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Old 13 April 2014, 03:32   #1
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Shetland Coastguard..?

Spotted this 'bargain' apparently an ex coastguard jet rib in Shetland
2010 AMF 580 JET RIB - HEAVY DUTY ALUMINIUM BOAT | eBay


If you want clearer pictures especially of the palm tree and workshop where it was photographed, try here:
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Shame it's too far for me to go, would love to thrash that one about! 200hp @ 5.8m
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Old 13 April 2014, 04:42   #2
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Wow, does anyone know if this a genuine sale - no reserve unless I've misread.
Haven't heard of AMF, are they a reputable manufacturer? Looks a good buy and not too far from me
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EDIT: Just taken a look and their boats look cracking. Believe AMF Boats is on Ribnet. Any ideas if this is genuine? Cheers
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Old 13 April 2014, 05:05   #3
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Looks dodgy to me. No feedback and not a lot of description considering what it is.
Make sure you are 100% sure it is ok before you bid would be my advice.
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Wow, does anyone know if this a genuine sale - no reserve unless I've misread.
Haven't heard of AMF, are they a reputable manufacturer? Looks a good buy and not too far from me 😈
Cheers
I very much doubt that it's ever been anywhere near Shetland. The main photo has been lifted from the manufacturers web site, why not message the seller and ask for their address and phone number? There are probably rib.net members on Shetland who would verify the details?

I expect the seller will tell you they are out of the country and will ship it to you if you pay them first, or similar....

AMF are based in New Zealand (where that Palm tree is growing) and produce some fine looking aluminium boats.
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Better still - email the seller and tell them YOU are in Shetland. Bet they're over seas working...
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Fair point, just looked on the AMF flicker page and the photos are from there...
Mailed the seller to see if I can view
Oh well, thought my Sunday was picking up...back to the hangover.
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Better still - email the seller and tell them YOU are in Shetland. Bet they're over seas working...
Well how are we Looey werz uz been son
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ah bin overcees - werkin'
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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"
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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"
Paypal on eBay.co.uk will only cover you upto 500. Strangely the lowest limit they have of all the ebay countries, I wonder why?

I have sent AMF a link to this thread asking for their comments. I wouldn't be surprised if they know which country the RIB is in as they appear to have made it for a coastguard and will probably keep tabs on key customers and their craft.
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