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Old 17 November 2014, 15:30   #1
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Possible eBay scam

Hi folks,
I'm looking to upgrade my little RIB to something a bit bigger. There is a 4.8m Tornado listed at the moment on eBay, in Skipton, N. Yorks.

I have been unable to contact the buyer to arrange a viewing.

The listing is identical to one that sold in Belfast just two weeks ago for 3410 and now it's on an auction. Oh, and they want paying by transfer before it's collected.

Here is the listing - Tornado 4.8mtr RIB Boat | eBay

I'm not saying it is dodgy, just that I smell a rat......buyer beware!
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Old 17 November 2014, 17:22   #2
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Old 17 November 2014, 17:28   #3
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Scam, I've bid on it every time it appears just to pi$$ the scammer off
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Old 17 November 2014, 18:57   #4
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Hi Guys,

This is my old RIB that I sold 6 months ago to a guy down in Plymouth, the photo's were taken outside my garage by me!

I know that he put it up for sale only a month or so after he bought it but don't know what happened to it after that.

Hope this helps any potential interested parties?
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Old 17 November 2014, 20:02   #5
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My last rib was re-advertised before the first (genuine) listing by me had been removed after the sale.
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Old 18 November 2014, 00:20   #6
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Gone now !
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Old 18 November 2014, 17:56   #7
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There is now an Avon Adventure 4.10 up that is a scam with the same picture of the persons email address
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Old 21 November 2014, 09:36   #8
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Here we go again back on eBay only in Deeside this time!!!!

I think I'll hang on till its for sale in my home town saves traveling!!!!😀
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Old 21 November 2014, 11:33   #9
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Old 21 November 2014, 11:49   #10
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He's hacking loads of accounts and using them for his scams
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