Hi everyone, looks like I dropped a right one by buying a car on Ebay. I didn't know anything about Vehicle Status Reports until AFTER the auction had finished and 'successfully' won the item. The problem is that although the car looks great in the pics and the specs were okay, when I eventually found out about Status Reports and paid for the details at £6.99, did I find out that the car was a previous insurance write-off and the mileage shown 'discrepancies'. Why wasn't these details put into the main write-up on the auction (by law?) ?? Why should buyers have to pay for details that are extremely important. I've been told that my insurers may not insure the vehicle because of it being a write-off. All right, it may only have been a dented wing or something similar but it could easily have been a lot more serious, I can't tell until the seller contacts me about it. I know I should have paid for and looked at the Status Report BEFORE bidding but I didn't know about the reports at the time. I haven't paid for the item yet as it would have been cash on collection. So, just be aware of this trap on Ebay, I wouldn't like anybody else to drop into this. As far as I'm concerned, the item is NOT as described and therefore, the winning bid should be invalid. Is there anyway of getting out of this mess? Any reasonable suggestions would be gratefully received. Please help. I.B.
15 years ago