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Old 24 January 2011, 15:43   #1
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Just took a gamble on, and won, this very badly described auction.
It's very local to me, and I can just pop round with the cash and collect it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

What do you reckon?
Big gamble, or worth the risk?

Whatever it is it's got to be worth more than 56 if it works.

The very brief description does say GWO, so if it doesn't I'll have a moan.

I'll let you all know how I get on.

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Old 24 January 2011, 15:59   #2
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Fair play that is a gamble...

A bit vauge with the description......

Give us an update when you know more. Curiosity killed that Cat..
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Old 24 January 2011, 16:01   #3
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let us know how you get on
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Old 24 January 2011, 16:02   #4
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Old 24 January 2011, 16:42   #5
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What does GWO mean? good working order or something similiar?
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Old 24 January 2011, 16:46   #6
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What does GWO mean? good working order or something similiar?
Spot on fella.
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So it could be a 2hp 50's motor right up to a 250hp 2009 model. Its like the lottery wondering if your number has come up, or not!
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Old 24 January 2011, 17:31   #8
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Good gamble. Even if it's a 1970s 2hp and it runs, it's going to be a good buy.


Betcha it's an old aircooled P65.
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Old 24 January 2011, 18:45   #9
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Well no contact from the seller yet despite me contacting him minutes after winning it.

I'm desperate to know what it is now.

I'm assuming it's going to be sub 10HP, and anywhere between 1965 and 1980. With a better description and a photo I'd have to be very unlucky not to get the 56 back.

Unless it's really old, interesting, and will polish up nicely, then Mrs Nasher will have a new 'Feature' hanging on the wall of the landing

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Old 25 January 2011, 02:10   #10
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Old 25 January 2011, 04:18   #11
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did u c his other items ?

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/sgt-survival/m.html
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Old 25 January 2011, 05:41   #12
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did u c his other items ?
I have might send that link to the supplier, if he is buying military gear from the same one we do - they have a thing about eBay!
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Whatever it is it's got to be worth more than 56 if it works.

The very brief description does say GWO, so if it doesn't I'll have a moan.

I'll let you all know how I get on.

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Please do

I saw it and forgot, hopefully it's a 90hp triple!
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i'll wet my self if it's dan cooper
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I'd have to be very unlucky not to get the 56 back.
I got an old motor off Ebay for 30, fired up on the second pull despite not having been run in years and what looked like brown paint in the fuel tank. Then some f***er nicked it a week later before I even got it in the water Lucky white heather anyone...
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Old 25 January 2011, 14:35   #16
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Still no contact from the seller

I've sent another really polite message asking to arrange collection.

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Old 25 January 2011, 16:43   #17
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Still no contact from the seller

I've sent another really polite message asking to arrange collection.

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Try ringing him-use this link to request his phone number:-

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/ebayadvsearch..._dmd=1&_ipg=50
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Old 25 January 2011, 17:24   #18
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Thanks Nos, didn't know that was available.

It appears he's listed some more items since the engine auction ended, so he must have seen my original request/message.

Interestingly the other auctions are quite 'normal' with an image and reasonable description, not in keeping with the engine auction at all.
Almost as if somebody else raised it.

Ah well, I'll see how it goes.

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Even more interesting is that the item location has changed for the other items. Emsworth is no longer mentioned.
I don't think I'm ever going to hear from him.

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Old 25 January 2011, 19:08   #19
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Thanks Nos, didn't know that was available.

It appears he's listed some more items since the engine auction ended, so he must have seen my original request/message.

Interestingly the other auctions are quite 'normal' with an image and reasonable description, not in keeping with the engine auction at all.
Almost as if somebody else raised it.

Ah well, I'll see how it goes.

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Even more interesting is that the item location has changed for the other items. Emsworth is no longer mentioned.
I don't think I'm ever going to hear from him.

Nasher.
This is all very intriguing!
Wait a day or two then send him a message explaining that because you've not heard from him you're going to open a dispute case though ebay and see what happens
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Old 25 January 2011, 19:24   #20
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I reckon he's an ebay newbie who hasn't noticed the 'my messages' bit yet and the messages you're sending him are going into his email spam filter.

I've had that happen before. A phone call works wonders.
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