A child's guide to buying a car. - Chad.R
It's very easy really.....

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/5379930.s...m

I'm sure the vendor (a trader) doesn't mind, especially after all this free publicity.
A child's guide to buying a car. - cheddar
Poor taste in cars though for a young lad.
A child's guide to buying a car. - stevied
Mmm.... do you think his next purchase will be a Copen or a StreetKa?
A child's guide to buying a car. - Red Baron
I'd still be waiting for my 9 grand.

But seriously, moral niceties aside... a contract is a contract and would the outcome have been this way if the item had only cost 9 quid. What evidence does the parent have that it was indeed the 3-year old. We can all pull that stunt.
A child's guide to buying a car. - stevied
I've heard some stunts for getting out of a deal..... so unlikely this one, though, that it must be true!

"Evidence"? What do you mean? Should they have a webcam on the child at all times? By the sound of it, he could probably wire it up himself...
A child's guide to buying a car. - Honestjohn
That reminds me. I'm starting to see some badly rusting Figaros. Starts around the rear arches.

HJ
A child's guide to buying a car. - massey
Sounds very fishy to me?

1.reminds me of the chap that got the accerlator stuck on the motorway.

2. recent 'lost' swimmer in the channel

turns out both were 'tall tale' stories
A child's guide to buying a car. - pmh
I thought that the view was that Ebay 'contracts to buy' are not enforceable anyway. Not going thro can only result in negative feedback. Altho negative feedback will hurt sellers ratings the effect on a buyer is negligible as they can always start a ne identity. Wise to keep buying and selling separate.

PU to comment???


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pmh (was peter)


A child's guide to buying a car. - daveyjp
This was on our local news. The general concensus was the seller could demand payment. ebay are an introducer, you have no contract with them (apart from the agreement to pay fees). The contract is betwen buyer and seller. Seller offers product, buyers bids, seller accepts, valid contract.

Being an old cynic I also thought it made a good cover up story for someone trying to buy something they couldn't afford!
A child's guide to buying a car. - Chad.R
I'm sure the seller isn't too bothered because he gets his name/company in the local (and now, national) press - he'll probably have buyers queuing up to buy that pink monstrosity too! ;-)
A child's guide to buying a car. - henry k
I'm sure the seller isn't too bothered because he gets his name/company in the local (and now, national) press - he'll probably have buyers queuing up to buy that pink monstrosity too! ;-)

Lots of coverage of the little b**er and lots of coverage of the seller / car lot on BBC lunchtime news.
Seller says he has a lad of the same age but his lad would not be that good at buying off the web!!!
A child's guide to buying a car. - PW
And I thought my 3 year old was clever. Would love to see how he did that.
 

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