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I was just wondering if anyone in the UK, GB has ever heard of a place called Walli Breakers, based in Greater Manchester?

I got a reply from a guy off of Gumtree in response to an ad for an engine that I'd placed.. a guy from Walli Breakers who said he could ship me an engine from their depot in Essex for £325 to Belfast.

I've did a search online and can find nothing to do with the existence of a Walli Breakers. The guy wanted paid in cash via bank deposit as they had a shipment to Belfast today and a payment by credit card wouldn't clear on time.. errr, doesnt Credit Card payments go through right away??

Anyways, he said he would get the engine sent to Belfast and would hold it at a depot in Belfast awaiting payment before delivery. I got a text today giving me a 0844 number to call their sales team to arrange payment so the engine can be delivered.

What do you guys think? :dunno

Their website: http://www.wallibreakers.co.uk/
 

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You could tell him you'll just pay the driver when he turns up with the engine. (I don't know why they wouldn't come up in google though.) Either that or tell him "credit card or nothing" because at least the credit card's got protection hasn't it? What about paypal? Does that have protection? I've bought stuff online from breakers before with the help of a friend and his paypal. Or just buy an engine from someone else like,

http://www.dieselenginetrader.com/engines.cfm?ID=77
 

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I was also victim to the Walli Breakers scam.. I was wondering if you made payment and if so what was your situation. My friend was scammed from this company after being approached on Gumtree, He made a payment and did not recieve any information and the product did not arrive.

I cannot believe that people can do this and get away with it, there must be something that can be done !!!
 

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Hi,

I was wondering what happened with your engine and the Walli Breakers. Did you make payment. My friend was also scammed by this fake company and made payment and has not recieved any engine after being approached on GUMTREE. He has tried calling but with no answer.
 

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I ended up "ordering the engine to be delivered" with agreement to pay after it was shipped, (with no intentions of paying unless the engine magically appeared), and hearing that this was acceptable I immediately realized they were full of sh*t.

Heard nothing more from them at all after that and surprisingly the engine delivery never materialised.

I bought a PD engine from VAS-NI (VW Audi Spares) in Magherafelt for £375 and got my car back on the road within 48 hours.
 

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Nice one, bloody scams! what a pita they are. Sounds like you got an engine for a good price in the end though.:)
 

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The good thing is that this information about that 'company' is on this site now and any searches that other people will do will hopefully direct them to this info
 
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