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Old 18 January 2013, 16:39   #1
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Another Scam?

Found this advertised on Preloved. Does anyone recognise the rib? They sent me photos then the following message.

' My location is Orkney Islands.If you can`t collect i can arrange delivery with a local courier for 120 GBP within UK.For payment i accept bank wire transfer and i will start the delivery as soon the payment has been cleared.If you agree reply me and i will forward you my name,address and bank account details.Cheers,'

Anyone got as spare 1800GBP seams good value to me!
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Old 18 January 2013, 16:43   #2
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Id sayyyy...... Scam!
Dont recognise the RIB.
If it sounds too good to be true it probably is!
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Old 18 January 2013, 16:56   #3
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Was being advertised at the tale end of last year by someone in the west of scotland. Theres a vid here
of a run displaying an engine problem. He was selling it at about 5k ish with the engine problem unresolved (which I thought was odd at the time).

So either someone bought it less than 3 months ago, shipped it to Orkney and is now unloading it for a massive loss without disclosing the engine problem.
Or its a scam.

As always, if it looks too good to be true, it usually is.
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Old 18 January 2013, 17:05   #4
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120 for delivery to the mainland??

I don't think so!!

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There are several you tube posts from 'modine4'.
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Indeed. I only posted the engine bogging one because he referred to it in the advert he had up around Oct/Nov last year. There's quite a nice one of him fooling around in the Corryvreckan.
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'The trailer is fully rebuilt with all new running gear. It has only done a few trips from Glasgow down to Largs since the rebuild so has about 200 miles on the new gear' Good trick how did he get it to Orkney
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Sounds like a scam. Who uses term GBP in the UK? Depending where in Orkney (if its in Orkney), then Pentland Ferries are very reasonable. For example motorhome/caravan up to 6m 33 one way assuming ferry company would take rib on its own which get you to Wick.

Copinsay is a member on here from Orkney... he might know the boat or be in a position to check it out?
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No doubt it's a scam - Classic wording!
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Wonder what happens when genuine Orcadians want to sell a boat? :/
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