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Is ebay being completely taken over by scam ??(10 posts)

Is ebay being completely taken over by scam ??PeterRider
Oct 28, 2003 8:13 PM
12,100$ for a trek 5900 ? seems a bit steep
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3634671890&category=7298

There are even "bids" !

But the author of the scam doesn't know geography, Paris is definitely not in Aquitaine...

Pierre
Maybe the bidder thinks he is getting 7 bikes! nmthe bull
Oct 28, 2003 8:32 PM
But it has free shipping! (nm)LC
Oct 28, 2003 11:12 PM
re: Is ebay being completely taken over by scam ??Giant_Tom
Oct 29, 2003 1:33 AM
eBay "vigilantes" are bidding on this one. If it doesn't end they get the price super high and then somebody does eventually take notice.
please explain...ChazWicked
Oct 29, 2003 8:48 AM
What are ebay vigilantes? Are you saying that they bid some obvious scam way up so that eBay will notice and shut it down?? hmmm
please explain...Giant_Tom
Oct 29, 2003 10:23 AM
Yep. They have obvious id's like this one from the auction--"no-rip-offs-allowed" and start bidding outrageous amounts until the auction gets shut down in order to discourage anybody that might think the auction is legit.
How about the sellers ID?wspokes
Oct 29, 2003 4:07 AM
Notice the letters...
Camel 03.

Just interesting...
Questionbiketillyapuke
Oct 29, 2003 4:47 AM
How is he/she selling one bike in six sizes? He did not even read his copy.
re: Is ebay being completely taken over by scam ??PaulNYC
Oct 29, 2003 8:05 AM
The schmuck just copied some ad copy.
EBAY is great - and it is helping everyone get good dealslemonpeeler
Oct 29, 2003 11:36 AM
I purchased my husband a bike on ebay from bikesdirect.com and it was a great deal and came in 3 days. And I have purchased all types of other stuff on ebay too; and always had a great experience.
The only bad experience I have had has been when I sold some dishes -- the buyer backed out. But no big deal I just relisted them and they sold right away.
We like buying online and my husband has just ordered me a Mercier online and it also came in at once. (I love it so far and it looks great)
I think most customers can save by shopping online if they take their time.