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#1 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:06 PM

Hi all,

While browsing for a secondhand big rig, I stumbled opun this awkard item on the Belgian secondhandsite 2ehands.be


As you can see the auction contains a Steadicam Master sled, a Master Arm and a WK vest. This all for the ridiculously low package price of €3800 (5400$).
This led me to investigate and send the seller an email. The likelihood of this auction being real is of course non-existing.

I still haven't got a reply (surprise) from the seller but i can imagine his email would contain such instructions as

"Transfer the money through Western Union/MoneyGram/(insert shady transfer agency)
and as soon as the money is deposited I will send the product, once you confirm
the arrival of your package only then will I be able to collect the money"

It seems to me the scammer in question isn't even an ambitious one, €3800... seriously.

And if it IS real, then I've got a cheap steadicam master (even cheaper than said price since I will sell the Klassen Vest)


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#2 Tom Wills

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:10 PM

Here's the posting they copied the text from, and then just translated it. http://www.steadicam...showtopic=12689

Looks like a scam!
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#3 Erik Brul

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:25 PM

Hi Nils,

Neighbour Erik here :)
This is 200% a scam advertisement. These are 'stolen' pics from the Steadicam Master Elite from Jammie Hammond.
Take a look at:


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#4 Jamie Hammond

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:57 PM

Thats my rig alright! It's still for sale but not at that price and definitely not from that guy....
That is 10000% a scam....
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#5 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:13 AM

Hi guys,

These were exactly the responses I was hoping for. Yesterday I got a reply from a man with another name,
Bruno Conway. He told me he moved to Schotland and that he could send the package to Belgium.

That being said, £17000 is certainly a good deal on such a magnificent rig ;), but for now it's a little beyond
my price range.

Thanks for your replies

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