From: Brian on
Just won a car on eBay, however,after doing a HPI check, found that it's
recorded as having outstanding finance. I rang the seller up and he says
that all finance has been paid up.

My questions are if what he says is true, what sort of document should I be
asking him to provide to confirm this, and whom should he contact to have
the HPI come back as clear. What other questions should I be asking him to
ensure that there are no unpleasant comebacks.

I have not deposited any money so far and have said that I will do this in
person tomorrow.

Thanks for your tips.


From: Willy Eckerslyke on
Brian wrote:

> Just won a car on eBay, however,after doing a HPI check, found that it's
> recorded as having outstanding finance. I rang the seller up and he says
> that all finance has been paid up.
>
> My questions are if what he says is true, what sort of document should I be
> asking him to provide to confirm this, and whom should he contact to have
> the HPI come back as clear. What other questions should I be asking him to
> ensure that there are no unpleasant comebacks.

Just walk away.
If you're feeling generous, you could give the opportunity to contact
you when he's sorted out the problem so that you can check again, but
why bother?
From: Brian on

"Willy Eckerslyke" <oss108no_spam(a)bangor.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:593ludF2itk6uU1(a)mid.individual.net...
> Brian wrote:
>
>> Just won a car on eBay, however,after doing a HPI check, found that it's
>> recorded as having outstanding finance. I rang the seller up and he says
>> that all finance has been paid up.
>>
>> My questions are if what he says is true, what sort of document should I
>> be asking him to provide to confirm this, and whom should he contact to
>> have the HPI come back as clear. What other questions should I be asking
>> him to ensure that there are no unpleasant comebacks.
>
> Just walk away.
> If you're feeling generous, you could give the opportunity to contact you
> when he's sorted out the problem so that you can check again, but why
> bother?

I've asked him to contact HPI if he disputes their report, and he says he
will do so. So I'll wait and see.


From: David Wright on
> I've asked him to contact HPI if he disputes their report, and he says he
> will do so. So I'll wait and see.

And you trust him implicitly? Because, as the seller, he obviously wants to
sell - so is he good enough that you would take his word? Do you know him
from Adam? Can you vouch for the authenticity of any email or letter he
shows you? Walk away, just walk away!

D.


From: speedevil on
On 24 Apr, 15:37, "David Wright" <morenewsgroups...(a)googlemail.com>
wrote:
> > I've asked him to contact HPI if he disputes their report, and he says he
> > will do so. So I'll wait and see.
>
> And you trust him implicitly? Because, as the seller, he obviously wants to
> sell - so is he good enough that you would take his word? Do you know him
> from Adam? Can you vouch for the authenticity of any email or letter he
> shows you? Walk away, just walk away!

However, if he can convince HPI that their listing is in error, and
get it removed, then that would be a reasonable indication that there
is not outstanding finance on the car.