Just to let you all know what kind of man Clive is....
He contacted the owner and bought the car today which is Friday, knowing full well I had already agreed to collect it Saturday.
Well I suppose I owe the forum an explanation.
I was hoping to speak to Andy before posting but his mobile goes straight to answerphone, I've tried half a dozen times. He did try calling me today but I was on the train & later driving with a crap bluetooth, neither ideal to talk with him.
I phoned the seller as soon as I opened the advert's link in post #1. The seller said he had someone coming on Saturday 'to view
' at a price slightly less than the asking price. I said I'd pay the asking price & he offered to send me some pictures. I saw Andy's post after this. After seeing the pictures & doing some checks on the reg no' I called the seller back & asked if I could buy the car there & then, even offering to go & collect that evening. We agreed a price OVER
the asking price & I paid him then by bank transfer....on Wednesday
If Andy had wanted it that badly, he only lives 40ish miles away, surely he could've popped done to secure it with a deposit......or whatever was easiest to secure it. The car was stinking cheap, to try & chip the price & leave it until the weekend!!??........someone else could easily have bought if before Saturday. The seller had 3 more enquiries today(Thursday) before I collected it. If I hadn't paid then quite possibly he'd have sold it to one of them.
'What kind of man am I'?
I'm the type who early in 2015 bought in a high spec V6, Q2/330s/Konis/GTA clutch etc etc, for Andy but he didn't honour the agreed deal....didn't even come & view. I was disappointed but had to keep the car as I'd paid for it & I was pretty well over stocked at the time. I eventually sold it in September, some 6 months later.
Shortly after this Andy & I were 'looking' at what V6s were available, chatting by phone. We had both contacted the seller of Andy's 'Green Goblin' & when I found out Andy had virtually agreed a deal on it I backed off, leaving it for Andy to buy. After a while, & a track day, Andy contacted me saying he had an overheating problem, had been advised to have the head gaskets replaced & was about to have them done. I eventually convinced him to thoroughly bleed the cooling system as I had a similar problem cured by this. This bit of helpful advise saved him a lot of money, £1500+ at least. No problem that's what we do, help each other.
Recently I agreed to buy a pair of white Momo Spider seats from Andy but didn't know when I could collect, 'no problem collect when you can'. A couple of weeks later I phoned to arrange when to collect only to be told: 'I've sold them........well you hadn't paid
& someone asked to buy them'!
Since then he's called me a couple of times &, even though I was ****ed off with him, I chatted amicably.
But in this instance, with this GTV, I wasn't prepared to step back & wait for Andy, or someone else, to possibly
Nothing is ever sold/bought until it's paid for.......as Andy told me.