- Contract when selling a bike
I’ve got my YT Tues frame advertised at the mo, and have agreed a price with a buyer in Hungary, who is going to arrange for it to be picked up locally and will pay in cash, so that’s all fine with me.
What I’m less sure about is that he wants me to sign a contract. I don’t mind signing the actual contract, but he wants my Name, Address, ‘Identity Card number’ and date of birth. The name and address is fine, but I’m a bit concerned about giving him my DOB and passport/driving license number.
The reason he says he wants all this is because apparently he had a crash a while back and the insurance company refused to pay out as he couldn’t prove that the 2nd hand bike he had actually belonged to him.
Am I right to not want to give him the DOB/Driving license number, or am I worrying about nothing?Posted 3 months agotomhowardSubscriber
Isn’t he asking for an identity card though, as in the thing that Gordon Brown proposed but the UK rejected a few years ago? Rather than passport or driving license? IIRC they are pretty common on the continent?
I’d go back saying you are fine with the deal, just no DOB or identify card (for reasons above)? See what he says. As soon as he starts asking to pay more than asking price, that’s when I’d start to worry/back out.Posted 3 months ago
Tom – yep pretty much what I said and he wants to pull out if I can’t provide that info. Seems to think the contract is worthless without that.
Neal – He wants the guy who’s picking it up to witness the receipt, i.e. id have to show his mate my driving license/passport to prove I didn’t make it up.Posted 3 months agorOcKeTdOgSubscriber
I had a guy email with almost the same details (mate would call in and pay) but from Bulgaria. Thing was this was for a list price brand new Trek he was desperate for as Trek had no dealers in his country. When I quoted the address of at least two trek dealers within 30 miles of his home address he got all defensive and used the “I have no transport, that’s why I need the bike”….a 3k full suss. His mate collecting idea only came after I pointed out Trek’s policy of not sending bikes in boxes. Smelt very iffy so I politely declined.Posted 3 months ago
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