Another eBay scam?

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  1. Pikey Pete

    Pikey Pete Read Only Funster

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    I am always on the look out for a good deal, so keep my eye on possible Motor Home bargains on eBay, but this one has me beat.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271038571204?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    It's a good price for a 1999 B524 but it has done a lot of miles, so it could be close to the the price he's been offered by a dealer.

    I got offered £12,000.00 for my 2003 Starline S640 because it had done 91,000miles, so the price could be right.

    So far so good. The add says it's in Eastleigh, Hants. but the telephone number is a Worcester code and is not connected. I know I tried it.
    He does not answer email enquiries.

    What do the eBay experts think?

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    Not an ebay expert but it looks kosher to me .. feedback is good ..
    but it's not been taxed since Nov 2011 which begs the question, how could they be using it ?
    From DVLA

    Date of Liability 16 11 2011
    Date of First Registration 03 08 1999
    Year of Manufacture 1999
    Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2800cc
    CO2 Emissions Not Available
    Fuel Type HEAVY OIL
    Export Marker N
    [HI]Vehicle Status Unlicensed[/HI]
    Vehicle Colour WHITE
    Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
     
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    Yes I did those checks, but the fact that the phone number is Worcester and not connected has me perplexed.

    I'm a bit wary of sending my email addy, in case there is a catch I've not thought of.

    If I could get to see it and it was kosher I would buy it, at that price.

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    Very good point.

    Think I'll leave it alone.

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    scam scam scam
     
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    You may be right but what is the scam?
    There is no Escrow or Western Union link to pay a deposit etc, which all the other scams have.
    So this "scammer" is not after your money, via the net.

    Other than getting your email address there is nothing else to it, that I can see.

    Unless of course he wants to lure the unsuspecting to a deserted place and nick their credit cards.

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    It could be that they use Skype-in instead of a traditional landline.

    I don't have a landline at the house but do have a Cambridge based landline number associated with my Skype account for the times that I need UK based phone number.

    So if I included it on my ebay ad it could ring alarm bells like this ad did to you.

    That said, why it appears disconnected is odd though.
     
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