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Old    chuck (chuckc983)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-10-2009, 5:37 PM Reply   
2008 x35 on Ebay for buy it now of $47,500 - seems like a fraud price but add looks for real. What do you think?
Old    Kevin K (supra)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-10-2009, 5:38 PM Reply   
Need to see the link..
Old    chuck (chuckc983)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-10-2009, 5:39 PM Reply   
that would help... 63686&viewitem=
Old    rG (canecorso)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-10-2009, 5:44 PM Reply   
id contact the seller, thats a killer deal.
If its real tell him you will pay when you get there, that keeps you safe
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-10-2009, 5:46 PM Reply   
The guy has 119 remarks for him with 100% positive feedback. Seems legit to me considering the state of the economy right now.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-10-2009, 6:23 PM Reply   
Looks legit and I say run and buy it.
Old    David (colombiansurfer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-10-2009, 6:29 PM Reply   
I heard on the Clark Howard show that @$$whipes are selling cheap stuff and purchasing cheap stuff to get there rating up. Once they do, then they bring out the heavy deals and run away with your money. I would as to see it in person and see what kind of feed back you get. I just had a guy that wanted pics of my boat and he was very detailed about what he wanted pics of. I never sent them in since it was a foreign account. I just knew he was going to post my boat on some scam.
Old    tpj (tpj)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-10-2009, 7:12 PM Reply   
it seems kind of weird because the description is only two lines and it says its an inboard outboard that holds 31-40 gallons of gas...
Old    Clint (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       03-10-2009, 7:19 PM Reply   
" There has been no problems and is great conditions. "

Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-10-2009, 7:27 PM Reply   
^^^ Exactly, but it's actually worse:

"There is no problems and has been on lift at the lake house. There has been no problems and is great conditions."

Definite scam.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-10-2009, 7:45 PM Reply   
Picking apart the ad is one thing and can be done easily with anyone. Email more specific questions and don't send money until you can confirm that he is the owner of the boat. With any sale, you still have to verify stuff. $.02
Old     (packrat)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-10-2009, 7:48 PM Reply   
Ask for the trailer license and hull id # and what state it is registered in.
Old    MikeS (mikes)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-10-2009, 8:24 PM Reply   
TX9970AS. Clealy visible in first pic.

Wasn't there a recent thread on here about being able to track owner info thru a Texas reg# ? Well, there you go.... Use it to your advantage.
Old    MikeS (mikes)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-10-2009, 8:27 PM Reply
Old    Tim (dukeno1)      Join Date: May 2006       03-10-2009, 9:22 PM Reply   
Seems legit to me...i did the search on the vessel numbers and the owners name is the same as his ebay handle....
Old    B (fullspeed)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-10-2009, 9:55 PM Reply   
Here is what you do. Send him an email through "ask the seller a Question" and say that you live near by and that you want to see it. If it is a scam you will not get an email back.

The feedback @ 119 is hard to get and pretty much a lot of time just to screw someone over on a boat. Your not going to send him a suitcase full of money and hope the guy delivers it. I sure it is legit.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       03-10-2009, 10:01 PM Reply   
dude has been a member since 99
Old    Mike Porter (mikeporter2000)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-10-2009, 10:13 PM Reply   
Definitely let us know what you find out becuase that is a very good deal. I would buy that boat now if I knew it was real.
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-10-2009, 10:17 PM Reply   
$40k with no bids but the reserve has not been met. Who knows if it's a good deal? Is $47K BIN really THAT good of a deal or owner just wanting to maintain equity?

(Message edited by roverjohn on March 10, 2009)
Old    Tim C (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-10-2009, 10:20 PM Reply   
Yeah- I actually agree with you for once John. This could go WAY up.
Old    Scott Legge (w00taz)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-10-2009, 10:45 PM Reply   
Likely no trailer? That'd be a few thousand alone on a boat that big?

