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Done Deal sellers do not showing reg

  • 31-07-2021 8:25pm
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    Is it dodgy when done deal sellers do not show the reg or is there a genuine reason?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭ con747
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    Some sellers just think if they post the reg it can be used on the same make and model car by some people up to no good like fuel thieves and burglars amongst others. It could also be to hide something though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 73,837 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn
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    i've seen 2 cases in the last 6 months where DD advertised cars had their plates cloned, one was a silver A4 which was going around robbing catalytic convertors, I'd say it wouldn't exactly be fun times the Gardai coming to your door some morning to make enquiries. On the other end it's nice to see the plate to research the car. Fecked if you show it, fecked if you don't.

    In Ireland you have more consumer rights buying a pair of Nike Air Max than a €400k home.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,162 ✭✭✭ Glencarraig
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    Saw one on Facebook marketplace and the seller had gone to great lengths to hide the plate in photos and then showed a photo of the NCT disc with the reg and mileage clear for all to see !!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭ dudley72

    I had a conversation with someone recently, he was selling a car and blanked the plates, I just asked why and was told they could find his address and steal it

    When I explained they couldn’t it went down a long winding story about hackers etc etc etc and it got to a stage I just told him to blank the plate becaus he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if he didnt. Please note nothing dodgy at all about teh car which is why I was asking to show it. moral of story is people blanking the plate is not always to hide something

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,148 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26
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    Just ask the seller for the reg to do a history check when talking to them on the phone about the car. A genuine seller will not have a problem with that once interest from a genuine buyer has been established.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,966 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon
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    I remember one time a guy was selling a car in Galway with reg blanked and I asked him for the reg and he wouldn't give it but he lived across from a shop that was shown in one of the pics and I knew where it was so I said to him I could easily just go to his house and see the reg and he still didn't give it.

    I just left it then and looked at other cars.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup
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    well that's the main reason i have mine covered, but if a potential buyer wants to know i'll give it to them

  • Registered Users Posts: 69 ✭✭ on_the_roots
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    Personally I would not show a reg number of a car I'm selling. If a genuine interested buyer pops up, then this is absolutely fine to reveal the reg number.

    Where is the first place a scumbag will easily look for reg numbers from a specific model/color car to clone a plate and commit crimes? A website full of car's advertisements, of course! And it is a long road until you prove that was not your car stealing fuel or passing at a tool plaza without paying.