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$4823--

2003 Champion 206 Elite DC Bass Boat with Trailer

Engine Type:  Single Outboard

Engine Make:  Yamaha

Engine Model:  VMAX 250 HP 3.1 FI

Length (Feet):  21.0

Beam (Feet):  8.0

Primary Fuel Type:  Gas

Fuel Capacity (Gallons):  41-50

Hull Material:  Fiberglass

Hull Identification Number:  GCB26103F203

Description :

This Champion boat has been my baby since new, but I am now making room for my new 29' Wellcraft center console boat and this one must go. Up for sale is my 2003 Champion 21' 206 Elite dual console bass boat, White with glitter gold and black outline. Boat is in excellent condition and shows like new. Comes equipped with tilt steering wheel with trim controls, Sea-Star hydraulic steering, hotfoot and console controls, and smoked visors. Lowrance X-91 with hotmaps chip and GPS chartplotter with on screen location.Sonar pickups from trolling motor, hull, or rear transducer.Up on the frontdeck the minkota 101 thrust 36v trolling motor with foot control and Lowrance X-15 to get you around. 13 rod in floor storage and dual deck rod straps to protect your poles, and a center mount cooler for fish or drinks. The rear deck has several storage compartments and cooler as well as a great view of  the 250 horsepower VMAX 3.1 fuel injected engine with very low hours, and 3 Blade 25 degree stainless steel prop. Lower oil has been changed every fall since new and has a recent tune up. Gone are the days of messing with the choke to keep it going on those cold mornings out on the lake. Boat also comes equipped with dual air and water aerated live wells with timer, high five 5 blade mercury stainless prop, 3 bank champion battery charger, 4 new die hard deep cycle batteries, hull saver,slidemaster, jackplate, 50 gallon fuel tank, and full canvas boat & engine cover.Trailer is and EZ-Loader with swing away tounge, aluminum alloy wheels with Goodyear tires, aluminum underboat spare, ratchet tie downs, and surge disc brakes. Trailer looks like new. This boat has not been out on the water unless I was on it, otherwise it was stored in my climate controlled shop with the canvas on her.

Make no mistake it is hard to tell if this is a brand new boat or a 2003!

http://hartford.craigslist.org/boa/1010992319.html

I think its a misprint??????

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There's no question that's a misprint. Add a 2 to the front of that number.

X2

If it was for $4823, I would drop everything and go pick it up right away.

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The aid is still on the craigslist site. The link still works.

I agree it must be a listing error for the asking price and a digit is missing.

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NOT A MISPRINT! Its a phony ad. I would almost guarantee that. I put my boat on ebay about 8 months ago listed at 10K, and someone on this site sent me a pm saying that they were going to make an offer as they had seen it in orlando's craigslist. I went to check it out and sure enough, there was my boat...exactly, my pictures, my description, my everything, except contact info....the price listed was 4K. I replied to the ad just to see what they would say...and the guy actually wrote me back saying he was a soldier and just needed to sell his boat before deployment....

DO A GOOGLE SEARCH AND I WOULD BET YOU WILL SEE THAT SAME BOAT FOR SALE ON CRAIGSLISTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY...SOME HAVE BEEN FLAGGED FOR REMOVAL

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I think its a scam

When I googled the hull ID it somes up on San Fran. and Los Ang. craigslist and has been flagged for removal.

Too bad

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This guy usually claims to be in the military and getting deployed somewhere.

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this is the response I got

Can someone translate it for me????

She will make a private auction for me on Ebay...(yeah)what????

 

Hi,

   The Champion is still for sale.It is in perfect shape.It has no scratches,dents and it was never

involved in an accident or something like that.. The title is clear

and on my name.I am now making room for my new 29' Wellcraft center console boat and this one must go.

.   My final price is 4,800$. I already have tons of emails so I hope you understand

that I need to sort them out.I will take in consideration only those buyers who are

really interested in buying the boat, to be sure that I don't waste my time with

endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions.

Thank you.

