- Jul 7, 2018
My son just Googled os outboard and the first two pictures that came up were what he sent me and posted on the auction. He just grabbed photos and listed stuff on here.
Our sale system is not broken, he met the minimum post count criteria to sell. I actually exchanged p/ms with him 3 weeks ago about his avatar, a boat I built. He said he was building a Zipp SLR and asked for paint codes. I messaged him today regarding sales and as of yet no reply, he was on last Friday at 12:10 PM. Sadly we cannot prevent this kind of thing from happening, looks like he joined a couple months ago and posted more than enough to meet the selling criteria. Many of us, myself included use Paypal F&F to avoid the ever increasing PP fees. While most on here are trusted members his joining in September and no prior selling history might have been a point for caution. All we can do at this point is hope something happened that has temporarily inhibited his ability to post. If anyone receives a message or other form of comm please post it here on this thread.Wow, so looks like Chris's join date is. Sept 2021 so how. Was he able meet the standard to sell stuff. Looks like at least 9 undelivered items. To bad our sale system is broken.
He had enough smarts to scam all of us like that. I will give him that. I wonder how many other forums he has done this too. He must have seen all of the sales that said ff and thought hey I can take advantage of that. Waited for his moment after chatting a bit with people and struck. I have had so many good dealings with people on here so I wont let this sour my experience but I will be more cautious if there less that a year member and not have sold anything.I was just looking at some of the pics he posted of products that I purchased, and the ones I found are pulled straight from Google 'images' , so it may indicate that he had no items to sell in the beginning, such a shame
He sold me that same OS motor for 175....what I don’t understand is that one of the mods on this page was going to buy something but he said he could not take a company check. That red flag should hae been enough to notify all members that this could be a fraudulent member. So I am also out 175He got me for that pum26 gas engine for 165 and he pm me said he had another os outboard he would sell me for 185 and I sent him money for that . so he got me for 2 engines. Darnit.
you may be gable to contact your bank or credit card company but if you pay using friends and family then PayPal doesn’t let you dispute itIf there are credit cards involved on PP you may be able to challenge the payments.
That`s a good tip. I didn`t even think about it as I tend to trust people on this forum.For those that don't know, if you're on a pc, (and using chrome) just right click an image and select "search google for image" if you get a hit and it's posted anywhere else other than IW you might want to question the sale. Some guys will list on multiple places, so consider that as well.
I searched his profile photo and it was a photo off intl waters as well.For those that don't know, if you're on a pc, (and using chrome) just right click an image and select "search google for image" if you get a hit and it's posted anywhere else other than IW you might want to question the sale. Some guys will list on multiple places, so consider that as well.