Are there ethics and morality in car sales, house sales, gentleman's agreements, deals etc....mostly it's all pap.
Seller wanted to minimise losses and sell for more after realising that circa £5K was totally undervaluing his car, first perspective buyer believed that a gentleman's/verbal agreement would be binding over the phone over a matter of days with no deposit for a car knowingly totally undervalued; the successful buyer using info from the forum secured the car by it would appear offering more money, knowing a 'deal' had possibly already been done and collecting the car quickly to ensure he secured the car, thus gazumping the other buyer.
If that is the situation it happens all the time, I lost a Fiat Coupe LE in this manner a few years' ago on another forum and I put it down to experience, there are genuine sellers out there, there are also sharks and shysters (sellers, buyers), until the seller has the money and you are driving the car away it seems nothing is certain.
Now the cars are worth more money this will increase, lots of buyers flipping good Coupes at the moment and sticking on £2-3 grand.
"In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing." William Wordsworth
As for deleting the thread? Why? It happened and why not let people be aware and make their own assumptions, deleting this thread would be a disgrace and pandering to the whim of one person's viewpoint or credibility (or lack thereof).
Last edited by Flanners1; 12-06-16 at 12:07.