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By Shooter Mcgavin (shooter_08) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Sorry for another one of the many "Scam?" post, but I have not seen this one first hand. Is the EBAY (buy it now) part of the normal scam everyone has seen? BTW...Dont worry, Im not stupid enough to buy anything without seeing it first.

Hi I'm David ,
The boat and the trailer are still for sale. They are in perfect shape. Here are some more pics:

I have a clear title to the boat and the trailer.It has been garaged and never drove on saltwater. I am forced to sell quickly because I need money to pay the mortgage on my house.
My final price is $ 5.600( price includes the boat and the trailer).I already has tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the boat, to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.

Thank you.

P.S. If you are decided to buy it now, I will make a private auction just for you on eBay so you can purchase it there. That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer and an extended warranty. They also are guaranteeing purchases up to $ 10.000 so we will both be protected.

By insuranceman (insuranceman) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
i saw that this morning on craigslistdenver.

it has already been removed.

By Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
5,600 on that... scam.

Unless you can go, see, touch, test the boat... then buy it I would not.

By Brock Landers (formfunction) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:30 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thats not even a good scam but what do you expect from a third world country.The dead ringer other than the ridiculous price would be the poor use of the english language.
By Mike K (mike2001) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:23 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I saw this same boat w/ same set of pictures on ebay about 5 months ago. I emailed and asked why the price was so low and if it was due to any structural or engine damage. Seller never responded and listing disappeared the next day.
By Sinko (sinkoumn) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:34 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
No dude, that's totally legit. I'd say pay him over Western Union and have fun with your new boat...
By Dave Broderick (nosebleed) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I already sent him a cashier's check. That way he won't be burdened with "endless discussions"
By lifetimewarranty (lifetimewarranty) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 1:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Seems like a fair price to me. I mean, it's no Wakecraft, or Chapparal!!!
By Gregg (gregg_rossi) on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 1:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
it's also on craigslist Portland.
By Shooter Mcgavin (shooter_08) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 9:32 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Here is the next email the scamer sent me when I asked him to see it.

The boat are already at a shipping company in Las Vegas, NV. I took the boat and the trailer to them to be able to ship it to a potential buyer whilst I'm out of town.My brother in law works there,and he promised me that it will cost me nothing to ship it in the Continental US. I also have the boat listed on eBay and that lets me use their secured system. I'm very busy with my job and I'm sorry I can't meet you in person. According to eBay you have 2 days from the time you receive the boat to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
So please let me know if you are interested so i can give you the directions to the ebay site so you can check the auction.

By Bryan (westsiderippa) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 4:29 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
tell him great, your in vegas and you will just go to the shipping place yourself and see it... f-ing dirt bag scammers. keep f-ing with him, waist his time as much as you can!! send him a fake cashiers check or something, that would be great.
By Shooter Mcgavin (shooter_08) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 9:56 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ha...Westside you read my mind!
By Kevin K (supra) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 11:16 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I bot the bote and tralr and has it in my oun grage now! LOL
By David "Pootie Tang" (colombiansurfer) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 11:26 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
You know he is from another country just by the the way they spell "Whilst". I love getting those letters and when they ask for info, I always give them the address to the FBI Center in ATL. With a working phone number. After a couple of times, I do not get them anymore. It was fun for a while. I had some guy the other day from Nigiria ask me for photos of my boat. He was detailed in what pics he wanted me to send him. So I download some of the redneck john boats and sent it to him. There was one with a rebel flag and another with 2 good ol boys drinking beer on it. Never heard anything from him after that.
By Tanner Russell (tanner) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 12:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post

I'm no grammar expert... but whats wrong w/ whilst? It's perfectly used and spelled correctly.... especially in a business response such as that. Especially if he were of british decent.

Not saying it was wasn't 100% a scam... just saying at least he spelled things correctly compared to some of the stuff I've got before.

By WakeShoe (wakeshoe) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 1:00 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Are you foreign also? "british decent" => "British descent"

(Message edited by wakeshoe on March 14, 2009)

By Tanner Russell (tanner) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 4:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
HAHAHA....Nope... but from Spain. Not quite the UK. Nice catch though. But at least I added the clarifier about NOT being a grammar expert. LOL. ;)
By Gerald B. (ncboarderboy) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 5:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post ?
By Shooter Mcgavin (shooter_08) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 7:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
This is the latest. The DumbA$$ now goes by the name "Laura" and sent me a Ebay link to buy a RV. The tweeker probably has so many scams going on that he cant keep track. Just wanted to share my fun!

Here is the last two emails he sent after I told him my friend in vegas would look at the boat:

"Great news but unfortunately the boat is already at the shipping company ready for the shipping and i can't get it back.If you want to buy it , let's do it through eBay.
Let me know."

This is the eBay link :

If you want to buy it , just press "buy it now" button and fallow their instructions to make the payment.

Let me know.

By Shooter Mcgavin (shooter_08) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 7:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Notice that the link does not look like a real ebay page. At least I dont think it is?
By Brock Landers (formfunction) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 7:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That link isn't even a ebay page,just a private address made to look like a ebay page.Sometimes if there real good they will link there fake page straight to ebay so when you click on it you get redirected to the scam page.
By Shooter Mcgavin (shooter_08) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 8:22 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Last post. I "bought it now" and it directed me to a fake ebay page that says this:

How to make payment:

1. Locate the nearest Money Gram office here.
2. Make the payment with cash using the eBay Representative information.
3. After you complete the transfer fax eBay at +1 (330) 445-1927 the following:

- Money Gram Receipts
- Confirmed Shipping Address

I cant go any further with this. It was a good learning experience. Feel free to email or fax these A$* holes!


By MikeS (mikes) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 8:42 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i just clicked on the link and it has been blocked for being suspicious by my security software
By Troy (liveoz) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 10:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I like the little changes made to the safe buying tips.

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