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R107 SCAM ALERT

Discussion in 'Mercedes Goods on eBay' started by dewimerc, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. dewimerc

    dewimerc Senior Member

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    Interesting.. I guess it's very possibly a scam.

    But I guess it could potentially be a legitimate fire-sale, due to COVID-19?

    What would a more realistic market value of this be?
     
  3. McDonald

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    Request the VIN No & check it out. There's no mention of service history - odd for a car of this quality. If it's not stolen or made out of crash rubble, it's a steal.
     
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    dewimerc Senior Member

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    I've seen this type of scam before - the car is very cheap but it's in Spain and you have to pay for it up front before they ship it out to you - the car never arrives!
    This car is supposedly located in Blaenau Ffestiniog which is near where I live. I offered to meet up locally to complete the sale but, surprise surprise, the car is now up in Scotland.
    The seller wanted me to pay up front using paypal.
     
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    I trust you've advised eBay. Scammers are scum.
     
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    Definitely a scammer. I thought I would call his bluff. Told him my brother is 30m from his address in Scotland and he can come and see the car and buy.

    He kept saying delivery only with no reason why my brother couldn’t come to see the car and buy.

    I then said ok, I will send a car delivery company to pick it up and pay him on collection. Again, no reason given just collection not available.

    I gave up.

    I hope no one has fallen for his bullshit of deposit and payment in 5 days after delivery. He cited protection from eBay but there is no protection for car purchases.

    I reported it to eBay a few days ago but the ad is still there.
     
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    Thousands of scam ebay listings everyday , i report a few when i see them but i takes ebay far too long to delete them
     
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    davidsl500 Senior Member

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    He has a caravan and motorhome for sale as well. Probably equally dodgy looking at the prices.
     
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    Yes I noticed that too.. I wonder how successful these guys are. It would be relatively easy to orchestrate that scam I imagine.
     
  10. Gary Toth

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    I was in touch with the owner yesterday, he said it had a full service history the mileage was around 65k, I checked the MOT reports and he said the v5 was in his name. When I asked about where the car was for viewing he said because of covid 19 and him always being away he would arrange to have the car delivered to me and then pay!!! also when pushed about weather it was a full MB service history he stopped emailing me. His name was Alexander Pearson first contact was his son when I asked about the car he gave me his fathers email. the reg was XGW493Y 380SL 1982 I rang the police on 1o1 to see if they would do anything, not interested. But all that said, he's had the car under a year and maybe just wants out.
     
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    Be careful, the restrictions on covid-19 have lifted a little to stay alert mode!!
    It does sound fishy to me, though you can always see what area he is locate in, google map the area then tell him that i'm just around the corner from you. ;)

    Oh I see it was a scam, ads gone now :rolleyes:
     
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    I was wondering if this was the one you'd seen....
     
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