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eBay question for a slow Sunday.(4 posts)

eBay question for a slow Sunday.cydswipe
Oct 12, 2003 6:07 AM
I'm guessing a lot of us are on eBay a lot. We know there are a ton of bougus auctions. Which ones do you see the most? Is it a certain bike, component, etc. Me, I keep seeing auctions for a 2000 USPS jersey. Each auction has the same 2 photos, from 5 or 6 different sellers. Bogus, maybe not, but, questionable none the less. What do you see?
This might be one...hawayyan1
Oct 12, 2003 8:21 AM
I've seen this bike a few times I think. Maybe I'm wrong, or someone bought it and now wants to sell it. But it seems the same color scheme, some components attached but stated never ridden, and the description "a dent in the top tube". If not this bike, then one just like it. And always starting at $500.00. Cool bike though.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3630491452&category=22681
Kinda like a forgery of a $1 bill?filtersweep
Oct 12, 2003 8:26 AM
I doubt there is much fraud for such small ticket items... but trust your gut!
re: eBay question for a slow Sunday.innergel
Oct 13, 2003 8:10 AM
I have scarfed a few pics of items I've had to sell from other auctions. If it's the identical item, like a 2000 USPS jersey, then it's easier to save the picture from another auction and reuse it than to go take essentially the same picture, upload it, etc.

I've also reused the same pictures when a couple of items I've purchased have not fit and I've relisted it. But these items have been small ticket items. I'd be more leary of fraud the higher the price was.