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Jim@BAWS
10-12-2010, 10:41 AM
For those of your selling items in the MARKET PLACE section please be advised the
"CRAIGSLIST" type scammers are moving in.

You can spot them a MILE AWAY

Here is todays email
If and when I get a response I will post it

Jim@BAWS

----- Original Message -----
From: <crocoemma@gmail.com>
To: < @verizon.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:40 AM
Subject: A message about your ad on Team MasterCraft


> 205 TRAILER FRAME
>
> Hello Seller,
>
> In reference to your on-line placed advert, I will like to know if this item is still for sale and If it is, is the condition still remain as described in the advert?
> Kindly include your bottom price. I will be waiting for your response at your earliest convenience.
>
> Best Regards,
> - Emma.
>
> http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3320

flipper
10-12-2010, 10:49 AM
You have to respond to emma Jim. See if you can get some pics of her too will ya? :D:

thatsmrmastercraft
10-12-2010, 10:54 AM
I got the same thing. I guess I will wait for Jim to post the pics of Emma.:rolleyes:

Sodar
10-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Jim.

If anyone gets any PM's from these guys, let the mods know their User Names and get them banned. There is not much you can do if they are just emailing you. Unfortunately, posting in the Marketplace is just like posting on Craigslist... you are susceptible to the tirekickers, scammers, buyers and losers. All part of the game I suppose!

Maristar210
10-12-2010, 11:10 AM
I was sure her name was Peggy

vshockey10
10-12-2010, 11:16 AM
Some times you have to be really careful with these guys out there. I was selling some of my jetskis and a guy kept talking to me about it. I told him I needed to think about it and would get back to him in a few days. A few days went by and I contacted him again... It was a different guy now and had no idea what was going on even asking the exact same questions again. Im just saying scammers are putting in more effort now even

Jim@BAWS
10-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Jim.

If anyone gets any PM's from these guys, let the mods know their User Names and get them banned. There is not much you can do if they are just emailing you. Unfortunately, posting in the Marketplace is just like posting on Craigslist... you are susceptible to the tirekickers, scammers, buyers and losers. All part of the game I suppose!


Cam, I did put an email address in my ad. EMMA does not have a screen name here on TEAMTALK. Just wanted folks to be aware of what is out there

Jim@BAWS

I hope EMMA's photo is on a swimsuit so I can post it!!!

Jim@BAWS
10-12-2010, 11:26 AM
EMMA in a SWIMSUIT

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot/4280925543/

http://www.theorchidboutique.com/blog/that%E2%80%99s-a-swimwear-dont-emma-watson/


Well at least it is a EMMA in a suit...maybe not our Emma

Jim@BAWS

flipper
10-12-2010, 11:32 AM
Well done sir

supturb89
10-12-2010, 11:35 AM
Definately post some pics of Emma!!! And btw I have 09 X-Star loaded fully with many of features you know you want. Need to sell ASAP to highest buyer. Boat is in condition to be sold immediately. It is boxed and ready to ship to you at our expense. Just agree to buy and arrangements will be made through our Super Platinum Ebay Buyer Protection Services Plan....Programme. Only asking $15999.99.:)

scott023
10-12-2010, 12:09 PM
I like Emma. Just sayin. ;):D

Jim@BAWS
10-12-2010, 12:31 PM
I guess every now and then it is a good thing to thread jack your own thread.

Jim@BAWS

rhsprostar
10-12-2010, 01:30 PM
Got the same BS response from an ad I had on Ski-it-again......what a PITA for joe average just trying to sell his stuff..l....:mad:

oldairboater
10-12-2010, 02:01 PM
I used Craigslist to sell a boat and to buy my Mastercraft. I liked Craigslist but I hated the scammers and I also hated how hard it was to deal with people selling boats over their fear of me being a scammer. I started shopping almost a year on ebay, craigslist, local papers and doing dealer drive bys looking for the boat I wanted at my price. Put up with a lot of strange crap before I got the boat. I still shop on Craigslist but when it comes deal time I am always armed, take a friend, carry only cash, and all the paper work is verified as original and match's the property. Met some good honest people while buying boats and motorcycles on Craigslist but seen the scammers come out of the wood work.

