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<font color='#0000FF'>Guys,

Just to let you know I've been bidding on EBay for a twinset. So what's that to do with me? I hear you ask. I received the following email

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Quote[/b] ]Dear Mr. Customer,

I am an ebay member and I saw you'r interested in buying a
...............TWINSET Full setup ready to go PLUS FREE 12lt ................. I
would like to make you a special offert:I will sell you the same unit  
without the auction for a lower price than the other ebay sellers.I can
afford this because i buy the products in big
quantityes and the producers offer me big discounts.
If you want to buy more than one product I will offer you special
discounts to the total amount.My discounts are from 10-25% from the total
amount.
I have a special method for payment and delivery that will satisfy
both sides and this deal will be a success .
Here is my offer about the payment and delivery:I will use UPS for
shipping and Western Union/wire transfer.
About the shipment:I'll deliver the product through U.P.S. AIR  
SERVICESS,and i'll give
you the tracking number so you can check that i have made the
reservation
for delivering the colet and i will also prove that with a scaned paper
from the delivery confirmation given by the U.P.S. STAFF and the U.P.S.
label.I offer you shippment inssurance - INTERNATIONALY/INSIDE COUNTRY
shipped
The shipping is absolutely FREE.Yes, that's right. SHIPPING IS FREE!
Not only that the shipping is  FREE but you will also receive 100%
protection from loss or damage with our "On the House" FULL INSURANCE
coverage. Your shipment will be professionally secured with heavy-duty
packaging designed to protect the contents of your shipment cross country.  
Buy from me and your transaction will be 100% HEADACHE FREE! And if any
problems do arrise, I'll take care of all the paperwork and ship you
replacement parts within a few days. No other SELLER can offer you that
kind of SECURITY and PEACE OF MIND. Did your entire package get lost?
I'll replace your entire machine for you for FREE! We strive for QUALITY
NOT QUANTITY. Here you will receive the individualized care you deserve.
If you are interested please advice me how many units you want to buy
please contact me on my mail adress: [email protected]
I am looking forward to hear from you.
Thank you  for your time and have a nice day!!!
Kindly Regards,
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Question from:           seller_offert
Title of item:           TWINSET Full setup ready to go PLUS FREE 12lt
Seller:                  scubadrift
Starts:                  Dec-29-03 09:48:21 PST
Ends:                    Jan-05-04 09:48:21 PST
Price:                   Currently GBP 875.00
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Western Uniopn wire tranfer? Hmmm... Sounds familiar. remember that "Inspiration" that was on offer?

I've replied asking for details and pics - lets see what happens.

I would suggest if you are auctioning on EBay to use the "Private Auction" option to protect buyers.
 

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"Dear Buyer,

I am the son of the now dead Chief Zavimbi, of the Colon Eater Tribe, out of Nigeria. I am now in a position to offer you, because we've never met but I feel we are such special friends, a once in a life-time deal where, if you give me your bank account details, I'll wire you a spare $35,000,000.00 that I just happen to have lying around doing nothing.....in my piggy-bank......under my bed.

Now that we are such close personal friends, I would prefer if you would have your bank manager call me with your account details and instruct him, please sir, to give me complete and open access to it, as I shall need to transfer all the money before the next full moon, as one of my 17 wives has got wind of this money and is trying to steel my piggy-bank. I am thinking of having her shot - what do you think?

I look forward to reaming...errr....sorry...hearing from you today, or next week, which ever comes first..

Yours in all heart-felt sincerity,

Vubumba Blagger.
(Son of the late Chief Zavimbi Blagger of the Colon Eater Tribe)

PS: if we can not trade on this transaction, then I do a nice line 'second-hand' arms shipments, passports, oxen, oil rights, my country's natural resources, wives and hop-scotch chalk!! All major credit cards accepted - except Tesco Loyalty Points and Green Shield Stamps."
 

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Did you see how much it went for in the end £800+,
and he reckons he uses it for deep dives, I assume you were looking at the twin 7's etc incl free 12ltr.

Did you get it or leave it for someone else to buy?
Matt
 

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It's a little bit more than just a twinset though! twins, harness, wing, regs, stage...

Just wondering - what would a set of kit like that actually be worth?
 

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Darren
it had loads of other stuff as well, you know full kit harness bp wing dv's etc but was still a lot of money for twin 7's even if they were 300's

Matt

Tom
would you go out and buy twin 7's, if so you'd probably pay quite a lot but second hand? Still pay as much? Me neither.
And for someone else's choice of kit config?

Matt
 

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I hope you sent a copy of the mail to e-bay so they can chase up on it.

Chris
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Yes I did, and I received a futher three (one was legit) which were sent to Ebay. Two were misuse of accounts and one was a stolen account.
 

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<font color='#000F22'>Driftwood,

I received the same e-mail's as I had put a bid in, guessed it was a scam & deleted them. Wouldn't have paid the money it went for though, not for what was on offer.
 
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