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Old 23 Feb 2012
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So what is the solution, Pick up the vehicle in Scotland and drive it in the UK with no Insurance or TAX

Thats what some here have been saying, And it won't/ dosn't matter.
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So what is the solution, Pick up the vehicle in Scotland and drive it in the UK with no Insurance or TAX

Thats what some here have been saying, And it won't/ dosn't matter.
Are you purposely not reading what people are saying ?

I and others have spent quite a bit of time in trying to help. The answers are there but you haven't taken any 'on board'.

Rory has offered to deal with it all - you probably haven't even contacted him.

All you have done is keep bleating on about your 'problem' that mainly doesn't exist.


OK. Go and wallow in your own self-induced, problem seeking, negativity.

It is far more than you deserve, but I wish you good luck.

I will not be posting on this thread again. Good bye.
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Fine for Him sitting with his UK and EU driving Licence.
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Hi

Thanks for the enquiry.

Im afraid we wouldn't be able to help you with your enquiry. We are only able to offer motor insurance for full, permanent UK residents.
Adrian Flux Insurance Services East Winch Hall East Winch Kings Lynn Norfolk PE32 1HN

Thank you for your email.

However we cannot provide this cover for you.

We do not provide cover for non UK residents and we do not offer third party cover either at this time.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your email.

We can only provide quotes for people that live in the UK for 6 months a year and have a valid UK or EU driving licence.

If you meet these requirements, please go online to our website and obtain a quote.

So what ever can be found in insurance, its a pretty sure thing, their will be the same stiplications, adresss, residence, UK or EU driving licence

even if TONY says O no thats not right
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Update

Hi folks.
I thought I should give people an update.
Warrigal 1 (Geoff) has been intouch with me for about a week.

I have supplied him with an insurance quote about £250.
At present I am trying to get intouch with the bloke in the UK that sold him the van.
I've tried to search for the address on the internet but it dosent show up . also the name and address dont show up in the phone book. The phone number he has been given is for a call centre in Poole.

To Geoff and other wouldbe travelers - If you are going to travel Europe or anywhere, you are going to have to adopt a can do attitute. If you look for problems, you will find them.

So Geoff "keep the faith" and we will have you roaming the fleshpots of Europe in no time.

Rory
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What a strange "Alice in wonderland" thread this is!

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So what is the solution, Pick up the vehicle in Scotland and drive it in the UK with no Insurance or TAX

Thats what some here have been saying, And it won't/ dosn't matter.
Regarding this, I have been trying to explain that such activity does go on in the UK. As a plan B you could also take this "route" in order to get out of the UK and on the road - all on the basis that the vehicle would never return to the UK. Plan B would be even more feasible on a set of Australian plates, but I am not going into a long story of why this would workout in terms of cameras, ANPR blah blah, because you keep coming back with irrelevant negativity.

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Hi folks.
I thought I should give people an update.
Warrigal 1 (Geoff) has been intouch with me for about a week.

I have supplied him with an insurance quote about £250.
At present I am trying to get intouch with the bloke in the UK that sold him the van.
I've tried to search for the address on the internet but it dosent show up . also the name and address dont show up in the phone book. The phone number he has been given is for a call centre in Poole.

To Geoff and other wouldbe travelers - If you are going to travel Europe or anywhere, you are going to have to adopt a can do attitute. If you look for problems, you will find them.

So Geoff "keep the faith" and we will have you roaming the fleshpots of Europe in no time.

Rory
Good stuff Rory.
Please confirm which insurance company/broker has provided the quote, just for the record. I have placed a link to this thread within the sticky thread that has dealt with this subject over an even longer duration:-
Trip Paperwork - The HUBB

FWIW, I couldn't help but return to this thread because I have just received my own annual car insurance renewal, which reminds me that anyone over the age of 25 can drive my car on my insurance provided that they hold a licence for that vehicle type; it doesn't say that the licence must be issued in the UK.

I've noticed also that nearly all those who have responded to this thread are primarily riders; you would think by now that someone from the 4 wheel world would have joined in - there again, we have probably all got a set of 4 wheels as well.

One day, it will be good to hear about a happy ending but I don't like the sound of what you have discovered about the seller of this van.
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I've been reading this thread with fascination. I get frustrated trying to explain the same situation in relation to the 50 different states in the USA, but this thread makes what we've got to deal with sound simple and straightforward. The apparent fact that the whole vehicle sale was a scam from the start makes a nice surprise ending (although in retrospect the signs were obvious all along, and it explains a few otherwise-inexplicable loose ends).