Jim@BAWS
10-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Now she wants my prop also

OJ 13 x 14 STAINLESS PROP

Hello Seller,

In reference to your on-line placed advert, I will like to know if this item is still for sale and If it is, is the condition still remain as described in the advert?
Kindly include your bottom price. I will be waiting for your response at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,
Emma.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3446

D3skier
10-12-2010, 03:03 PM
you should tell her you'd like a response from her first inquiry first before you address wanting the prop now too
and for the bottom price she's looking for just put in your asking price


Now she wants my prop also

OJ 13 x 14 STAINLESS PROP

Hello Seller,

In reference to your on-line placed advert, I will like to know if this item is still for sale and If it is, is the condition still remain as described in the advert?
Kindly include your bottom price. I will be waiting for your response at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,
Emma.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3446

CruisinGA
10-12-2010, 03:15 PM
Got two emails from the same "Emma" this morning.

:rolleyes: scumbags

jbkriss
10-12-2010, 03:52 PM
How do I find the Market Place on the site? Thanks.

JPK
10-12-2010, 03:52 PM
I received a couple of emails from Emma too.

Jim@BAWS
10-12-2010, 05:01 PM
How do I find the Market Place on the site? Thanks.

Upper left TEAL TAB

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/


Jim@BAWS

scott023
10-12-2010, 05:42 PM
.......................

TX.X-30 fan
10-12-2010, 06:01 PM
.......................





I agree....

bobx1
10-12-2010, 06:07 PM
How do I find the Market Place on the site? Thanks.

Do you know, or are you, Emma?

swatguy
10-12-2010, 11:53 PM
Emmas a popular girl with tons of cash. Just got my offer too




Fresh Air Exhaust off 2000 X-Star

Hello Seller,

In reference to your on-line placed advert, I will like to know if this item is still for sale and If it is, is the condition still remain as described in the advert?
Kindly include your bottom price. I will be waiting for your response at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,
- Emma.

YTW
10-13-2010, 12:01 AM
Emma struck here too.

c_craig
10-13-2010, 06:54 AM
She wants my wakeboard. Apparently she's the only one! NOS 2008 model.;)

Jim@BAWS
10-13-2010, 07:21 AM
My response along with her request for more info

Emma<

Same price as yesterday $1589.00 for the prop

It is a little dinged up. One of the blades is held on with duct tape

You must be an avid water skier. What kind of MasterCraft do you own?

That is AWESOME. Do you have any photos of yourself skiing?

Cant wait to hear from you

Jim


Oct 13, 2010 07:52:55 AM, crocoemma@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Jim,

How much do you want for it?

Let me know.

Thank you.

Mag_Red
10-13-2010, 07:59 AM
She wants my wakeboard. Apparently she's the only one! NOS 2008 model.;) She wants my ski!!!! Finally a buyer8p Hello Bob,

Thanks very much for your response, I appreciate your writing. Well, I
seem fine with the price and the condition of the ski. As for the
payment, kindly let me know if you will be okay with a check. I can
get it mailed out to you as soon as possible.
The shipment should not pose a problem here as I have a shipper within
my reach who can take care of the pick up.

Just let me know.

Thanks very much,
- Emma.

Jim@BAWS
10-13-2010, 09:52 AM
Another response

looking forward to pictures

Hello Jim,

Thanks very much for your response, I appreciate your writing. Well, I
seem fine with the price and the condition of the prop. As for the
payment, kindly let me know if you will be okay with a check. I can
get it mailed out to you as soon as possible.
The shipment should not pose a problem here as I have a shipper within
my reach who can take care of the pick up.

Just let me know.

Thanks very much,
- Emma.

scott023
10-13-2010, 10:29 AM
That's awesome. I want a prop that has a blade held on by duct tape too. :D

Jim@BAWS
10-13-2010, 11:08 AM
That's awesome. I want a prop that has a blade held on by duct tape too. :D

Then I have a deal for you!!!

