The business operating in Australia under the brand WeBuyAnyCar.Com.Au is separate from, and has no connection with, the business operating in the United Kingdom and internationally under the brand WEBUYANYCAR.COM.
STAY AWAY! (It needed Capitals, Sorry)
Went to sell my immaculate condition Mini Cooper with 42,000k's on the clock and a researched resale value of ~$18,000 and went to this site. A chap called 24 hours later and after some awkward small talk and clarifying some details about the car, he told me that he had 'no data' on the vehicle make and model (which I thought was weird given it was a fairly common car and you know, they're a used car purchasing agent). They asked me how much I wanted and I said $15,000-ish. A figure I thought they would haggle me down to $14,000-ish and they wo...uld make a 25% return when they sell it for $18,000-ish. Everyone walks away happy. They offered me _$6000_. Even as a low ball attempt it was laughable. The agent then started mumbling about trade in versus sale price, which I understand is a different, but given that I'd recently traded in a Subaru Impreza with 80,000k's on the clock in significantly worse condition for $10,000 on a car for my wife, I twigged that he had no idea. I said thanks for your time but you're clearly wasting mine and hung up. Now they're spamming me with messages saying 'I would love to buy your car etc etc'. They are terrible!
They suck you in by offering you a decent price on the Internet just to get you in then only offer you a fraction of that when you go t the yard. You know the saying....If it sounds too good to be true it probably is....Don't get sucked in by these rip off merchants
They are insolvent! and their website is still on!!!!
I sold my car on 16/06/12. after realising that getting my money was going to be difficult. I reported them to ACA, Fair Trading NSW and the CTTT (I have a hearing in two weeks). I rang almost everyday and very quickly I started to feel depressed. I was promised my money everytime I rang and last time I spoke to [name removed]I was told that I was going to be put on their priority list. I also reported them to the police and tried three different police Stations, but they all told me that it was a civil matter and not a criminal matter. In the meantime WBAC continued their businees and more people got cheated. I feel so frustrated and depressed now and wonder if I'll ever see my money.
I sold my car to these guys on 1st July and they assured me I would get my $14000 in four days. They kept on delaying and eventually stopped answering calls and emails. I called again 7 Aug and got the message to call the liquidators. They said there are over 1,500 unpaid customers and it will take a long time to get a result...and I won't get much of my money back.
Feeling Stupid :-(
I too got caught by WeBuyAnyCar. I got the smooth talking, card trick playing salesman. I should've known straight away that it was a scam but I was desperate for the money. To make matters worse the ACA report aired the night after I 'sold' my car to them. Every form of contact with them has been removed so its car and money gone. I feel like such a fool. :-(
The quoted price was wrong. My car's long gone and so is my money. Just about everything.
Sold my car to the currimundi branch on the 23rd June told 10 working days for the money its now the 3rd of August no money numerous excuses. Please Never Leave your vehicle with anyone before they pay for it! I have no idea what if anything can be done to recoup our money do we list it as stolen??
They are in Liquidation!
I am the same boat as well. I sold my car at the Strathfield branch in Sydney. I have been waiting for my money for a month now. I called the number and got told they are in Liquidation! I have to leave a message so that they can contact me but when? I just hope I will get my money or my car back.
They are now insolvent
We sold our Jeep on 21/06/12, never received the money we were promised. We made repeated contact attempts via email and phone. Complaint lodged with Office of Fair Trading. Promised call backs that never come. We have lost our Jeep and $6150. Emailed them today and received the message as follows: For information regarding WeBuyAnyCar please contact Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants on [number removed]. Will we get our money? Who knows!
I Reclaimed / Repossesed My Vehicle after over 30 Days & No Payment!!!
I reclaimed / repossesed my vehicle a few days ago from this motor dealer! I went to their office with a letter of demand and a video camera and they returned my car to me within 3 hours - I waited over 30 days and received no payment!
I later called the police and was adivsed that I could have made a report to the police as the motor dealer had actually stolen the vehicle after not paying before the expiry of the consignment 10 day period. The police can help you get your car back.
If you want to know where your car is they acution the...m off at: Manihem Fowel Eagle Farm brisbane [name and address removed] call them and state you are the legal owner and search rego plate. If they dont then dont stress police will do if for you as its stolen property. Call Highway Auto Group speak to [name removed] there and state that you think they might have recieved your car illegaly. [address and number removed] When you sign the consignment contract its only valid for 10 days of date and then I was told by [name removed] they we can report the car stolen.
