Today's first scam or bargain ?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Terry, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Terry

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    At approximately 50% of what that van is worth this is a deffo scam.

    And why would someone go from selling the usual odds and sods from their garage to placing a classified ad?

    eBay could stop this overnight if they only allowed traders with an eBay shop to place classified ads.
     
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    Not so sure..


    If its a scam its an odd one !
     
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    A high mileage 08 Sprinter is worth about £6000, so IMHO, I don't think this is particularly cheap.

    Race vans are a limited market and don't command high prices, the same as PVC motor homes do.


    Pete:Cool:
     
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    Like Jaws I ain't convinced this is a scam, and as a Motor Trader (though not dealing with commercials) I'm not convinced this is silly cheap, fairly good value maybe........

    have to agree with 'Pete'...........:thumb:
     
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    I say agian pretty sure it's a scam --nice conversion ,not usual shed and about price of van plus bits.No converters proffit :Smile: if not scam then somebodys working for nothing
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    I'm with you Terry, it must be a scam simply because there is another Sprinter based race-van , 10 years older on auction with a starting price of £4600 and another 2002 one on classified at £8250. This one is 2008 so must be a scam.
     
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    Darrell sold his 6 year old long wheelbase converted Merc about two years ago for £4500

    This was a full, professional, race conversion with a two berth front end, wind out awning, even went with 'garage floor' for use under the awning
    Originally he had it up for £10k.. after months of trying to sell it as sensible money he gave up and let it go for £4.5 K as said..

    Cannot understand how it can be a scam if you pay for it when you collect it ? ( or am I misreading it ?? )
     
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    Hi John, if you can pay on collection :Smile:It could well be a way around for the scammers. I.E. you cannot veiw it but if you pay via paypal etc, I will arrange delivery :Smile:Until someone gets in touch and they agree to view or get the scam bit I would be warey.
    It could well be someone looking for a sale /wanting rid hence my question scam or not
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    18 months ago when I was looking for a 'new' MH I reported loads back to Ebay.

    When I checked some of them for 'other items' some were also doing the same scam on tractors and other plant.

    I believe they also try the scam with 'classic' cars and motorbikes.

    If Ebay does nothing about these scammers people will lose interest in buying high value items through Ebay.:Angry:

    Having said that - if it seems too good to be true it probably is......always view any large purchase and be wary of sellers with no feedback who have only just registered with Ebay

    :thumb:

     
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    Hi again just done a rough calculation and there is around 6ks worth of goods in the conversion plus the van at around 6k so that's a total spend of 12k ish ---Someone is loosing money big time:BigGrin:

    Yep Paul your mercs defo scam :BigGrin::thumb:
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    Somebodymust like the BNP they keep using there address-es :BigGrin:THE 2 POSTS ABOVE COME DOWN TO BNP Addresses :thumb::Smile:
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    Hi Paul The VW is about 2 miles down the rd from me :BigGrin:
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