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Buyer beware - Comet in bits eBay item 333692837647

BigEd

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There is a Tredarvah Farm at or near TR18 4TJ. You can find it on Google maps. It doesn't prove that the seller lives there of course. It would be interesting for someone local to turn up at the grade two listed cottage and ask if they could have a look at the Comet bits.;)
 

kerry

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The regular eBay scammer is BACK this morning with the same comet again at £5500 BEWARE...s-l1600 (100).jpg
 

vin998

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Not unknown for buyers to turn up at the address with money and be robbed at gunpoint. Happened to a couple in Norfolk.
I heard a similar story where the buyer was relieved of their cash by several blokes with steel bars.
 

vin998

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The regular eBay scammer is BACK this morning with the same comet again at £5500 BEWARE...View attachment 36913
Ketty
If your refering to:
Thats a clear scam and the eBay account has probably been hacked. Just look at what else they are selling which is a vast collection of approx 2900 vehicles including tractors, cars, motorhomes etc.

Plus that Comet in question was recently genuinely sold for around £20,000 to a VOC member.
Simon
 

vibrac

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Ketty
If your refering to:
Thats a clear scam and the eBay account has probably been hacked. Just look at what else they are selling which is a vast collection of approx 2900 vehicles including tractors, cars, motorhomes etc.

Plus that Comet in question was recently genuinely sold for around £20,000 to a VOC member.
Simon
It is a sad comment on ebay that it was and could be again a great market place and its in ebay hands to sort these scammers out for their own (ebays) long term good. Recently the other end of the transaction was shown to me when a friend selling a car on ebay was visited in the late evening by two blokes who by distracting him adulterated his engine radiator water and exhaust then one went with him for a test drive and when smoke and miisfire occured showed the oil in the water and tried to say they only wanted it for the body work and offered a low price. Luckily my friend had heard of the scam on the radio and got out of it but had to get the car sorted aftwards
 

Lambers

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Here is the seller piping up . Post Sale

Hello there,

Are you still interested in buying Vincent Comet spares because they are still available? The highest bidder proved to be a time waster, he's from France and told me to wait around three weeks until he's able to come and collect it, i am sorry for him but i can't wait so long and that's why i'm asking the other bidders before i relist the auction. If you are interested please contact me and maybe we can arrange a deal.

Kind Regards,
Mark

another message from subject..

The details for collection are as follows:
Address: Tredarvah Farm
City: Penzance
County: Cornwall
Post Code: TR18 4TJ

Collection is preferred but i could also put the parts on a pallet and arrange delivery if needed. What is your offer?Kind Regards,
Mark

Still no details as requested..

Hello again,
I could send you a second chance offer to complete our transaction through eBay. Is that all-right for you?
Kind Regards,
Mark


Clearly bogus.
Tell him your friend in Penzance lives just off Alverton Road and will call round with the cash and collect it. He won't like that
 

vibrac

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looking up ebay given information on companies house, search engines and google street view can be quite instructive
 

Sakura

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It is a sad comment on ebay that it was and could be again a great market place and its in ebay hands to sort these scammers out for their own (ebays) long term good. Recently the other end of the transaction was shown to me when a friend selling a car on ebay was visited in the late evening by two blokes who by distracting him adulterated his engine radiator water and exhaust then one went with him for a test drive and when smoke and miisfire occured showed the oil in the water and tried to say they only wanted it for the body work and offered a low price. Luckily my friend had heard of the scam on the radio and got out of it but had to get the car sorted aftwards
How would adding oil to the water cause a misfire?
 

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