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Why Does Some Sellers Still Advertise Cars Without Vin Numbers ? when the rules that people should post vin numbers with car adverts, some sellers on this forum still go ahead to post cars without vin, i think the moderator should delete or lock adverts with vin numbers.

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The buyers remain king,all you have to do is give them a very fair deal and frankly 70% of ready buyers would always come back to you.

It works for me and i am sure it does work for many others.

God help us Sha

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@ George_D,

I agree the position is not far reaching enough. NL has the potential to be a one stop shopping center for cars in Nigeria if we are willing to make that happen. For now, it is not achieving that potential.

In fact, I have noticed a disturbing trend recently. It appears some buyers now use NL as a research tool. After figuring out the going rate for the car they want, they go to Berger when they are ready to buy. We should find a way to reverse that trend.

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personally, i do not think this position is far reaching enough.

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The moderator has to operate within the parameters established by the Admin. There was a discussion that spanned almost 6 months on the VIN/Chassis Number issue. See the sticky thread titiled "Chassis Number Or VIN Is Recommended On Every Listing" here ====> http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-182283.0.html#msg2930835

At the end of the lengthy discussions, the Admin gave the following guideline:

Please note that the recommendation of deleting or locking a Ad thread which does not include VIN/Chassis number cannot be implemented at this point, because it would be contrary to the guideline given by the Admin on the issue. I believe most buyers know of VIN reports and sellers that do not post VINs stand the risk of losing potential customers.

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Our's is a free market economy where the buyer is king.u have a choice to bid and buy an advertise vehicle with or without VIN or to ignore such.so the moderator understands that in addition to other adjoining reasons.Again,its the buyers choice.

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@ Jacklucas,

This is one of the best suggestions I have seen on this subject. Monitor_1 should consider locking or deleting any ads without VINs. Most websites would not allow you to list a car without providing the VIN even if the car is brand new.

We should not let this wonderful suggestion go to waste.

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to answer your question in one word: deceit.

from experience, peeps posting cars here without vins have a lot to hide that's why they hold back on the vin.

they tell you to call them for the vin and after much pressure when such vins are checked, they invariably turn out to be either junk or total loss cars.

i know because i've seen it play out several times here in nl autos. i just smile and walk away.

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I want to believe the Mod. may have been compromised.

How else can he be turning blind eye to this critical info. If you can't copy down simple VIN while you are taking several pix of the car as well, then something is fishy.

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Even the ones with vins don't have the pics of the car.

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Yes but I am talking about US imported used cars, i think we should assist the mod to remind sellers to post vin numbers with adverts

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Posting the VIN of a car that's been bought brand new in Nigeria wouldn't make any difference - there are no linked databases in Nigeria to allow the car's history to be checked.

A car imported from Europe, as well as imports that have been used in Nigeria for over 2 years, their VIN's would also tell very little. US-imported cars can have their VIN's checked via CARFAX, whilst UK imports can have their history checked via HPI.

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yes, thank you Mr Kunle.

it will do us good, if people post vin numbers with adverts.

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You probably mean to say "without VIN numbers"

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