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Ebay Deal of the Day(6 posts)

Ebay Deal of the Daynomarack
Jul 21, 2003 4:08 PM
Kind of odd for someone with 177 feedback, but maybe he just misstyped.... (referring to the "ready to sell for $1100" for a Trek 5900 in case it gets changed later)
re: Ebay Deal of the Day=Big Scamfolsom_rider
Jul 21, 2003 5:31 PM
Please be aware there are a lot of false ads going on eBay. They are mainly for Treks and Litespeeds. Here is how they do it...
1. Go to completed items, steal the pictures. Then, wait for them to expire and not display any longer.
2. Steal or duplicate someone's existing id and pose as that person. The buyer thinks they are working with a reputable person, but, there is a difference...

Look how they accept payment. They want cashiers check, MO, or other type of money. Not traceable. Other transactions the user id had will normally show they accept visa, paypal, etc...

In this case, they are using a good id of someone that has not been active...My advice, stay away....

Hope that helps...

An experienced eBayer :)
re: Ebay Deal of the Day=Big Scamnomarack
Jul 21, 2003 7:55 PM
Maybe it didn't come across clear enough, but my post was mostly sarcasm :P If I ever get a brand new Trek 5900 for $1100, I will be picking it up personally and inspecting the sucker. I will also probably still end up walking away because it's likely stolen.
re: Ebay Deal of the Day=Big Scamfolsom_rider
Jul 21, 2003 8:07 PM
Cool and sorry for the bad read. I used to buy/sell a bit on eBay and when I found out about the underworld of eBay scammers, I loved to find them. Here is a good one I just located:

Good luck and nice bike!
re: Ebay Deal of the Day=Big Scamnomarack
Jul 22, 2003 9:48 AM
I do the same thing, checking the ebay ads and laughing at the obvious scams. Yours above was already yanked by ebay, surprise surprise. I bought both my current mountain bike (Fisher Paragon) and road bike (Quattro Assi Rocket) on ebay and made sure that there wasn't anything fishy. The good thing is that the ebay scammers are mainly stupid and easy to spot. I still laugh at the inane number of Colnago Ferraris that keep showing up from people with no feedback, a starting bid of $1 and no reserve. O, and the payment option of "other online payment", i.e. Western Union.
How do you steal someone's user ID?jtolleson
Jul 22, 2003 2:16 PM
I rely on the seller's feedback a LOT in determining whether to make a big ticket purchase. I pretty much won't deal with a new seller unless it is something really small.

If I can't trust feedback, then it is even more difficult...