A couple of people, including Emma have posted to verify this in the news comments, so I apologise from the bottom of my bitter, cynical heart for raising the doubt.
Good luck to Emma and Craig.
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Anyone confirm or deny the following message I received after donating to the [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/snews.asp?news=1849"]"Donation for ex-Ratbags"[/url] ebay plea?
The ebay account certainly shows none of the telltale signs of being scammy. However, any ex 'baggers who can verify the story would probably be nice.
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