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M J W J

Yesterday I agreed a price on a car I was selling. Buyer wants the car for parts. Fine by me. Buyer turns up today and says the parts aren't right so lowers his offer on the car. Nice try. Buyer walks away empty handed and I still have the car.
Jan 24 2021 02:35 PM
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    M J W J
    He also offered me a price on some of the bits off the car despite them "not being correct". Also conveniently had the necessary tools to remove them with him.
    Jan 24 2021 05:24 PM
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    Anthony30
    what an idiot. :(
    Jan 24 2021 10:36 PM
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M J W J

God f****** dammit! I've spent every evening this week making parts for my micra sub frame, got a load of parts fitting together nicely into a sub assembly, then spent this afternoon carefully tig welding it together making sure not to warp it. Just gone to fit the sub assembly to my jig only to discover I've put them together back to front.
Oct 10 2020 06:03 PM
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    xrocketengineer
    Ouch!
    Oct 11 2020 04:12 PM
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    minifreek1
    Put the engine in backwards......that'd work....
    Oct 11 2020 08:59 PM
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    Mini Manannán
    Doh! I feel your pain
    Oct 14 2020 06:00 AM
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M J W J

Reported yet another person selling a V5c on ebay. Apparently its £495 worth of 1982 mini van "memorabilia". The buyer will get a new one sent to them.
Oct 05 2020 07:23 PM
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M J W J

Reported yet another person to ebay who is selling a mini V5c and vin plate
Aug 08 2020 11:04 PM
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M J W J

Just found some change under the rear seat of my Mini. Unfortunately it's Rubles so is worth sod all.
Aug 02 2020 12:14 PM
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M J W J

This time last year I got pulled over in Penza Russia. The officer just wanted a photo of the Mini
Jul 26 2020 12:22 AM
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M J W J

One year ago to this day (19th of July) I set off in my mini for Ulan-Ude Russia. Didn't quite make it :(
Jul 19 2020 10:21 PM
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M J W J

Just reported yet another v5c for sale on ebay.
Jul 13 2020 10:15 PM
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M J W J

I'm getting really hacked off with shill bidders on ebay. 4 items in the last week I have been offered second chance within less than a day of the auction ending. Tonight I received a second chance offer within a minute of an auction ending. Despite usually wanting the item I won't buy them as I refuse to pay an artificially inflated price.
Jun 28 2020 09:38 PM
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    mercenary62
    ebay is fekin ******* nowadays

    Jul 02 2020 10:19 PM
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M J W J

You know you have a problem when you buy your third mini and neither of your other two are working.
May 31 2020 10:05 PM
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    M J W J
    No. Its not even a complete car, just a rolling shell. It will be a while before I get to it but I have a plan
    Jun 01 2020 08:46 AM
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    crazykirk
    i think that's when you start to call it a problem
    Jun 03 2020 08:11 PM
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    ginsters
    1 stage is admitting it...!
    Jun 06 2020 05:23 PM
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M J W J

Just messaged a guy on Facebook about a shell he is selling. His response was "its a shell not a car, the v5 went with the car" . Suspicious. I'm staying the hell clear of that shell.
May 20 2020 04:18 PM
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    Anthony30
    :)
    May 21 2020 12:45 AM
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    Algordo1100
    Dodgy
    May 24 2020 06:32 AM
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M J W J

Even though my Mini isn't in a state to drive or even start, being able to change into a fifth gear is really satisfying.
May 08 2020 10:42 PM
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    Anthony30
    :)
    May 08 2020 10:54 PM
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    MarkyRich
    pfff you should try 6th!

    May 12 2020 03:51 PM
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M J W J

That moment during an engine conversion when you realise you were kidding yourself, thinking you could use the stock manifolds. Sigh
Apr 26 2020 11:17 PM
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    Anthony30
    :(
    Apr 28 2020 01:02 AM
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    Anthony30
    always the way. ends up being more hassle and cost a lot more than expected.

    Apr 30 2020 08:37 PM
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M J W J

Its almost 2020 and people still don't seam to understand how ebay works. Two more morons added to my block list this evening.
Dec 27 2019 10:20 PM
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M J W J

Just seen a mini shell pop up on ebay near me. In the advert it says "vin number and v5c can be provided at extra cost". Makes you wonder why it's an extra cost as surely the shell should have a vin number attached to it. Reported.
Nov 09 2019 02:17 PM
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    mercenary62
    treble dodgy

    Nov 11 2019 07:02 PM
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    Curley
    Report them to VOSA/DVSA. The vin it part of the body and should never be seperated. Owner can keep the V5/registration as you can apply to DVSA for a new one if you have the vin
    Nov 18 2019 03:05 PM
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    M J W J
    And another. This time vin plate and log book for a convertible. According to the advert it came with part of another shell. Again reported. Its the only way to keep our minis safe.
    Nov 24 2019 10:08 PM
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