Is this a scam ?

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  1. Terry

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    You must police ebay a lot Terry.

    Sadly some will without better knowledge be caught from time to time..........
     
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    I would say its genuine...none of the usual tell-tales point to a scam page...URL is correct and the sellers profile and feedback is correct....join date 7 Feb 2012

    does sound extremely cheap though...wonder if it has a major problem which is being covered up.
     
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    Just try to see newly listed vans every day John-some stand out at bargain/too good to be true prices :Wink:
    I have just been offered a (local) Lunar Roadstar 630 rear lounge at a very good price :thumb:yr 2000 for under 12k- found out He needs money for his mortgage - so I may bid him @ 10k :BigGrin:see generous to a fault :Rofl1:
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    I have used E bay a lot but have never noticed that this is a "Wish list" not a "buy it now" or bid on it.
    I reckon if you clicked "wish list" then you ll have some company sending you copious amounts of emails which you can file under junk.
    Personally I wouldnt click it just to find out
     
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    It screams Scam to me.. or a stolen / ringed van

    seller has no feedback ..
    Positive feedback: 0%|Feedback score: 0

    if it looks too good to be true........... beware
     
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    I agree with Jim, but there are checks you can do hpi etc and don't pay any cash out till you are sitting in it with the keys in your hand, I tried to buy a corvette a couple of years ago, I couldn't go and see it he wanted to meet me some where I declined and walked away, a bargain is only a bargain if when you part with your money you have legal title to it, otherwise it is a very expensive lesson, beware.

    All the best Rick
     
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    Got to be a scam John the cheapest 2007 transporter van without raising roof I can find is close to 7 k Never mind a camper conversion :Eeek:
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    Wish Lists are a new ebay feature..so nothing to do with the seller.

    No bin price or bid because this is a classified ad.
     
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    i reckon the seller is genuine even if the van isnt !

    as Jim said, it could be a ringer or stolen.

    just sent the seller a message asking....

    "would you accept cash payment AT THE VEHICLES REGISTERED ADDRESS. not in a carpark or layby"

    we'll see what the response is :thumb:
     
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    Seems strange he gives no idea where he is located apart from UK, so I have messaged him to ask where and when it can be viewed
     
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    Me too, because if that is a real advert then it is BLOODY CHEAP !!!!!!:Eeek:
     
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    And if you click on the user name, then click on 'items for sale', it says 0 items for sale.
    Strange.
     
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    yes they do..thats the name and number you registered when you first joining ebay.
    it is not forwarded to the seller.
    no personal details are forwarded until you win an item.
     
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    something was amiss, as its been removed now
     
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    Damn, they're getting harder to spot :Blush:
     
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    Been looking a lot at motorhomes over last few weeks and the scam that is hard to spot is where you click on item for sale and within a split second the page flashes item number changes still all looks good but it a private listing so you sign in to register to bid WHO'S NOW GOT YOUR DETAILS reported one to Ebay other week took them 2 days to remove always on a cheap looking motorhome Morale is if it looks a bargain be careful
     
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    this is what i like about this site people who are on the ball and ready to make comment on issues in a non judgemental way and to alert others of possible mis info/frauds.
     
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