We buy any car etc etc .con

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by DIY womble, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    I'm sure Phillip Schofield is a great bloke but if you had his profile and earning power would you encourage people to sell their car for a pittance , when i bought my Galaxy for £2,000 I decided to try that company only to be quoted £600 if it was in immaculate condition,
    Firstly do you know of anybody who's had any experience off selling a car through them and did they have a good deal
    Secondly what do you think of Philip and his morals to justify playing with a kitten to normal earning people and their value of their time
     
  2. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    A guy I knew had a 1yr old Ford Transit and needed some cash flow so he rang them they offered him £6000 total shysters who pray on people who are down their luck bit like those pay day loan scammers
     
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  3. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Don't watch a lot of television but there seems to be a lot of adverts like these obviously it's everyone's personal choice but when they start giving you moral guidance to selling your home so you can help the grandchildren out there seems no limit , i just wonder how some people can sleep at night , it's hard to draw a line on morals in our free society , payday loans , are you gonna bingo , even the so called charities are real money earners after the elderly to leave a "gift"
     
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  4. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Yes, the absolute pits when it comes to the money you'll receive, and I dare say many unsuspecting folk were 'scammed' - taken for a ride - when they first came on the scene as they probably didn't know any better.

    I've also heard of local stories where the almost-reasonable quote given on-line is soon knocked down even further by the 'assessor' for every scratch and spot found, who's job is clearly to get the very best deal for the company - and presumably a better cut for themselves.

    They do try and be more upfront now in their ads, making it clear that the deal you'll get will not be as good as, say, selling privately for example, but the conniving emotive methods used tries to portray the unsuspecting sellers as having such expansive and valuable lives sooo full of wholesomeness that they'd be 'happy' to lose out on the best deal just so's they don't have to interrupt their exciting existences. Which, of course, usually involves their phones and TVs.

    It's like the hellish lottery adverts; they seem to know how to press the fragile self-delusion of the sad folk who peddle their final few squid on a f-all chance. Seen the recent one? Where they interview the suckers who have just bought a ticket and get them to pretend that they'd first consider their friends and family on any win. Trying to assuage the poor saps that they are wasting their hard-earned for honourable reasons.

    I hate Camelot or whoever the hell they now are..
     
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  5. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Oh, and we now have "We buy any house!"

    Good lawd.
     
  6. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Of course, all this financial pain is being created by austerity, which has been prolonged by youknowwhat... :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Yes we do, Remainers interfering with the negotiations. :D
     
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  8. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    You've clearly been a customer of "We buy any brain.con" :)
     
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  9. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    I didn't think it would take you two to start , the others will soon be along
     
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  10. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Back to the topic in question.

    Back when they first hit the market there was a story on the radio about the knock down when you take it to them.

    The story went along the lines of.

    On line valuation for a Merc under a year old around 30k.

    In person valuation after not picking, under 10k.!!!!

    Needless to say the radio story wasn't very favourable towards them.



    This though suggests different.

    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.webuyanycar.com

    ??
     
  11. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    I was, but they only had yours, so i left it. :):)
     
  12. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    surprised , do you think people who turned down their offer bothered to put a review up or is it that " the nice man who bought my car and sorted everything out for me " asked them to give them a review
     
  13. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member


    Mind if I borrow your brain DAllsorts?


    For my latest project, "Building an idiot."
     
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  14. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Someone's already done that and called it HandyAndy, has anyone seen him lately?
     
  15. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    I wonder what money these celebrities are paid for adverts?
    I think it is shameful to advertise something you really don’t support.
    I would refuse to put my name to anything I didn’t fully support, even if I was offered life changing money.
    So why can’t the very well paid (indeed, overpaid) celebrities do the same?
     
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  16. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member


    Well how do we know that Phillip didn't sell his car with them, and got a fair deal?
     
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  17. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    They did make a massive statue of him.
     
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  18. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    In fairness to Philip, we do not know if he ever has sold a car to them.
    Highly likely though that he was selected due to his likeable image and no doubt got a fair deal of a fee.
    I doubt if he was ever strapped for cash lately and had to sell his car for a quick sale but for low value. :)
     
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  19. facilities

    facilities Guest

    :) Good acceptable banter
     
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  20. facilities

    facilities Guest


    The same can be said of Parkinson, & his insurance selling
     

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