Coffee shop owner left fuming after We Buy Any Car refuses to buy his Mercedes

A coffee shop owner has been left in a catch 22 situation after We Buy Any Car cancelled the purchase of his vehicle and now won't buy his car.

Pandi Qerreti sold his Mercedes Benz S Class on Thursday 16 September with payment of £33,097.25 set to reach his account by 8pm the following day.

The Hull cafe owner was then shocked when, he said, the car buying company contacted him to tell him he must pick up the flashy Merc "immediately," because the purchase had been cancelled, reported Hull Live.

We Buy Any Car told Mr Qerreti via email on Friday just before 10am that the cancellation was because they believed he was a car dealer, breaching part of the sale contract. Something he says he did previously but denies he still works as a dealer.

However, he received an email from DVLA just over an hour later saying that the application to change the car's ownership details was registered as having been made at 11.17am and had been successful.

"DVLA have been notified electronically that you have sold/transferred this vehicle into the motor trade and are no longer the keeper," the notification said.

Mr Qerreti, 44, claimed he highlighted this notification informing him that he was no longer the registered owner of the vehicle to We Buy Any Car both in person at the store and via email and calls.

Over a week later, he claims he has been left without the promised purchase money and has also not picked up the car after the government notification telling him he's no longer the owner.

"I've been very stressed and very disappointed," he said.

"It stopped me going to work, I can't go to work because of the stress."

In an email sent to Mr Qerreti at 9.51am on the morning of Friday September 17, a representative from We Buy Any Car explained the cancellation.

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"From a review of the documentation and information we have found about you, we have identified that your business is in the buying and selling of vehicles," they said in the email.

"As you have also been in possession of this vehicle for a very short period of time, we reasonably believe therefore that you are selling this vehicle in the general course of business."

Mr Qerreti claimed that he used to be a car dealer, but isn't anymore.

He added that he'd understood his own credentials to have been checked already before the signed invoice was issued.

"They checked the car before, they checked me a while before, they should know," he added. They wasted my time. I want to highlight the case to warn others."

We Buy Any Car has been approached for comment by the Daily Star.

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