Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 3)

Are these Vloggers just a scam? SOL or Shmee etc? (Vol 3)

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112 posts

26 months

Friday 17th January
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Ashraf on cars - entertaining youtuber!

AngryPartsBloke

859 posts

101 months

Friday 17th January
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Horsey McHorseface said:
Looks like TGE, as well as being a genius designer of parking bay storage solutions, is also a time traveller! We know how he likes to claim to be ‘Londons Hardest Worker’, and I think in that vein, in his latest vlog, he is claiming to be filming at 02.00am Monday. However, halfway through the video, you see the Merc AMG GT’s clocks showing 21.49 Tuesday 01/14/2020. He also gets confused at the video end, stating ‘tomorrow’ to be ‘Wednesday’, not Tuesday (easy mistake if it’s really Tuesday, not Monday). There might be an innocent explanation for the time/date being out of sync, (should be sync’d by GPS, right?). Yet so far he’s not offered an explanation to those asking in his comments section. Stranger still, anyone asking, gets their question removed…

Anyways, so his latest garage queen is somehow a Merc AMG GT Roadster. So the 458 Spider gets bought and sold, with no videos in between (as far as I can see). Found out he’d had it 3 months by searching his Instagram, and finding this. This also, coincidently, shows where he most likely got the idea of the storage box on stilts. Yes, that ‘solution’ has been around for years, if not decades. Already being used in TGE’s communal parking bays by his neighbours, long before he claimed to invent it.


Edited by Horsey McHorseface on Friday 17th January 14:56
You spent that much time looking at clocks in the video and then went back through 3 months of Instagram posts...which is a lot of posts for any "influencer" type.... F**K me really?

93DW

524 posts

53 months

Friday 17th January
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Horsey McHorseface said:
Borderline stalker material about TGE
If you check his instagram story i think he's answered your question

Shmee

7,311 posts

163 months

Friday 17th January
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93DW said:
If you check his instagram story i think he's answered your question
I was thinking the same, I frequently film clips hours apart that join in the video and you'd never know.

Beefmeister

15,551 posts

180 months

Friday 17th January
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Shots fired across the bows of many Youtubers by The Car Guys' Damian in his latest video!

https://youtu.be/ORmHOdnHk0g

Bubba Zanetti

311 posts

97 months

Friday 17th January
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Beefmeister said:
Shots fired across the bows of many Youtubers by The Car Guys' Damian in his latest video!

https://youtu.be/ORmHOdnHk0g
I thought Damien was above the whole attitude of "if you finance it then it's not really yours".

If you can afford the monthly payment then who cares. Life is too short.

I'm sure most people finance their house and car. The world keeps on turning.

BlackR8

283 posts

27 months

Friday 17th January
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sagarich said:
Carl Hartley gets 9 month suspended sentence and banned for 2 years...

https://news.sky.com/story/sheffield-racing-driver...
Interesting that there is very little comment from PH'ers on this....I assume if it was LLF or the like there would be people piling in asking for him to be locked up with the keys thrown away redface)

But on a side note, surely for someone who is surrounded by super/hyper cars everyday and not being able to drive any for 2 yrs won't be easy!

Butter Face

20,006 posts

110 months

Friday 17th January
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BlackR8 said:
sagarich said:
Carl Hartley gets 9 month suspended sentence and banned for 2 years...

https://news.sky.com/story/sheffield-racing-driver...
Interesting that there is very little comment from PH'ers on this....I assume if it was LLF or the like there would be people piling in asking for him to be locked up with the keys thrown away redface)

But on a side note, surely for someone who is surrounded by super/hyper cars everyday and not being able to drive any for 2 yrs won't be easy!
There’s a 24 page thread here if you’d like!

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Japveesix

3,735 posts

118 months

Friday 17th January
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BlackR8 said:
sagarich said:
Carl Hartley gets 9 month suspended sentence and banned for 2 years...

https://news.sky.com/story/sheffield-racing-driver...
Interesting that there is very little comment from PH'ers on this....I assume if it was LLF or the like there would be people piling in asking for him to be locked up with the keys thrown away redface)

But on a side note, surely for someone who is surrounded by super/hyper cars everyday and not being able to drive any for 2 yrs won't be easy!
Nice to see you on the forums Carl, sorry to hear about the ban!

Smacko

81 posts

25 months

Friday 17th January
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Bubba Zanetti said:
I thought Damien was above the whole attitude of "if you finance it then it's not really yours".

If you can afford the monthly payment then who cares. Life is too short.

I'm sure most people finance their house and car. The world keeps on turning.
I like the car guys but I hate that attitude. It’s easy to say for someone that sold his company for millions.

Glenn63

701 posts

34 months

Friday 17th January
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Smacko said:
Bubba Zanetti said:
I thought Damien was above the whole attitude of "if you finance it then it's not really yours".

If you can afford the monthly payment then who cares. Life is too short.

I'm sure most people finance their house and car. The world keeps on turning.
I like the car guys but I hate that attitude. It’s easy to say for someone that sold his company for millions.
I don’t even get the finance ‘you can’t afford it’ hate, if you can afford the monthlies, then you can afford it. What’s the difference in saving £1k a month until you have enough to buy it or paying £1k a month and having it now, costs the same. Plus because these super cars are on finance doesn’t mean they suddenly become ‘cheap’ and accessible, still a ridiculous amount of money to spend each month so must be earning it!

fridaypassion

4,749 posts

178 months

Friday 17th January
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You know what car guys got off to a pretty good start but what a piss poor attitude.

