This is a scam right?

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  1. Scam

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  2. No that’s totally legit not like he could easily ask 2 grand for a quick sale lmao

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  1. OledMasterRace

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    So there is a guy on eBay selling the Sony 65A1 for £810...
    New and boxed, I smelled scam when it said e-mail for information and all messages to him on eBay will be ignored, so I e-mailed and this was his response, copy pasted not altered by me.

    The product are still available, have full warranty, are sealed in their original box and they come with all accessories.
    I sell at a low price because I had a business and went bankrupt.
    I want to sell everything very quickly.
    If you buy 2 or more pieces you get 20% discount...
    I offer protection from Spectra-Delivery if you are interested I will explain you how it work or you can read here www.spectra-delivery.com at how it work
    I will not ask you the money in advance and you will not pay to me, you will pay on escrow system.
    After i register the transaction to Spectra-Delivery you will receive the invoice from Spectra-Delivery with details about the package and payment details + tracking number.
    You must to pay to Spectra-Delivery bank account with bank transfer not to me, I will receive the money from Spectra-Delivery only after you receive and test the product.

    If you have any question please let me know.
    So if you agree with this terms of shipping and payment please send me
    Your full name
    Address
    City
    Zip/Code
    Phone number

    Country


    It’s a scam right?
     
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    If it looks too good to be true then....
    Sure I would report them it is obv a scam
     
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    Even if it wasn't a scam (I know, near zero chance of that) he's blatantly violating eBay's T&C by 'selling' the listed items outside of their system, so chances are they will suspend/ban his account for starters anyway once you report him.
     
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    To put it bluntly, I wouldn't touch it with the proverbial barge pole.

    Martin.
     
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    I would touch it with a barge pole so long, if I nudged it, it'd hit me in the back.
     
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    It would appear to be immaterial now anyway. I went to Ebay.co.uk and entered Sony 65A1 in the search box with the first item listed being the one mentioned by OledMasterRace at £810 but, when I then clicked on it for details, the page showed "We looked everywhere. Looks like this page is missing". Either the "seller" has pulled the advert or, more likely, Ebay have clocked on to it and closed it down.

    Martin.
     
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    I reported him 10 seconds after getting his email lmao!
    Can’t stand people like that, f-ing scum.
     
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    Well done you Sir!

    Martin.
     
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    That’s what he gets for (very briefly) getting me all excited about getting a five grand tv for peanuts!
    B**tard!
     
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    Something like this has just been on the Tonight program. Couple “bought” camper vans for £8k on eBay. Bloke said he wanted to go through Pay Pal but in order to keep everyone happy, can you pay the money into another bank account then when you see the van and are happy we can then go through Pay Pal via this bank account.

    They turned up to the arranged address and shock horror, he was not there.

    Now sorry, but buying something this expensive on eBay and not going through Pay Pal immediately your an idiot. Your an even bigger idiot if your then asked to pay £8K into a stranger bank account.
     
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    Talking Camper Vans - reminds me of this thread Warning about Cornwall Camper Conversions/Boss Campers - Fraudsters

    Not sure what the outcome was of this...
     
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    Unfortunately, a lot of older folks are not "streetwise" and it would never cross their minds that someone could do this kind of thing to them because it would never enter their heads to do this to someone else.

    I know it's very easy to criticise them and call them idiots but I'm more inclined just to feel for them and hope that somehow they get their money back.

    Martin.
     
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    I wouldn't have called this couple "older", but yes I get your point. They also showed a lot of younger people (lets call them The FaceBook generation) just giving away their info without any effort.

    But I stand by my post, if you buy a a high value item from eBay, and give a stranger £8K via a bank transfer, when he says, Oh don't worry, give me the money via a non returnable method and we'll do Pay Pal later, then hmmm....

    TBF the woman went to bank and she said to them she trusted him and this method. So they either said some vague warning about what was happening, or said nothing after she said what was happening. Either way, if the bank had a small idea what was going on, they should have been much firmer with their advise.
     
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    I assumed, wrongly it would appear, that it was an older couple but, unfortunately, a lot of younger people also just tend to jump in without giving a lot of thought as to possible consequences. As you say, the bank should have been much firmer with their advice and, if they were not, then they should be held, at the very least, partly responsible for the lost money.

    That said, I totally agree with you re buying high value items and to tell the bank she trusted the seller without even knowing him/her isn't, to say the least, the smartest thing to do.

    Martin.
     
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    Amazed that you have to ask, yes, it's most definitely a scam.

    Whenever an Ebay sellers payment terms are not Paypal and some random payment service that you have to pay by BACS then it is a scam.
     
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    Yes, with a bank Transfer you lose all PayPal/Credit Card refund protection. Which is why it's a scammer's favoured payment method.
     
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    I knew the second I read the ad in fairness and this thread was mostly for the lols and to draw attention to it just in case I couldn’t get him immediately banned.

    The second answer to the poll question should be a dead giveaway that it’s a rhetorical question:)
     

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