J'ai besoin d'aide pour acheter un camion en France, j'ai envoyé des e-mails à certains vendeurs, mais je n'ai pas de réponse. Je me demande si les vendeurs pensent que je suis un escroc, que puis-je dire dans mes courriels pour les convaincre que je suis sérieux? Merci Andy
I need help to buy a truck in France, I've emailed some vendors, but get no answers. I'm wondering if the vendors think I'm a scammer, what can I say in my emails to convince them that I'm serious? Thanks Andy
J'ai besoin d'aide pour acheter un camion en France.
They'll most likely pick up you're English from your email, but perseverance can pay off.
I bought my car from leboncoin, doing exactly as you have. Sent an email, nothing, then 6 weeks later a reply comes through and we started exchanging more. Eventually we spoke and he had great English. So I went to view and bought it.
You'll most likely face 2 scenarios - 1) a seller who CBF to deal with a foreigner and blanks you or 2) one that will and will hobble through google translated emails.
Express willingness to actually travel though and it should open things up.
I’ve bought from France a couple of times, and you have two obstacles to deal with in my experience.
1. The french have a fairly lackadaisical attitude to selling at the best of times. Just cos it’s advertised with a price doesn’t mean they’re in that much of a rush to sell it. Either that or they’re using it to judge price. If they get a lot of interest they think it’s too cheap and they’ll pull it and readverise at a higher price. I’ve seen this happen quite a few times. Or they seem to forget they’ve advertised it and not reply for weeks.
2. A huge amount of the french still have a disdain for the English. It used to just be the older generations but with recent goings on they seem to be back to all thinking we’re stupid. A lot won’t sell to the English on general principle. I they twig your English they’ll just blank you. Only way you can really get round that is to have someone french deal for you.
It can be done, but don’t expect it to be easy unless you’re dealing with an expat.
So best to wait and hope or send further email(s)?
Must admit I haven't really sent detailed emails, not really said that I'm happy to travel and collect the vehicle, because at my price point, it'll probably be a non runner...perhaps that's the reason?
Seen one that really does tick all the boxes, but about as far away in France as you can get and no brakes on it!
Post by comfortablynumb on Feb 16, 2020 13:25:27 GMT
It’s France, what you need brakes for? 😱 When I was out there (Paris) for an engineering show a few years ago, the pool car mondeo we were in got hit 5 times in 3 days, seemed to be par for the course!