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Old 07 October 2008, 15:26   #1
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I've just been browsing the Boats and Outboards website for a bigger engine and was amazed at the amount of ads for apparently new or nearly new engines at ridiculous prices. Are these all scams? If this is true, how can they post without being removed.
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Old 07 October 2008, 16:09   #2
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I've just been browsing the Boats and Outboards website for a bigger engine ....
What's max hp your hull's rated to?

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Old 07 October 2008, 16:24   #3
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What's max hp your hull's rated to?
Just Kidding I wondered how quickly I'd get a nibble

Mike said he'd be quite happy putting a 200 on the back, but thought a 175 would be a better bet. He told me he knew of a 5.8 with a 225 hung off the back, now that's just rediculous.


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So how come they're allowed to get away with posting these ads then? Don't B&O have a responsibility to have these this removed?
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If when you contact the seller they come back asking you to oder through there site http://www.watersports24.co.cc/ there's a good chance it's a scam. I enquired about a 50hp 4 stroke Honda, but the response didn't sound to good.
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So how come they're allowed to get away with posting these ads then? Don't B&O have a responsibility to have these this removed?

I think they just go up quicker than B&O can take them down
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I think they just go up quicker than B&O can take them down
Oh, they do remove them then?
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Here he is!


It is very annoying and I am looking in to ways in which we can prevent this crud from spoiling our site.

The engines seem to be a real problem area, I will see what can be done and get back to you all.

In the meantime please be careful.

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How about having some moderators? You could recruit them from a variety of forums to suit the sections on B&O.

I'm sure that there are people like Nos4r2 who'd be happy to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.

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