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Old 03-01-2007, 11:57 PM
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Default Has the Classified section been Hijacked by SCAMERS?

It could be just my untrusting nature.....BUT....It seems that there are now several deals that are to good to be true.......what going on???

Any one else see the same stuff???

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Our Listings : 2005 DONZI 35 ZF TRIPLE 275 MERCURY VERADO'S TRAILER

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2005 DONZI 35 ZF TOURNAMENT EDITION WITH TRIPLE 275 MERCURY VERADO FOUR STROKES. "THE ULTIMATE FISHING BOAT".
LOADED WITH TOP OF THE LINE EVERYTHING. OVER A 580 MILE RANGE. CRUISE AT 60 MPH, GO ANY WHERE DO ANY THING IN THIS DONZI. IT COMES EQUIPPED WITH PRO FISHING PACKAGE, ZERO EFFORT CONTROLS - DIGITAL SHIFT AND THROTTLE, MECHANICAL TRIM INDICATORS, LAB FINISHED PROPS, 3 BANK BATTERY CHARGER, STEREO, EXTRA ROD HOLDERS, BACK OF BAIT-WELL PUMP, K-PLANES, LEE OUT RIGGERS, (2) FURONO NAV NETS W/ RADAR, VHF, GLADIATOR TR1 AUTO PILOT, 25 WATT CELL PHONE AND MORE! THIS 35ZF WAS USED FOR 1 YEAR OF LIGHT TOURNAMENT FISHING. IT HAS APPROXIMATELY 120 HOURS AND RUNS A TOP SPEED OF APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH. IT HAS BEEN RELIGIOUSLY MAINTAINED AND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. LOOKS LIKE NEW.THIS VESSEL COMES WITH THE LOAD MASTER TRIPLE AXEL ALUMINUM TRAILER .

Ad Number: 15002

Price: 80000

First Name: George

Last Name: Sleckser

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Company Website: http://

Phone: (231) 544-7259

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City: MODESTO

State: CA

Year: 2005

Length: 35

Make: Donzi

Model: 35 ZF TOURNAMENT

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Old 03-02-2007, 12:39 AM
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There's a '00 42' Tiger with 900's and 6's on a Myco for $99K in the Cig section. Same George Sleckser guy.
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I got an email from OSO saying that they were making some changes.....that could be the problem
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I don't dig having to wade thru pages of dealer ads copied right out of the brochure in the Formula's for sale to see individual boats for sale.

It must keep others than just me from even bothering to look.

I think that's not in keeping with the original theme of the classifieds being for boatowners/members.

I apologize OSO if this seems harsh but I think it's a real issue.
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There's a '00 42' Tiger with 900's and 6's on a Myco for $99K in the Cig section. Same George Sleckser guy.
The Tiger is a confirmed SCAM! I helped sell that boat 2 months ago to the happy new owner in OK. The scammer is using the prior owners pics too and is the same guy "selling" the Donzi.

I don't understand these scams. Are there really people out there stupid enough to fall for them?

Someone needs to email this guy and set up a sea trial
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Same thing happened to me last year. I placed an ad on eBay and days after my listing ended, I found copies of my pictures and description listed on two websites for half the price. My boat is USCG documented and the FBI and Homeland Security stepped in and got the guy that perpetrated the fraud.
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Its time for a IP address check and put George out of business
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The entire classified section now has new format. It changed in the last couple of hours. Looks like the prices on all the boats got deleted in the transition.
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I just wish they would put in some search filters such as length and price (and "inquire" is not a price). It's too time consuming to check without them.

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The entire classified section now has new format. It changed in the last couple of hours. Looks like the prices on all the boats got deleted in the transition.
seems the sellers info is gone as well, no phone numbers or prices listed at all...
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