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Old 08 September 2012, 04:32   #41
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Sounds like a scam to me...
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Old 08 September 2012, 04:35   #42
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So not only do you hand over your boat you pay them to take it away too. I don't think you need 'Spidey' sense to know there is something very dodgy with this one.

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Old 08 September 2012, 04:36   #43
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Scammer

I have been on the Forum for a couple of years now but don't post but enjoy reading others post, this is a Scam as im sure others will warn You, I have had 3 times now the same type used on Myself.
I have 3 boats Bombard Aerotec 380 Yam 15hp loads of fun
Avon SR4 Yam 40 EPTT
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Looking at Your earlier posts I would recommend the SR4 as a great all round fun easy to use package, when considering what to buy next.
I will hope to start posting a bit more now, but this is one of the best Forums around with lots of very good sound advice.
Martin aka POKEYMINGER the name of My first boat by the way it was a real mess.
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Old 08 September 2012, 04:41   #44
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i was thinking it was a scam! Im not having much luck here. first i go to buy a boat & turns out to be a scam & then go to sell mine & thats a scam too!

i send an email back to the first scammers saying i would like to view the boat & sort out payment. where are you based? ....... & ive not had a reply since!

Ill just see what comes on the market & try save some more money to have a bigger budget!
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Old 08 September 2012, 04:58   #45
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Show me the money!

Buying and selling boats is no different to any other large scale item, such as a motorbike, car, caravan, etc. Think about it for a moment. If you scan the classifieds, EBay, Gumtree and such like, then you have to be prepared to accept that some will be scams, not legally owned, or not even close to their sale description. Either go through a reputable boat dealer or take your chances. There are good people out there, but there are also those that have absolutely no conscious.

With things like this - then be prepared to do your homework and don't simply latch on to an 'inviting price'. If you know the market for the said item, then you'll know a rough book price for it too. Real sellers always provide paperwork, lots of pictures, history and of course contact details. Real sellers will furnish you with minescule details, repairs and faults.

Finally, a cash transaction is the way to go, either that or a bankers draft, although I've read about fraud with banker's drafts too in private sales.

Good luck with the search.
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Old 08 September 2012, 05:05   #46
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Run, as fast as you can for the hills....

Or if you want send me the 400 to my Nigerian bank account and I'll get the prince who has given me 10m to hold onto for a week for him to pick the boat up.

You are like a scam magnet.
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Old 08 September 2012, 05:07   #47
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Show me the money!

Buying and selling boats is no different to any other large scale item, such as a motorbike, car, caravan, etc. Think about it for a moment. If you scan the classifieds, EBay, Gumtree and such like, then you have to be prepared to accept that some will be scams, not legally owned, or not even close to their sale description. Either go through a reputable boat dealer or take your chances. There are good people out there, but there are also those that have absolutely no conscious.

With things like this - then be prepared to do your homework and don't simply latch on to an 'inviting price'. If you know the market for the said item, then you'll know a rough book price for it too. Real sellers always provide paperwork, lots of pictures, history and of course contact details. Real sellers will furnish you with minescule details, repairs and faults.

Finally, a cash transaction is the way to go, either that or a bankers draft, although I've read about fraud with banker's drafts too in private sales.

Good luck with the search.
Since i saw that AB inflatble scam ive found so many more! The amount of scams has exploded compared to a few years ago, there everywhere i only want cahs for my boat not some complicated long winded bank transfer / paypal thing

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ill get there eventually
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Old 08 September 2012, 05:08   #48
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Scam. Run Forest, run.

Anyone who mentions western union can be assumed to be a scammer. The agent, the paypal for something costing 4k, and the style of English all confirm it.
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Old 08 September 2012, 05:32   #49
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Scam. Run Forest, run.

Anyone who mentions western union can be assumed to be a scammer. The agent, the paypal for something costing 4k, and the style of English all confirm it.
Im running!!! Given up with B & O's now...boat in ebay, ribnet & gumtree & going to the newsagent later to stick an ad in their window!
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Old 08 September 2012, 05:44   #50
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Luke, you need to take a big calm pill and look at what you're doing here. This is SO OBVIOUSLY a scam that it worries me you have to ask us.

For you, buying boats should involve driving to the boat and paying cash

For you, selling a boat should involve a person coming to you and paying cash.

Remember to count the cash and check for Monopoly money

Chill!
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