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Old 19 November 2018, 15:07   #1
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Ribcraft 4.8 AD

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kaya...ard/1320292901

Saw this boat on gumtree ,listed in wrong catogory , so took up a floorboard and got cash ready to set out for Bexley Heath ,
tried to contact seller and alas no joy ,
so realised it was probhably a scam , but how does this work ? ,is it premium rate phone calls ? ,i did,nt get far past the dialling tone ; any help appreciated ,thanks
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Old 19 November 2018, 16:05   #2
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one ad, new seller to gumtree. Probably
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Old 19 November 2018, 17:22   #3
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Really?

Pretty comprehensive advert listing from someone who has never advertised on Gumtree before, and since when could you buy a 2005 Ribcraft with a 4-stroke engine with less than 250 hours for under £6k?

Oh and look, apparently Louise can deliver it too.

You dodged a bullet there, keep your hard earned cash, walk away and don't look back, this has scam written all over it.
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Old 19 November 2018, 18:03   #4
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Really?

Pretty comprehensive advert listing from someone who has never advertised on Gumtree before, and since when could you buy a 2005 Ribcraft with a 4-stroke engine with less than 250 hours for under £6k?

Oh and look, apparently Louise can deliver it too.

You dodged a bullet there, keep your hard earned cash, walk away and don't look back, this has scam written all over it.
Yes i sure dodged a bullet ,but how ???? , how is someone going to take my money ??? ,what is there plan ???? i am going to turn up with the cash ,and if satisfied i will purchase , i will then hook on my car and pay and drive down the road with the boat , so how does the scam work ??

on another note those 2018 , 4.8s sold ex demo after southampton show were sold @£12500 from memory ,so 6k for a 13 year old rib is not so outstanding ,however it struck me as very straight good condition and a bargain which is why my interest .
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Canít see it as a scam for the reasons you mention - perhaps itís being advertised on behalf of someone? Only way to find out is to speak with them really and get their reasons for sale, if you can view, see paperwork and test the engine etc - have it surveyed and check engine / hull numbers ... I would think there are easier scams out there, if it is a scam Iím not sure how they planned on making it work...
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That advert was on Apollo duck a few weeks back saying the boat was £10995 in the Isle of Man. So I think scam
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If you send a message you will probably get a reply along the lines of " I have a hearing problem so can only communicate via message" (because its probably a Nigerian sat in his mud hut) they will then give you every excuse why you cant see it then they either ask for a holding deposit via bank transfer. Or if they think your realy dumb they will offer to deliver the boat free of charge (after you pay in full) and will assure you if your not totally happy on receipt they will refund your money.
Obviously as soon as you pay any money either deposit or full amount you never hear from them again quite a comon scam
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Can’t see it as a scam for the reasons you mention - perhaps it’s being advertised on behalf of someone? Only way to find out is to speak with them really and get their reasons for sale, if you can view, see paperwork and test the engine etc - have it surveyed and check engine / hull numbers ... I would think there are easier scams out there, if it is a scam I’m not sure how they planned on making it work...
SCAM!
...Cheap Boat...Female vendor ...someone else's sale .....little knowledge....
...HOLDING DEPOSIT....Thank you very much!
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or as is getting more common, the luverley louise arranges to meet you in a car park with the boat, as long as you agree to pay cash on handover of the boat. You arrive carrying a wad of wonga. At the allotted time, the luverley louise arrives, but no boat, she has however arrived with her brick shitehouse boyfriend and two of his mates. The next thing you know your waking up in hospital having been relieved of you cash, your car. etc. etc.
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also i have just reported it to them (gumtree) as fraudulent, so hopefully they will remove it.
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