A mate of mine is trying to sell a rifle and has advertised it online. He had a bloke come to see it earlier this evening, only for him not only offer £100 less than the asking price of £350, but also to say that he couldn't be bothered waiting for licences and such, and that he could just take it home straight away. Obviously he got the bum's rush, but my mate was pretty shocked by the brazenness of it.
This isn't the first time I've heard about this kind of thing over here, and I'm sure that on occasion they actually succeed in talking sellers into it. Utterly crazy though, as the seller is pretty much guaranteed to lose the right to hold a hunting licence, and will probably get jail time too.
I suppose this is one of the risks in selling online though, as it's difficult to screen prospective buyers in advance.
Does this happen often in the UK too?