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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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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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