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Old 04 February 2007, 08:49   #11
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My advise is to never bid on such large items as boats or motor cars off ebay without viewing first and being 100% happy with what you are bidding on. Never be happy with poor quality pics and always ask the seller lots of questions.
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Old 04 February 2007, 12:05   #12
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My advise is to never bid on such large items as boats or motor cars off ebay without viewing first and being 100% happy with what you are bidding on. Never be happy with poor quality pics and always ask the seller lots of questions.
That only works if you've got a ridiculous amount of time and money to waste travelling. Sometimes it's worth not asking the seller questions as the answers (if displayed) will drive the price right up....
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Old 04 February 2007, 12:42   #13
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That only works if you've got a ridiculous amount of time and money to waste travelling. Sometimes it's worth not asking the seller questions as the answers (if displayed) will drive the price right up....
If you asked the seller the questions and got the honest answers (displayed or not) would you have still bought a 300+ pig then?...If he displayed any Q&As it would have been sold for the price of a pint IMHO....
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Old 04 February 2007, 12:45   #14
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If you asked the seller the questions and got the honest answers (displayed or not) would you have still bought a 300+ pig then?...If he displayed any Q&As it would have been sold for the price of a pint IMHO....
You're right....kind of.

He genuinely thought that it was fine so any answers I would have got from him would have been misleading.
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Wow talk about major false advertising!

It is really sad to see, I used to be a Sea Cadet Instructor and yes we did not have the best equipment in the world but we would never run any craft as deadly as that one.

I would certainly refuse to pay and complain to ebay as they are clearly trying to rip people off.

I bought my Zapcat off Ebay last year and it was in great condition, the only thing that let it down was a lack of a service but still runs great.

Planning a full service before the season starts.
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He genuinely thought that it was fine so any answers I would have got from him would have been misleading.
I wonder if he plans to relist it!

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I wonder if he plans to relist it!

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Well...It's got to be worth 50 for the hypalon. It does stay up. It's just a mess of bodges from bow to stern though.
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It's been relisted...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/16-ft-Avon-Spo...QQcmdZViewItem

I feel quite guilty now that I haven't left him a negative as he's STILL not mentioned the rotten trailer, bodged transom and chipboard floorboard.
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It's been relisted...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/16-ft-Avon-Spo...QQcmdZViewItem

I feel quite guilty now that I haven't left him a negative as he's STILL not mentioned the rotten trailer, bodged transom and chipboard floorboard.
Shall we ask some questions then
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Shall we ask some questions then
I say sir, what a damn good idea!

He hasn't mentioned that the winch strop you can see across the bow is tied on there because the bow 'eye' or whatever you call it on the boat is broken either.
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