The Craigslist posting only had a picture & email (no description or phone #). When I inquired via email, his reply was addressed "Hello" even though I had given him my name. The price is too good. The condition is too perfect. His email did not include a phone #. He's "in a hurry" because of a "family emergency" and "needs to sell by 6/25". The email is too articulate. The boat description reads like a brochure. Includes a link to website with what appear to be professional pics of the boat. Everything looks brand new. He offers "delivery to your home address". Who offers that? He specifically rules out trades, payments & financing. First boat ad I've seen who's worried about that. Signs "SSgt.". Military connection makes people feel more trusting and can be used as an excuse for any number of what would otherwise seem to be unreasonable requests on a buyer or excuses by a seller.From Scammer
Thanks for replying to my ad. I'm in a hurry to find a buyer because I have a family emergency and I need to sell the boat before June 25th. I'm the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained.I do have the title, clear, under my name.
It is rust free, (see pics).
This 2002 Bass Tracker PRO TEAM with a 2003 Mercury 40hp 2 stroke outboard motor & Tracker Trailer. It features tons of storage, divided livewell, on board charger, 2 batteries (almost new), a swing tongue on the trailer (will fit in any garage), fish finder, brand new cd player/speakers, power tilt and trim at the bow, throttle and on the motor, transom saver, adjustable driver's seat.Boat used only on lakes and always stored inside when not in use. Boat has been used very little, motor has approximately 40 hours on it.Length (feet): 17.5
It is still available for sale if interested, my last price is $2,350, including delivery to your home address.
So if you decide to buy this boat or need further information please get back to me as soon as possible.
*NOTE* I am not available for trades, monthly payments or financing!
I look forward hearing from you,
SSgt. Kevin Willis