Just thought I'd spare you the misery we recently went through.
We found an ad for a Stable float (stable being the brand). It's (or was described) as follows:
-extended straight load, 2 horses
-fully equiped kitchen in front
-max weight 1880kg or so.
The photos showed the kitchen as being furnished in what looks like wood.
The float looked great, it was described to us as being in Victoria. We live in QLD, and we were told these people would deliver it to us for free IF WE PAYED HALF THE PRICE AS DOWN PAYMENT.
They asked $10,000 for it, we offered them $9000 and they took it.
We put in the down payment of $4500 because they seemed like very decent people
Today, Mum got an e-mail from what was apparently the mother of the lady who was 'selling' the float to us. She said that her daughter suddenly had to go to SA, and she asked where the rest of the money was.
I'm not entirely sure what else happened, but Mum got suspicious and did some research. She found out that it was indeed likely that we had been tricked, very, very badly.
She called the police, and is having her bank account details changed.
I'm not sure of the lady's e-mail address, but the name it displayed when an email came in was Martina S.
They may change the e-mail if they choose to try this again, but just in case they don't, if you see that name in connection with a horse float, IT'S PROBABLY THE SAME PERSON/PEOPLE.
Just thought I'd let everyone know, wouldnt want it to happen to anyone else.
Also, if this has happened to anyone else- what did you do? Did you get your money back? How?