A couple from Norfolk have been beaten and threatened at gunpoint after going to collect a car they had bought on eBay.
Jamie Hallam and his partner Georgina drove to Manchester to collect the Mercedes which they had won in an auction for £9,000
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Greater Manchester Police are investigating and say it's one of ten similar attacks in a week which they are linking.
Jamie explained what happened to them in a post on social media
Jamie says he spent 6 hours in hospital and had a fractured nose, fractured eye socket and a broken cheek bone which may need surgery.
He's appealing for other people to think twice before paying cash for anything and not to make the mistakes they made.
Greater Manchester Police say they are linking a total of ten similar attacks where the attackers have used guns, a hammer and machetes. In each case they have made off with large amounts of cash.
Georgina's family has set up a GoFundMe page to try and recoup the stolen money.
eBay says it has suspended a number of accounts and is helping police with their investigation.