So I have put the Celica up for sale * Sad face * as it’s been SORN and untouched for quite a while now, I’d prefer to put the time and money I have into the MX5 and I could really do with a cool little hatchback or estate to fit the dog into!
I listed it last night and since then I have had a call from a Bulgarian guy after he chain rang me this morning until I answered. He said he would like to buy the car for his friend in Bulgaria and wants to pick it up whilst he is over here working in London to take it back with him.
He asked about coming tomorrow morning to have a look and leave £1000 deposit whilst he sorts out transport and exportation for the car. Personally, to me the whole “buying for a friend” thing and “exporting” bit sounds a bit too much like all the car sales scams you hear about…
My worry is:
Even if he turns up and leaves £1000, it could be fake notes?
If I give him the address of where the car is for him to look, what’s to stop him coming with ‘transport’ anyway and just taking it away whilst it’s uninsured on my driveway
Any other export related scam stuff
What do you guys think? Would you go along with it or run a mile?