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 Posted: May 29, 2017 12:30PM
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GB
Quote:
Originally Posted by thewerewolf
alex.. I got attacked on 9 dec 98 . by crazy person with tyre iron. Got Hit with Stun gun in back. and got hit is face eight times..  I broke EIGHT bones in  my face and my HIP.. and the unfinished project of kurt R. aka hair lip  . customer ran out of money in a  frame off resto.. was about  $ 10k upside down. and I REFUSED to finish for FREE..was BEFORE this..  actually before I was a Lic dealer in NC.... btw. since you want to bring up dirty laundry . how about them two minis you and friend in columbia sc  had them SEIZED in NC..  and DMV here took off the vin plates and SEIZED the UK titles??   lets talk about ML selling off eight plus consignment cars in 2006 and NOT paying the vendor in the UK.. and bobby pack taking 53 deposits about the same time of $20k. and NOT producing ONE Vtec mini in Royston Ga  . later bc  ps. I put the attacker in PRISON and then took his house and made him HOMELESS

I really genuinely am laughing out loud - one of my colleagues has just stared and asked what's so funny...

You must be confusing me with someone else, as I've never had a car seized, impounded, or confiscated, anywhere, ever, on either side of the Atlantic.  


I thought the Hairlip surfaced around 2002, about the time I met Suzy.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: May 29, 2017 11:30AM
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alex.. I got attacked on 9 dec 98 . by crazy person with tyre iron. Got Hit with Stun gun in back. and got hit is face eight times..  I broke EIGHT bones in  my face and my HIP.. and the unfinished project of kurt R. aka hair lip  . customer ran out of money in a  frame off resto.. was about  $ 10k upside down. and I REFUSED to finish for FREE..was BEFORE this..  actually before I was a Lic dealer in NC.... btw. since you want to bring up dirty laundry . how about them two minis you and friend in columbia sc  had them SEIZED in NC..  and DMV here took off the vin plates and SEIZED the UK titles??   lets talk about ML selling off eight plus consignment cars in 2006 and NOT paying the vendor in the UK.. and bobby pack taking 53 deposits about the same time of $20k. and NOT producing ONE Vtec mini in Royston Ga  . later bc  ps. I put the attacker in PRISON and then took his house and made him HOMELESS

 Posted: May 29, 2017 11:10AM
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Some of Bills previous customers have been shade unhappy with their purchases, and one of the more infamous ones was nicknamed the Hairlip (not harelip as that would be offensive) as the Mk2 bonnet on a Mk1 grille made it look like it had a moustache.
20 years is bit optimistic, more like 15, though it must be approaching 18 or 19 since Bill had his appointment with the tyre iron.

Mountain Minis "includes" shipping to the USA in his prices, which is why so many end up getting seized - one look at his stuff and it's obvious he's preying on the unknowledgable.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: May 29, 2017 09:39AM
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Last post: Sep 10, 2017
Member since:Aug 25, 2016
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Originally Posted by thewerewolf
daff..  the reason that david ellsion has perfect score on ebay. com is that he ALWAYS sells the cars to the USA, and mexico.. OUTSIDE of ebay.. and gets customer to pay with wire transfer and does NOT let customer use paypal.com or their Credit cards. and does NOT ship cars for about 2 months.. so that the customer  can NOT stop payment on their Paypal or CC account if car is SEIZED by CBP.. I know of least 2 dozen cars that have been SEIZED by  Customs in the USA and mexico. and sure this is just the tip of iceberg..  the modern day bobby pack.  as for 1963..do really want  to dig up some dirty laundry from OVER 20 years ago ?? Guess we might as well. talk about who REALLY killed JFK.. ??
I wondered if the time limit Ebay poses for feedback was part of the answer to my question, and apparently it is.  If I were a purchaser, though, I'd still approach Ebay.  For one thing, Ebay is VERY unhappy when people use the site to advertise, but then complete the sale off-site, as you suggest this seller does.  That is against their terms, and they will pull selling privileges for it.  It's worth a shot, if for no other reason than that it might prevent others from being suckered in.  I still get a daily feed of new classics on Ebay, and was tempted by his listings before I found my car from a US seller.  

I'm guessing your references to "1963" refer to someone else's comments, as that was not part of my post.  You guys seem to talk in code half the time, so it's sometimes hard for a newcomer to figure out what's going on!  

 Posted: May 29, 2017 08:15AM
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daff..  the reason that david ellsion has perfect score on ebay. com is that he ALWAYS sells the cars to the USA, and mexico.. OUTSIDE of ebay.. and gets customer to pay with wire transfer and does NOT let customer use paypal.com or their Credit cards. and does NOT ship cars for about 2 months.. so that the customer  can NOT stop payment on their Paypal or CC account if car is SEIZED by CBP.. I know of least 2 dozen cars that have been SEIZED by  Customs in the USA and mexico. and sure this is just the tip of iceberg..  the modern day bobby pack.  as for 1963..do really want  to dig up some dirty laundry from OVER 20 years ago ?? Guess we might as well. talk about who REALLY killed JFK.. ??

 Posted: May 28, 2017 10:42PM
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Why should a seller be penalised because the purchaser later finds out that something the purchaser wants to do with the car is illegal in another country??

