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< EDIT: 08 May 2009 - Please note that Windways Marine Services and Anglia Outboard Centre (who both trade on Ebay as nseoutboardcentre) are not related to Dan Cooper, although they are all to aware of him! They can be contacted on 07591 975555 during working hours if you have any concerns. JK >
This is a warning for anyone who is thinking of or has bought something of the ebay seller riversendmarine. He was selling several outboards and a large amount of spares. Based in cambridge.
(eBay Feedback profile for riversendmarine
If you have bought anything from the seller and havn't recieved it contact ebay or paypal immediatly. The seller doesn't have the items advertised. Some people have obviously recieved small items such as propellers.
I bought an outboard, mariner 6, I was going to collect however the seller said he was unavaliable on the days I proposed, he insisted I pay through paypal and he would post it. (He sounded genuine). He came up with several stories, one was that parcel force had broke the gearbox.
I made a claim through paypal and they couldn't contact him, so they recovered about half of my money.
Paypal and ebay are now investigating and I've been in touch with other ebay members who have involved the police. If anyone knows where this guy is or who he is please let me know!!
This ruined my september boating, At least I had my trusty yamaha malta, but I couldn't plane. I should not have sent payment and risked my 100% feedback!!!