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"sellers_a_fraud"...good move you guys! LOL!!(11 posts)

"sellers_a_fraud"...good move you guys! LOL!!Spunout
Mar 11, 2003 10:00 AM
re: "sellers_a_fraud"...good move you guys! LOL!!fliparagon
Mar 11, 2003 10:08 AM
That's way too funny! I've seen other guys who see bogus listings bid up the auction to $20,000+ for an $800 bike. It's still a wonder how Ebay manages to delist most these guys when there are so many on.
re: "sellers_a_fraud"...good move you guys! LOL!!Velojon
Mar 11, 2003 10:19 AM
There are a couple of good watchdogs out there that try and protect the unaware. A guy named Stuart in Columbia, MD does a great job overbidding on bogus bikes. If you go to Ebay and type in some of the more exotic bikes (ie Colnago C40HP, Trek 5900 etc) you'll see a number of auctions that are scams -- usually the sellers have no feedback and they are based in Europe. They want winning bidders to send Western Union wire transfers or money orders to them without any assurances they will ever see a bike. Like the man says, if it seems to good to be true it is too good to be true.
re: "sellers_a_fraud"...good move you guys! LOL!!Rob Sal
Mar 11, 2003 10:49 AM
Its funny he has just cut and pasted info from a shop's site including ALL the sizes and colours the C40 comes in.

Its a pity you have to input credit card numbers just to register in order to ask the clearly fraudulent fraudster a question!!!!
Looks like the websiteTSuprano
Mar 11, 2003 11:29 AM
He cut and paste code right off the Chicagoland Bicycles web site.
hmmmm, no feedback, no historydante
Mar 11, 2003 11:44 AM
no feedback, no history, registered in Austria but posting from Spain, no actual pictures or description, starting at 1200. Think it's fake?

Tempted to email and ask for the serial number, but figured it wasn't worth the effort...

re: "sellers_a_fraud"...good move you guys! LOL!!zooog
Mar 11, 2003 3:52 PM
How many people actually fall for this BS?
Can someone explain how overbidding helps? (nm)Rich_Racer
Mar 11, 2003 5:29 PM
Can someone explain how overbidding helps? (nm)jromack
Mar 11, 2003 7:28 PM
A fake bidder wins, prevents honest buyers from getting ripped off.

Fake bidder wins fake auction, seems fair enough to me.
Can someone explain how overbidding helps? (nm)TimePedal
Mar 11, 2003 8:27 PM
Seller has to pay the ebay charge after the auction. Don't worry, ebay charges it to your CC, not like a bill comes. Anyways, the fake seller has to go through the hassle of filing a non-bidder complaint and then a final value fee refund. This process takes at least 2 1/2 weeks.
re: "sellers_a_fraud"...good move you guys! LOL!!fliparagon
Mar 11, 2003 5:33 PM
Unfortunately, more than we like to see....