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Old 10-12-2006, 09:33 AM
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I have had my boat for sale for about 6 months. I have had a few serious inquiries, but I have gotten about 200 of these scam inquiries like the one below. In addition, I have gotten about 10 phone calls using a hearing assisted operator. After the second one I figured it out. What a waste of my time!!!

Sorry i'm just pissed because I haven't sold my boat and I just paid for storage till April.

F**K these criminals.

Seller, We write to make enquiries on your boat advertised on a boat classified website on the internet. In introduction, We are Boats Town, dealer is both used and new Boats,we also repair and mainain Boats within and outside the united kingdom locations. Recently, there has been increase in demand on some american style Boats in which we do not have available for now, we have been contacting other sellers within and outside the United Kingdom and we have been able to get few with both considerable and inconsiderable prices. We will so much appreciate if you could furnish us with some valuable information about your adevertised Boat, information such as, the Present condition, if some parts will need some repair touch, you final asking price. Please send all replies directly to purchasing department, they will review the provided details and contact it there is any further need. Respectfully, Mrs Natalie Williamson BOATS TOWN LIMITED 48 Carlton Hil Carlton, Nottingham Nottinghamshire, NG4 1BG 442071170280
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:46 AM
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what are ya trying to sell...
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:54 AM
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Too small for you Bern.

1998 22 scarab
Mint. 19k

http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-9614.html

Totally bummed it didn't sell because I'd like to upgrade before next year.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:45 AM
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I know...I was trying to sell a few things on Ebay and all I got was scammers. Friggin scumbags
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I keep getting calls from "brokers" that want to list my boat for more than I am asking and tell me I can get it. They want 200-400 dollars to list it in nationwide publications. I keep telling them that I won't pay that money but will gladly split the difference between my price and their idea of a price. That would equate to 2-4 thousand dollars according to their numbers. Of course no one has accepted my offer yet.
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I sold my 94 F-150 back in 2001, I was asking 6K,I just got an e-mail the other day asking if they could send me a certified check for 8K to cover any shipping expenses to Nigeria.....

I bid on a Yamaha GP1300R waverunner last week on e-bay, It ended up not meeting reserve, I received 3 second chance offer for my last bid, fell for the first one and told the guy I wanted to drive out to Western NY to see it,,, turns out he is " out of country " right now but will arrange free shipping included...
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I have had my boat for sale for about 6 months. I have had a few serious inquiries, but I have gotten about 200 of these scam inquiries like the one below. In addition, I have gotten about 10 phone calls using a hearing assisted operator. After the second one I figured it out. What a waste of my time!!!

Sorry i'm just pissed because I haven't sold my boat and I just paid for storage till April.

F**K these criminals.

Seller, We write to make enquiries on your boat advertised on a boat classified website on the internet. In introduction, We are Boats Town, dealer is both used and new Boats,we also repair and mainain Boats within and outside the united kingdom locations. Recently, there has been increase in demand on some american style Boats in which we do not have available for now, we have been contacting other sellers within and outside the United Kingdom and we have been able to get few with both considerable and inconsiderable prices. We will so much appreciate if you could furnish us with some valuable information about your adevertised Boat, information such as, the Present condition, if some parts will need some repair touch, you final asking price. Please send all replies directly to purchasing department, they will review the provided details and contact it there is any further need. Respectfully, Mrs Natalie Williamson BOATS TOWN LIMITED 48 Carlton Hil Carlton, Nottingham Nottinghamshire, NG4 1BG 442071170280
That is a fake address, fake company and the letter reads as if written by a Nigerian.
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i still get these scams from when i had my first boat listed. this was a year and a half ago. i hate them and they should be shot.
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i hate them and they should be shot.

So tell us how you really feel
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twice i have inquired on boats listed on ebay and both times the sellers were from out of the country. never got to serious discussion but seemed really odd to me.
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