What I thought would be the easiest of jobs, the purchase of a good van soon turned into a complete farce. After three failed attempts of buying a van turned into a complete joke,After spending many hours doing research into what van I needed and i made my mind up the search hotted up, the first van i found was a one owner with full service history , it ticked all the boxes exempt it was 250 miles away, I had a long conversation with the owner I agreed to pay full price on the condition that the van was as described . I booked a day off work and booked the train fare, the next day I phoned the owner up giving him the details of my arrival only to be told that he had sold the van, to say I was pissed off was an under statement, a days leave wasted and a the cost of the train ticket. I am a man of honour and if I make an arrangement I stick to it, what a complete tosser. this would happen again. but more of that later .