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Old 05 June 2009, 11:08   #11
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Is that not what I said?

The bank wont let you withdraw the money if the funds haven't cleared.
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Old 06 June 2009, 06:08   #12
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Is that not what I said?

The bank wont let you withdraw the money if the funds haven't cleared.
They will tell you that the funds are in your account on certain types of transfer (cant remember which ones) only to remove them a few days later when they actually bounce- believe me I have had this happen abeit for only a small transaction.
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Old 06 June 2009, 07:19   #13
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They will tell you that the funds are in your account on certain types of transfer (cant remember which ones) only to remove them a few days later when they actually bounce- believe me I have had this happen albeit for only a small transaction.
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Yes I've heard this too - and that there are scammers practised in exploiting the window between you 'seeing' the new funds in your account and then those funds not clearing.

If you have a moderately chunky bank account, you would/could draw on this and then get stung when the funds don't fully clear.
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Old 06 June 2009, 08:10   #14
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Okay I see where you are coming from but what I did was got him to transfer the money into an account I don't normally use and then I withdrew all the funds before sending the item.
Sorry for not being clearer.
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Old 07 June 2009, 08:37   #15
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Thanks for all the advice. He wanted to pay by bankers draft when the delivery guy collected the boat. I have insisted on cleared funds in my bank by transfer which he has agreed to. All being well I should have made my sale fairly easily by next week - but I am still being cautious!
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Old 08 June 2009, 05:43   #16
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If he pays by bankers draft or cheque and they are fraudulent the funds WILL clear into your account, your boat will go with him. A few days after the moneys cleared the person who's bank the money actually come out of will report it then the money will disappear out of your account despite it been cleared.
Result is no money and no boat.
Ideally I would want the money in my account for at least a couple of weeks before it goes anywhere.
Can you not sell it to him through a broker?
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I sold a 50K yacht earlier this year to a guy in Sweden. He paid 5 deposit to hold the boat on the bais it was as decsribed.

He then came over for viewing and survey (I think he did 3 yachts while he was here).

Sale completed a week or 2 later.

No reason why he can not organise for GBP paid dierctly into your bank.
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Had a call from Denmark last week and the gent (hope he turns out to be one) is coming to view my Nimbus 280 at Dartmouth tomorrow or Wednesday which I advertised on Boats and Outboards three weeks ago. Thanks to all for their input and for the very useful warnings on payment methods.
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I think what with the strength of the pound against the euro we're going to see a lot more of this, had a guy from Belgium call me when I was selling my boat, she was already sold but directed him to the forum for help/advise re makes and models etc.
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In fairness there aren't many scammers of Danish extraction - they usually come from warmer climes!!!
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