And I find Bill's outrage quite comical in light of his history ..

Remember the Alamo....sorry I meant the Harelip..

Ian

 Posted: May 28, 2017 07:54PM
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Member since:Aug 25, 2016
This is quite a sad tale.  Serious question here--if this seller's cars aren't legal to import and are being turned away at the port, why isn't he getting negative feedbacks?  While there haven't been that many sales in the past year, he has a 100% positive FB score.  For that matter, why hasn't a neg been filed in this specific case?  (I've been an Ebay seller for the better part of 20 years, with many thousands of sales, so I know my way around the site.)  Generally, Ebay will side with the buyer, especially if there's been a legal issue.  Has Ebay been approached for help?

As for having everything OEM, isn't that kind of ridiculous on a used car of that age?  My 2015 MINI was two weeks old when a rock chip took out the windshield.  That sort of thing happens all the time--why aren't allowances made for that sort of thing on a classic car, especially on safety-related or wear items such as glass, seat belts, etc.  Or is the real issue in this case because the car in this thread so radically modified? 

 Posted: May 27, 2017 01:03PM
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ron.. good to hear from you today.. BUT sorry to hear that david ellison dba Mountain minis has NOT given you even  you a partial refund..  just another  SCAMMER like BP.   you should just file small claims against him with i justice co.uk.. in his county.. only cost 120 quid to start and you do NOT need an attorney.. later bc

 Posted: May 2, 2017 04:56AM
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beane1.. david ellison / mountain minis.. still squirming about giving you FULL REFUND on this shorty?? should have arrived back in the UK over the weekend.. later bc

 Posted: Apr 29, 2017 05:17AM
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bean1  .. well. this shorty back in the UK. this week yet?? btw. just had  collect three Mercedes G wagons for dealer in texas.this week in the UK  . that had the BP missing deposit SCAM happen to him..  ebay.co.uk sure was NOT any help or pay pal.. later bc

 Posted: Apr 24, 2017 04:38AM
 Edited:  Apr 24, 2017 04:40AM
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Last post: Sep 18, 2017
Member since:Mar 11, 2010
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It will be a while before I want to send it (she is only 11), and I was thinking of the Mexican idea, maybe even driving it to the port in Peru as a tourist, then out, etc. Obviously I still need to figure out a lot of things, but have a few years to do it. Maybe Trump can eliminate some of these stupid regulations too.

It has always been left hand drive.

Thanks for the offer. We will see.

 Posted: Apr 23, 2017 02:33PM
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richard1.. the engines only have to bee 21 years and older to IMPORT  . but has to be OEM to import in car or truck  bit of CATCH 22 ..  and all 336 ports of entry in the USA  have their OWN rules.   is you truck  stillRHD ?? you can NOT change from RHD to LHD either..    I would ship to mexico and just DRIVE it over.   you can call me at home. I have a custom broker in  Neuvo laredo / mexico..Laredo Texas. that can help..  bc  001.704.487.6797

 Posted: Apr 23, 2017 06:47AM
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That is what is now worrying me. I was considering that the 92 engine 92 would be 25 years old.

 Posted: Apr 23, 2017 06:30AM
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richard 1..  didnt you convert your pickup to SPI?/  all imports NOW must be totally stock or OEM including the engine that CAME in the pick up.. later bc

 Posted: Apr 23, 2017 03:57AM
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Reading through this bothers me a bit, as I planned on eventually sending my pickup to my granddaughter in the states. I thought the 25 year rule would cover me. Now I'm worried, as all parts are more than 25 years old, but it is a mix of the basic 1975 with later doors, 1992 power train. 7.5" power disc brakes up front. All original Mini from their time.

What are your thoughts?

 Posted: Apr 22, 2017 12:02PM
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1963SV2.. the problem NOW with CBP ( US CUSTOMS) is that they just up and SEIZED every land rover that Dr Aaron Richardt had imported for the last TEN years..statute of limitations on cars is FIVE years..  78 land rovers SEIZED total.. and thanks to Will Hendrick..  all have been RETURNED..   bad info from Jag/land rover north america on the tenth digit in the vin.s..  so NOW CBP has their panties all in twist on ALL imports like land rover defenders.. classic minis and nissian skylines.   later bc

 Posted: Apr 21, 2017 05:59PM
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Read NHTSA's own words.... but then, that has never stopped US Departments acting in contradiction to the actual laws... they call it "asserting jurisdiction.."

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Apr 21, 2017 04:18PM
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1963SV2,,  CBP ( US CUSTOMS ) only allows OEM cars and trucks.. NO exemptions.. like shorty or after market cabrios into the USA.. I have seen land rovers SEIZED this year and CRUSHED for NOT having the OEM windsceen and  OEM seatbelts.. later bc

 Posted: Apr 21, 2017 03:22PM
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Thats correct, but i would call NHTSA first to be sure. They are the ones that stoped mine.

 Posted: Apr 21, 2017 03:12PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beane1
Also anybody know of a shorty for sale in the states or a cheep donor car.
thanks, im not trying to bring in another modified cars and neither should anyone else.
leason learned.
..Unless it comes with a certificate saying it was "remanufactured" before (import date - 25 years)

Cheers, Ian

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