Thats what I was thinking, technically and in the eyes of the law, he will be classed as a trader, but I can sort of see why he isnt doing things the trader route.
Having said that though, all he said was he has the logbook for the car, has a reciept, and will provide a receipt himself, its just the logbook isnt in his name as he is intending to change it over to the person he sells it onto asap. So he may have sent the trader bit off anyway and retained the rest or whatever it is they do?
Unless he is a trader, I suppose he wouldnt be so keyed up about these things? Like im not.
The only way I know to sell a car, is to give the buyer the green retainer and then send the rest off with the buyers details, of course because I havent sold a car as a trader (well I have for my brother in the past who is a trader but not had to do the paperwork).