Anyone want to buy a box?

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  1. Emulous

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    Well, 100% from 14 feedbacks, 4 of which are from Private sources(sounds a bit suspect to me).

    Anyone who gambles £15.50 on that must be insane IMO. I wouldn't be surpirsed if one of the surprises is a Stylus Pack:rolleyes:
     
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    :confused: Sorry but i just can't beleieve what i'm reading, then the potential scammer says 'anything put in the parcel is a gift to the buyer'..EXSCUSE ME gift??? it's not free. I wouldn't be surprised if you get an empty box..it will probably be in the news...'hundreds of people scammed buying empty boxes' To the original poster it wouldn't be you selling those would it...Okay i'll be the first to admit i'm overly paranoid with ebay but somethings just don't look right. If anyone buys one of these surprise boxes i'd love to have photos.
     
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    Yeah, I think you'd have to be a moron to bid on that.
     
  5. Emulous

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    No its not me but looking at the amount of bids I am tempted to start one.

    Wonder if its Noel Edmonds? Come to think of it he is on a break from deal or no deal. :eek:
     
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    No, to keep within ebay rules what he is saying is this. You BUY the CARDBOARD BOX. That's it. Just a cardboard box for the winning bid.

    Then.....

    He pops in a free gift into your expensive cardboard box. It might be a DS, or a PSP, or a toilet roll. Whatever comes in the box you bought is your gift.

    It's a loophole that ebay need to close.

    Too many scammers on ebay now - spoiling it for those who have been on it for years...
     
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    That is a very bad loophole, but unfortunately he will get a few people falling for it, and ebay don't seem to do alot to the victims of scams etc.
     
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    If you do get one i'd like to know what was in the box, i'll feel very stupid if you get something good, infact i'll be jealous :(
     
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    I like this bit

    We have wrapped 100 parcels each containing items varying in value from £20 to £500

    Then list just 5 boxes for sale:devil: :devil:

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZmysteryparcelsQQhtZ-1

    Well it made me laugh, I have added the seller to my favourites so I can read his feedback next week:rotfl: :rotfl:

    Theres a sucker every day out there:suicide: :suicide:

    regards

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  10. Emulous

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    Dont misunderstand me, I meant start selling the boxes not buy one. Theres one born every minute which is probably why this scammers ideas a good one. :rolleyes:
     
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    Stupid people have enough problems without being cynically expoited, surely, ProEvo?
     
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    That's quality - you could put any old tat in there that originally had an RRP over £20 and that he picked up for pennies. A load of the games that you gould get in Dixons for 49p for example - there's loads of stuff to be honest. He would then be fully within the rules!

    Outlay - say £2.45 for 5 items
    Income - £30 each inc postage average - £150!

    £147.55 profit :D.

    Even if you did all 100 boxes that's around £3,000 income so you could actually include the stated items in 5 boxes and still make around £2,000+ profit!
     
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    Yeah sorry misread your post, u did say 'start selling'. :oops: You could make alot and not worry about being caught as 'technically' you would not be doing anything wrong. I'd love to know what he puts in them.
     
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    Doesn't this show the ignorance & greed of prople who buy through ebay though, in their rush for a bargain.

    I cannot believe though that people are happy with the gift they are receiving with a RRP of £20, what would you send someone who is after buying a PSP it certainly wouldn't be PSP related item would it???

    regards

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    Banned !
     
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    What is a legitimate reason for making feedback private?!?
     

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