"Selling for a friend"
Number ground off?
I would be looking to get my money back.
i guess that would have been an option in hindsight , but tbh alarm bells didnt ring at all , i collected it in person from a very well spoken middle aged lady from her dog training and bording kennel in an expensive rural area , you could tell it had stood there for a long time by the dust and cobwebs etc all over it so who knows its past .
Yes, I bought the CinderCone from a teacher with a very posh apartment in Hastings only to find that at some point in its 20+ year history the serial number had been defaced and painted over...
...I doubt the original owner would even remember it now?