Very strange request! Is it fair dinkum

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:21
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Hi all.
As some of you might have seen we are selling our third row seats from our patrol in the trader section. Tonight I get this email request and I'm a bit puzzled by it. Maybe it's fairdinkun, I don't know, but if you wanted to buy them wouldn't you just buy them of this site......................Maybe I am missing something!

This is the message I received:

Hi, can you sell it at xxxxxx.com.au ? I want to get some score by buying from there.
They have massive 4wd categories. I was very surprised when i firstly look at them. Regards, Paul Anderson

What do you all think???????????????

Karen
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Reply By: Member - Moggs - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:25

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:25
Yep, just got one of those emails as well - word for word the same. Ignore it, he obviously is trying to get his site up and running. Looks a lot like eBay doesn't it??? Anyway, I told him thanks but no thanks. He is not interested in your seats, just as he wasn't interested in my Big Haul hand winch. I hate these kind of underhanded, mis-represented type of approaches :(
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:27

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:27
Thanks Moggs, I thought it was me. Might be a good email for David to look at. I might send it to him. I dont even think I'm game to look at his site.
Karen
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Follow Up By: Member - Moggs - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:30

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:30
Mo worries, you have also confirmed my concerns. I was going to forward it to David but as you now are I won't bother this time. ood luck with the seat sale though.

BTW, if you do a search on his site for '4wd' it only comes back with 3 items, all manuals Not really a lot of 4wd related stuff as first claimed
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:33

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:33
Hi Moggs
Just forwarded the email to David and Michelle, let you know what happens.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:26

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:26
Bit cheeky asking you to inconvenience yourself so they can benifit
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Reply By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:36

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:36
yep - I got it too for my towbar...
Cheers,

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Reply By: 100 Series - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:37

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 20:37
I have 2 x items in the trader for sale and got 2 emails from this fraud.

He can shove it
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Reply By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:01

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:01
Thanks for the alert - He is even using a hotmail account to send his email. I will add it to the ban list.

Regards
David (Using Michelle's computer)
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:12

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:12
I wonder if everyone who has got something in the trader section got the same email we have got? It would be interesting. Can you track him down David to see where he is from?
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Follow Up By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:10

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:10
Everyone got it - We have had to start to maitain copies of all trader emails to attempt to catch the scamers. I have removed the account however it was a hotmail account so they could just come back and do it again. We do try to keep on top of this stuff - it is a real pain and a waste of time for all concerned. Again thanks for the direct emails this is what made me look.

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Reply By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:23

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:23
I got one too,
Went in there to sus it out and guess what......checked out both toyota and nissan 4wd sections and not 1 car for sale. Its amazing what people will do to get a plug in.
Ange
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:30

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:30
Thanks for your reply cokeaddict. I just emailed David and asked if he can remove the website address from my original post. That way the idiot isnt getting free advertising for his website address and everyone who reads the post wont know his website. I hope David can go into my post and delete the address.
Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Mark W (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:40

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:40
Yeah got two emails for the gear we have in the trader section, I wasnt to sure what to do and was just about to post when I saw yours Karen.
Will watch with interest
Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:42

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:42
Hopefully David will fix him up...........................
Karen
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:43

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:43
I am just glad he didn't ask for the fridge slide youi have promised me...lol

Hi Karen
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:17

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:17
Oh Crazie there is no way I would sell that to him. You have said you wanted that, but boy i was worried when you lost your job...........lol
Karen
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:13

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:13
same! must need heaps of gear
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 20:54

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 20:54
How about we all go into the site, advertise stuff that doesn't exist, clog up the site with non-existant goods and see how his site goes then. I have a brand new 18 volt 45L Jarvis Walker 5 way fridge in average condition currently for sale for $100 if anyone is interested.

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 22:54

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 22:54
D Jack, if it's a brand new fridge why is it in average condition. Better watch out dag wood might want to buy it..................LOL
Karen
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