I've been stung sereval time with buying off eBay. Pictures and description make a vehicle seem perfect but it's almost as if it's something different when you go to collect
I saw this Fourtrak -
that was close to me so I asked if I could view.
It took 4 messages to seller before they replied which should have made me wary in they didn't want anyone looking before buying.
Loads of faults but all correctable. Seller said it needed minor welding to sill for last MOT but that looked as if properly done years ago. I kept on looking (will need a lot of attention to floors in future are all showing signs of rot starting) and found pigeon shit type welding to nearside rear wheel arch to floor area.
Not a serious problem but I doubt it would pass as "MOT" standard and accepted it would need redoing properly before next test.
I told sellers mother (seller was at work) that I was just going to make a note of MOT test number so I could check against VOSA web site for what aspects needed attention for last test.
She then became very abusive and refused to let me note details.
Up to that point she seeemed a nice old woman (I won't say lady as she certainly isn't one) so it make me wonder what they are frightened of.
Anyway is anyone is interested in the vehicle I can say it isn't as good as the photos, needs TLC but is basically sound and probably worth around the asking price.
Only problem is there is no way I would buy from such a person as looking around their property the expression "horse trader" would seem to apply and suspect there might be protential troubles ahead (like no oil pressure light, ign light stays on, leaks everywhere, etc.
BTW before the outburst of the woman I'd decided to buy so their loss !