Monday scams

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by paulmold, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. paulmold

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    VW a Scam?

    Normally I can see why these are scams but on this one,

    the advert is also on the volkzone at the same price (but it is a very low price)
    there is also a company website (http://www.eastfalia.com) where the contact phone numbers and locations match those on both adverts.

    The only negatives on the web site are that this particular van is not listed and viewings are by appointment only.

    What am I missing?
     
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    The Autotrail is too cheap and he also has a Land Rover Discovery on for sale at another silly price

    Peter
     
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    yes - the price does look very wrong but have the scammers got so sophisticated that they have a website (with address and landline phone) and advertise in multiple places at once?

    If this is a scam (rather than a van needing lots of work going cheap to be shifted quickly?) then a lot of the indicators such as a new seller with zero feedback no longer are reliable.
     
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    Emailed this mush with a question on his other listing and this is where he supposed to be on ebay
    Business seller information



    7 cuthbert close
    NR7 8ql Norwich, Norfolk
    UK

    And this is the reply I got, no mention of it could be viewed, def scamm.

    [​IMG]Seller has responded to your question about this item[​IMG]
    [​IMG]Do not respond to the sender if this message requests that you complete the transaction outside of eBay. This type of offer is against eBay policy, may be fraudulent, and is not covered by buyer protection programs. Learn more



    Dear johnscross,


    Hi,

    I am based in Edinburgh.
    Kind regards




    On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 8:09 PM, eBay Member: johnscross <johnsc_ktsu4229pgo@members.ebay.co.uk> wrote:


    <img alt="eBay" height="39" width="95"> eBay sent this message to Andie Wallace (andie9081).
    Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.

    <img height="8" width="8"> Contact for Listing -- Respond Now<img height="8" width="8">
    <img height="32" width="32">Do not respond to the sender if this message requests that you complete the transaction outside of eBay. This type of offer is against eBay policy, may be fraudulent, and is not covered by buyer protection programs. Learn More




    Dear andie9081,


    Full Name: Johns Cross Motorhome and Camping Centre
    Country: United Kingdom
    Primary Telephone: 07831|301170
    Secondary Telephone: 07831|301170
    Best time to call: any time
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    where can this be viewed and when is convenient
     
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    Dear duane0001,

    Hi Duane,
    Thank you for your interest, the motorhome is in perfect condition, hpi clear, mot and tax until October, full service history, very reliable engine, it has nearly done 37000 miles, dry stored over winter months and covered in the summer. Tried to send you more pics before you come inspect but you haven't sent me your e mail or you can reply me at booth41andrew(at)gmail.com, the motorhome is located in Edinburgh and my last price for a fast sale is £6600 including free delivery to your location, just let me know to make inspection arrangements.
    Best wishes!
    Andrew
     
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    and on the volkszone website his location is....

    Location: surrey near some trees and the a3

    not 100% convinced this is a scam.
    van has no mot and is an unregistered import, not uk registered and has some body damage.
    from his description it doesnt run too well either
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
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    I emailed about the same ebay advert and got same email reply
    emailed about 3 ebay adverts lately, they all seem to be £10k cheaper than comparable MH's, all try to lure you to buy away from ebay, infact many pull the advert immediately, so leave you no other choice but to go off ebay. and the MH isn't in the location that the advert said it was etc

    Glad I've trusted my gut reaction!
     
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