Man sends potential car buyer on an 85-mile chase after a “sick” offer

Mechanic Janis Drikis, 37, says he was “sick” when Charlie Murry, 51, offered him £250 cash for his Honda Civic, which he had advertised for £550 in hopes of a quick sale

A Honda Civic
Janis Drikis sent a potential car buyer on a wild chase after making a very low offer

A man sent a would-be car buyer to a hospital on an 85-mile chase and told him to “get checked over” after a “sick” low offer.

Mechanic Janis Drikis, 37, advertised his Honda Civic for just £550 hoping it would sell quickly – but a potential buyer wanted it even cheaper.

Charlie Murry, 51, offered him just £250 cash for the car – and rather than either ignoring the offer or sending an angry reply, Janis decided to go along with it.

He gave Charlie the address of a hospital a two-hour drive away, and when he couldn’t find the fictional house, Janis told him to go in and “make an appointment and check yourself out” because he’d made such a low offer.

Janis was pretty happy with the prank


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Charlie thought £250 was a fair price for the car


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Janis, from Newry, Northern Ireland, said: “I put the car up for sale on Marketplace for £550. I know there are people who will ask about it. I’ve had many messages offering £450 and £400 and I don’t mind if someone asks like that. I would probably ask.

“But I got this message for £250 cash and I was like ‘Jesus Christ’. It made me sick and I was about to send some nice words but I sent him a thumbs up instead.

“He wrote back asking for my address, so I gave him the address of a hospital. I thought I had to teach him a good lesson.

“He asked if I would be there all day and I gave the thumbs up. The next day he texted me that he couldn’t find my house so I referred him to the hospital.

“Five minutes later he texted me that he was in the hospital. I told him to make an appointment and check if he made that stupid offer. It was a good way to teach him a good lesson. ****d.

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“He came from Ballymoney which is hours away. I’m sorry, but it’s a good lesson for him.”

Charlie says he was helping out at his son’s scrap shop when he offered to drive from Ballymoney to Newry to pick up the car.

Charlie said: “It was an MOT error and also had a busted turbo. That was in the description. He had it for £500 and it was just junk.

“It could have been used again if you were going to spend £1,000 on it. If it’s good enough to use, why didn’t he take it MOT, fix it and race it?

“My offer was fair, it was only good for scrap. He only had to reply to my reply ‘that’s not enough. No thanks’.

“I was pretty upset when I got there because it was an absolutely despicable act to do to anyone. I would understand if it was a £2,000 car and I was offering dirty money for it, but it was junk.”

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