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Old 10-14-2013, 04:51 PM
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I got a weird reply from him, sent him my number, told him i work in the town it's listed, and i want to come see it tonight.... this is his reply:

I have tried to send you pics and the message doesn't go through. In order to avoid these problems, let me have your email address so I can contact you directly, because if you look at the CC line you will see that there is no regular email. Thanks

I'm leaning heavily towards a scam.
No... I noticed CL does this - i have tried selling crap and it's like the to/from is a shadow emaikl address to protect identity. send the guy your email addy
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:02 PM
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No... I noticed CL does this - i have tried selling crap and it's like the to/from is a shadow emaikl address to protect identity. send the guy your email addy
With all the scams on CL, I wouldn't give him my email (unless you have a special one for junk). He gave the guy a phone number. Plus the registration number looks weird or has been blanked out.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:24 PM
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Here's the response I got from the '90 prostar... I saw it and figured, what the butt.

The boat is not sold yet. It is in outstanding condition. There are no structural or electrical problems with this boat. Both hull and interior in nice condition. No mechanical issues with this engine at all. It starts easily and restart easily all day. It has ALWAYS been properly maintained and never run hard or abused. There aren’t any service indicators or warning lights on. For the winter, the boat always gets acid washed on the bottom to remove any algee. Also it has been winterized each year. Trailer is in very nice condition and the tires are almost new with plenty of tread left. The interior is in good condition. It has a clear and clean title, free of all liens and encumberances (so the boat is ready for a quick and safe deal).
I have to let you know that i left town a few days ago because i will became a grandfather for the second time and i have to take care of my nephew until my daughter returns from lying-in hospital. I may stay here a while but this is no problem because i`ll sell it through ECT services. I believe you know what ECT is if you buy and sell online often, if you don't I'll be glad to walk you through the process.
Thank you in advance!
BTW: I have attached you more pictures above (I didn't get pics, BTW*).
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:39 PM
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I have to let you know that i left town a few days ago because i will became a grandfather for the second time and i have to take care of my nephew until my daughter returns from lying-in hospital. I may stay here a while but this is no problem because i`ll sell it through ECT services. I believe you know what ECT is if you buy and sell online often, if you don't I'll be glad to walk you through the process.
This is where I start smelling SCAM
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:40 PM
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I just emailed this guy.... see what the deal is.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...117647170.html
Not Minnesota registration numbers. In fact, may not be from the US!
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:44 PM
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:25 PM
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This is where I start smelling SCAM
Yep, scam written all over that reply. Steer clear.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:57 PM
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Yep, scam written all over that reply. Steer clear.
AFR? south africa...
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:58 PM
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AFR? south africa...
That's what I came up with on google.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:06 PM
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I have to let you know that i left town a few days ago because i will became a grandfather for the second time and i have to take care of my nephew until my daughter returns from lying-in hospital. I may stay here a while but this is no problem because i`ll sell it through ECT services. I believe you know what ECT is if you buy and sell online often, if you don't I'll be glad to walk you through the process.
Thank you in advance!
BTW: I have attached you more pictures above (I didn't get pics, BTW*).
Lying in hospital? Who says that? Maybe lie-ing from the hospital. They always want to email because their accent would give them away if they called.
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