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Old 13 April 2014, 06:30   #11
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It's a scam Don't even suggest it.
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Old 13 April 2014, 07:55   #12
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I bet the seller hasn't got a landline because they've just moved in and their mobile was lost/stolen/dropped in the bath the day before! I had a couple like that online before I eventually bought my rib. We even had the same boat photos in 3 UK locations for 3 different prices & 3 different contact numbers, we didn't bother pursuing that boat!

To be fair most of the 2nd hand boat websites took the adverts down once we'd alerted them to the dodgy adverts. But there's a lot of it going on online unfortunately.


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Old 13 April 2014, 09:35   #13
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Sitting at 4,250 with a day to go. I've reported it to Ebay as probably fraudulent. Hopefully they pull it before someone gets their fingers burnt.
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Old 13 April 2014, 11:04   #14
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It appears to have been removed.
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Old 13 April 2014, 11:28   #15
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Not too sure on this one, but as far as I can see his only payment method is PayPal so as far as I understand it (but could be wrong) that if you pay via PayPal then the onus is on him to prove you have received the item if not then you can claim a refund from PayPal.

Must admit it does look "too good to be true"

I know that this example is a scam, but just in case Ribnet members think Paypal will give them protection when buying a boat, it wont. Paypal excludes all vehicles from its money back policy.
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Old 13 April 2014, 12:23   #16
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I know that this example is a scam, but just in case Ribnet members think Paypal will give them protection when buying a boat, it wont. Paypal excludes all vehicles from its money back policy.
Very interesting has the policy changed then?

This time last year I had my V8 MG BGT 220 bhp for sale on Ebay (still for sale if interested though not advertised yet ) anyway I was offered the full asking price, paid directly into my PayPal account (by three different buyers/scammers) just pass on my PayPal account Email, they would then send their Agent to pick the car up that same day.

So thinks I mmm cant lose, I do not release car until funds in my account I am in charge as to letting the car go.

But it was an obvious scam, so I rang PayPal and run it by them, they said that it was a scam, what the buyer does is pay me the full ammount as requested he then sends his agent to pick up the car, the agent takes the car , the buyer waits a day and then gets onto PayPal to report that he has not recieved the goods (car) Pay Pal then ask ME to PROVE that the buyer picked the car up, of course I cant prove it, so PayPal said that they would have no option but to refund the full 8,500 to the buyer, and I would not see the car again, CLOSE CALL

PayPal said that they do not offer ANY protection to SELLERS of motor vehicles.

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Old 13 April 2014, 13:10   #17
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Yep, no paypal protection for any vehicles as you said, also no protection for items that cant be easily posted. Not sure what the size definition is, but basically if you sell/buy a wardrobe you cant claim it hasnt been posted etc
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