£2840 in cash. We (my wife and I) did not sign anything with him. He paid cash and took the car.
I'm not sure if this point is relevant but I the buyer was trying to buy the car and do it up a little and sell it for a profit. Because he is having difficulty selling it he now wants his money back. I am sure of this.
When he came to our house, we told him to take the car for a spin, check everything etc. we did not pressure him in anyway. He was happy with everything and bought the car. I am also not sure what exactly the problem is, but he texts that the car dealership which sold me the car can't verify/prove the services on the car.. this was before we owned the car / how it was sold to us.
We never checked with the dealership when we bought the car whether the stamps/service were verified etc.. as we bought it from a dealership we assumed everything is ok and when it was in our possession we always had it serviced properly at a Vauxhall dealership with all stamps etc in place.. So it never occurred to us that maybe? the original 2 stamps cannot be proven? How were we supposed to know if that is the case which to be honest it might not be and he may just be saying it because he can't sell the car / is stuck with it??
I think he is assuming that we falsely advertised the car as full service history when the 2 original services cannot be proven.
I'm going to call the garage now which sold us the car with the 2 original service stamps. What exactly should I ask them?
I just got off the phone with the dealership who advised that all their cars are sold with genuine stamps etc.. I am sure I could probably get that in writing too.
I also called the buyer and asked him what exactly is the problem. He says that he called the garages which stamped the first 2 services and they have no record of the service. The services were obviously done before the dealership sold the car to me.
The dealership offered to help authenticate the stamps once the buyer scans and emails the service book stamps to them.
What do you think?
If I get a letter from the dealership saying that the stamps are genuine when they left their premises, will that be enough? I think they are willing to produce a letter like that for me.
Hi Joe, below was the email sent to me by the dealership that sold me the car and my forwarding of the message to the buyer.. I think that should cover me so please read the car dealerships email below and let me know if you think that is enough to relieve me of any liability. Thanks again and looking forward to your reply.
Email from Car Dealership:
Hi Roi . I have just been in contact with Motability Operations who were the supplying agent for the Vauxhall Zafaria RY07YGH . Fox Garage Camberley serviced the car Twice . Please ask for a lady called Candy on 01276 704600 . They are no longer Vauxhall dealers but they can confirm that the vehicle was supplied and serviced by them . I hope that all helps , but if you need any further assistance please call me , With Kind Regards XXXXX XXXXX
My email to Buyer: