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From Begegnungen B1, Kapitel 1:

Es gibt Leute, die bei eBay einen Koffer für den Urlaub kaufen wollen und nach vier Stunden im Internet Besitzer eines Autos sind, obwohl sie gar keinen Führerschein haben.

I understand that it says:

There are people who want to buy a suitcase for holiday and four hours later on the Internet (there are) car owners although they don’t have driving licenses.

It’s really confusing what it's trying to say.

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    How do you get to the part in parentheses? That’s where you went wrong. – Carsten S Jun 14 at 14:26
  • @CarstenS I think the asker thought it could be a parallelism: es gibt Leute, die X, und [Leute,] die Y, although that would at least require a comma and a second relative pronoun: ... wollen, und die .... As it is, it's not working this way. – amadeusamadeus Jun 16 at 14:33
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You got it almost right except for the part in parentheses:

There are people who want to buy a suitcase for holiday and four hours later on the Internet they are car owners although they don’t even have a driving license.

It's trying to say that people tend to buy things they don't really need.

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    buy things they don't really need instead of the things they are looking for. – Bernhard Döbler Jun 14 at 21:13

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