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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: This has to be a misprint or a scam surely? Reply with quote

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No contact details that I can see, is this George Eaton’s latest little jape?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definate scam. I looked at this yesterday and recall seeing the same car for sale a few weeks back, in the £40k's IIRC.

If only it was legit... i'd be knocking on their door with a fistful of used notes. Grin

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Definate scam. I looked at this yesterday and recall seeing the same car for sale a few weeks back, in the £40k's IIRC.

If only it was legit... i'd be knocking on their door with a fistful of used notes. Grin

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Problem being there doesn’t appear to be anyone to contact. Weird

Scam Fail Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mileage in the interior pic looks like 125k, rather than 60k.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a more positive note, how good does this Black on Chestnut 993 C2 Manual Coupe look for sale at Ashgood:

https://www.ashgood.co.uk/vehicle-details/Porsche-911-U681



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: This has to be a misprint or a scam surely? Reply with quote

Albionmuz wrote:
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-993/porsche-911-993/8577190

No contact details that I can see, is this George Eaton’s latest little jape?


Done their dough and tail end of the bell curve Dont know

Ashgood car. Nice dog dick red interior but the comfort seats combination remind me of my scrotum having just gotten out of a very hot bath what
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed re seats in Ashgood car although I sympathise for your poor wife's eyes. Grin
Seat change and a Black 3 Spoke Wheel and that be a cracking C2.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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although I sympathise for your poor wife's eyes. Grin


Agree

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Seat change and a Black 3 Spoke Wheel and that be a cracking C2.


My thoughts exactly.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: This has to be a misprint or a scam surely? Reply with quote

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but the comfort seats combination remind me of my scrotum having just gotten out of a very hot bath what


LOL - I was thinking what a great car, but could now never buy that colour combo........
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was bored so emailed the seller. Not supr8singly there's a story lol, here's his reply. I already reported it to PH as a scam...

First time, thank you for showing an interest in my 1997 Porsche 911 993 Carrera. I have attached some photos of the car. The car is perfect condition, no scratches, no need for additional repairs, also you can verified the service history using Reg#pP723VFA, MOT until 25.06 2018, HPI clear, and has 60,000 total miles. My asking price is actually the exact amount I need to update my vehicle, thus I am looking to get £17,000 in order to avoid any delays.

Currently I'm on a meeting of doctors in Warsaw (Poland) traveling due to the nature of my job, if you are a serious buyer, we can sort out the details in next mail.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was also bored, so sent a reply saying I had immediate cash available and require his account number.

I plan on spinning this out using some of the hilarious examples on the 419eater website.

http://www.419eater.com/

http://www.419eater.com/html/letters.htm

http://www.419eater.com/html/tope.htm

(Father Bateyoo Reelgud The Church of Fish and Bread)

http://www.419eater.com/html/user_subs/juno/juno.pdf
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisT70 wrote:
I was bored so emailed the seller. Not supr8singly there's a story lol, here's his reply. I already reported it to PH as a scam...

First time, thank you for showing an interest in my 1997 Porsche 911 993 Carrera. I have attached some photos of the car. The car is perfect condition, no scratches, no need for additional repairs, also you can verified the service history using Reg#pP723VFA, MOT until 25.06 2018, HPI clear, and has 60,000 total miles. My asking price is actually the exact amount I need to update my vehicle, thus I am looking to get £17,000 in order to avoid any delays.

Currently I'm on a meeting of doctors in Warsaw (Poland) traveling due to the nature of my job, if you are a serious buyer, we can sort out the details in next mail.


Regards,

Dr. Michael Anderson


I am guessing he is a colleague of British surgeon George Eaton.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bodmin - please go with a version of 'Father Bateyoo Reelgud The Church of Fish and Bread'. I have never read that one before - thats hilarious! Floor
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the usual scam approach, please pay a deposit to a third party fully refundable if you don't proceed and I will arrange for the car to be inspected by you - cash and seller never to be seen again. I thought these type of scams had run there course but perhaps we have a new wave of scamsters.

Apologies for high-jacking the thread but I thought George Eaton was the innocent party that sort of got taken advantage of by a.n.other. I know there is a lengthy thread on the whole story that I did sort of dip into a bit at the time but it got confusing so I gave up - was Eaton innocent or have I misunderstood?

Sorry for going off at a tangent.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrgrey wrote:


Apologies for high-jacking the thread but I thought George Eaton was the innocent party that sort of got taken advantage of by a.n.other. I know there is a lengthy thread on the whole story that I did sort of dip into a bit at the time but it got confusing so I gave up - was Eaton innocent or have I misunderstood?

Sorry for going off at a tangent.



Have another read.

=> The George Eaton thread
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Bodmin - please go with a version of 'Father Bateyoo Reelgud The Church of Fish and Bread'. I have never read that one before - thats hilarious! Floor


Thumb Priceless I couldn't have done a better job Floor
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
On a more positive note, how good does this Black on Chestnut 993 C2 Manual Coupe look for sale at Ashgood:

https://www.ashgood.co.uk/vehicle-details/Porsche-911-U681



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Price increased from £49K to £55K over the weekend...... must be spring.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Price increased from £49K to £55K over the weekend...... must be spring.


Or reading this thread Dont know

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maph wrote:
cableguy wrote:
On a more positive note, how good does this Black on Chestnut 993 C2 Manual Coupe look for sale at Ashgood:

https://www.ashgood.co.uk/vehicle-details/Porsche-911-U681



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Price increased from £49K to £55K over the weekend...... must be spring.


Ouch!

I'm sure they'll have a reasonable explanation... (excuse)! Rolling Eyes

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