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Old 11-21-2003, 04:18 PM
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I had an old boat on Ebay that needed a bunch of work. I had it winterized halfway through the auction, and the marina found some rotted wood in the bilge area by the front motor mounts. I stopped the auction due to finding out about this. I have gotten a ton of emails from people wanting to buy this boat. The first one offering the $, wants to western union it to me, and ship the boat to sweden! Were talking about a 1991 glastron cuddy cabin. How much would it cost to ship from Oklahoma to Sweden? $10,000? Sounds strange to me. What do you guys think?
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Old 11-21-2003, 04:23 PM
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Is he wanting you to arrange shipping?
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No, but I am selling it to him for $2,500 bucks! He wants me to store it for 1mo, and then the shipper will pick it up.
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Old 11-21-2003, 04:31 PM
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My 2 cents...

I would have him wire the money and go for it. Make sure you're both taking US dollars.

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Old 11-21-2003, 04:34 PM
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kind of a pain in the a$$ for 2500
Do you know anyone at grand looking for a nice runabout/winter project?
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Sounds fishy, but if he wires you the money and it clears before you ship the boat, why not? Just be sure that it's not being sent with a stolen credit card. Also, don't give out any account info and don't give any refunds!
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Sounds like a scam to me. There's a lot of these floating around. Like mentioned, don't give out any of your info. If he does indeed send you the money, then cool. Be wise.
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Look at all of this sh!t going on at hotboat.com
I asked a friend about this and he directed me there!
go to forums then sandbar, and search SCAM.
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Everything you ever wanted to read about ship it overseas scams.



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The screwy thing is that the scam (if it was one) is reversed. They guy wants to pay him the money. That's why I said to wait for the check to clear and to not offer a refund.
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