Since one blade is bent I can get you a 25% discount also

Jim@BAWS

scott023
10-13-2010, 11:09 AM
Then I have a deal for you!!!

Since one blade is bent I can get you a 25% discount also

Jim@BAWS

SWEET.


KJohnson pays shipping, right?

flipper
10-13-2010, 11:19 AM
Oh no, don't go get him all fired up again. I can only take so many tears

Jim@BAWS
10-13-2010, 12:16 PM
Oh no, don't go get him all fired up again. I can only take so many tears


Do you need some Klennex???

Extra absorbant!

scott023
10-13-2010, 12:27 PM
Do you need some Klennex???

Extra absorbant!

I think he was refering to KJohnsons tears, not his. ;):D:D

jaysus
10-13-2010, 12:56 PM
I just sold my 2011 Tandem Axle X-2 Trailer on Marketplace!!! Thanks EMMA!!!

Jim@BAWS
10-14-2010, 11:08 AM
Getting close on a picture

Hope that eveyone is playing along with EMMA

Do I need to send you the pictures before we complete this sale?

Let me know.

- Emma.

flipper
10-14-2010, 11:16 AM
I think he was refering to KJohnsons tears, not his. ;):D:D
Thank you:rolleyes:

Jim@BAWS
10-15-2010, 09:32 AM
A NEW one this AM

1979 Stars and Stripes (Skier 19)

Hello Seller,
In reference to your on-line placed advert, I will like to know if this item is still for sale and If it is, is the condition still remain as described in the advert?
Kindly include your bottom price. I will be waiting for your response at your earliest convenience.
Best Regards,
Stanford.
206-424-4704.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3801

frankmayer17@juno.com <frankmayer17@juno.com>

thatsmrmastercraft
10-15-2010, 09:38 AM
He sent me the same thing.

Motor Cover

Hello Seller,
In reference to your on-line placed advert, I will like to know if this item is still for sale and If it is, is the condition still remain as described in the advert?
Kindly include your bottom price. I will be waiting for your response at your earliest convenience.
Best Regards,
Stanford.
206-424-4704.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3779

Jim@BAWS
10-15-2010, 09:52 AM
I SOLD the 79 in 10 minutes...what a great day. I cant wait for the check. He'll probably send extra money for shipping to WOW What a deal!!!

WOW I Sold a bike I did not even have



Hello,
Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad to read from you. I am okay with the price of the 979 Stars and its condition as well. Kindly consider it sold. However, I will be paying you with a cashier's check. If you can provide me with the name and address to send this to, I will issue it out as soon as possible. As for the shipment, I will prefer to take care of that. I will hire a hauling company to come for the pick-up of the bike. I'm sure this will be okay with you.
Thanks very much. I will be waiting to read from you soon.
Best Regards.

Frank.

deminimis
10-15-2010, 11:21 AM
I've been getting a number of off-shore scammers responding to my old ads. So, I'm thinking it might be fun to mess with them a bit. I'm setting up a specific gmail account for this purpose. See, for them to send their bogus checks, it cost them money and time. I'm going to make my demands outrageous. $1000 for a used and sold rudder seems fair. Since this season is over for us up here, this will provide a welcome Mastercraft-related outlet during the off-season.

Okay, I had to do it. Here's my response:

"Greetings and Salutations Your Douchieness,

Yes, I would love to sell you my very special and highly prized rudder (its long gone, but let's not let that get in the way). When I placed my original "advert," and after some reflection (given the recent interest in this item), I now feel I may have miss-priced the item. See, I'm possibly convinced this rudder was built with metals removed from the now-famous Chilean mine and forged by none other than Paul Revere himself (Paul Revere being the first person to successfully build a time machine allowing himself to be transported to 2004 to craft this exquisite rudder). If these assertions prove to be true, this rudder represents an astounding piece of world and scientific history. My guess is if I presented this item to The Antiques Roadshow, I might be advised this item might fetch more than $10,000 at auction. However, since you are clearly a person of outstanding character, I'm willing to offer you this already sold and no long in my possession rudder for $1,100. Yup, you translated me right, only $1,100. For $1,100 you will get a digital image (nothing more) of the actual rudder (of course, I can't send you this until you've paid in full). Please mail off the check as soon as possible. Here you go:

Mr. District Attorney
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX

Thank you very much and I look forward to receiving the bogus funds soon!"

