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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Another ebay scam - 71 westy Reply with quote

well, i wish it wasn't too good to be true. thought i should put this out there.

emails:

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Hello. the bus is still for sale. If you want more details about the vanagon please contact my brother at allenparrk(at)gmail.com


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I will start by giving you more details about my 1971 Volkswagen Westfalia Bus. It comes with 1600cc 4cyl a Gas engine and 4-speed manual transmission. The camper has been extremely well maintained with a full service history and has never been involved in any accidents. It only has 48,035 miles on it and the title is clear. The manual transmission shifts smoothly and the engine runs great. I bought it when I was serving at Hill Air Force Base, Utah but I was promoted and transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska for a 2 year period, therefore I need a fast sale and a reliable buyer. It is very difficult for me to sell the camper either in Utah or Alaska, so I asked my brother to help me and he advertises it in a few areas for a larger exposure.

Best Regards
Thank you! Allen


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Good afternoon, the title and all the paperwork will come along with the bus. The bus is already at our Department of Logistics at Hill Air Force Base, Utah ready to go. The shipping will be free for you because I will transport it using the internal transport system we have here at the Department of Logistics! The DoL will deliver the bus to the nearest Air Force Base from your area and from there I will use a tow-truck to have it delivered at your door.
The whole shipping process will take 4-6 days. I chose this method because, like I said, I was transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage Alaska and I'm not able to handle this deal in person. The financial part will be managed by eBay; you will have a 5 day inspection period before committing to buy the motor home. In this way, both you and I are 100% covered during the steps of this transaction. If the camper is not as I described it, you can ask eBay a full refund without being charged. I would really like to get at least $ 4,000 so if you are interested in making this purchase in a timely manner email me your: full name, shipping address and phone number so I can inform eBay that I have a buyer! I will forward your details to them and then you will receive the invoice and also you will be able to talk with them directly and ask all you want to know about the payment. Please let me know if you're still interested in the bus so we can work out the details.

Best Regards,
Allen Parker



this whole thing bears a striking resemblance to others mentioned here, for example: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2282061

there were a bunch of pictures. i'll upload some just to show you. the craigslist ad has disappeared since i emailed yestereday. i'm curious if this bus belongs/belonged to someone here.

part of me wants it to be true. probably a very gullible part of me.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Another ebay scam - 71 westy Reply with quote

yup..
thats the scam.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Another ebay scam - 71 westy Reply with quote

I've read the add word for word before, but with Landcruiser/Jeep/ Truck/ etc. instead of bus. Hoping that the thought of dealing with military will make someone let their guard down..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Another ebay scam - 71 westy Reply with quote

Hmmm... Allen, huh?

This jackass?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...mp;start=0
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