|Yet another eBay shuck?||The Walrus|
Oct 22, 2003 5:00 PM
|This first link is to a completed auction for a 55cm Bianchi Axis with tons of upgrades, documented exhaustively.
Then, we have a new auction for a 55cm Bianchi Axis with tons of upgrades, documented exhaustively--and they're the
upgrades, done on the same dates.
It's glaringly obvious that listing #2 is a ripoff of the listing for #1, right down to the statement about pedals not being supplied, since both owners had supposedly used Speedplay Frogs. Even if this were a case of a super-quick turnaround sale, how could payment/shipping/listing have occurred in less than 6 days? I also love that seller #2 has
feedback, and apparently is registered to an APO/FPO address.
The only thing here that provides even a whiff of legitimacy is stipulating the use of an escrow service for payment--anyone see a way of beating that?
I sure wish this were legit, because I got beat out on the bidding in the first auction...
|re: Yet another eBay shuck?||BowWow|
Oct 22, 2003 6:21 PM
|Just sent seller #2 a question asking about escrow. I'll post his reply... It's very shady, IMO!|
|There are a lot of escrow rip offs these days!||russw19|
Oct 22, 2003 9:03 PM
|Someone posted an article here a few weeks back that described how one guy rips off tons of people with ebay. In the article they described how they use fake escrow services as a way to put the unknowing victim at ease to take them for more money.
|Check with ebay||bimini|
Oct 23, 2003 5:52 AM