Dan K
10-18-2010, 09:53 AM
Emma has lots of money to buy all this stuff, She sent me an email earlier that her father was a deposed king and I helped her pay the taxes on her family fortune to free it up in exchange for a promise of getting millions for the small favor. Based upon all the buying it must be freed up and now I will get my millions as promised.

deminimis
10-18-2010, 11:41 AM
I finally heard back!
"Hello,
Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad to read from you. I am okay with the price of the X-star and its condition as well. Kindly consider it sold.
However, I will be paying you with a cashier's chec and i would like to know if this address is where you want the payment to be sent to bcos the payment will be mailed out to you next week.

Mr. District Attorney
XXXXX
XXXXX
As for the shipment, I will prefer to take care of that. I will hire a hauling company to come for the pick-up of the X-star. I'm sure this will be okay with you.
Thanks very much. I will be waiting to read from you soon.
Best Regards.

Frank"

deminimis
10-19-2010, 01:18 PM
Well, looks like this was my final reply. Poor ol' Frank's Juno account was closed. I wonder if I'll hear from him again:

"Frank, your stupidity astounds even me. Like I said, mail the bogus
funds and I'll send you a picture of the rudder. Its just a picture
of the rudder, nothing more. I figure the picture sent
electronically, is worth about the same as the cashiers check you
promise. Again, this is a picture of just the old rudder (which I
long since sold)- you can't afford a picture of the whole vessel. I'm
only doing this to screw with you douche bags, but since you are
clearly not in command of the English language, I figure you don't
even understand this. So send those bogus funds post haste!

Thank you ever so much."

scott023
10-19-2010, 01:42 PM
Well, looks like this was my final reply. Poor ol' Frank's Juno account was closed. I wonder if I'll hear from him again:

"Frank, your stupidity astounds even me. Like I said, mail the bogus
funds and I'll send you a picture of the rudder. Its just a picture
of the rudder, nothing more. I figure the picture sent
electronically, is worth about the same as the cashiers check you
promise. Again, this is a picture of just the old rudder (which I
long since sold)- you can't afford a picture of the whole vessel. I'm
only doing this to screw with you douche bags, but since you are
clearly not in command of the English language, I figure you don't
even understand this. So send those bogus funds post haste!

Thank you ever so much."

Are we allowed to say DB on Teamtalk? :D

deminimis
10-19-2010, 02:46 PM
I hope so as the English version (shower bag) doesn't necessarily have the same meaning. ;) Heck, they said "douche" on network TV last Thursday.

scott023
10-19-2010, 03:01 PM
I hope so as the English version (shower bag) doesn't necessarily have the same meaning. ;) Heck, they said "douche" on network TV last Thursday.

It's different when you're talking about a "Summers Eve" commercial. :D

thatsmrmastercraft
10-19-2010, 03:44 PM
It's different when you're talking about a "Summers Eve" commercial. :D

What an open door to get my butt kicked by the powers that be. At least I can laugh at the possibilities that won't make the screen. :D

Jim@BAWS
11-02-2010, 12:35 PM
11/2/2010

They are going through TEAM TALK CLASSIFIEDS today

----- Original Message -----
From: <debby_0002@yahoo.com>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 11:47 AM
Subject: A message about your ad on Team MasterCraft


1979 Stars and Stripes (Skier 19)

Hello i saw your item listing and am interested i want to know if you still have this item available for sale?i can only pay through pay pal and after payment has been made i will make the necessary arrangement for the item pick up.please get back to me asap.

