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Old 07 January 2005, 12:20   #1
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Bargain!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ayphotohosting


Looks very cheap 5k buy it now price! I have read it through a couple of times and can't find the catch, the ad seems genuine, unfortunatly I don't have 5k!

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Old 07 January 2005, 12:53   #2
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hmmm

This is very cheap, spoken with a marine dealer I know very well and he reckons it is a 10,000 ish boat. I have emailed this guy who is selling it requesting Serial numbers etc also if he has any original sales receipts for any of it or any other history. If he has all this then looks like I'll be driving up with an engineer for a closer inspection...... we'll see.... looks tooooooo cheap to be so there has to be a catch somewhere plus it is only on for a 1 Day Auction which is strange....
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Old 07 January 2005, 13:44   #3
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I agree it seems to good to be true, I reckon the engines worth 5k. He seems to know a bit about the history so I doubt its stolen. Its been on ebay before I think, he says he needs the money to turn it into a bathroom! A 5k bathroom -I would not like to meet his wife
If I had 5k I would buy it. Let me know how you get on,

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Old 07 January 2005, 23:20   #4
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I received this email back after asking to be placed on the approved buyers list..

Hi Dear Buyer,
Thanks for your intersted ZODIAC PRO 16 SE RIB + SUZUKI 115HP ENGINE.
My name is Mike and i am curently in Italy.
I have moved in here a few mounths ago leaving Lytham St. Annes,UK for
Rimini at my wife`s wish to be closer to her parents and also because of my
job.Beeing a young doctor is not alwais so nice as it seems. Enough about
me,now about the Watercraft.
I am the first owner of the Watercraft. You will receive your
Watercraft&trailer by FedEx Freight International at your home address.It is
insured in case of damage and it takes 4-5 days to be delivered at your
door.I will send you the Watercraft all the papers you need to register it
under your name.
The ZODIAC PRO 16 SE RIB has been used only for few hours (68) and there are
no scratches or something like that on the paint,it wasn't involved in
accidents.This is very fast.
I will agree to sell the Watercraft for the buy now price of 5000 GBP
shipping,handling and insurance charges of the crate,are included in the
price.Payment will be done via wire transfer as it is the fastest and I want
to shipp it in the same day when the payment is complete.
The most important thing in all my activity here is that I am affiliated at
eBay Square Trade,I have a a purchase protection account for 10000$ and I
assume you know what this means.
The finacial part of this deal will be manage by them.They are accting like
a third party in this deal. Also,I have to let you know that I want a proof
that you have all the money availble for this deal as I will shipp it in the
same day or next day morning,after you proove to me that you are the real
buyer.
Since this deal will be made using a THIRD PARTY to help us closing this
deal,I prefer honnest buyers.Anyway,if you want more details about this
deal,please reply with the following informations:
-Your full name;
-Your shipping address;
-Your eBay user id.
I will look for your email,so that we can move forward with this deal!
Regards!
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Old 08 January 2005, 02:21   #5
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Is this a case of a stolen identity? An awful lot of different email addresses in the headers! Haven't got time to look again now, but I think I might have seen it in ebay in 2 different places as well.
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Old 08 January 2005, 04:21   #6
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I drove this boat at an MGA/Suzuki event in May 2003 and recieved the same relpy as tcwozere. The boat is genuine enough...........the seller is not!

The language/spelling is not right. The original genuine eBay advert of a few weeks ago has been snatched, altered and recycled.

My advice - don't touch it!!
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Old 08 January 2005, 04:37   #7
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the boat is genuine and is for sale ,as i have spoke to the owner by phone a while ago and proved bill of sale , but for far more money than quoted here its a scam
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Old 08 January 2005, 10:53   #8
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He types english like a "Ginerian"....(nigerian) . Why not agree to buy the boat and send him fifty pence. He will then spend days trying to get the 5k the money transfer people.
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Old 08 January 2005, 13:45   #9
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another e-bay scam????

I tried selling my motorbike on e-bay last year and had a similar type of thing. The buyer gave an address in nottingham which was genuine, but he wasn't. The 'buyer' wanted to work through a third party etc,etc,.

It all sounds very dodgy

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Old 09 January 2005, 10:10   #10
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I like your suggestion Scotty that'd give the police an hot trail too!
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Hi,

Yep got the same reply as Tcwozere, have sent "this chap" and email back staing I wish to view the Rib before purchasing should be interesting to see his reply.... think it is a complete waste of time......
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Old 09 January 2005, 10:47   #12
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It does show you how carefull you have to be and how helpfull this forum can be for allerting people of rogue traders and it happened to be a subject i was discussing only yesterday
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Got an email back from the chap selling the "bargain basement all prices slashed rib"!! I quote:

"I am in Rimini (Italy) and the boat is here with me. And for the moment i accept only an service that is afiliate to eBay and is also working like escrow. So if you are interested please contact me with your name and address also your eBay ID and Log in."

What a load of B******s
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Old 10 January 2005, 05:16   #14
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[QUOTE=Nauti Buoy] Got an email back from the chap selling the "bargain basement all prices slashed rib"!! I quote:

"Slashed rib" sounds like a job for olmec! You have got to be really careful on ebay, it sounded to good to be true. I hope nobody got caught out.

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why don't we all email him individually saying how interested we are and get him sending us more photos serial numbers etc!
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His Email address is as follows

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Id've thought the idea of Fedexing a RIB to a buyer would be a giveaway enough in its self

The prolfieration of scams is making it difficult to sell anything these days. When I sold my car before leaving Blighty I had a very persistent foreign gentleman on the phone who wanted to buy it and export it to Cyprus. Now he could have been 100% genuine but frankly too much risk so I put him off til he went away. Add that to the "carsearch" scams (Give us a tenner and will put you in touch with our register of people desperate to buy your motor) and it was a right pain in the wassnames.
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Old 10 January 2005, 14:22   #18
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Got an email back from the chap selling the "bargain basement all prices slashed rib"!! I quote:

"Slashed rib" sounds like a job for olmec! You have got to be really careful on ebay, it sounded to good to be true. I hope nobody got caught out.

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Just to clarify this, I meant a job for Olmec to repair, not one of Olmec's jobs! I hope I haven't offended anyone, I see it could be taken the wrong way!

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Looks like Ebay have rumbled the scam!! The link at the top of the thread now takes you to a "Item removed" page.

Wow!! the power of RIBNET.

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