Misleading ad on Pistonheads - what to do?

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Misleading ad on Pistonheads - what to do?

Someone has bought a set of primaries off a French seller on Pistonheads.

I pointed him towards the ad, which said something about exhaust, as far as I know nothing about that it was just the primaries and as it turns out it was a picture nicked from the CC webshop.

We both thought it would be a complete exhaust and actually "we" mostly need the cat as I had lent him one that was cut up (without my allowance) and the silencer was damaged.

The ad has disappeared and none of us have made a hardcopy. Seller now says that he had scrambled the other bits - which neither of us have seen nor have we seen that the ad said "primaries".

We both feel cheated on.

Does anyone know how to get a copy of an ad that has been removed? I have the deep link and who to contact about what seem like a deliberate attempt to mislead?

TIA

 

 

 

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You may be lucky with web.archive.org  but as it’s a listing buried in there somewhere you might not find it, but worth trying dates around when you saw the ad. 

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RJ, I think this is the picture of the ad you are talking about. I remember it from when I was looking a few weeks ago and I noticed it said primaries only, in France and the pic had the other parts blurred out so I didnt bother any further.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjn1NnoturZAhWLJsAKHbTMAWAQjhwIBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pistonheads.com%2Fclassifieds%2Fparts-and-plates%2Fparts-and-accessories%2Fcaterham%2Fexhaust-primary-pipes-caterham-r300-400-500-k-series%2F8349293&psig=AOvVaw2m6b8n7vjYufN4qve7kN6r&ust=1521068943513944

The link above doesnt work but the title can be read.

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I remember the ad and I'm afraid to say that I also remember it stated primaries only... although at first I thought it was the full system. Perhaps the ad could have been made clearer and the picture didn't really help... sorry!

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I have not previously seen the advert or picture. 

If someone has photo manipulation software to put blur on the picture they could equally have cropped the un-included parts (easier than adding blur).

I tend to think that where words and pictures don't match, one could easily challenge on the grounds of misrepresentation.  (a picture is worth a thousand words).  The image will always have more impact.

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Thanks all

I guess the blurred out - without deleting is what has tricked us. I didn't reckognise the picture as being from CCs webshop and the guy whom bought the system didn't realize that it was primaries only either. He just runs a motorsport businness like Simons and is used to deal with all sorts of people in English.

Conclusion: Successful scam.

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RJ, I am afraid sadly that, like Nick above, I too remember the ad and that it did not include the silencer.

I have I believe found the ad on the Severners.FR website complete with the words that I more or less remember, insofar as well as the Google Translate function has worked on the screengrab below, and it confirms about it not being sold with the can too...

Sorry sir

Giles Hudson
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Words in case screengrab is not clear:

[Sold] Caterham R300 K 4-in-1 exhaust manifold

Message by Patrack7 on 10 Feb 2018, 17:17

Sell ​​exhaust manifold (the 4 primaries), large diameter (big bore), for any engine Rover: 1600 K, 1800 VVC, R300, R400, R500. 

For RHD or to modify for LHD mounting (the primary 1 is identical LHD / RHD). 

Adapatable all silencer (with or without catalyst) Titanium, Race, VHPD, R300 to R500. 

New Price: 1060 € 

Sold 400 €

Giles Hudson
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