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Old 10-21-2019, 06:03 AM
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Am looking for a small 15hp outboard and came across this place. Dragonenginestore.com
Located in Phillipines.
Quoted $1400 for 15 Yamaha. Asked about shipping and e mailed a quote of $200 to my zipcode.
They ask to be paid by wire transfer.

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Old 10-21-2019, 06:06 AM
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I wouldnt
Old 10-21-2019, 06:11 AM
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Sounds legit. Do they have a Yamaha 300 for $12k too?
Old 10-21-2019, 06:14 AM
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Not me. The wire transfer is the key.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:17 AM
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I can save you a hundred dollars over that deal!

Go to the ATM and pull out $1500, make a pile of your cash in the parking lot and then light it on fire.
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Scam....don't ever wire money. My general rule is that if someone is offering a new item at more than a 10% discount than the average price you can find it for anywhere else, it's a scam. For the shipping, that's easy, just go to UPS.com or FedEx.com and put in a country and the approx. size and weight of what the item should be and see what your shipping would be. Guarantee you're not getting anything over 75 lbs and larger than a 2'x2' box to/from overseas for less than $200.
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Make sure you wire transfer the money to his cousin in Nigeria.
Old 10-21-2019, 06:42 AM
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Sounds legit. You should do it.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:46 AM
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Buy two,sell one for even more savings.
Old 10-21-2019, 07:06 AM
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Do a search for people reporting positive experiences regarding their Indonesian engine purchase by wire transfer. There's a thread asking about it once a month or so.
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
Sounds legit. Do they have a Yamaha 300 for $12k too?
Actually the 300 Yamaha is going for $9,450 on the site provided
I'll take twins please
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read your question again and see if it sounds legitimate
wire some money to a place in the Philippines, what could go wrong?
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Originally Posted by muskrattown View Post
Am looking for a small 15hp outboard and came across this place. Dragonenginestore.com
Located in Phillipines.
Quoted $1400 for 15 Yamaha. Asked about shipping and e mailed a quote of $200 to my zipcode.
They ask to be paid by wire transfer.

Thoughts?
Don't listen to these naysayers, it sounds like a great deal, do it! I mean what could go wrong?
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
Sounds legit. Do they have a Yamaha 300 for $12k too?
EVEN BETTER! Get a F350 for 11k!

Yamaha 350hp LF350XCC V8 Outboard Motor

Not legit, AVOID!
Old 10-21-2019, 10:22 AM
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If you buy through them, update post, curious if legit or not.
Old 10-21-2019, 01:46 PM
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tell them you are going to be there in 2 weeks youll stop in and do cash and carry …...….yes its a scam
Old 10-21-2019, 04:36 PM
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Ok I am convinced. Does anybody know a guy that owns say a 42' CC with quads that could maybe run me to the Phillipines say in a year or so.
I promise to split gas costs but only one way.
Old 10-21-2019, 05:35 PM
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Check out Alibaba, considered safe and the most robust marketplace in the world to find legit deals on all kinds of machinery and equipment. I have an account there and have purchased a drive gear for an excavator. Cheap and is working fine.

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