Well, I kinda bought the outboards..
The seller has asked for the money to be transferred into their bank account, and refused my offer of cash on collection..
I sent another email, asking to see the outboards, and received this email claiming to be from ebay.. (return email addy was: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Item number:4603823822 Seller:burryleon(Georgina Emily Piggott-London United Kingdom)
End date:Sunday, 15 Jan, 2006 17:49:36 GMT
Dear fishysara, you have committed to buy this eBay item from burryleon.Please review the seller's payment instructions below.
Twin Mercury 150 EFI Saltwater Outboards (4603823822)
Your Price : £4,300.00
Date : 15-Jan-06
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Twin Mercury 150 EFI Saltwater Outboards (4603823822)
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Georgina Emily Piggott
Bank address:95 Church Road,London,NW4 4DL
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Gotta give them 10/10 for trying..
And surprise surprise, burryleon is no longer an ebay registered member..