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Old 29 September 2011, 06:01   #1
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Cheap Valiant D380 - Too good to be True?

I'm looking for my first boat, something around 4m, I've seen a Valiant D380 with a 2 stroke 30hp engine for 1250, this seems very cheap, the down side it's so far away I'd have to get it delivered. Is this about the going rate for a boat of this size or should I be suspicious?

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Old 29 September 2011, 06:07   #2
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Depends on its age and condition. If its old and quite tired then that doesn't seem a ridiculous price. If it is in pristine condition or not that old then its either a good deal or a scam.

I'd suggest collecting it - unless there is a really good reason not to. If its too far to view before collection/payment then post some details here and you might find someone to check it exists for the cost of a few pints.
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Old 29 September 2011, 13:50   #3
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This is the ad

Valiant Speed Boat for sale , Valiant D380 Rib with Mercury 30hp 2 Stroke, speed boat - Boats And Outboards
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Old 29 September 2011, 15:25   #4
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Hard to tell but he advert doesn't display the usual signs of scamming IMHO. Looks a nice deal!
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Old 30 September 2011, 13:48   #5
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Scam scam scam

THATS 99% a scam, Its my old boat i sold back in May this year for 2300. Its my pictures on my bloody drive and my description. I sold it to a chap in Devon so unless he has sold it to someone welll up the country, lost loads of money on it, found my old add and used my description and pictures i'm thinking its a scam.

I have emailed boats and outboards to look into it and double check the legitamacy of the add.

There is this one which is down to 3700. All under warranty. The chap posted on here a couple of times. dougal_22 is the one selling it.
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Old 01 October 2011, 01:01   #6
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I reckon this is another one, offers shipping but too far to view and cheap enough to take a punt on.

Valiant Other Ribs for sale , Valiant 340 rib and 30hp Mariner outboard engine - Boats And Outboards

And I'm sure this has was on eBay recently more locally.

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