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Old 13-09-17, 13:59
Lang Lang is offline
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Mike

There is a whole string of similar stories in papers around Australia in 1946.

You can see the people are paying double the fixed price.

In most of these stories the buyers are fully aware of the fixed price (readily available for every car under 10 years old) but pretend to be duped by the dealer and report him hoping to get half their money back.

This was one of the reasons the scheme stopped quickly because of the scammers (reverse to normal because the buyer is the scammer). They get a rare car delivered immediately instead of waiting months by paying the black market rate then stab the dealer in the back.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/ar...eTo=1946-12-31

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