Seller con­cerned he was scammed by car buyer

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS -

I just wanted to share this ex­pe­ri­ence as the more I think about it, the more I won­der whether it’s my imag­i­na­tion - or did it re­ally hap­pen? The story goes - buyer comes to see car (not ex­pen­sive), he likes, he leaves de­posit of 25% of car value (a fig­ure I sug­gested but one he agreed to with­out ques­tion), on agree­ment he can take car to garage for me­chan­i­cal check. Off he goes (nor­mally I would go with him but work would not al­low, I took photo of his Emi­rates ID and busi­ness card etc). Three hours later he calls to say he is re­turn­ing car but the a/c is not work­ing. Now I have never had a prob­lem with the a/c at all. He says he still wants the car as he likes it but I need to fix the a/c. I duly get the a/c fixed (new com­pres­sor, sen­sor, re­ceiver and pro­gram­ming = Dhs4000), he turns up at the reg­is­tra­tion cen­tre, does not even look at the car and we com­plete the trans­fer. This hap­pened two days ago - and the more I think about it the more sus­pi­cious I get. I won­der if any­thing like this has hap­pened to other read­ers? Is it me hav­ing an over-ac­tive imag­i­na­tion? Thoughts and ex­pe­ri­ences please. Zaccy Dubai

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