A deal like this I would negotiate offline. Ask to preview on the water or in real life then work out the details face to face paper in hands. My dad knows people who do high end car deals they usually nullify the auction and work out a deal later on cash/title kinda deal (oldschool?). Could be the deal of the year someone selling for what they owe the bank to get rid of payments who knows.
Old    Brent (bfnaci)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-10-2009, 11:18 PM Reply   
I looked at a 22' MC this last summer and they wanted $100k for the X Star.
What would that 24' go for?
Old    Mike Porter (mikeporter2000)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-11-2009, 12:08 AM Reply   
Check out the "buy it now". It's only $47k. The list price on that boat is like $115k.
Old    Scott Legge (w00taz)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-11-2009, 12:21 AM Reply   
check my post in:
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-11-2009, 6:48 AM Reply   
I had no idea that thing would list for over 100K. That's quite a hit for a one year old boat.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-11-2009, 7:45 AM Reply   
I know someone that just bought a loaded up 2008 210 sante for 35k brand new. People have to unload over head even at a loss
Old    Brock Landers (formfunction)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-11-2009, 8:00 AM Reply   
Let me ask a question,what happens to the price of that boat in a few years?Is the new owner going to make a profit or will the value stay low?
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-11-2009, 8:07 AM Reply   
^^^ U buy this boat at the BIN price, hold for 1-2 years, keep in good condition and decent hours, you WILL make money when you sell it.
Old    Jon Clay (jclay5)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-11-2009, 9:27 AM Reply   
It looks like they changed the description today and it does have a trailer..
Old    Knee Brace Boy (wstr01)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-11-2009, 9:29 AM Reply   
His name is on the sales sheet. He paid $67,400. Trade in credit of $37,500. Financed $32,230.53. Bought it on 6/3/08 so he's made a few payments on probably just the interest. He probably still owes $32K on it. If he sells it for $47,500 he puts $15,500 in his pocket. Maybe just needs cash like a lot of people nowadays. He's been selling a bunch of golf clubs and has been a member since 99.

I would buy it, but I would pay for it in person. You normally have 7 days to pay, unless otherwise stated (he didn't specify), so that would be plenty of time to take a road trip and check it out. For $47K I can drive for a day or two to check things out.
Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       03-11-2009, 9:45 AM Reply   
Wow. If thats legit it is the deal of the century.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-11-2009, 10:28 AM Reply   
If if is real they will let you or your 'agent' look at it without requiring some sort of money transfer ahead of time. Do you know someone in TX to scope it out for you? I'm sure a fellow WW would do it as a favor or for some nominal fee.
Old     (insuranceman)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-11-2009, 10:38 AM Reply   
looks like someone already bought it.
Old    Tim C (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-11-2009, 10:54 AM Reply   
Seller ended early. Possibly sold local.
Old    Patrick Seay (wakex2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-11-2009, 10:56 AM Reply   
great deal... MCX is small for this boat i think
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-11-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
Possibly a WW reader who now thinks he should relist at a higher price
Old    Gregg (gregg_rossi)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-11-2009, 11:14 AM Reply   
Man that was a steal at that "buy now" price!
Old    Rob Andrus (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-11-2009, 2:37 PM Reply   

I should know I lost $2,500 cause a Tige looked like sweet deal. Oh, and never, ever, ever use Western Union.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-11-2009, 2:50 PM Reply   
^ i thought that was a given.... so many western union scams...

and never send to Nigeria
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-11-2009, 3:22 PM Reply   
That was a crazy good deal someones stoked about right now. Congrats to them...
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-11-2009, 3:43 PM Reply   
I think I'd need a lot more than a phone call to drop $2500 on anything. Maybe $100 deposit..... at most. With the prepaid cell phone plans out there it's pretty easy for a hacker to have a phone one day & no contact info a day later.

Ebay has had issues with accounts being hacked & used to sell things at stupid low prices. Sometimes the hacker will change the contact email address on the account so if you use the "Ask seller a question" link, it sends the message right to the scammer. Other times you will see an email address or phone number in the ad with instructions to contact them directly.

And I'd certainly use a Visa, MC, AMEX, Paypal, etc. so that if there was a claim I'd have recourse with the credit card company.


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