Green seller asks advice

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  1. flat6buster

    flat6buster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have agreed a sale on my van. Buyer has asked for the chassis number and the reg no. I assume there's no reason I should not release them?

    I read so many scare stories of scams and I am just so green when it comes to the issue of buying and selling cars I'd really just be grateful for what I need to look out for.

    At least the buyer has not asked if I will ship it to Guatemala and he'll pay me £5000 more than I advertised it for...!
     
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    He may need them to get a cover note for his insurance....but have you taken a deposit yet?
     
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    Shouldn't be too much to worry about mate, the buyer is more than likely doing a detailed history check on the van.
    Has he left a deposit and what details of his do you have?
     
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    flat6buster

    flat6buster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks guys. No deposit yet, we were advertising on ebay. We've agreed he'll come next week with cash but I'm happy with the whole deal just wondering if there's something I am missing, being captain naive.

    Think he mentioned about doing a check (HPI?) so I guess all is good in the hood as they say.

    Addiction to the MBClub forum means I would hate to do something car related without taking advice from all the sage souls out there first!

    Thanks chaps.
     
  5. Sorry Pete

    Sorry Pete Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Chassis and reg numbers are standard Hpi check required information. If he starts asking about the V5c document number, I'd start to raise eyebrows.

    Even so, that, or the MOT test number is a requested field when a prospective buyer wants to check the MOT history of a vehicle:

    Check MOT history/status online

    Either way, I wouldn't be unduly concerned about it at this stage.
     

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