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Old 23 May 2008, 16:53   #1
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Ebay item should it be reported

Item no.260242439113.Sorry i dont know how to put a direct link maybe someone else can.A breif history.I won this item and on the basis that the engine was run 12 months ago with no problems and was turned over only say aweek ago with no problems.Drove 260 miles round trip.When i got there said i wanted to check the engine did what he said.i.e.Lift on trim and tilt turn over and produce a spark.I put a good battery on it turned the key it struggled to turn over.so i took out all three spark plugs did a compression test top cylinder knocked badly had 60lb compression middle had no compression at all bottom had about 30lb.I told them this is not the result of a engine having been stood and one that turned over fine last week the advert was misleading so i didnt want it.He agreed and ebay has accepted a non payment agreement.All good.BUT now a few days later the same advert and item and they are fully aware of its problems and want to stuff someone else.Should i report them if so how
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Old 23 May 2008, 17:09   #2
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Errmmm hard to say, but thanks for posting as i was watching that item as i fancied the Sooki 85!

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Old 23 May 2008, 17:12   #3
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Yes I believe you should report it , it is clear you knew your stuff but another person will be conned. The link is as follows with advice etc http://pages.ebay.co.uk/safetycentre...ml?_trksid=m37

also this link
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/consumer-rig...s.html#scratch

Is this the item for sale? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...p%3D%26fvi%3D1
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Old 23 May 2008, 17:21   #4
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Errmmm hard to say, but thanks for posting as i was watching that item as i fancied the Sooki 85!

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Old 23 May 2008, 17:24   #5
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C2RIBS yes it is the item and yes its just as well for me although it only just recently i have taken a hard line towards thing i am buying after accepting several items misdescribed.
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Copied this from advert and states that


"Engine was working fine when last used, since then has just sat, was flushed after every use, but not winterised or laid up.

Battery was used for a friends car and fuel tank was nicked, so havent got facilities to fire it up and test.

It fired up about 12 months ago as I had a play with it to get it ready for a weekend run, but never went out."

If re-advertsied after your visit and test then this seller knows the issues and has not told the truth!!!!
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Soozook 85 was a great motor in its day but that one's 1982-5 ish. Do you really want something 25 yrs old powering your RIB?

Seller is being a touch on the conervative side with the truth, if he trusts your compression tester....
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If sellers were truthful - it would make the process simpler. Especially - if you rely 100% on the advertising description only to be confronted with an item that plainly isn't 'as described'.

My advice in private sale situations is to do your homework. If you're already familiar with the item you're about to buy, you'll have a very good idea of what to look for, key questions to ask, based on your product research.

A common mistake people make is to get on the phone, ask a few questions then down tools and drive god knows how many miles only to be disappointed.

Write down all your questions first - so you don't get side-tracked by the seller's waffle. If they can't answer direct questions, then ask yourself why? Legitimate sellers will bend over backwards, provide receipts and history, and be happy to answer queries, provide information by email, etc.

This (Suzuki) Ebay seller didn't have a battery, fuel tank and muffs. I'm sorry - but this just doesn't add up.

"I'm selling on behalf of a friend" - walk away.

I don't know anything about boats or engines" - walk away.

"It runs like a dream, but I can't demonstrate it in action" - walk away.

I recently sold an engine through Ebay, and the whole experience was very positive. Good communication, regular emails, all history provided.

Good luck in your search for an engine!
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Item no.260242439113.Sorry i dont know how to put a direct link maybe someone else can.A breif history.I won this item and on the basis that the engine was run 12 months ago with no problems and was turned over only say aweek ago with no problems.Drove 260 miles round trip.When i got there said i wanted to check the engine did what he said.i.e.Lift on trim and tilt turn over and produce a spark.I put a good battery on it turned the key it struggled to turn over.so i took out all three spark plugs did a compression test top cylinder knocked badly had 60lb compression middle had no compression at all bottom had about 30lb.I told them this is not the result of a engine having been stood and one that turned over fine last week the advert was misleading so i didnt want it.He agreed and ebay has accepted a non payment agreement.All good.BUT now a few days later the same advert and item and they are fully aware of its problems and want to stuff someone else.Should i report them if so how
Am I missing something here. Why is it Ebay's problem. I do not believe they have any responsibility in this matter?????
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Am I missing something here. Why is it Ebay's problem. I do not believe they have any responsibility in this matter?????
Surely it's ebay's responsibility to pull an auction that states information known to be incorrect or misleading?? It seems likey that, if not, some other poor bugger is gonna get seriously ripped off here!
If it's not ebay's responsibility to stop this then who's is it?
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