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#1 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 03:57 AM
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Potential scam in UK

I hope I'm wrong on this...

Over the past couple of months there have been a variety of 'mogs for sale in the UK at very fair prices and all very tidy.

They have been advertised over Scotland, there was a 411 in Aberdeen, there's currently a 406 outside Edinburgh. There have been a couple of others, but can't remember the details.

What is interesting is that they are VERY clean, VERY well priced, no feedback on the seller, and the advert seems to have been run through a google translate - it just doesn't scan as it should, and the last line seems to emphasize this.

Here's the one for sale in Edinburgh

Unimog 406 U900 Agricultural | eBay

For some reason the historic search on ebay isn't working for the others, unless they have been pulled and they then don't show?

If these are legitimate sales, then apologies to the seller. I smell a rat though?
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The price is unreal for this condition.

If it sounds(or looks) too good to be true.....
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Aye.. any no previous history is normally a scam if over £30 for first sale. Reported about 3-4 now to ebay.. they just don't seem to care. Ebay is turning into a commerical market with less of the individual sellers yet they still seem to run it like a job on the side.. Classic for me is Zip/postcodes; they classify me as "Highlands" and hence silly postage but I am not according to all the Couriers. Ebay automatically do this coding for the sellers so now I have to ring up about 30% of purchasers to get the postage down. What was a 30 second operation becomes a 10 minute operation.. but will their customer service lot do anything about it.. no it is a third party's data so "not our problem".

Anyway .. back to real things.. this is what you should have been viewing ;
Merc 917 Dakar Service truck... about $30k
MERCEDES 917 DAKAR RALLY SERVICE TRUCK (similar to a Unimog) | eBay

406 DOKA cab complete.. about $6k
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unimog-U90...item3cca24a693
.. this is a new seller from Greece that I have not seen before.. seems good feedback too..

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There is a listed address on that green 406 link.
Send someone over there to check and carry a brick in the boot.

That's how we do it in the good old You Ess 'eh

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There is a listed address on that green 406 link.
Send someone over there to check and carry a brick in the boot.

That's how we do it in the good old You Ess 'eh
In good old europe we just check Google Maps street view and if we don't spot a green Unimog or any kind of Unimog, we just don't go
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Looks to be a council estate. You could always lateral them:

Joiners West Lothian - Joiners Edinburgh - Carpentry & Woodwork by I S Joinery
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Not even sure one would fit on the drive.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=67+...148.82,,0,9.35
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.. this is a new seller from Greece that I have not seen before.. seems good feedback too..
Really? Try looking at the post before yours

Now there's coincidence for you
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In good old europe we just check Google Maps street view and if we don't spot a green Unimog or any kind of Unimog, we just don't go
Are the Google spy cars that active in the EU ? ? Around here, we would be lucky to get a street view update every couple of years.

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Are the Google spy cars that active in the EU ? ? Around here, we would be lucky to get a street view update every couple of years.
Last time i saw one doing the rounds was about 5-6 months ago

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