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  • 19-08-2019, 21:59
    Roscobbc
    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Just do what I do and work on the basis that EVERYONE is out to screw you over for a profit
    And the biggest and worst 'tea leaves' of all are HMG......................
  • 19-08-2019, 20:09
    Epy
    So back to the question of Rhd. My rod came to me as a LHD but after chopping the screen and building the carson style top. I found that coming down a sliproad to the motorway I couldn't see a bloody thing. So I converted it, and what a difference. It's now so easy to drive.(and it was actually a Dagenham built RHD originally).
  • 18-08-2019, 19:29
    v8.jimmy
    lo and behold no phone call from him shock horror
  • 18-08-2019, 17:36
    kapri
    Just do what I do and work on the basis that EVERYONE is out to screw you over for a profit
  • 18-08-2019, 16:26
    Roscobbc
    Quote Originally Posted by v8.jimmy View Post
    Estate agents are absolute ****s Ross, especially commercial ones, they don't answer enquiries, don't take down properties which have been let or sold months or even years prior........ it's ****ing hard work trying to get a bit of commrecial land up here, even when it is advertised and available. Of course, what a lot of them are doing up here are advertising commerical land at 125K per acre but then not selling it and avoiding potential buyers so that they can go back to the local planning departments and say that they simply can't sell the land for commercial use and so it really needs to go for houses, and then a brown envelope (probably) seals that deal as the land has been empty for a few years, and so the land suddenly quadruples in value.....
    We are really off-topic here Jimmy but somethings have to be said,
    Estate agents are one of the most immoral, devious bunch of people 'legalised' by their supposed 'profession'. They will take full advantage of the ignorant and elderly who, looking to sell their property and probably provide funds to help supplement the meagre state pension (which itself barely pays for council tax) entrust the agents and solicitors (who rarely themselves perform fully on behalf of their client). The estate agent will talk the seller-in to how bad the property is, how bad the market currently is for anyone selling properties and get the seller to sign-up for a sole agency deal. You'll see their company boards outside the property. This appeases the seller. You won't see the property up for sale on-line, in the agents window, in local newspapers or on circulation lists out to people on their property lists. They will deliberately withhold the property from the market (certainly from the likes of you and I Jimmy) Why? - they will inform their developer buddies and builders in advance, possibly get them to view the property with derisory cash offers for a quick sale (which never turns out quick).......and just sit and wait for the seller to lower their resistance to selling at cheap price. And as you have already alluded to Jimmy - the brown envelopes will later pass around..........
  • 18-08-2019, 14:36
    cougarv8
    Jim, My ex in-laws (old people) had 900K of land nicked (almost) BY the Solicitors and the agents selling their house.
    They didnt know for 5 years, then it cost them 200K to get the **** back AND had to swear in court they would not say anything with the threat of Jail if they did.....if that doesnt show folk how corrupt and crooked the system is then I dont know what does
    Some idiots think stuff like that doesn't happen and jump into bed and promote the "establishment" whenever possible, silly people.


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  • 18-08-2019, 11:07
    v8.jimmy
    Quote Originally Posted by Roscobbc View Post
    There are people in this world you who love all the 'fun' searching for vehicles, going and seeing them, taking test drives, enjoying banter etc with the sellers and associated specialists - and...........nothing. They get their life kicks from only ever doing that.
    In much the same way as there are people doing the same thing with house purchases - they only ever go and see the new show houses or make appointments to view through estate agents. Estate agents can compound the problem by getting anyone and everyone to come and view the property without any proper checks as to whether the purchasers are actually serious and have funds in place.
    Estate agents are absolute ****s Ross, especially commercial ones, they don't answer enquiries, don't take down properties which have been let or sold months or even years prior........ it's ****ing hard work trying to get a bit of commrecial land up here, even when it is advertised and available. Of course, what a lot of them are doing up here are advertising commerical land at 125K per acre but then not selling it and avoiding potential buyers so that they can go back to the local planning departments and say that they simply can't sell the land for commercial use and so it really needs to go for houses, and then a brown envelope (probably) seals that deal as the land has been empty for a few years, and so the land suddenly quadruples in value.....
  • 18-08-2019, 11:01
    v8.jimmy
    Well **** me sideways, he's just got in touch saying he had a **** up at work, an HGV driver and only just got home right now and his phone was at the depot, hence lack of contact. Well, as I've been in haulage all my life, I now how **** ups can and do happen, but as he's been working every day this week (remember he couldn't get time off) he is now illegal!! Also, when I spoke to him on Saturday, I could tell he was in fact driving from the background noise, so he DID have his phone with him at that point! Unless of course, he came back to the depot on Saturday afternoon, forgot to tell me he was going out again, left his phone..... blah blah blah....... I'll update........ it might come to a successful conclusion in the end....... wont hold my breath though.
  • 18-08-2019, 10:56
    v8.jimmy
    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Had lots like this . I've given a bottom line before and had one try to bid me once here , I just took the keys out of the car and walked back in.

    I di have one where the guy bought a deceased friends car , paid cash and then disappeared .I had to hire a detective agency to track him down to ask when he was collecting it . WEIRD.

    Jim, you have my utmost respect for doing this for a friend .
    Thanks Kev, this is the third family I have done this for now. I put my hands up though, they do pay a small percentage to my business on completion, though nothing if a sale is unsuccessful. I did 4 for a guy back in 2014 and 2 for a guy I didn't actually know in 2016. I seem to be better at selling other people's cars rather than my own lol.
  • 18-08-2019, 10:49
    Roscobbc
    There are people in this world you who love all the 'fun' searching for vehicles, going and seeing them, taking test drives, enjoying banter etc with the sellers and associated specialists - and...........nothing. They get their life kicks from only ever doing that.
    In much the same way as there are people doing the same thing with house purchases - they only ever go and see the new show houses or make appointments to view through estate agents. Estate agents can compound the problem by getting anyone and everyone to come and view the property without any proper checks as to whether the purchasers are actually serious and have funds in place.
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