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Old 03 June 2008, 06:58   #1
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Is this dodgy? My boat on ebay, potential scam?

My boats on ebay, link here:

http://my.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...e=STRK:ME:LNLK

what do you think to these questions I've been getting?

Dear subaruollyit,

hi
i m from greece and i like this boat
i can arrange to collect in person this boat
can i bid? i can send you some money in front and the rest i can give it to you when i collect the item.
is this boat have a CE certificate?
please tell me your location?
this action is only for the body?
the engine and the center console?


- vagelis.2007

My answer

No thank you, payment is in full, your -1* feedback concerns me


Dear subaruollyit,

HI
I M TASOS AND I WRITE YOU ON BEHALF OF VAGGELIS
I CAN BID ON THIS ITEM AND I CAN ARANGE FOR SHIPPING THIS TO GREECE.
I HAVE A FRIEND LIVE THERE IN LYMINGTON, HIS NAME IS GRAHAM JELLEY AND HE WORKS IN SCORPION COMPANY AND IF I BID AND WIN HE IS GONE TO PAY YOU AND SEND THE ITEM TO ME.
IF YOU AGREE I CAN BID ON BEHALF OF VAGELIS AND IF I WON I CAN SEND YOU A 10% OF THE WINNING BID AND THE OTHER 90% GRAHAM WILL GIVE IT TO YOU WHEN HE COME TO COLECT THE BOAT.

THANKS A LOT

PS REMEMBER IM TASOS AND IM FRIEND OF VAGELIS FROM GREECE


- bheadgr

No thanks, UK bidders only payment in full on collection, not 10% here 90% there


HI AGAIN
WHAT IF I BID AND IF I WON I PAY YOU ISNTANDLY BY PAYPAL.
I SOURE YOU THAT WE ARE GENIUQE BUYERS
ME AND VAGELIS WE WORK TOGETHER IN A BIG ORGANIZATION HERE IN GREECE. WE CAN FIND THIS KIND OF BOAT HERE THATS WY WE LOOKING IT IN UK.

HERE IS MY FULL DETAILS
Tasos Mavrokefalos
Operations Department
OTEplus S.A.
90, Marinou Antypa Str.
GR 141 21, N. Heraklion
Athens Greece
Phone: +30 210 2781 733 (direct)
+30 210 2781 700 (centre)
FAX: +30 210 2724 868
mavrokefalos@oteplus.gr

http://www.oteplus.gr


- bheadgr

I don't have paypal as I don't agree with there ludicrous withdrawal fee's -

What do you think guys, I'll update this as the replies keep coming -
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Old 03 June 2008, 07:33   #2
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Call Graham Jelley at ~Scorpion if you want to sell the boat - nothing to lose!
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Old 03 June 2008, 07:45   #3
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As long as it is clear the boat needs to be paid for on collection then I can't see what any scam would be.
If he is paying 10% up front before collection then its in his interest to come for the boat.
I would let them bid, the worst that will happen is they don't pay and that can happen with anyone.
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Old 03 June 2008, 07:48   #4
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As cookee says, call the guy at Scorpion.

Also it depends on how they want to pay.
Obviously even Cash can be suspect.

Mind you, I struggle to see why they would purchase a boat of this value to ship out to Greece, unless smaller RIBs just aren't available there.

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Old 03 June 2008, 09:02   #5
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As said above why don't you check them out by phoning Scorpion? Seems easy and more reliable than most ebay transactions. He has also provided you with his work email address and full contact details. Seems easy enough to verify.

If I were them I wouldnt be overly impressed that you had posted all of my contact details on a web forum.
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If I were them I wouldnt be overly impressed that you had posted all of my contact details on a web forum.
I'd be far less than overly impressed
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Old 03 June 2008, 09:50   #7
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thanks for your comments so far ,
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Old 03 June 2008, 10:31   #8
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the latest from reply from the person in greece -

OK

I SEND A FRIEND TO COLLECT THE ITEM, OK?
IF I DID NOT PAY YOU DONT GIVE THE BOAT.
I CAN SEND YOU NOW IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT 500 POUND FOR THIS ITEM THIS IS MY LAST CHANCE TO BUY THIS BOAT. I CAN GIVE MORE AND I CAN MAKE YOU TO CANGE YOUR MIND.....

REGARDS
TASOS AND VAGELIS

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Old 03 June 2008, 10:34   #9
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As cookee says, call the guy at Scorpion.

Also it depends on how they want to pay.
Obviously even Cash can be suspect.

Mind you, I struggle to see why they would purchase a boat of this value to ship out to Greece, unless smaller RIBs just aren't available there.

Nasher
thanks I've called scorpion - lets just say things havent checked out!
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Old 03 June 2008, 10:49   #10
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I CAN GIVE MORE AND I CAN MAKE YOU TO CANGE YOUR MIND.....
Now that's funny...

Wonder if he's bringing a length of rubber hose, too...



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