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Old 12 October 2006, 12:05   #1
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Ebay: Dan Cooper aka norfolkboatandoutboardcentre / obspares / outboardspares.net

< EDIT: 22 Dec 2014 - now operating as Outboards Cambridge with a credible-looking web site. JK >

< EDIT: 10 May 2012 - Information about making a claim in the County Court and if you already have a judgement over 600 how you can use High Court Enforcement Officers to collect it. JK >


< EDIT: 16 March 2012 - Suffolk Police contact details added here. JK >

< 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!!!
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Old 12 October 2006, 12:13   #2
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sorry to hear that mate, his feedback jsut lately doesntlook to good at all -
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Old 12 October 2006, 12:22   #3
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I guess I was lucky and paid through paypal, if it had been a cheque then I'd have kissed good bye to my cash. At least paypal provides some protection.
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Old 12 October 2006, 12:35   #4
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If anyone knows where this guy is or who he is please let me know!!
gaRfish deetektiv servisis limitid (verry fkin limitid sum mite saiy) arr att yorr servis.

heers a starrter forr tenn

iz naim iz dan an hee livvs att.......

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Old 12 October 2006, 13:32   #5
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Ah.... I know of this guy-had problems with him myself. Trades as various different names, been kicked off ebay twice before as well. Previous ID was Outboardspares and PC-Ink

< Edit: Contact details deleted. More information here. JK > is his mother's address. Go and visit him. SHE will make him pay you back-she's done it before.

If you report him to ebay for rejoining he'll be banned again.

BEst advice is not to buy anything from Bury St Edmunds unless you can verify it's not him. He's very prolific.
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Old 12 October 2006, 13:55   #6
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Thanks for the responces Seems he's well known. I've contacted ebay. He should get banned.

Now I've got the information hopefully I can get it sorted. Another ebay member who I've been in touch with has contacted the police. I'll pass it onto him.

He was apparantly renting a unit on a farm near cambridge this time.

I won't buy an outboard off ebay again, unless I can view before bidding. I guess I'll save up over the winter for a brand new outboard maybe even a proper Rib.
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his name is dan cooper, he has more than one mobile phone number, he rented a lock up at wayside farm isleham from a chris harvey,i foolishly paid for parcelforce to collect an engine from there, no engine, no dan cooper.
i had an email from < Edit: Contact details deleted. More information here. JK >, dont know if its his mother wife or g/f though
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I think thats his mum. The < Edit: Contact details deleted. More information here. JK > address should get a result of some kind if you send the police there.

Pay him a visit.
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Old 12 October 2006, 16:39   #9
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the police were very slow in coming forward, they just thought he was a bad businessman, hes very convincing with his apologies , but ultimately hes just fobbing us all off
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Ebay dont tar all with the same brush!!

Hi Ive been reading this thread with interest as i have sold and bought many outboards and dinghys over the last couple of years.

some sellers are reputable, as technology is better these days if you need to see an engine but its a distance away why not get the seller to video it running on a mobile and either mms or email it to you or ask to set it via web cam or Skype

just an idea

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