It appears that you cannot trust BoatTrader.com

HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
edited February 21 in Boat Talk
If you have been following along with the story about the black ProStar w/ red interior for sale at a killer price you know it is a scam.

See https://ballofspray.com/forum#/discussion/26457/any-leads-on-a-2014-prostar/p1

What really makes me angry is that I have messaged the social media accounts at Boat Trader a number of times telling then that the ad is for a fake boat and yet I see it in my Instagram feed almost every day. Now I understand that they can not check out every boat they advertise but I do not think it is unreasonable to follow up on repeated reports of fraud.



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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,113 Mega Baller
    Buyer beware, my brother(not Jim--one of the other 5) damn near got scammed I was screaming "NO!" and thankfully he backed out.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 951 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    It's back! Lots of other boats on their fake web site.
    https://www.dennysboat.com/inventory/
    Success is failure that just hasn't happened yet
  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 951 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★

    Success is failure that just hasn't happened yet
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 817 Crazy Baller
    @Horton Its only a 3 hour drive from you. Get the gestapo and take a ride down there.
  • ironhorseironhorse Posts: 175 Baller
    edited June 20
    Denny's boats address is a sound studio at someones home.


  • MitchellMMitchellM Posts: 145 Solid Baller
    Out of fairness, there do appear to be boats on that property.

  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    all fake

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  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,376 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    Ah Ha ! I have so many people interested in it, if you want me to hold it for you, Transfer X Amount of Dollars into my Bank Account and it's yours.
    Oh Yeah !
    Old Scam they advertise everything under the sun and pull the same stunt time and time again, because it appears a bargain.
    Good Folk get sucked in and lose money.
    Dislike those scammers a lot, nearly got burnt when looking for a Trailer, but common sense prevailed.

    Looking Forward To Getting On The Water, It Has Been A Bleak Winter

  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,795 Mega Baller
    I want to know who ACTUALLY owns that boat. It’s BEAUTIFUL. As @MitchellM pic showed, there is an Inboard there. Looks like a 196.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    Seems like I heard that it is actually in Australia. Not 100% sure. It is a distinctive boat so it would be hard to miss.

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  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,430 Mega Baller
    @Stevie Boy hit the nail on the head....COMMON SENSE PREVAILED. Boat trader is run about 10 people...with hundreds of thousands of ads....so are the other for sale websites. Just use your common sense.

    I think my dad said this first ..haha...When it's too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,883 Mega Baller
    I dont know, maybe in this current deteriorating waterski environment there will be a lot of fire sales on boat's, skis, property and equipment.
    You take the current policy's in usaws that have run off a large number of members. over Anal ideology in the sport that have run off a number of members. as well as just the extreme cost to participate in the current social environment. i think there just may be a lot of fire sales on boats..


    just my thought
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    thager
  • dbaconazdbaconaz Posts: 180 Baller
    Denny's boat works shows the boat on their website.
  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 709 Crazy Baller
    @horton that was me suggesting the boat was here in Aus a while back.

    I just checked out this Denny's website. There is a Black/White 2020 TXI on there now that was also for sale here only a few months ago. No question this operation is dodgy.
  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 709 Crazy Baller
    And the Black/Bronze Wakesetter.
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,902 Mega Baller
    Yeah, those are definitely not US-built trailers under those Malibus. Denny's Boats has 0 Google reviews, only 1 yelp review... scam city.
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
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