LOCK UP YOUR SPRITES

LOCK UP YOUR SPRITES

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Liquid Knight

Original Poster:

15,516 posts

130 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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If you own a Healey Sprite or MG Midget from 1963 to 1972 please make sure you lock it up properly because this ringing kit......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&am...

....is now available on eBay.

Classics are popular with car thieves these days because of the advances in modern security systems, their breaking value and how easilly the identity can be changed. Dispite the questionable nature (legality) of this item eBay will not be removing the listing. So if your car gets nicked and JUE 454D is back on the road weeks later you know who to ask the Police to visit.

Frik

12,778 posts

190 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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I'm surprised eBay wouldn't remove it. Have you reported it?

Liquid Knight

Original Poster:

15,516 posts

130 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Frik said:
I'm surprised eBay wouldn't remove it. Have you reported it?
Yep. rolleyes


Frik

12,778 posts

190 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Bend their own rules in order to make some money from the sale? That doesn't sound like eBay at all.

Hold on a sec...

marshalla

15,902 posts

148 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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dodgy ebay scrap dealer said:
Item location: covantry, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
confused

steve_bmw

1,542 posts

122 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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that is the worst advert ever,

redstu

2,287 posts

186 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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I've reported it as well. They even have it in the drop down menus for reporting listings. I can see no legal use for this item and possibly the dvla should be informed.

BlueProp

3,451 posts

115 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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steve_bmw said:
that is the worst advert ever,
That has to have been written by a 3 year old.

davepoth

29,395 posts

146 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Make sure you report the link yourselves when you click on it.

Liquid Knight

Original Poster:

15,516 posts

130 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Shall we all spam it?

You'd think the Police would monitor eBay and other sites to pick up on this sort of thing.

Either a Heritage shell (kit car) build or stolen car will end up with this cars identity. In the case of ringing wouldn't the seller be an accessory?

Not to mention the DVLA (Ah-hem) who's continuous registrations department would be very interested in a scraped cars identity being sold on.

Fort Jefferson

8,213 posts

169 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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That should get removed ok.

You can't sell reg docs without a vehicle.

Damage has probably been done though.

tr7v8

6,042 posts

175 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Reported it!

Fort Jefferson

8,213 posts

169 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Liquid Knight said:

Classics are popular with car thieves these days because of the advances in modern security systems, their breaking value and how easilly the identity can be changed.
They have been for a long time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyHbwBFVKsQ

Liquid Knight

Original Poster:

15,516 posts

130 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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"scrapcarsandy"

Sandy is in Bedfordshire last time I checked. Could explain "covantry" eh?

Either that or it's the persons name, but then "I have a m8 who runs a scrap yard" doesn't fit does it?



Just rang alarm bells.

If you know anyone who owns a 1275 Midget or Sprite give them a heads up.

GTIR

24,741 posts

213 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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You'll have to report all the other V5 docs with number plates on there as well then.
Not everyone buys them for ileagal purposes. yes

My mate bought one fir an Austin 1100 as it was quicker then trying to find put the original number without any ID on the car. I bought a V5 for an Aprilia bike because I built it from spares and didn't have any docs.

Ok, maybe not totally legal but not depriving anyone of their hard earned pride and joy either.

Besides. If you were a thief would you really bother with stealing such a conspicuous car, even to sell? These sorts of cars get stolen to order and shipped and or stripped so a V5 is pointless. It's hardly going to be an epidemic because you can buy V5's on EBay, they've been selling them for years so your all too late.

I'd suggest making sure you own property is secure over the holiday period. smile

Liquid Knight

Original Poster:

15,516 posts

130 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Just got a message.....

"Hi LK I'm from the Leicestershire Police, in reply to your eBay thread, we're on it".

Power to Pistonheads! cop





EFA hehe

Edited by Liquid Knight on Saturday 1st January 12:18

mgtony

3,385 posts

137 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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100% positive feedback can be a bit deceiving.(As can only be left by the buyer)

sellers said:


IF YOU CANT AFFORD IT DONT BID Seller: Member ID bolmon ( Feedback score of 125) 07-May-10 19:32

AVOID THIS FOOL Seller: Member ID bolmon ( Feedback score of 125) 07-May-10 19:32

TOTAL WASTE OF TIME WHAT A COCK Seller: Member ID bolmon ( Feedback score of 125) 07-May-10 19:30

BAD EBAYER STAY AWAY



Babu 01

2,232 posts

146 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Liquid Knight said:
Leicershire Police
Bloody cutbacks.

A 20% reduction in the name of the force now.

Edited by Babu 01 on Saturday 1st January 12:14

Liquid Knight

Original Poster:

15,516 posts

130 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Babu 01 said:
Liquid Knight said:
Leicestershire Police
Bloody cutbacks.

A 20% reduction in the name of the force now.
Sorry I was thinking "WOW!" at the time.

mgtony

3,385 posts

137 months

Saturday 1st January 2011
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Seems he's advertised it on every mg website.

MG MIDGET 1966 NUMBER AND VIN NUMBER
HAVE YOU LOST OR NEED A LOG BOOK OR VIN NUMBER FOR YOUR MIDGET I HAVE SCRAPED IT BUT I HAVE TAKEN ON THE VIN AND NUMBER PLATES AS A M8 OWNS A SCRAP YEARD THE NUMBER PLATE IS A GOOD ONE JUE 454D
PLZ FEEL FREE TO CALL ME ON 07580927706 THANKS ANDY!
£75 ONO
Contact: andy styles-ward
Email: Contact by email
Tel: 07580927706
Location: nuneaton Leicestershire United Kingdom
Dated: 19/12/2010