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Old 17-02-2015, 02:52 PM   #11
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Now is that morally wrong or are they pragmatists just making money off a silly market?
Ignoring the validity of the tale; my view is simply that if one can make a good return on investment on a car, house or whatever then it isn't morally wrong.

If it is a complete bodge then the morals are questionable but many a millionaire has become so by making money in a growing or emerging marketplace.
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What a bizarre collection of words.
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Can we have that translated into normal English ?
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A guy told him a couple of lads bought a fucked bus & are going to do it up & sell it
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WARNING: The following tale of shysters is true. And by true, I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies, and in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer...is no.

So, I had my Bug trailered back from the mechanics from a Guy (he was literally called Guy). Very nice chap, with quite a bit experience of shipping old cars to and from Felixstowe port.

He told me about a couple of brothers from down Southampton way who had imported a "rusty" old splitscreen from Europe. It turns out it was apparently 'barely scrappable' yet the brothers had paid 5 grand for it. For anyone outside the VW scene, this seems crazy which I tend to agree with, but that's a whole other thread Now, my trailer Guy asked what they had in store for the splitty. The bro's answer is where it gets worrying.

6 grand had sorted a deal with a group of Eesstun 'Uropeens to fully 'restore' the camper to an apparent saleable condition. Welding, paint, engine, running gear - the lot. Oh and they had promised a 5-6 week turnaround. Don't get me wrong, I don't doubt this group's ability and skills. Yet, I don't see how 6k could get you anywhere near the parts and bits needed for a full ground-up splitty resto! That's not even mentioning labour. Let's just say, I doubt that they could do a showing winning resto for that money

The brothers who bought the Splitty chuckled when asked how much they would make when selling it on - *please see any for-sale-ad for a 'recently restored' Splitscreen Camper.

Now is that morally wrong or are they pragmatists just making money off a silly market?

You don't half spout some old shite.
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I've heard of this, sending a vehicle to Poland etc to have it repaired/restored on the cheap. Parts might cost the same but labour rates can be lower and as a large % of the total bill is labour there could be savings. However, quality could be compromised to some extent?

Why do some people have a problem with profit in the UK?
It's like it's a dirty word.
Without profit nothing in commerce/industry would exist, why would it?

A recent example of profit is the Brighton bug, bought on the cheap and flipped for s. Is that a shyster taking advantage or an opportunist spotting a bargain and turning it to their advantage?
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