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    Iím in the process of a deal to sell my bike to a bloke in Ireland. He is arranging a courier, I will do the paperwork and he tells me he is in Belfast, although Iíve not seen his address yet.
    2 questions, anything I need to know about selling to Ireland?
    Anyone had any dealings where the buyer arranges a courier, they use the names Ben and Jim. Just checking itís not a scam.
    The money will be in my account and moved to another one before the bike is unlocked and loaded in the van.
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    Default Re: Selling a bike to Ireland

    Belfast is in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland is part of the UK

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    If it is being sold to an address in NI simply fill in the new owner section as you would for any other part of the UK. If he's actually from the Republic then you need to fill in the permanently exported section

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    Thank you gentlemen, that was my thoughts. Why about the second question? To give the full story, he will be paying off my finance and the balance to me. And problems there?? Also, I am expecting the “courier” to phone his customer to say the bike is worth less than he is paying and I get a lower offer, which means they are told to Fock off in no uncertain terms. Is this a common scam??
    Just a bit worried tbh!!
    Mick

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    If in any doubt, don't sell it to them.
    But if you've got the money in your bank account all cleared and done, let them do what they want with the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    If in any doubt, don't sell it to them.
    But if you've got the money in your bank account all cleared and done, let them do what they want with the bike.
    Yep, my thoughts too, just wanted to check thereís no scam I wasnít aware of or that this happens a lot. The bike doesnít move until I can check the finance co are paid and the rest is in my account. Simple.
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    Default Re: Selling a bike to Ireland

    If you're lucky you might get your drive done as well!

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    Default Re: Selling a bike to Ireland

    He's providing proof that the finance has been settled or giving you the cahs and you give him proof you've settled the finance?

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    Default Re: Selling a bike to Ireland

    Is PayPal involved? I remember reading about a PayPal fraud earlier this year. Not sure if it was this article, but it covers the same scam:

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/advic...elling-online/

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    He's providing proof that the finance has been settled or giving you the cahs and you give him proof you've settled the finance?
    He will be paying my finance co direct. Then I can phone them to confirm. He plans to do this when his courier has confirmed the bikes condition. That’s my concern, he is trusting the courier to say the condition, and the value is what he’s paying. I’m expecting the offer to drop at that stage, which means they will be told to go away!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    Is PayPal involved? I remember reading about a PayPal fraud earlier this year. Not sure if it was this article, but it covers the same scam:

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/advic...elling-online/

    No PayPal, all bank transfers. Interesting article as it seems scammers use all sorts of methods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 636mick View Post
    Then I can phone them to confirm. He plans to do this when his courier has confirmed the bikes condition. That’s my concern, he is trusting the courier to say the condition, and the value is what he’s paying. I’m expecting the offer to drop at that stage, which means they will be told to go away!!!!
    Txt / WhatsApp photos to confirm / deny any claims that the courier makes beyond what you've already told them?

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    Interestingly, I found the couriers website today. While he claims to also be a bike trader!!! That isn't reflected on his site. In fact he has 4 reviews, has only been in existence for less than a year, yet the bloke in Ireland will be asking him for an opinion!!!
    I have a feeling I may fall out with them, we shall see.
    Oh yeah, I have searched for the name of the buyer on t’intetnet, Facebook,etc with no success, he doesn’t seem to exist!!
    Could be fun next week as without confirmation of both payments the chain does not get unlocked.
    Ta
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    I looked at buying a classic car from a guy in Belfast about 15 years ago, and although NI is part of the UK, they have (or had) their own DVLA. I would have had to re-register it when back on the UK mainland.

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    I'm not sure that's right... Thousands of NI cars move to the "mainland", keep their reg no's etc, and simply change address. Their MOT is accepted over here too. The South is different - that's an import /export situation and I don't know the details. Maybe the classic you looked at was owned by somebody in Belfast but registered in the South.

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