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"drive a new car from R799 a month", no deposit and no resid

Postby Ndeza » 13 Dec 2011 09:42

So I see cars everyday with this message on the back. Is it legit? does anyone know more about this?
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Postby gothiclynn » 13 Dec 2011 09:46

Yup its legit. All bummer is you have that huge decorated back window that has to stay like that. (So your driving around with their advertisment... That's why you get it at that price ) If that makes sense ?
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Postby Denise » 13 Dec 2011 10:20

A few months back there was a story on Carte Blanche about this. People who did this is not happy at all. As far as I can remember you finance the whole amount on your name then the company is supposed to pay back a portion of the payment each month to your account. The problem it seems is that the company does not always pay their share of the payment and you are stuck paying the whole ammount.
It was a while back and it could have changed by now....don't know if I will take that risk.
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Postby Ndeza » 13 Dec 2011 10:32

gothiclynn wrote:Yup its legit. All bummer is you have that huge decorated back window that has to stay like that. (So your driving around with their advertisment... That's why you get it at that price ) If that makes sense ?

This is actually what i heard as well but just wanted to make sure that i don't have the wrong information. I really won't mind driving around with the advert on the back as I really need a cheap car to get around when DH is not available.

@ Denise, I just hope it has been resolved by now but will do my homework and let you know how it all works.
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Postby Denise » 13 Dec 2011 10:45

Got and check out the article by Carte Blanche.

http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Art ... px?ID=4180
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Postby TeacherCarmz » 13 Dec 2011 10:54

From what i remember you can also only drive a certain amount of km every month,you still have to pay for insurance adn the car is never really yours
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Postby Starlin » 13 Dec 2011 11:31

I only heard bad things about this. You can check all the negative feedback from customers at helopeter. You need to drive a certain amount of kms in order to qualify for the R799 pm
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Postby Ndeza » 13 Dec 2011 11:37

Now it doesn't sound like such a good idea. I checked Hallopeter.com and there are a lot complains about them :( .
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Postby Sarah. » 13 Dec 2011 11:57

It sounds too good to be true, has to be a nasty twist somewhere.
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Postby Starlin » 13 Dec 2011 12:16

Ndeza wrote:Now it doesn't sound like such a good idea. I checked Hallopeter.com and there are a lot complains about them :( .

My cousin also wanted to buy one of these cars and I also refered her to hello peter. She has decided against it.
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Postby tracyd » 13 Dec 2011 12:36

My mom always said that if it sounds too good to be true then it is. So tread carefully with things like this.
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Postby little_brown » 13 Dec 2011 13:42

Would be nice to get in touch with someone that has taken up such an offer
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Postby mands007 » 13 Dec 2011 15:21

Denise wrote:A few months back there was a story on Carte Blanche about this. People who did this is not happy at all. As far as I can remember you finance the whole amount on your name then the company is supposed to pay back a portion of the payment each month to your account. The problem it seems is that the company does not always pay their share of the payment and you are stuck paying the whole ammount.
It was a while back and it could have changed by now....don't know if I will take that risk.


Ditto Denise, I remember it well- alarm bells go off when I see stuff like this. The advertisement itself is illegal because it it the whole back windscreen and so obtructs a driver's view. I would maybe go onto Carte Blanche site and see if there has been any follow up stuff.
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Postby Ndeza » 13 Dec 2011 15:57

little_brown wrote:Would be nice to get in touch with someone that has taken up such an offer

Agree, it would be nice
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Postby GoToTo » 13 Dec 2011 19:34

Ladies, DO NOT TOUCH IT!
Someone I know asked me to sign for them to get a car. It was a nightmare dealing with these people. They lied about how it works - when I saw the contract, it was completely different to what was agreed. We had to remove certain clauses.

Extremely dodgy and they gave my details to hundreds of companies. I now get daily calls from insurance and other companies offering their services.

I also understand that they use a lot of tactics not to pay their advertising fees. Take a look at Hello Peter.
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Postby SpookyDee » 14 Dec 2011 09:07

Thank you ladies for all the info!!

I was also wandering how all this works!!
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Postby alicat » 21 Dec 2011 08:28

Lol, I drove pass one of these cars this morning, a brand new one, the lady looked so impressed with herself, seeing that she is driving a new car for only R499, but I know better, I just shooked my head as I drove passed her
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Postby mands007 » 21 Dec 2011 11:27

alicat wrote:Lol, I drove pass one of these cars this morning, a brand new one, the lady looked so impressed with herself, seeing that she is driving a new car for only R499, but I know better, I just shooked my head as I drove passed her


Lol :lol: :lol:
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Postby Ndeza » 21 Dec 2011 13:12

Lol if only she knew. Really thankful that I got more info before I took up the offer.
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Postby Sunshine22 » 21 Dec 2011 13:25

alicat wrote:Lol, I drove pass one of these cars this morning, a brand new one, the lady looked so impressed with herself, seeing that she is driving a new car for only R499, but I know better, I just shooked my head as I drove passed her



:lol: :lol: you are bad,very bad.Always wondered what all that was about,now i know :roll:
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Postby *GM* » 22 Dec 2011 16:31

GoToTo wrote:Ladies, DO NOT TOUCH IT!
Someone I know asked me to sign for them to get a car. It was a nightmare dealing with these people. They lied about how it works - when I saw the contract, it was completely different to what was agreed. We had to remove certain clauses.

Extremely dodgy and they gave my details to hundreds of companies. I now get daily calls from insurance and other companies offering their services.

I also understand that they use a lot of tactics not to pay their advertising fees. Take a look at Hello Peter.


Thank You for clearing this up GoToTo.
I have to agree, just sounds to good to be true.

Another one of those scams where they catch out desperate people.
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