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Man Settles Feud With We Buy Any Car After Company Refused To Buy Car

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Man Settles Feud With We Buy Any Car After Company Refused To Buy Car

A man's feud with We Buy Any Car has finally come to an end after the company agreed to buy his car.

Pandi Qerreti, from Hull, was fuming after his deal to sell his Mercedes Benz to the firm was cancelled at the last minute.

So last minute was it, that We Buy Any Car had actually already sent over paperwork to the DVLA to inform them of a change of owner.

Mr Qerreti sold his vehicle on 16 September to a branch of the company's stores on Chamberlain Road, with payment of £33,097.25 set to reach his account by 8pm the following day.

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However, the next day, the 44-year-old received a phone call and an email informing him that the purchase had been cancelled and that he must "immediately pick up the car".

To add insult to injury, Mr Qerreti then received a government email, which said: "DVLA have been notified electronically that you have sold/transferred this vehicle into the motor trade and are no longer the keeper."

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Credit: MEN Media

And not only that, but he spotted that the application to change its ownership details was registered as having been made at 11.17am on 17 September, which was over an hour after Mr Qerreti said he had received both an email and phone call telling him that it was cancelled.

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He then got in touch with solicitors in order to either get back the ownership of the Mercedes of complete the sale.

And on Tuesday (5 October) this week, Mr Qerreti was finally paid for the car, with We Buy Any Car contacting him to apologise for the misunderstanding.

He said: "I would like to thank everyone who has supported me especially Hudgell Solicitors, who have been in contact with me every day regarding the situation.

"They also explained to me that they did a check that proved everything was okay and that was why they paid me.

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"I am very happy that they have paid me the money as I no longer have any stress."

He added that his experience being publicised in the local paper helped him "get through the stress" caused by the situation.

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Credit: MEN Media

In an email sent to Mr Qerreti at 9.51am on 17 September, a representative from We Buy Any Car claimed that the deal had been cancelled because the company thought he was a car dealer, and therefore breaching part of the contract.

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The email read: "From a review of the documentation and information we have found about you, we have identified that your business is in the buying and selling of vehicles.

"As you have also been in possession of this vehicle for a very short period of time, we reasonably believe therefore that you are selling this vehicle in the general course of business."

However, the truth was that while Mr Qerreti used to be a car dealer, he now runs Qerreti Coffee on Beverley Road.

He said: "They checked the car before, they checked me a while before, they should know.

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"They wasted my time. I want to highlight the case to warn others."

LADbible has contacted We Buy Any Car for comment.

Featured Image Credit: MEN Media

Topics: UK News, Car

Dominic Smithers
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