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About bhawkLS1

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  1. Per the original post, the seller is a UK company. It is the vehicle, not the dealer, which is in the USA. The deposit was paid to an account in the UK, and the company has its registered office in England, so presumably this would be subject to the jurisdiction of English Law? I was not aware that the distance selling regulations are now obsolete, so in their absence which element of consumer law would apply to this?
  2. Thanks for the various replies. My understanding was that the seller already owned this vehicle and was proposing to ship it to the UK regardless. The expenses that you mention would have be incurred anyway in the course of importing it. It was one of two similar vehicles that they had in the USA, and they said they had other interest in this particular one, hence the requirement for a deposit. I had thought that, because the deal was not struck on trade premises, the distance selling regulations would apply here, and I would be entitled to extract myself from the deal even after d
  3. Six weeks ago I agreed to purchase (from a UK company) a classic vehicle for restoration which is being imported from the USA. The company has a good reputation and I based my decision to buy upon various photographs showing the areas requiring attention. My intention was to buy the vehicle 'as is' and to have it fully restored mechanically and cosmetically. I paid a 10% deposit to secure the vehicle and agreed in writing to pay a further 15% as soon as it had been shipped. The 15% is due this week, as the seller has the bill of loading from the shipping company. The
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