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Manxads - WTF?


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In an effort to flog my trusty Ford Puma I was looking to place an advert on Manxads but something seems very amiss. Google appears to bring up a site with the same name but with a completely different look. Far enough, all sites evolve, but they clearly state that today - and apparently as of this evening - it's "ground zero" and all previous users must re-register. Ok, so it's free to place an ad so there's no issue of money but a pain if you're a regular user. Have I found a fake M.A?

 

What raises my suspicions most though are the odd and possibly dodgy ads that appeared on the old site in the past few weeks. Premium, usually German cars at well below market prices and with a contact name of Sam Samuels for example and clearly UK cars at that. Ok, so it's not a £120 million govt. fraud but I'd appreciate other M.F. users view on this!

 

Oh, if anyone wants a smalll, fun, reliable hatchback the car is also on Manxnet classifieds.. thumbsup.gif

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http://www.manxads.com/

 

Site looks legit to me. From the source code seems to have been built by a local developer:

 

Designed and Built by Xtech Web Services Ltd - www.xws.im

 

The domain is registered locally too: https://www.whois.com/whois/manxads.com

 

Probably the old site was dumped for a new system and the didn't (couldn't) migrate the original database over. More than likely it was so full of crap it was worth just a relaunch.

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And from their facebook page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/ManxAdsIOM/

 

"Do you have some items to sell? We are looking for some users to test our new site, email tony@manxads.com if you would like to try it out and be the first to have your adverts listed ."

They need to work on their new logo. When you have it in favorites the icon looks like a cartoon of someone who has put a pink sock with eyes on it over their Knob.

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And from their facebook page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/ManxAdsIOM/

 

"Do you have some items to sell? We are looking for some users to test our new site, email tony@manxads.com if you would like to try it out and be the first to have your adverts listed ."

They need to work on their new logo. When you have it in favorites the icon looks like a cartoon of someone who has put a pink sock with eyes on it over their Knob.

 

In other words, a photo of you thumbsup.gif

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