Laura Becks

P.S.If you are decided to buy it,I will make a private auction just for you on eBay so

you can purchase it there.That way you will receive assistance for the purchase,paperwork,

title transfer and an extended warranty.They also are guaranteeing purchases up to 50.000 so we

will both be protected

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Just for the fun of it I googled the name given in the response email. Once of the links is for a warning to be careful of the E30 M3 scam....

Apparently "she" sents up Ebay but turns out to be a faked Ebay lookalike, no telling how many virus adware/malware is on the faked sight, let along the phishing scheme aspect.....

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Jimmie0, I'm guessing yours was the ProCraft with I believe a 150 on it.  If so, I saw it running through all the Va craigslist areas also.  Nice boat too!  

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It's got to be a fake, they have the same ad posted on the Nashville TN craiglist too.

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Craigslist is full of scammers.  I was trying to sell some stuff on there and I got someone trying to do the money order scam.

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Craigslist sales are meant for face to face transactions/pickups. I believe the website even stated this. Never give out personal information. I sell quite a bit on this site and I always get bogus emails requesting for my products. Those emails stand out with some bogus story to it, so it gets dumped.  If they even mention anything else than a face to face transaction...ignore it, it's a junk mail.

I once got a buyer named Clark Kent from Smallville that wanted to trade his red Dodge pickup for mine...lol!

The buyers that aren't scams...most of the time you'll know when you read their email.

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Its a scam. I use craigslist alot and can tell them apart. One thing to look for is the title of any ad before you click on it....next to the title will have the (city) in parenthesis. If it doesn't have the city in your general area then that is the number one clue. If the seller responds that it can be shipped to you, that's another. Unless you can actually go and physically meet with the person and they have the title in hand then don't bother. If a deal is too good to be true then there is a reason. At the top right of the ad you can flag it for removal and I do it quite often when I see these. Also there is more info at the very top of the screen of the ad that states: Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any promise of transaction protection/certification/guarantee. You can click the info tab to better understand it.

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It's a scam. If you do a google search for the very first line. (This Champion boat has been my baby since new.) You will also see it used to be listed in Alaska.

I also found it in New Haven, New York, Burlington, Delaware, Chattanooga, Tampa, Dayton, Los Angeles, Tucson and the list goes on and on.

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I emailed the person and got a response. She said she will only answer questions for interested people since she has recieved tons of inquiries and that she would go through ebay so both parties will be protected.

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Still a scam...If its on craigslist and local, then why can't you go and take a look at it? Also, I had my ebay password stolen. The good news was ebay caught it and notified me before anything potentially bad happened. Here's how it happened and what could've came out of it. I recieved an "authentic looking" email from ebay and said "an item you have been watching is about to expire, please login to view the item". So I clicked the link on the email and typed in my password. Bam, thats how they got it and I didnt suspect anything at all until the real ebay emailed me the next day that they thought my password was compromised. Im usually really good about spotting scams, but I have to admit...I really got taken that time. So what they then do is post an auction with a picture of a supposed item, with a 99-100% feedback rating...Cuz it was stolen like mine was. Anyways...about that particular boat...Craigslist is meant to be for local sales...If this is truely local...then why is the seller not letting you see it in person? Cuz it doesn't even exist.

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Definitely a scam.  Also there is a 1994 Astro Bass boat that has been getting posted for the last couple of months off and on.  I sent them an email a few months back and got a response saying he was getting deployed and that he would ship the boat to me and if I didn't like it he would refund me in full.  I was sketched out by the whole thing.  

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My buddy and I got our Procraft on Craigslist out of Maine 2001 21' Procraft with a 2004 Johnson 175 hp motor. I was VERY skeptical....

But after many e-mails and phone calls, and verifying who these people were with the local police, the deal got done. I was still a little nervous driving the six hours still thinking we were gonna get ripped off, but it worked out.

I am glad you were careful and did your homework!!!

ajr

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scam. It came up On Pittsburghs CL and I yelled scam as soon as I saw it. At least it wasn't the ranger this time

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The person wrote back again and said the boat is located in Las Vegas at her brother in laws house. Its up on ebay too

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