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Old 07-09-2007, 05:44 PM
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Notice the word "Boat" in his reply. It's spelled with a capital B in every instance. That's because he copy and pasted that word into a form letter he probably sends to "Car" "Motorcycle" and "Airplane" ads too.

Glad you decided not to deal with him.

Good luck!
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:53 PM
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(a . I lost money last
time I had a deal with an American,
sounds like saddam
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:17 PM
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Tell him your bottom line price and money talks and ****walks and see what happens.

It's a doubt about it.I was selling a 1969 Shelby GT500 two years ago and got the same emails.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:00 PM
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I don't know about that one. I say quite fn around and just give him you bottom price. Answer his questions, tell him about yourself, yada yada yada. What do you have to lose. Jump through his hoops or not. He may not talk very good english and probobly feels very uncomfortable trying to call. Maybe tell him that you are big on trust as well and you don't trust anybody who prefers to communicate via email from a different country.

I was always under the impression that funds cannot be wired unless the money is there and they can not be taken out except for by the recipient.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BY U BOY View Post
Dead on!! If he can't scam you on the boat, he's going to try to get at your money another way. Tell him to pi$$ off!
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:43 PM
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SCAM SCAM SCAM. They told me the same story. As it goes, they may want you to transfer funds to their account first for "transfer fees" or some BS like that.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:45 PM
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If you have to keep asking yourself whether or not it's a scam, that should tell you something. The cracks he made about Americans would have been enough to make me tell him to go f%*k him self!!!
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:50 PM
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If the guy can't speak (type) English, then WTF? My head hurts just from reading that crap.... especially as the guy is supposedly English (or at least Canadian). For comparison, here is (admittedly, the greatest) complaint letter ever written, and it was penned by a Brit. They call it "English" for a reason...

Dear Cretins,

I have been an NTL customer since 9th July 2001, when I signed up for your 3-in-one deal for cable TV, cable modem, and telephone. During this three-month period I have encountered inadequacy of service which I had not previously considered possible, as well as ignorance and stupidity of monolithic proportions. Please allow me to provide specific details,so that you can either pursue your professional perogative, and seek to rectify these difficulties - or more likely (I suspect) so that you can have some entertaining reading material as you while away the working day smoking B&H and drinking vendor-coffee on the bog in your office:

My initial installation was cancelled without warning, resulting in my spending an entire Saturday sitting on my fat arse waiting for your
technician to arrive. When he did not arrive, I spent a further 57 minutes listening to your infuriating hold music, and the even more
annoying Scottish robot woman telling me to look at your helpful website....HOW? I alleviated the boredom by playing with my testicles for a few minutes - an activity at which you are no-doubt both familiar and highly adept.

The rescheduled installation then took place some two weeks later, although the technician did forget to bring a number of vital tools -
such as a drill-bit, and his cerebrum. Two weeks later, my cable modem had still not arrived. After 15 telephone calls over 4 weeks my modem arrived... six weeks after I had requested it, and begun to pay for it.

I estimate your internet server's downtime is roughly 35%... hours between about 6pm -midnight, Mon-Fri, and most of the weekend.

I am still waiting for my telephone connection. I have made 9 calls on my mobile to your no-help line, and have been unhelpfully transferred to a variety of disinterested individuals, who are it seems also highly skilled bollock jugglers.

I have been informed that a telephone line is available (and someone will call me back); that no telephone line is available (and someone will call me back); that I will be transferred to someone who knows whether or not a telephone line is available (and then been cut off); that I will be transferred to someone (and then been redirected to an answer machine informing me that your office is closed); that I will be transferred to someone and then been redirected to the irritating Scottish robot woman...and several other variations on this theme.

Doubtless you are no longer reading this letter, as you have at least a thousand other dissatisfied customers to ignore, and also another one of those crucially important testicle-moments to attend to. Frankly I don't care, it's far more satisfying as a customer to voice my frustrations in print than to shout them at your unending hold music. Forgive me, therefore, if I continue.

I thought BT were ****, that they had attained the holy piss-pot of godawful customer relations, that no-one, anywhere, ever, could be more disinterested, less helpful or more obstructive to delivering service to their customers. That's why I chose NTL, and because, well, there isn't anyone else is there?

How surprised I therefore was, when I discovered to my considerable dissatisfaction and disappointment what a useless shower of bastards you truly are. You are sputum-filled pieces of distended rectum, incompetents of the highest order. British Telecom - wankers though they are - shine like brilliant beacons of success, in the filthy puss-filled mire of your seemingly limitless inadequacy. Suffice to say that I have now given up on my futile and foolhardy quest to receive any kind of service from you. I suggest that you cease any potential future attempts to extort payment from me for the services which you have so pointedly and catastrophically failed to
deliver - any such activity will be greeted initially with hilarity and disbelief quickly be replaced by derision, and even perhaps bemused
rage. I enclose two small deposits, selected with great care from my cat's litter tray, as an expression of my utter and complete contempt for both you and your pointless company. I sincerely hope that they have not become desiccated during transit - they were satisfyingly moist at the time of posting, and I would feel considerable disappointment if you did not experience both their rich aroma and delicate texture. Consider them the very embodiment of my feelings towards NTL, and its worthless employees.

Have a nice day - may it be the last in you miserable short life, you irritatingly incompetent and infuriatingly unhelpful bunch of twats.

Now *that* is English!

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SCAM.........all those scammer e-mails have lots of flowery language about trust and friendship.

Tell him to P*** Off!
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:45 PM
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I am from Canada and there are a lot of scams coming from here. It sounds real fishy to me. Forget about this deal and save yourself a lot of head aches.
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