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Old 26 September 2006, 06:35   #1
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Is this a scam?

Or a bargin:

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F118746/
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Old 26 September 2006, 06:46   #2
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If you are unsure then if I was you, seeing they are only in Devon, I would not have it delivered but collect it and pay cash there and then, when you have possession of the engine, and checked out the serial nos.

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Good advice Richard. I don't intend to buy it, it just looks like a good price for a lot of power......That is if it's not a scam (the bit about delivery makes me think it might be)
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I'm certain it's a scam- NADA is the National Automobile Dealers Assoc from America and NADA average refers to condition.
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mmmmmmmmmmmmm he would not be getting my money
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The seller seems that they don't want anyone to see the outboard. Its apparently in devon, but the advert seems very american, i.e 'shipping',

Another dodgy advert:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=280031661228

1. Incorrect Picture
2. Do wetline even make ribs?
3. Yamaha have never made a 7hp outboard!
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Old 26 September 2006, 10:23   #7
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I think that ebay one is genuine just someone who has made a mistake about the engine.
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I supose this could be a genuine advert, but it just seemed strange they had taken that picture from someone else's advert who was selling the actual boat in the picture.

I thought waveline or wetline only made small sibs?

They've listed it as cash on collection so I supose they must have one for sale just not the one in the picture. If they said paypal only then I certainly wouldn't buy it.
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and the name-says Waveline on the pic...
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These ones really annoy me:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2005-Ranger-Re...QQcmdZViewItem

They are obviously a scam! Earlier in the year My ebay account was hacked onto, and about 20 of these type of adverts were listed though my account, Ebay charges came to over 150!!!

Luckily I contacted ebay quickly and they had the adverts deleted within 24 hours and the charges removed.

The surprising thing was people WERE emailing me!!! I had to keep telling them it was a fraudster advert! Although it was tempting...
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I saw this a while ago and checked the serial number, it is registered in the states, so its going to cost alot of money to get it shipped over here.
The serial number is what the advert says though.

Seems a bit to cheap to be true!
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Another dodgy advert:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=280031661228

1. Incorrect Picture
2. Do wetline even make ribs?
3. Yamaha have never made a 7hp outboard!
Have just asked seller a question. He says the advert should read 265 instead of 365. He also said the outboard is 7hp but quite old (I'v still never seen or heard of a 7hp yam tho).

However this contadicts his advert. If its a 265 then it wouldn't take the 20hp outboard. The picture shows quite a new 4/5hp yam, so this obviously isn't the boat.

I am going to shut up now, because it probably seems that I have become obsessed in picking faults in his advert.
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I'v still never seen or heard of a 7hp yam ...
Put "Yamaha 7hp" into Google and see what happens....
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OK, I was wrong,

One of Yamaha's first outboards was 7hp, but this was in 1960. Unlikely that many would still be running, and the ones that are would be quite valuable.

Still doesn't explain rest of ad!
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After contacting the seller he sorted out his advert. He has put some better pictures on and has sorted out his description.

Unfortunatly its now out of my budget for a tender. But at least he sorted out his listing and should get a better price with the correct listing.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....em=280031661228
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This has got to be a scam, as all of the postage and packaging has to be arranged by him.
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