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Old 13 January 2006, 10:48   #1
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Twin 150 mercs on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1


Might be a bargain for someone...
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Old 13 January 2006, 10:59   #2
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He's listed them in an odd category:

Automotive > Manuals & Literature > Parts Catalogues
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Old 13 January 2006, 11:01   #3
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yeah-they might well be a scam (there's no warning flags coming up apart from the new account)but as long as he'll allow payment on pickup then someone will be laughing.
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Old 13 January 2006, 11:10   #4
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yeah-they might well be a scam (there's no warning flags coming up apart from the new account)but as long as he'll allow payment on pickup then someone will be laughing.
Looks like the classic american scammer, they always put london as the location, and the boat is a classic american sports fisher. Engines are not Optis but 2-stroke EFis, were these sold over here?
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Old 13 January 2006, 11:16   #5
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Pass. Vegetation in the background looks like the UK, and the american 'thru' isn't used.The spelling's better than normal for scammers too. May well be a very clever scammer-it does sound american in the sentence construction though.

Might still be genuine though?

I'm gonna ask him for a phone number...soon find out if he won't give one out.
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Old 13 January 2006, 11:23   #6
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Hurricane Katrina damage, I reckon.
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Old 13 January 2006, 11:28   #7
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shaft bent and skeg broken

Doesn't sound too good - which shaft??? If it's the drive shaft then can't be a scam - looks like 2 knackered motors going for spares!!!
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Old 13 January 2006, 11:30   #8
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lets have a look at them me me thinks

just pm'd the seller and said as im based in london can I pop over this weekend and have a look at them,

will see what the answer is.

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Old 13 January 2006, 11:38   #9
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yeah the seven year warranty is a bit starnge also
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Old 13 January 2006, 14:58   #10
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lol they've attracted a bid-from someone with -2 feedback
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