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Old 03-25-2002, 19:38   #1 (permalink)
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If you ever thought used car salesmen where stupid.....

Read this...

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/...004761237.html

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Magistrate George Loadman was amazed that Kerry's Holden in Darwin let Rida drive away in a $46,454, one-year-old station wagon on the strength of an uncleared cheque.

"It's an act that's beyond commercial stupidity," Mr Loadman said.
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A friend of mine, put his car up for private sale. When he was at work, a guy came around to his house, so his wife showed him through the car. The buyer liked the car and wrote out a personal cheque for $12,000. My friends wife took the cheque with no identification or anything and handed over the keys. Strangely enough the cheque cleared and his wife lived.
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Old 03-26-2002, 04:23   #3 (permalink)
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she must have got ID when he showed her his licence to fill in the change of rego papers change of owners details, and also to write out the receipt. ???!!???
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Probably, He didn't say that though, he was just going off that she accepted a personal cheque for $12,000. But it worked out in the end, so there are some genuine people out there.
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Maybe it's just me, but I don't accept cheques from people with names like "Ahmed". That includes Bank Cheques. If it has to be a bank cheque, it has to be presented during business hours and I ring the bank to verify it is real.

Call me racist, call me anything you like - it's called experience!

BTW, I wonder if 'the wife' in the story above knows how close she came to meeting her maker (he he). I can see the headlines now..."Wife killed by own stupidity. Husband receives praise for restraint."
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A few years back I sold my XY faker shaker at auction for $8500 and the f*ckwit auctioneer did the same thing, gave them the car in exchange for a personal cheque that bounced! The auctioneer guy was a professional that had been in the game for about 20 years, I couldn't believe it! He got the money from the person after a few weeks, it was all a "misunderstanding" apparently. The woman that bought the car supposedly had a compo or redundancey cheque waiting to clear or some such story. I had a few anxious moments I can tell you and some words to say to the auctioneer.
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Bank cheques aren't worth the paper they are writen on, either. I can give you a bank cheque, you can ring the bank and verify that it's OK and then I can go around the corner and ring the bank and claim I lost it and get it cancelled. Even if you manage to get it into your bank account they usually only clear part of the funds immediately, you have to wait up to a week for the rest.
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