% like they’re doing you a favour. Wankers. Reading through these just makes me realise what a good policy scrapping cars is when I’ve finished with them, it’s just a simple phone call to the breaker I use, he gives us a cheque for what’s left I haven’t taken off and everyone’s happy. 

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Doesn't Gumtree always want your postcode when you list something so it can show the rough location on a map?  Given that, it wouldn't be that difficult to work out the seller's address if the thing they were selling was sat outside on their driveway?

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On 4/11/2021 at 8:00 PM, Mrcento said:

People flat out refuse to get the concept of an asking price.

The price stated is what the seller wishes to receive in their pocket. It's not the maximum of what the seller believes a buyer should spend including any associated expenses.

Imagine rocking up at a £500 car, no offers, and handing the seller £348 and telling him that's actually  £500 but the rest spent Money to get there, money to get back...oh and the 2 quid was for a ginster pasty i had on the way.... £500 as advertised M8.

Years back, my mate turned up to buy my Nova SR and gave me the asking price of £700, minus what he spent on a box of tabs, en route!

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On 4/15/2021 at 9:57 AM, sierraman said:

That’s the culture these days isn’t it, offer 50% like they’re doing you a favour. Wankers. Reading through these just makes me realise what a good policy scrapping cars is when I’ve finished with them, it’s just a simple phone call to the breaker I use, he gives us a cheque for what’s left I haven’t taken off and everyone’s happy. 

To be honest, it's why I seem to have a growing number of cars! It's just easier to keep them than face the aggro of selling them. My brother recently upgraded his motorbike, but was worried about people sniffing around where he kept it (there has been a LOT of motorbike theft near trade him, one of his only lasted two hours!) and just felt it less painful to trade it in and get a bit less for it than face loads of idiots messaging at all hours. When my mechanic finally sorts me a new(er) moped, I'll probably get him to do me a deal on the old one -even if it's a crap deal, I'd rather just be rid of it. He keeps telling me that it's worth about £600 (it isn't) but I know that he wont give me that. 

The only one I've successfully sold was the previous moped (Pedward) which my brother found a buyer for, followed by a 16 year old and all his mates turning up to collect it, trying to give me £10 less than agreed (not accepted) and then he didn't want to fill in the V5. He did fill in the V5! He crashed it the next day.

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