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Old 07-27-2005, 08:41 AM
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I got this email in response to an ad for my boat on OSO:

jon bradley is inquireing about a listing you placed in the Hotboat.com classifieds title 1989 25' Warlock World Class.
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Hello, I am Jon Bradley, sales associate, Boat Mart, 212 Grampian ave, Toronto, Canada. We purchase, pick-up and deliver Boats for customers when contracted. We have an interested buyer for your boat(1989 25' Warlock World Class) and the offer for it is $16,200 US. Please, we would want to know if it's still availiable and if so do forward these details to me; (i) The final/bottom price you are willing to sell. (ii) The miles/kilometre on the scale. (iii) Recent picture(s). (iv) Reason(s) for selling. The above questions are part of our company policy when purchasing,so please don't find it embarrasing to answer. Jon.

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It sounds like bs to me. Am I the only one that gets emails like this everytime I try to sell something (ebay, cycletrader, autotrader.....)?
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:23 AM
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Sounds like a scam to me too. I got a couple of those from over seas when i was selling my last truck. Also, my sister got a few of those responses recently from a canadian broker when she was selling her rinker. Her bank advised her against getting involved with these types of deals.

I would steer clear and wait till you get some unsuspicious offers.

btw, when you figure out how many miles are on the boat.....let me know
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The miles/kilometre on the scale.

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So the "Boat Mart" in Toronto, Canada uses an e-mail account from Yahoo in England (E-mail:[email protected])?

El-scammo.....
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just for grins...try to aquire a phone number to see if you can communicate live....if not ...for sure SCAM
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i tell ya what, i will transfer you the price of the vehicle plus an additional $5000 US funds, you keep a small percent for yourself and wire the rest of the amount back to me via Western Union. With the money you make off the transaction, I have friends in Nigeria that need help moving their fortunes out of corrupt gov't run banks before they lose their inheritances.

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JW,
this does look a bit sketchy!
But I listed my boat in an area swap sheet and the next thing I know autotrader is calling me like 3 times a day trying to get me to list with them. So if your info is out there who knows who is getting there hands on it.
Good luck with your sale!
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So the "Boat Mart" in Toronto, Canada uses an e-mail account from Yahoo in England (E-mail:[email protected])?

El-scammo.....

First thing I noticed to.
Not to mention the spelling

all it takes is for one person to play dumb so they can burn them.
takl about a 16 grand profit for writing emails.
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I had a 61 buick that I sold a few weeks ago and I got a few calls from guys that shot me a line similar to that, they said they matched buyers with sellers, and they had a buyer that is interested in my car, but didn't want to give me much info It sounded like a load of crap to me. I am always alittle weary of people like that .
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:24 PM
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I'm trying to think of a way to have a little fun with this guy, but it could be a automated response email and not a "guy" at all. Prick.

It's not as bad as last time - the buyer for my custom cycle was from Saudi Arabia
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