I wasn't going to do this, but I feel like I should give other kiters a head's up on this guy -
Goes by Ethan Cole. Is selling a 2018 Naish Boxer 16 and bar for pretty cheap on iKitesurf Classifieds. Says he needs money for a project. The ad looks fishy straight away as the kite pic is the The Kiteboarder mag's review jpg. When asked for actual pics of the kite he'll send a couple that I'm sure were just Google Image searched off the internet. He won't provide any other pics. So that's a couple red flags. The real flag is that he asks for Friends & Family Paypal payment specifically so he doesn't have to wait for funds to clear for 30 days? (wtf?)
I had already suspected a scammer so I asked if he'd Skype/Facetime/What'sApp vid call to verify the condition of the kite....
Won't reply to any other emails after asking to verify possession even. (show a pic of the kite with a copy of today's newspaper or today's date)
So I emailed him from another email address and same shit. Will reply to my new account email, but not my original. As soon as I ask for current pics or to meet in person - gone.
I almost think we should have a pinned thread of kite gear scammers. There's enough of these assholes out there in everyday life. Get rid of them trying to rip off kiters.
Some beginner looking for less expensive gear might fall for this and be out a good chunk of money.
If you have an iKitesurf account, go on there and FLAG him!