Thanks.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3801

CantRepeat
11-02-2010, 01:55 PM
Hey all, just another heads up on scammers in the TT Market place. I've got my 92 Maristar listed and this is the email I just got. lol



Very Clean 92 Maristar 210

Hello i saw your item listing and am interested i want to know if you still have this item available for sale?i can only pay through pay pal and after payment has been made i will make the necessary arrangement for the item pick up.please get back to me asap.

Thanks.

sand2snow22
11-02-2010, 02:15 PM
Too bad you only accept gold.........

Sodar
11-02-2010, 02:24 PM
I just reported her to yahoo.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/abuse.html

CantRepeat
11-02-2010, 02:47 PM
I just reported her to yahoo.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/abuse.html

Thanks Cam.

Maristar210
11-10-2010, 09:08 AM
I got this one.......

Hi,
I'm glad it's still for sale. I'm going on a vacation to London but
Iwill instruct my assistant to prepare and mail you your payment which
Im sure you will getit in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20
extra for the delay. Money Order is the means I can pay you with. If
this is acceptable by you, Send me your info i.efull name, mailing
address and your phone number so payment can be mail out immediately.I
will also make arrangement for pick-up which will after you must have
received and cashed the Money Order.

Awaiting your info
Thanks

johny123
11-10-2010, 12:56 PM
Emma's a wh@re

Jim@BAWS
11-22-2010, 06:25 PM
Charlie Miller tried to contact me today... I emailed him back

Nov 22, 2010 11:19:26 PM, charlesmiller201023@yahoo.com wrote:

OJ 13 x 14 STAINLESS PROP

Hello,

I'm willing to purchased your item, by answer my question below:

1. What is the final price of the item? $8555.00

2. What make you want to sell the item and how long the item have spent with you?

What makes me sell the item it os broken and no long works. Sorry my englih
is np gppd

3. Do you accept personal check, cashier check, money order as a mode of payment?

I accept ffod stamps and wire trnasfers


4. Attach the picture of the item am willing to purchased from you?

5. Send your full contact information such as:

Name: Bo Diddly
Address: 2600 Missippi Road
City:Nashville Temm
State: Confsuion
Zipcode: 25556
Telephone: (800) 765 1230
Country: Canadain Mexican Border



With your answer toward my question will be authority to issue out the payment for you immediately...I want you to email me direct to my private email address(charlesmiller201023@yahoo.com)

My best Regard.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3446

deminimis
11-22-2010, 06:40 PM
Got one today as well. To protect myself from miscreants, I now only accept gold doubloons personally delivered by Henry Kissinger in full pirate regalia, but I don't think that should be a problem for legitimate purchasers.

Kingsley X-1
11-23-2010, 01:47 AM
yep i got a scammer today

Hello,

I'm willing to purchased your item, by answer my question below:

1. What is the final price of the item?

2. What make you want to sell the item and how long the item have spent with you?

3. Do you accept personal check, cashier check, money order as a mode of payment?


4. Attach the picture of the item am willing to purchased from you?

5. Send your full contact information such as:

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Telephone:
Country:



With your answer toward my question will be authority to issue out the payment for you immediately...I want you to email me direct to my private email address(charlesmiller201023@yahoo.com)

My best Regard.

http://www.mastercraft.com/market/showproduct.php?product=3438

SkiDog
11-23-2010, 07:40 AM
I got the same one and I responded too. Just not something I could post on TT though!:D;)

MCVOLS
11-23-2010, 09:37 AM
I got the CharlesMiller one last night also, on an item that I posted back in April!

Thrall
11-23-2010, 12:53 PM
I got the CharlesMiller one last night also, on an item that I posted back in April!

Sell him those speaker mounts that don't fit your boat! hahaha

I got one, first one, yesterday about a JL Amp that I'm selling. Fugger can't even read english! I'm not selling one, I just responded to a thread about installing one!

Dan K
11-23-2010, 01:37 PM
I told Charles I really need to sell this item because Emma took all my money

CruisinGA
11-23-2010, 07:46 PM
Charles hit me up to.

Wish I could see some of these people face to face...