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2 hours ago, benedmonds said:

I hadn't thought of Google images search, in this case, useful tool. I used it a few weeks back on a photo on a LinkedIn profile and turned out to have been a stock photo of "Handsom happy business man.."

Goggle image is good but  I sometimes find this is better...

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, benedmonds said:

Is every machine on there a con now...? Do people actually lose money through these scams, or has someone bagged a bargain...

WWW.EBAY.CO.UK

Operating hours 1,122 hours<br>Year of construction 2012<br>Operating weight: 1249<br>Warehouse number: 100307528<br>Serial No .: 65635<br>Water cooling, electric...

 

It says it is in Derby so local to me. I messaged to go look but no answer. Also worked out the previous owner from decals, he is Swiss and thinks the machine is still in Germany on sale for 22,000 euros..

When I win the Nigerian lotto i'm gonna buy that 👍

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5 minutes ago, Stubby said:

When I win the Nigerian lotto i'm gonna buy that 👍

Ha! Too late, I've just had a message saying I've won it. I'll lend you a few bob when it comes in.

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Just now, David Cropper said:

Ha! Too late, I've just had a message saying I've won it. I'll lend you a few bob when it comes in.

Don't forget to send your bank details off David so they can put it in your account you lucky bugger ! 😁

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7 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Don't forget to send your bank details off David so they can put it in your account you lucky bugger ! 😁

I'm not stupid, Stubby! Already done!

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1 minute ago, David Cropper said:

I'm not stupid, Stubby! Already done!

Nice one Dave , enjoy ! 👍

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I nearly got scammed on a land rover. Nice clean example, average price with a big write up. Contacted the person who said that it would be delivered to me which seemed odd but when I was doing crash car repair as a kid with a family friend I watched probably 50 cars come and go on big car transporters. The person said they wanted a £1200 deposit which seemed reasonable at the time as the vehicle was £12k and if they were moving a few cars at the time they didn't want to be screwed over. The guy had good feedback etc the only thing that really rang alarm bells is when they wanted money transferred by western union etc. Knowing I would get absolutely no insurance/coverage made it obvious it was a scam  

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11 minutes ago, Paddy1000111 said:

I nearly got scammed on a land rover. .................obvious it was a scam  

Dodged that bullet then - you could have ended up with a Landrover  !!  ;) K

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The golden rule is really simple:  Never pay anything before you have the item by bank transfer.  Paypal will give you some protection, bank transfer you are on your own.

 

Ebay feedback is meaningless if the account has been hacked.

 

If you assume the item is a scam you won't go far wrong.

 

The other really safe way is to go in person and see the item and pay cash.  Then the only risk is that the item is stolen.

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3 hours ago, Khriss said:

Dodged that bullet then - you could have ended up with a Landrover  !!  ;) K

Nah, still ended up with a land rover! 😂

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