Fair play to the guy he sold his publishing company for monopoly money but thats 0.001& of people get to do that. Most people that own fruity cars and have done well for themselves can certainly afford it and use finance. I have 2 cars on finance but others that aren't. The youtubers in the main he refers to are successful in their own right (Tim/JWW etc) I don't think these guys are probably particularly in a sweat about their outgoings.

Knob sorry. Unsub and nobody cares about your Rolex. 4/10.

Edited by fridaypassion on Friday 17th January 21:04

Smacko

81 posts

25 months

Friday 17th January
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Does the other ‘car guy’ actually own any of the cars?

James_33

257 posts

16 months

Friday 17th January
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Smacko said:
Bubba Zanetti said:
I thought Damien was above the whole attitude of "if you finance it then it's not really yours".

If you can afford the monthly payment then who cares. Life is too short.

I'm sure most people finance their house and car. The world keeps on turning.
I like the car guys but I hate that attitude. It’s easy to say for someone that sold his company for millions.
I do kind of agree with him though, but you can blame a lot of that on the class system that this country seems to have, a lot of people go out there stretching themselves to the absolute limit just to be seen in a certain brand of car because it looks to the masses that "they've made it in life"

But it's an absolute fact that until you've made the last payment, you don't own anything, although i do agree that for someone who's worth millions to say that out loud does come across badly.

fridaypassion

4,749 posts

178 months

Friday 17th January
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James_33 said:
I do kind of agree with him though, but you can blame a lot of that on the class system that this country seems to have, a lot of people go out there stretching themselves to the absolute limit just to be seen in a certain brand of car because it looks to the masses that "they've made it in life"

But it's an absolute fact that until you've made the last payment, you don't own anything, although i do agree that for someone who's worth millions to say that out loud does come across badly.
If it wasnt for poor people buying cars with finance none of his collection would be worth anything. Many of them would never even have been made.

Burwood

14,606 posts

196 months

Friday 17th January
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Glenn63 said:
Smacko said:
Bubba Zanetti said:
I thought Damien was above the whole attitude of "if you finance it then it's not really yours".

If you can afford the monthly payment then who cares. Life is too short.

I'm sure most people finance their house and car. The world keeps on turning.
I like the car guys but I hate that attitude. It’s easy to say for someone that sold his company for millions.
I don’t even get the finance ‘you can’t afford it’ hate, if you can afford the monthlies, then you can afford it. What’s the difference in saving £1k a month until you have enough to buy it or paying £1k a month and having it now, costs the same. Plus because these super cars are on finance doesn’t mean they suddenly become ‘cheap’ and accessible, still a ridiculous amount of money to spend each month so must be earning it!
He didn’t say that in any way whatsoever. He said he doesn’t like debt hanging over him and for him it would feel like you don’t own it.

johnwilliams77

6,179 posts

53 months

Friday 17th January
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Burwood said:
He didn’t say that in any way whatsoever. He said he doesn’t like debt hanging over him and for him it would feel like you don’t own it.
Exactly. Fair play to him for clarifying that point. He has successfully built up a business outside of youtube which is something to be proud of. Id always pick his channel to watch before anything but old Harry.

Japveesix

3,735 posts

118 months

Friday 17th January
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Smacko said:
Does the other ‘car guy’ actually own any of the cars?
Think he owns the prelude.

0a

21,703 posts

144 months

Friday 17th January
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johnwilliams77 said:
Burwood said:
He didn’t say that in any way whatsoever. He said he doesn’t like debt hanging over him and for him it would feel like you don’t own it.
Exactly. Fair play to him for clarifying that point. He has successfully built up a business outside of youtube which is something to be proud of. Id always pick his channel to watch before anything but old Harry.
I agree with both of the posts above. I am poor in comparison, but also don't like the idea of the car sitting outside being funded by a load of debt or someone else owning it. I'd rather not have it until I can own it. Just personal preference. Partly because if I suddenly become skint there's not a load of payments coming out!

Burwood

14,606 posts

196 months

Friday 17th January
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0a said:
johnwilliams77 said:
Burwood said:
He didn’t say that in any way whatsoever. He said he doesn’t like debt hanging over him and for him it would feel like you don’t own it.
Exactly. Fair play to him for clarifying that point. He has successfully built up a business outside of youtube which is something to be proud of. Id always pick his channel to watch before anything but old Harry.
I agree with both of the posts above. I am poor in comparison, but also don't like the idea of the car sitting outside being funded by a load of debt or someone else owning it. I'd rather not have it until I can own it. Just personal preference. Partly because if I suddenly become skint there's not a load of payments coming out!
It’s been done to death (finance) and for good reason. It’s always a stick for some to have a poke. It’s a facile argument. To point out, it’s certainly not as the poster a few above said ‘it’s the same, buying cash or 1k per month’. I’ve financed cars, I’ve paid cash. Cash hurts at the time but when you’ve lived through the ups and downs you will learn that financed stuff can drag. I get buyers remorse, often or just boredom.

Finance has a big place and at the end of the day it’s a free market to do as you please. I certainly don’t look at an expensive car and think i bet he has big payments. J just admire it and think the driver is living the dream.