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Yet another scam lathe sale on ebay to be aware of

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Gavlar05/01/2021 15:41:54
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A couple of weeks ago there was a thread here about a scammer purporting to have a Warco GH610 for sale on ebay.

There is now a Boxford 11;30 for sale on ebay.

The seller joined ebay yesterday, has a 10 feedback rating from bulk sellers, is based up in Scotland, the auction is very short duration, he offers delivery but wants BACS payment and is using photos from an older genuine completed advert.

All the normal red flags indicating the seller is a scammer. Sooner or later he'll get lucky and someone will pay by bank transfer, fearfull of missing a bargain.

I've reported the seller to ebay. Don't get caught out before they take his add down!

 

Edited By Gavlar on 05/01/2021 15:43:41

Steviegtr05/01/2021 15:48:06
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he is saying can be viewed & cash on collection. He only wants bacs if the buyer wants it delivering.

He has only just joined but does not actually mean he is a scammer.

Steve.

Gavlar05/01/2021 15:54:20
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Steve, all these scammers offer viewing and collection, only thet happen to be based up in Scotland. That one single thing seems to be enough to satisfy many people, with respect, yourself included.

Tony Pratt 105/01/2021 16:12:11
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There is no one stupid enough to buy a lathe sight unseen is there & then pay BACS?? Hold on my brother in law who is not stupid purchased a tractor just like that & guess what it didn't exist!

Tony

Steviegtr05/01/2021 16:57:54
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Posted by Gavlar on 05/01/2021 15:54:20:

Steve, all these scammers offer viewing and collection, only thet happen to be based up in Scotland. That one single thing seems to be enough to satisfy many people, with respect, yourself included.

I understand what you mean about the distance to travel. Dohh.

Steve.

Ivy05/01/2021 17:15:49
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It's the same person everytime.

Unfortunately he has blocked me from bidding after I "won" an item and called his bluff and said "OK, I'm fairly close, what's your address? I'll come over tomorrow".

 

Hopefully some one on here might do the same, he may get the message.

Edited By Ivy on 05/01/2021 17:17:12

Joe McKean05/01/2021 17:55:10
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Dunoon is not the easiest of places to get to, makes viewing more than a little awkward.

Calum Galleitch05/01/2021 18:01:07
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What is it they say about not being able to scam an honest man? You don't have to know too much about lathes to know that an 1130 in reasonable condition is worth rather more than £1100.

Stuart Smith 505/01/2021 18:12:23
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I also spotted this and reported it to eBay earlier today, but last time I looked it was still listed.

The photos are of a lathe sold a few weeks ago for £2000.

In the description for this listing he says he will accept £1100 !

Obviously a scam - wants someone to pay him via BACS.

Alan Waddington 205/01/2021 18:18:33
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Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 05/01/2021 16:12:11:

There is no one stupid enough to buy a lathe sight unseen is there & then pay BACS?? Hold on my brother in law who is not stupid purchased a tractor just like that & guess what it didn't exist!

Tony

Have sold a couple of lathes that way, and a milling machine, which was bought by a very nice man in Malta.

Not everyone is a scammer, but personally i always collect with cash, money is too hard earned to gamble with.

Pete.05/01/2021 18:33:05
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Lol, that's my lathe I bought recently, definitely a scam

Alan Waddington 205/01/2021 18:57:35
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Posted by Pete. on 05/01/2021 18:33:05:

Lol, that's my lathe I bought recently, definitely a scam

30th of October to be precise.......nice buy that yes

Frank Gorse05/01/2021 19:06:20
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There was a Super7 for sale near Inverness a few weeks back,very similar advert. Anyone know what happened to that? The option of collecting may be a bluff,knowing that most of the population is under house arrest at present. It’s a shame we’ve all been made so sceptical but there are lots of crooks out there.

Oily Rag05/01/2021 19:12:16
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Hopefully a more accomplished 'con merchant' will buy it and then ask for his bank details before then draining his account and selling the information on..... hang on! is that legal??

Emgee05/01/2021 19:18:20
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Looks like the same person has just sold an Emco PC Mill 125 CNC Machining Centre so he could be on a hit list if he is a scammer.

Emgee

br05/01/2021 20:02:22
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Posted by Emgee on 05/01/2021 19:18:20:

Looks like the same person has just sold an Emco PC Mill 125 CNC Machining Centre so he could be on a hit list if he is a scammer.

Emgee

And what if he is not a scammer ?

Pete.05/01/2021 20:08:10
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Posted by br on 05/01/2021 20:02:22:
Posted by Emgee on 05/01/2021 19:18:20:

Looks like the same person has just sold an Emco PC Mill 125 CNC Machining Centre so he could be on a hit list if he is a scammer.

Emgee

And what if he is not a scammer ?

Because I already told you, he using photos of my lathe.

Pete.05/01/2021 20:14:17
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Might be a good idea to keep a thread open warning people about these scams, somewhere people can report them, because ebay does a very poor job of responding to reports on their listings.

br05/01/2021 20:14:48
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Posted by Pete. on 05/01/2021 20:08:10:
Posted by br on 05/01/2021 20:02:22:
Posted by Emgee on 05/01/2021 19:18:20:

Looks like the same person has just sold an Emco PC Mill 125 CNC Machining Centre so he could be on a hit list if he is a scammer.

Emgee

And what if he is not a scammer ?

Because I already told you, he using photos of my lathe.

LOL at the beginning of your post could be taken as you were posting just having a laugh ? How were members supposed to know if it was a serious comment or not .

br

Tony Pratt 105/01/2021 20:18:39
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Posted by br on 05/01/2021 20:02:22:
Posted by Emgee on 05/01/2021 19:18:20:

Looks like the same person has just sold an Emco PC Mill 125 CNC Machining Centre so he could be on a hit list if he is a scammer.

Emgee

And what if he is not a scammer ?

The same Emco PC Mill 125 CNC Machining Centre was sold last year by a guy in Huntingdonsurprise

Tony

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