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Old 12-01-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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Brand new 1978 200 Merc

Now thats gotta be a rare find!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-1978-200hp...ayphotohosting
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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They were not 200hp at the prop in those days probably more like 160-170hp by todays standards I would of thought, but an interesting find
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Old 13-01-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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Flywheel rated power in 1978.
Could be ok if its been kept dry.
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Old 14-01-2008, 03:09 AM   #4
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Just got word that it's a scam, same motor was listed in the US in november and was sold to a US buyer.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=290179251882

Ebay have been notified and it's been pulled.

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Old 15-01-2008, 12:31 AM   #5
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You could see it was a scam a mile away...when will they learn that we can spot a scam!
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Old 15-01-2008, 12:47 AM   #6
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You could see it was a scam a mile away
Realy? It had me convinced, how did you spot it?

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Old 15-01-2008, 12:59 AM   #7
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I nearly got caught out with a 20 year old Lance Armstrong racing bike that had never been used. They were selling about 12 top of the range bike items so looked genuine. Seller was 99% good problem was he had sold thousands of switch gear items.
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Old 15-01-2008, 12:25 PM   #8
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Scams

Well, as most of the scam's on Ebay the people who are doing this are not so bright, see the pics for the first thing to look for, usually shown in America, has some american feel to the pic, palm trees in the background, or an U.S. licence plate, U.S. wall power point etc etc..but they still say its for sale in the uk!

Then there's the "0" rated score, and 99% says "Buisness seller" registered...

And last but not least, they will have only just joined Ebay!, unless they have stolen an account and ask you to " please email me directly as i cant access ebay emails "....sure you cant as they would go to the owner of the account!!....then followed by an email when you ask them why there's no fone number in the ad you will get " oh i'm out of town at the min and need to sell quick, please forward me your details and i will get it all in motion to have it delivered to you" ...Fecking Crap!

Makes me so mad that they think were that stupid!!!!
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