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Old     (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       09-13-2007, 2:53 PM Reply mZ220149274253QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

I emailed and this was the response.

Thank you for your interest in my boat. As you may already know, bidding is restricted because I want to chose my buyer carefully. The boat is in perfect condition, never abused and has a clear title. Sale price is US $8, 000.00 including shipping costs anywhere in the USA. The boat is currently located in Orlando, FL where I work and it will be shipped from here. There are no other costs regarding this transaction. In order to be able to buy it please let me know if you have any negative feedback and, if this is the case, for what reason. I apologize for asking such information but I need to be safe. Please also provide me the following details necessary to take a decision:
-your Full Name and address;
-your eBay User ID for verification;
The transaction will close only through the eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection program in order to seal a secure binding contract upon purchasing. If I receive the requested information you will be informed by eBay during the next 12 hours.

Kind Regards,

What's wrong with it that you have a buy it now price of $8,000?
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-13-2007, 2:57 PM Reply   
Yup I would assume so
Old     (billyjodonjimbo)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-13-2007, 4:00 PM Reply   
it says it is an i/o ... that doesn't sound right to me.
Old     (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-13-2007, 4:03 PM Reply   
Whatcha do is ask for more pictures. Especially one of the HID. It'll stop him real fast if it's a scam.
Old     (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-13-2007, 4:05 PM Reply   
And his item location sale "Free Shipping" !!! hahaha... scam big time.
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-13-2007, 4:12 PM Reply   
wow only 8 grand for a vlx, dude i must have been ripped off. that does not look good for my re-sale, i will be taking nearly a 60 grand loss.

the day you bring home a any v drive wake series boat for 8g i will assume pigs are flying. that's a 50g+ boat bro. total f-ing scam. dont ever by a boat without 1. seeing it, 2. test driving it, and 3 seeing all the proper dvm and bank paper work.

sorry if i was a smart ass, just dont want anyone to get suckerd in if they arnt sure.
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-13-2007, 4:17 PM Reply   
i say we all get together and take idiots like this guy down. what we need is a fake check and a way to track it, when the dumb a-- goes to cash it, bammm cops are all over this kook.
Old     (rodltg2)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-13-2007, 4:22 PM Reply   
here is the Hull Id # he sent me MB2K60730606
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-13-2007, 4:34 PM Reply   
so with that id # how can you prove if its clean. if i cant physically go sit in the boat as the owner walks though it with me. its a f---ing scam. i sold my sanger out of state. the new owner was on a plane the next day after he saw the ad here on w.w. he demo the boat had all the corrct bank paper work ready and we had the money in limbo between his and my bank so when he took delivery, in person of the boat, he made the call to his bank and released the funds to mine. buying a boat is a very personal thing. your boat should be your baby. and i have rejected buyers from one of older boats because i didnt feel they would care for it. all im saying is be careful with the scammers today and make buying a 50k+ boat as safe and fun as possible.
Old     (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-13-2007, 4:56 PM Reply   
email them and tell them you live in the same area and you want to come and check it out
Old     (amonteroman)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-13-2007, 9:05 PM Reply   
Obvious scam!! Item location is Free Shipping?
Old     (bradenb12)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-14-2007, 7:58 AM Reply   
Scizaaam!!! I have seen '05 and '06 x-stars on ebay with a $5,000 buy it now price.

If the price is to good to be true it usually is!
Old     (baschralper)      Join Date: Dec 2001       09-14-2007, 8:08 AM Reply   

is not a vaild hull i.d.

MB2K6073"0"606.....the zero or "O" is supposed to be a letter which signifies which month in that year it was built. There is no "O" month being that "K" would be December....

He does have the correct amout of digits, and the only thing wrong with the VIN is what I pointed out though. It even signifies an 06 VLX that was built in 06...we just cant tell which month from that VIN.

this guy is a moron.

(Message edited by baschralper on September 14, 2007)

(Message edited by baschralper on September 14, 2007)
Old     (baschralper)      Join Date: Dec 2001       09-14-2007, 8:14 AM Reply   
A,B,C,D,E or F would have to be in place of the "O" before the "606" for it to be a valid number btw.
Old     (saroberts70)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-14-2007, 2:53 PM Reply   
I always love when someone wants to "chose my buyer carefully". Just so the boat will get a loving home.
Old     (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-14-2007, 10:00 PM Reply   
Yes, but did he send you a "picture" of the HID? I doubt it. Do like the other guy said, tell em you have someone local that wants to take a look at it before you buy.
Old     (firemedic)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-16-2007, 1:48 PM Reply   
I just searched Craigslist and found the same listing in Greensboro. Here's the link:

The difference is that this ad actually has a realistic price $52K. I hate scammers.


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