HPI check - can you believe it?

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davieb
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HPI check - can you believe it?

Post by davieb » Wed 31 Aug, 2016 17:22

Hi

My son was selling his E46 M3 (still is actually). Had a buyer all set to come down to Devon from London to buy it - coming by train, quite a confident potential sale. The guy phones up a few days ago, says he has done an HPI check and it's showing as written off. News to my son, so there ensued a minor panic, obviously. So my son does an RAC HPI check - sure enough, written off. He then phones the garage he bought the car from. They do a different HPI check, which gives the full story - the car had a normal reg plate in the beginning. The then owner puts a personalised number plate on it. He then sells the M3 and puts his plate on a Ferrari, which is then written off. The M3 is intact, has never been written off, yet it comes up as written off.

Just a word of caution, not to believe everything you read.

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Re: HPI check - can you believe it?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 31 Aug, 2016 17:23

davieb wrote: Just a word of caution, not to believe everything you read.
Does that mean you made the whole thing up? :lol:

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Re: HPI check - can you believe it?

Post by Gazza » Wed 31 Aug, 2016 22:34

The original HPI check from years ago was about £20, not like the numerous offerings at £2.99 upwards nowadays.
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davieb
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Re: HPI check - can you believe it?

Post by davieb » Tue 06 Sep, 2016 11:37

BladeRunner919 wrote:
davieb wrote: Just a word of caution, not to believe everything you read.
Does that mean you made the whole thing up? :lol:
Maybe..

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