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Old 17 April 2013, 12:03   #1
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The number of fake adverts!

just trawling through gumtree and there are so many what I believe to be false adverts I will list a few:
RIB TENDER ZODIAC YACHTLINE 350 JET BOAT ON TRAILER in Exeter | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
Avon SR 4.5 m Searider Rib Inflatable Boat in Cheshire | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
XS-550 Deluxe RIB with Mercury Optimax 90HP in Nottingham City Centre | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
AVON SEA RIDER COMMERCIAL RIB 5.6M or 18.5FT MARINER 60 in Essex | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com

all on the first page!
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The number of fake adverts!

just trawling through gumtree and there are so many what I believe to be false adverts I will list a few:
RIB TENDER ZODIAC YACHTLINE 350 JET BOAT ON TRAILER in Exeter | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
Avon SR 4.5 m Searider Rib Inflatable Boat in Cheshire | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
XS-550 Deluxe RIB with Mercury Optimax 90HP in Nottingham City Centre | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com
AVON SEA RIDER COMMERCIAL RIB 5.6M or 18.5FT MARINER 60 in Essex | Boats, Kayaks & Jet Skis for Sale | Gumtree.com

How can you expect people to not be suspicious about a 5.6m rib with a 60hp low hours engine 2k!

all on the first page!
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Old 17 April 2013, 12:23   #3
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Agree, saw this on Boatshop24, I mean this boat for under 10k is too good to be true AVON ADVENTURE 470 For Sale - GBP 9,750 - Chichester, UK - Boatshop24.co.uk
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Agree, saw this on Boatshop24, I mean this boat for under 10k is too good to be true AVON ADVENTURE 470 For Sale - GBP 9,750 - Chichester, UK - Boatshop24.co.uk
I would say it is a little over priced
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Agree, saw this on Apolloduck, I mean this boat for under 16k is too good to be true Ribtec 585 Boats for sale UK, Ribtec Used boat sales, Ribtec Inflatable Boats For Sale Ribtec RIBTEC 585 with Mercury 115 - Apollo Duck
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Maybe not so wise to suggest your advert is a "too good to be true" on a fake listing post - if you want to sell it, however flippant the post it might cause confusion for any interested buyer

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THIS IS NOT FAKE


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Cool.

Interested buyers are a rare breed!! Now the sun's out I want to play instead of trying to buy/sell the thing and resided my self to the fact that I may have to wait a while to upgrade.
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In my mind there's a difference between an ad suggesting a price that's either high or low - and an ad being FAKE.

Why do you think the ads mentioned are fake ?

The guide price different people have on the same boat will differ - and especially depending on whether you're buying or selling. AT the end of the day - it's up to the buyer and seller to agree on a 'fair' price. And I suppose we do have to help innocent buyers from being ripped off - but at the same time we should be careful not to spoil a sale for anybody either - and be careful of people doing so out of malice...

HOWEVER - its a completely different issue to suggest an ad is FAKE - or to post a FAKE ad. I'm an interested buyer - henryfeston - why do you think the ads are fake ?

I have no involvement with the posting of the ads, but I am looking out for a 6 - 7.5 m second hand rib - so any pointers to identifying a fake ad would be good.

In response to boats&outboards point - I fully agree. I saw thomas's post for the Ribtec - which looks like a very nice boat - although I think we would have to find a 'fair' price - but I'm put off by his manipulation here - whether intended in jest or not.
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In my mind there's a difference between an ad suggesting a price that's either high or low - and an ad being FAKE.

Why do you think the ads mentioned are fake ?

The guide price different people have on the same boat will differ - and especially depending on whether you're buying or selling. AT the end of the day - it's up to the buyer and seller to agree on a 'fair' price. And I suppose we do have to help innocent buyers from being ripped off - but at the same time we should be careful not to spoil a sale for anybody either - and be careful of people doing so out of malice...

HOWEVER - its a completely different issue to suggest an ad is FAKE - or to post a FAKE ad. I'm an interested buyer - henryfeston - why do you think the ads are fake ?

I have no involvement with the posting of the ads, but I am looking out for a 6 - 7.5 m second hand rib - so any pointers to identifying a fake ad would be good.

In response to boats&outboards point - I fully agree. I saw thomas's post for the Ribtec - which looks like a very nice boat - although I think we would have to find a 'fair' price - but I'm put off by his manipulation here - whether intended in jest or not.
I think some of them are probably fake too, but the SR4 might be genuine.


Too cheap. WAAAY too cheap.

The usual immediate 'tell' is if the 'seller' offers to deliver it sight unseen and you pay via escrow/ebay or the like. The escrow will be fake, there'll be no boat and you'll never hear from them again.

Don't pay for anything you can't physically stand next to.
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