How stupid do you think I am?

For the past few weeks, I have been doing some research on used cars as I’m looking to change in the new year. Tonight, I found a 1.6 Mini Cooper d at the amazing price of £2,750. This was from a ‘trade seller’ on Autotrader.

I sent an email to the provided address that read:

Hi,   I saw your add for the Mini on Autotrader, the price says £2,750. I see all your cars are around the same, very cheap price. Can you confirm that this is the price and could you also give me more info on the condition of the car.   Regards

I speculated on twitter about this ad and several others that I saw from the same garage, as every ad had a different email address.


This is the reply that has just come through:

I still got the 2009 09 MINI COOPER DIESEL   for sale at the price of £2750. The car is in excellent condition, garage kept and accident free. The mileage is real and I never had any problems with the engine. The car looks and works just perfect. I bought it from UK and it is still registered here. We live in the Northern part of United Kingdom, in a beautiful sea-side city called Thurso. We are a nice couple of pensioners (I have 64 and my beloved wife is 63 years old) and don’t use the car so often. We love to spend our time on the road but now we use to travel by plane, so a car is no more useful for us. Also we sold our house  and bought a big farm here in Thurso. If you are really interested we are ready to make a trip to England and meet you personally. You can take the car for a test-drive and any kind of inspection. Please tell us where do you live? I am sure that we will find a nice city in England to arrange a meeting, a region acceptable for us and for you in the same time. We have the faith that this can be a good deal!
P.S. I appreciate if we can continue our conversation by e-mail. The mobile signal is poor here, we have to walk over 2 miles for a good phone call.
Thank you and let me know,


In the words of Kimi and Seb (and a little extra fro myself) fucking bullshit!


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