Some people are really thick

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  1. Rich

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    I can't believe some people have actually bid on these amps on Ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rotel-RMB-107...yZ122650QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    Maybe it's people who are bidding but have no intention of paying, but I bet some are genuine buyers who think they are getting a bargain.
    I noticed one person a couple of days back,selling a Lexicon MC-12B V5 for £800 in a 24hr auction, he was in my local area(I thought if i could pick it up and pay in person, then I might bid), so I sent him a message, he was horrified to find out he was selling it(his account had been hacked).
    Ebay seems to be getting worse for this sort of thing.
     
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    I should say I've reported the amps to Ebay,I'm not sure if they'll stop the auctions in time.
     
  3. Monty Burns

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    I was wondering what you were moaning about .... 96 euro aint enough money to get worked up about ....



    ........ (hear that? Thats a penny dropping)




    And then i saw the very last entry (Buy Now Price)! :rotfl: Maybe they are buying the MatchBox versions?:)
     
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    I bet it will be a lot more later though, 96 Euros is a lot to me(when someone has stolen it).
     
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    No, the other ones from China.
    Which have just disappeared.
     
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    I've altered the first post, so the geniune seller from Italy isn't mentioned.
     
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    As Richard says, its the seriously underpriced ones you need to watch out for. Less than 60 quid for a 800 quid product seems like a real bargain .... until it never arrives.
     
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    Always send someone a message beforehand, the message will go straight to the original sellers Email account, people who hack Ebay can't change the contact Email address.
    I had a friend of mine in Warrington recieve an message about a $25,000 motor home he was supposed to be selling in America :eek:
    His account been hacked.
     
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    :rotfl:


    "Please check my feedback and bid with absolute confidence."

    And his feedback score?

    ZERO.


    Yup i'm full of confidence .... not.
     
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    Another (yet another) scam doing the rounds is the 'low feedback' buyers. I'm prepared to believe in naivety when first buying on ebay, but these are getting more and more prevelant, and more so on certain items. A recent example: A Nak cassette deck. Usual ebay price around, but no more, than £120-130. One sold last week for £99. Low rating bidders come in and this example rockets up to £270! Using the excellent Hi-review system of assessing 2nd hand kit, regardless of whether it's a Nak or not, no cassette deck bar the Dragon, CR-7E or 505 are worth more than one third (max) of the original value.

    Ebay should be checking details more carefully as this is an old trick. Creating a 2nd (or 3rd) account then bidding yourself to push the price up. Or getting a m8 to do it. :rolleyes:

    This is but one example I've seen recently of this. It's putting me off using ebay (along with the 'bargains' highlighted above).
     

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