Do not waste time with this company!
After a phonecall from 'We buy any car' asking that we bring the vehicle down for them to make a 'good offer' - (when advertising online for just a couple of days) - we discovered it was a total waste of time!! not only were the staff rude and unable to live up to the promise of actually offering any decent amount for our rare and collectable car, saying "We couldn't even offer you retail price for it" although this type of vehicle now retails for much more than originally paid - they were so condesending that we walked out before they even had...a chance to look over the car! They are like vultures circling their prey on online classifieds waiting for the chance to pick what they can out of those who may be needing a quick sale on their vehicles (fortunately we are not in this position, and had we been we still wouldn't have wasted our time knowing what we now do about them). It was entirely embarrassing even driving out of the place after we realised what type of business they actually are - do not waste your time with these guys!
Dont pay on time.
I 'sold' my car to them on June 17, and gave them the benefit of the doubt, waiting until 11 working days before starting to chase the money. The first time I rang the lines were busy and someone will call you back. Rang again later that day to be told the phone lines to accounts were down (haha). Rang the accounts number directly only to get message they were on holidays. 6 times back and forth between the 1300 number and the accounts number only to get the run around. Finally spoke to Wai who said would ring back in 72 hours - the payment is ...on the manager's desk and he is processing them. Still waiting. Rang, emailed and facebook posted again every day this week only to get the same BS answers.. this time the manager is overseas and processing payments remotely. The staff are very polite and can manage to keep a straight face with their inventive excuses but I am worried I will never see my money. Have now reported them to Dept of Fair Trading, contacted TV media and reported my car as stolen to the police. dont pay on time, give you false answers, never return your calls
Not so good...
They happily took the car but haven't payed for it despite numerous calls and emails. The website is no longer active and I haven't seen any recent ads on the TV. Another 'Cheques in the mail' scam I guess. My wife said the whole thing looked dodgy - I should have listend to her!
They didn't pay for the car.
I have the same story (same day same branch) of CM88 and have't got my money after 1 month later.
I called them lots of times and texted to the sales representative many times. Generally they said this and that but no pay. The sales representative didn't reply any of my message only after 1 time of "promise to process ASAP" and after that he didn't take my call. I will be reporting my car as stolen and have the police contacting them at this time.
Sold my car 6 weeks ago. Have not received any money. send 2 emails and rang 7 times. Have yet to have anyone ring me back. Am constantly told that I am on the priority list and someone will get back to me that day but have not received a call yet. Luckily my car was not worth much but most annoying.
do not return calls. do not pay....
Manager Never Available
I sold my car to We Buy Any Car one June 23. I was quoted on the Internet at least $10,200. They told me this data was 3 months old and the best they could do was $8000 plus 10% bonus for selling with in 7 days of booking my appointment. I was unsure so the manager waived the account fee of $50, not much but I caved. They told me I would receive a cheque in 10 days. I kept calling and calling after the 10 days. No manager was ever free to talk and I kept getting promises it was posted. Today I found out the company has gone into liquidation and I Won't get my car back and I might not get all the money I was promised And it will take time! I've got bills to pay!
Terrible, didn't pay me for my car.
Questions & Answers
So who owns the cars that We Buy Any Cars have sold if they have not paid the previous owner?
From what I've heard from others a lot of the cars have already been sold to other people even though somehow they're still registered to the previous owners who've copped fines and such by the new dr...ivers/owners. I was told my car would most likely be shipped interstate (outback) to be used as a hire car for tourists in the outback as it wasn't in good condition. The only smart thing I did was go down same day and cancel my Rego and hand my plates in so I could get a refund, otherwise god only knows what fines and such would be in my name. Unfortunately so many others weren't so lucky. Because their car has somehow been onsold even though its still registered in their names they've lost their car, money and are still making loan repayments and now fines.
If they took the car and haven't paid, then they haven't completed their part of the contract - ring and ask for your car back.
If they don't produce the car call the police and report the car stolen.
Just done that, good advice
Ring manhiem to see if car is there if it is tell them the car has not been paid for they will put a hold on it as you can use your claim of right to get the car back that is from the police
People trying to coantact We Buy Any Cars should click on to the adv link for their Qld branch it has a 1300 # which is still being answered as of 01.08.2012.
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