Who was looking for a M/H?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Terry, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Terry

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    Nice solid van.. must be mad or very desperate to sell at that price..
     
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    That price will rise in a few weeks at the start of the "silly season" if it isn't snapped up.
     
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    Location just given as UK? Sounds bit dodgy.
     
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  5. Terry

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    No feedback as it is a classified add :Wink: but as always it sounds a very good bargain :Smile:so it may be too good to be true :Eeek: so buyer be aware :thumb:
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    He has been a member for 5 years 9 months,, and hails/registered in Cheshire.. :Wink:

    Seems a long time to have been a member and not bought or sold anything,, :wub:
     
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    Sorry, edited my post as I realised no feedback 'cos it's a classified ad. Crossed with yours 'cos I'd gone out in between and didn't update when I came back. DOH! :Blush:
     
  8. Terry

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    Being the nosy git I am I emailed him :BigGrin: here's his reply
    Hello,
    I have to tell you that I'm currently out of town so pick up isn't an option. The motorhome is located home in Cheshire and I will get somebody to deliver it to you.. no problems.. The price total including delivery for it is £2,600.
    The deal will go strictly according to eBay Classified Ad rules and policy. Also, a refund policy will be included. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you

    Sounds legit to me and if I was looking would not pay until delivered
    terry
     
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    Sorry I have to disagree, sounds like a SCAM to me. Who uses OUT OF TOWN and The deal will go strictly accordinf to E Bay rules!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry but it sounds to me to be a SCAM.
     
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    I think this is a hacked account and a scam. the buyer will deliver the van, I am out of town, the van is priced way too low, yeah right. Like to see this come off, perhaps we ought to have a whip round to try and get it and see if its not a scam.
    I had my account hacked before and sold 150 televisions that I did not know I had. :Rofl1:
     
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    Damn you have put me off buying it now

    Peter
     
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    no go on peter, would look lovely on your forecourt:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Obviously the guy is a dealer.....no prob with that. The vehicle is currently on SORN so unless you have trade plates you won't be able to road test it, also explains why 'pick up isn't an option'. I dont like the 'out of town' bit and thats not a very good idea for anyone selling on either eBay or elswhere.

    As for buying a vehicle off eBay, after what i've just seen today i'd say go for it.

    This guy bought an absolutely mint P reg lwb Transit hi-top off eBay four weeks ago with no reserve set. Immaculate interior and by far the best 'home spun' camper conversion i've ever seen....would even put many professionally fitted vans to shame. Amazingly he never even went to view it.....simply bought from the description and photos! Went for just £3000!
     
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    I'm not in Uk at the moment (Won't be back 'till April) so can't use E-bay anyway, I might have been the person refered to in OP as I am looking to buy my first ever MH soon.

    I must say E-bay scares the living daylights out of me, there are so many scams going on and E-bay couldn't give a damm about it. It really annoys me that these people who are making so much money can allow these fraudsters to operate on their site so easily.
     
  16. Lindy-C

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    Perhaps the guy is a dealer.....but why on earth would he list two separate vehicles (the first of which was pulled by Ebay) on two separate ID's, both of which have had little activity (perfect hijacking targets as the ID owners probably won't notice) and then specifically ask for potential buyers to contact him at a Gmail address (again a favourite of scammers and hijackers along with Hotmail, Yahoo etc). Both vehicles are offered for "silly" money. This one is definitely suspicious and I would avoid him like the plague. I would love to know what his payment terms are.......moneygram via Western Union I would suspect :RollEyes:

    Of course if anyone successfully contacts the seller and manages to get a viewing on either vehicle and finds that they are "kosher" I shall happily stand corrected!

    Sure there are a great many "deals" to be had, especially in the current climate but tread cautiously and ask the right questions ALWAYS via the Ebay "contact seller" facility. Don't discount it altogether as you may strike lucky and get yourself a real bargain.

    I have worked Ebay, buying and selling, for almost 9 years with over 4000 transactions - I have been "scammed" (if you can call not receiving goods for monies paid being scammed) probably 5 times so would reckon that the vast majority of Ebay users are honest. Just excercise a little caution and common sense and you won't have too many problems.
     
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    :Rofl1:Never thought about it being a scam,but I don't think I would be gullible enough to fall for one (fingers crossed :Rofl1:) I did say in my post that caution must be used-- pay when you get it sort of thing :Rofl1: might be worth doing one of those outstanding finance type things as well.:Eeek::Rofl1:
    I have been watching for a few weeks now to see what is selling and what is not,(more out of making a decision if it would be worthwhile to convert another van)that van just stood out so whether it is REAL or not I don't know :Eeek:
    Any way it looks like a few vans are starting to sell but at v cheap prices so unless SWMBO decides to let me sell ours to fund another or risk some savings it is not going to happen this year :Rofl1:
    Years ago I took my mate to buy a car he had bought for £50,it turned out to be a man and wife separating job and she sold his then £2k car for the £50:Rofl1:(I missed that one but did get a drink out of it):Rofl1:
    terry
     
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    Lindy-C well all I can say is you are clearly a far more forgiving person than me. Five times :RollEyes: I would be livid after even once. Some scumbags broke into my barn recently and stole my lawn tractor & trailor. I will be cursing them and wishing a long and painful death to them right up to the day I pop my clogs.

    I've always had to work hard for my money and I must say that the increase in crime is due without doubt to the lax sentancing and the somewhat ambivolent attitude of victims. Luckily i don't now have to consider using E-bay, if there's something surplus to my requirements I either give it away (To a good cause) or just bin it, likewise I don't see the need to buy cheap on E-bay (When you just know that the item will not be exactly like the sellar described it) and only in UK six months a year now anyway.

    As I said above the very idea of using E-bay fills me with horror.
     
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    Hi all, to put this to bed I have just looked and it has been removed from ebay :Rofl1: seems a scam after all :Rofl1:
    terry
     
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    Yes sorry, Forgot to mention I emailed ebay to inform them of my concerns, they sent an email back saying thankyou and they would look in to the listing. Funny how it's now removed?:Wink:

    Perhaps I ought tobe some sort of ebay PI, that the second ive got right.:thumb:
     
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