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Old 05 January 2013, 13:14   #1
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another possible scam? be aware

I may of dreamt this! being sad and dreaming of buying a bigger rib, i am sure I saw this on e bay two weeks ago for £16000 and now the guy wants £5790 on "boats and outboards"

6.6 Metre Cobra RIB Boat (PAA61733)






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Old 05 January 2013, 13:17   #2
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More details on the boat may help.
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Old 05 January 2013, 13:28   #3
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Here is the original ebay ad: 6.6 Metre Cobra RIB Boat | eBay

Here is the B&O ad: Outboard Engine for sale , 6.6 Metre Cobra RIB Boat - Boats And Outboards

The B&O add makes no mention of engine? but is that legit or bad cut n paste?
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Old 05 January 2013, 13:36   #4
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I know this boat down here! The guy used it as the patrol boat to enforce the speed limit in the bay and other things. Great boat and flys along! Looks like a scam though.. not much info, only one photo & doesnt say where it is...and obviously the price.
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Old 05 January 2013, 13:50   #5
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and now its re listed on ebay at £15,000????????

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Old 05 January 2013, 13:53   #6
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On e bay is seller local tel number, anyone know them to give them a call?
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Old 05 January 2013, 14:27   #7
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If its too good to be true then simply walk away. I'm always genuinely surprised when people sell high value items that they have a lack of information in their listing. Oh and the EBay listing... they've been a member since Tuesday!
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Old 05 January 2013, 15:26   #8
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On e bay is seller local tel number, anyone know them to give them a call?
I have a mate who might know them. Ive just asked them to try find out

The owners called john taylor so if they reply from B&O's in a different name might be a clue...
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Old 05 January 2013, 16:10   #9
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The B&O ad is nearly £10k cheaper. Why are you even debating this?
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The B&O ad is nearly £10k cheaper. Why are you even debating this?
because its winter and we need something to talk about?
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Old 09 January 2013, 13:40   #13
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I know we know its a scam but i got this email from the guy...

Hello,
For more photos please follow the link: http://s1325.photobucket.com/albums/u637/simonrae953533/6%206%20Metre%20Cobra%20RIB%20Boat/
Its still for sale. Immaculate condition, no damages, nothing to worry about. All necessary documents available. My current location is Scotland due to my work commitments,If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £5,790 delivered at my costs. Are you familiar to eBay? I will list the boat on eBay Motors for the £5,790 buy it now price and I will send you a link to my auction, so you can buy it immediate.
As soon as you will confirm the payment to eBay, I will proceed delivery without any additional costs for you.
In case you are not familiar with them, please read their Buyer Protection and will see that they cover 100% the transaction done through them up to £50,000. You will receive the boat with all the documents. As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions. If indeed interested in buying it and have the funds, I will list it on eBay, as I have a 100% positive feedback with them.
Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Old 09 January 2013, 13:57   #14
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Interesting - if I was going to 'rip off' someone's identity I probably wouldn't pick a lawyer. (Simon Rae is a real person who I suspect has no actual link to this - I have emailed him).
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Old 09 January 2013, 14:43   #15
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Interesting - if I was going to 'rip off' someone's identity I probably wouldn't pick a lawyer. (Simon Rae is a real person who I suspect has no actual link to this - I have emailed him).
Has he got a rib for sale ??
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