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Old 21 March 2013, 08:32   #1
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outboard from shetland

i have seen a nice outboard from shetland, good condition with reasonable delivery, how do i ensure a safe transaction, delivery. is this possible?
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Old 21 March 2013, 08:41   #2
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Have you spoken to the vendor on a LANDLINE, contact a local business who know them or even spoken to their local policeman ?
Be extremely cautious, I nearly got caught. If they're genuine they really won't mind and will understand given where they live. Loads of scams use the Scottish islands....
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im cautious, i have asked for delivery company address for a start, i will not be caught out.
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as said above lots of scams use shetland and orkney, buyer beware and all that.
there are members of this board who live there , perhaps a pm to them to see if they could verify seller before parting with cash.
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Yep - they also use Orkney for scams too. Usually a picture gives it away, when it looks like Home Counties suburbia!

Delivery is quite possible as the Northern Isles have several freight forwarders and I'm happy to advise.

However, I'm 70% it will be a scam - do you want to share me the ad and I'll have a quick look for you.

Or else say you have me as friend from Orkney who is coming up and will look at it on your behalf. That usually flushes out the fakes.

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And to be honest, selling items from Orkney / Shetland on mainland UK would often be less profitable, due to transport costs and local demand for boat stuff.

Usually folk here will buy from south to get better value, as more choice / competition, rather than sell to it.

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Hi Steve
This is what is making me think, pictures dont look like the Islands and there are leafy trees every where. It feels odd
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Hi there - that's not Shetland unless I'm very much mistaken. Yep the house type and the wooden fence give it away. Was this on Boats and Outbards? I've reported a few and they seem good at taking them down.

Just in case, I'd call his bluff.

Annoys me that they can seem to get us a bad name.

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AS far as I know there's no council estates in the Shetlands...
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AS far as I know there's no council estates in the Shetlands...
That's not actually true...

Eg: lerwick - Google Maps

Though - IMHO - they do have a very different feel to ones south - without descending into stereotypes - as does housing in general.

Lots of our rubbish goes to Lerwick to be burnt to heat homes in the town - buried heating pipes in the street - like a huge central heating system
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