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Is Ebay Complete Bull****???

Old 09-12-2003, 01:58 PM
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I have tried to buy a couple of audio/visual items in the past few days and everything I bid on is a fuking scam!!!

Link to Auction

This is what I just received through email:

Hello,I want to tell something about this item:
This item its a brand new one,sealed in its original box and have a certificate
for three years
world warranty.This item its purchased from an auction organized by the custom
here in Madrid,Spain-it is confiscated from the people who try to introduce them
in the country without paying the taxes ,but don't worry its perfectly legal and
I have all the papers.Package
contains all the accessories that you need.Final price is $2100 USD.

I will pay for the shipping and insurance taxes via UPS express
box.SHIPPMENT-will be made by UPS
air from Spain.

I accept wire transfer.You can make the transfer right now to be sure that you
are good buyer.
Please go to Western Union office an make a wire transfer to your wife name or
to your partener or
any name you want (you will be safe nobody can receive the founds)but
only my address.

Here is my name and on my address full:

Becky Rountree





After you make the payment you will give me the information that I need
for I can call at WU and
ask a agent if you make a transfer and if you have the money for this.

If the agent told me you make the transfer and I know you have the
founds to pay me I will go
imediately at UPS and I will send the item to your name and address.

You will receive the item in max 2 working days and you'll have 2

--a) or you change the name of your wife in my name for I can receive
the money(this is free you
don't need to pay any fees)

--b)or you send the item back in max 2 days(only if you don't like
it)and I will pay all the fees
of return

The info that I need to check the transfer at WU is:

the full name and address of the sender

the full name and address of the receiver( my address)

the MTCN(is the number that you will receive when you make the payment)

the total amount

Also I need your full name and address for I can make the shipping(I
will pay for this and for

The price for one pieces is only 2100$

Please e-mail me asap with your decision because I have more buyers who
are interested to buy my

If you agree with my terms or you have any other questions please don't
hesitate to mail them to
me so that i can clarify them.

If you decide to buy my item when you make the payment please tell to
western union that the money
is for a friend because if i receive the money for an auction i must
pay aditional taxes in my

Best regards!

[email protected] wrote:

To member: decoyhound
From member: hillsidecarts


I live in Lansing and will pay you cash and pick this up.


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Old 09-12-2003, 02:15 PM
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It was fine until all the crooks started to show up.
Now, it seems almost half of the ads are from overseas and are scams.

I don't think their sign-up requirements are stringent enough!
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Old 09-12-2003, 02:44 PM
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he is registered as being in grand rapids, but is in spain? nice...
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Old 09-12-2003, 02:45 PM
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Oh yeah... for $2,200 I would buy it now also.. not a bad price..
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Old 09-12-2003, 02:51 PM
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I have bought over 300 items from e-bay some cheap some so not cheap BUT I bought them all here in the US and with postal money orders So if you are scammed you can atleast call the postal inspectors they get a chubby from going after mail scammers.

But You really have to be careful with E-bay i was reading that there are many people saying more and more E-bay is a haven for scammers now
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Old 09-12-2003, 04:57 PM
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Overseas wire transfer........hmmmmmm.
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Old 09-12-2003, 07:11 PM
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look for this,
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I have never had a problem on E-Bay. But you have to be careful; Buying from overseas never !
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Old 09-12-2003, 07:58 PM
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You just have to use common sense, its buyer beware! If you are not sure of something, email the seller or better yet ask for a phone number!
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Old 09-12-2003, 08:37 PM
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The grammar in that was AWFUL. Um, I could see the bad English if this really WAS a person from Spain, but I doubt that there are too many natural born Spaniards named Becky Rountree. If Becky is from the US, but living in Spain, she needed to finish up her education before going over there and trying to sell stuff.

WTF is up with sending it in your wife's name or your partners name?
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