Ebay laugh out loud thread..

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby headdownarseup » Mon May 01, 2017 7:17 pm

£285 is about on the money for one of these Tam.

The typo is with the 1 in the price.

But yeah, i get your point...

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Charles uk » Mon May 01, 2017 7:44 pm

Let me tell you a little story about this vendor, about a year ago I went to buy an Osprey in Lewes that I'd seen on ebay for around £100, so off I went with the money in my pocket to a caravan right next to the water in a small boat yard by the bridge, when I got there the vendor showed me a water butt with a CPC in it telling me here's you Seagull, I replied "that's not the ****ing motor I bought" to be told, yes it is, so I suggested he went & had a look at his add on ebay, on his return I was told his mate who placed the add had used the wrong picture.

After an 190 mile drive counting the return I was not too happy & passed comment on here!

This is a salt water motor, with restricted spares availability & at £285 is an awful lot of money from a dubious vendor, so take care if your interested.

I couldn't even leave bad feedback as the sale was cancelled
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Postby Charles uk » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:03 pm

This should bring a smile to everyone's face.

Yesterday Keith P told me about a QB he'd seen on Ebay 232103998239 & knowing I was looking for one from my wanted add he let me know.


So it was bought for the buymenow price of £100 about right for a south coast motor from an area where there is little fresh water.

So at 11.30 AM this morning, I jump in the car & off I go, off to Newhaven East Sussex, get there about 2PM, meet the vendor (ADYSIM) who offers to show me it running, only to be shown a CPCL sitting in a water butt, when I insisted this wasn't the motor in the pics on the add, even though it did have a plastic tank.
It turned out to be a clerical error, I'm told!

Well at least I did get to have a 190 mile drive in Friday afternoon traffic, Magic.

Thanks Keith!

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P.S. got home at 5.30

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby headdownarseup » Mon May 01, 2017 9:05 pm

I think you'll find that the post was more about the price of this motor Chas.

£1285 when if you look into the ad a bit more it's actually £285.

It might very well be a saltwater motor being so close to the salty stuff. Not really my cup of tea however. I'm sure that any other Osprey is a really nice outboard to use, but as you say Chas. once bitten twice shy.

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Charles uk » Mon May 01, 2017 9:18 pm

Yes I saw that Jon, that's why I quoted 285 as the 1285 looked like a typo.
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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Collector Inspector » Mon May 15, 2017 9:49 am

This has been off and on for ages....................experienced seller that has not been told.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SEAGULL-OUTB ... xyRhBS1pJ9

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Keith.P » Mon May 15, 2017 11:39 am

He has been told what it isn't and what it is off, but he knows better. :roll:

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby tambikeboy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:10 am

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Oyster 49 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:03 pm

Ha yes, that's a good one.

How about this for a great buy:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/british-seagu ... 0009.m1982

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby fleetingcontact » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:19 pm

I was skimming through this thread...

Forgive the ignorance but will a 'clock key' actually fit an Amal carb jet? And if so any ideas for the other Seagull carbs?

Thanks.

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Keith.P » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:47 am

If its the right size key, I have used one.

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Charles uk » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:49 am

Who got the Marston OP that was on Ebay on Friday, I think, the £20 one?
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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Oyster 49 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:42 pm

Did it sell for £20 in the end then?

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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Charles uk » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:06 pm

Dunno it disappeared.

I'd say it was a spares motor, beyond economic repair, too much needed for restoration!
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Re: Ebay laugh out loud thread..

Postby Oyster 49 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:21 pm

Yes I was thinking the same, plenty of stuff missing there.


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