Hope everybody makes it out with their sanity intact.

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Yeah, the whole thing looks half-baked, starting from the bit about someone from Oz buying a Transit - hardly that rare a vehicle - all the way up in Scotland rather than in the South East ie near to a ferry port and then moving on to the seeming intransigence of the seller - which now makes sense.

Hope the OP gets his ££ back from Ebay.
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I've been reading this thread with fascination. I get frustrated trying to explain the same situation in relation to the 50 different states in the USA, but this thread makes what we've got to deal with sound simple and straightforward. The apparent fact that the whole vehicle sale was a scam from the start makes a nice surprise ending (although in retrospect the signs were obvious all along, and it explains a few otherwise-inexplicable loose ends).

Hope everybody makes it out with their sanity intact.

Mark
The system in the UK is simple - not perfect, but simple.
When everyone in the "deal" dose there part, transfer of ownership takes mins.
But when people are disengenous - well happens.

And as far as making it out with my sanity intact -
I'll let others make that judgement

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What's the e-bay scam? Something that might get someone else?

Maybe I'm just not cut out to be a criminal mastermind but I can't see how this works.

Glad it seems to be getting sorted though.

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I've been reading this thread with fascination. I get frustrated trying to explain the same situation in relation to the 50 different states in the USA, but this thread makes what we've got to deal with sound simple and straightforward. The apparent fact that the whole vehicle sale was a scam from the start makes a nice surprise ending (although in retrospect the signs were obvious all along, and it explains a few otherwise-inexplicable loose ends).

Hope everybody makes it out with their sanity intact.

Mark
And what is exactly the Scam involved in the Vehicle SALE,

The seller Listed the vehicle For SALE, I contacted the discussed the idea of buying the vehicle for that type of trip needed.

The seller agreeded to this, provided storage for the vehicle. fpr the time until the trip.

He then agreed to sell the vehicle to me at the Ebay Auction price,
and I have paid the $1500 pounds for it.

So why is a Country the United Kingdom is stopping me from Driving it leagally, and getting Insurance on that vehicle.


Just to Bring everyone one here that seems to stick there nose into this thread, the insurance is FAR from finallized as when I go to pay it online, I can't make the payment, Blocked ,there must be some sort of information missing in the claim. Could be a Phone number listing ( NOT a UK phone number)

please contact the agent to sort this out (UK phone number)

until the insurance starts , we can't move onto the MOT and Tax

Again a country the United Kingdom making it dificult to any one that is not in thier country.
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If this was just about a Motor bike, There wouldn't be this hassle.

Bike riders generally don't hang around in one place for very long.

Rory. I have tryed to PAY the insurance three times Now and it won't go though Online.

I'll email you back on this.
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Just to Bring everyone one here that seems to stick there nose into this thread
This thread is becoming laughable. Either that, or it's some sort of elaborate ploy sponsored by a well-known but anonymous pharmaceutical company to boost demand for its blood pressure-control medication.

You post up a problem asking for help and then, when people spend quite a lot of time and effort (especially Rory) trying to help you, you not only disregard their advice and invent things that weren't there before but now also accuse them of sticking 'there' nose into this thread.

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And what is exactly the Scam involved in the Vehicle SALE
Maybe a possible clue is that, according to Rory, the seller has given a duff address and a phone number almost as far from Scotland as possible. And here you are asking what is meant by a scam?!

You said in an earlier post that one of the reasons you wouldn't be able to get UK residency was because you didn't have a university degree - forgive me for my complete lack of surprise on that one!!


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So why is a Country the United Kingdom is stopping me from Driving it leagally, and getting Insurance on that vehicle.
And it's now the fault of the UK that you're in this situation, is it? David Cameron and the Queen have personally intervened to stop you driving here? Nothing to do with you being scammed over the internet, or you not heeding advice that you've asked for. I wonder whether it would be any easier to arrange insurance etc from abroad if I was planning to fly into Australia to collect a vehicle.

And I can think of a lot of places less tolerant than the UK where a post like yours would get the p1ss taken out of it - and the OP - a lot more than than this!!

Anyway, I do hope you have paid the 'seller' via PayPal and not directly. That way you at least stand some chance of getting your £1500 back.
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All sorted

I spoke to the seller today, he seems a very helpfull bloke.
The van is sitting at his place waiting to be picked up.
He is sending the docs on to me today.
It has an MOT for several months
but the road tax ran out in November.

I have recieved a favorable quote for insurance
so it should be plain sailing from now on.

Now I need a drink

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Eh?! Well what was the story about the wrong address and phone number?
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