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Another strange eBay Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by amerbs38, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. amerbs38

    amerbs38 Supporting Member

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    For the second time in the last couple of weeks two different sellers with 100% feedback have offered a rare Jazz Bass for a strangely low price. This one is a (left handed) 1964 with a BIN of 2000. Last week there was a 1969 with a BIN of 1000.which is now gone..They both ask you to contact them before bidding....Just curious about what`s going on. .http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Jazz...e-/261138740368?pt=Guitar&hash=item3ccd14f490
  2. kellyrojo

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    I dunno Nything about vintage fenders but that seems really cheap. Also, I can see it is in a music store so........weird???,!!!!
  3. johnson79

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    Why are all of the close up pictures of the back of the bass? Very shady.
  4. Pokerdweebz

    Pokerdweebz Supporting Member

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    I don't know but I'm less than an hour from there. I should go steal it.
  5. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a lefty
  6. Pokerdweebz

    Pokerdweebz Supporting Member

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    I'm a lefty haha
  7. clbolt

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    It's a scam using a hijacked ebay account and stolen pics. Last week he was using the ebay ID "alluwant57" and the same email address.
  8. Frenchy-Lefty

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    I confirm the scam. The 1964 bass in the picture was recently purchased by Yves Carbonne. The scammer is just using the picture.
  9. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

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    Yep. They've been running them for years. Easy to spot.

    First, it's too good to be true.
    Second, often they are broken English.
    Third, they tell you to contact them and make a deal off Ebay.


    Ebay removes them as quick as they pop up. I've seen multiples of 20 or more pop up at one time of the same bass. Just report 'em.
  10. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

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    Note the answer to the question at the bottom.
  11. Kmonk

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    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    The same seller ID had a bunch of vintage Fender basses and Gibson guitars listed at ridiculously low prices. One was for a 1972 Les Paul Goldtop for $40. Another was a 1964 Jazz for $60. All the ads have been removed.
  12. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

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    ^ Happens regularly. They try to rope people into making deals off Ebay - so they can run away with the money with no recourse.

    See how it says "Don't bid, email us!"
  13. Herrick

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    Just out of curiosity, what was the price?
  14. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Someone caught on to them ad has been deleted
  15. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    64 dollars starting bid and no reserve? and people laughed at me for investing in a unicorn ranch.
  16. Herrick

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    Thanks, Mac28. Yeah that's extremely suspicious. I hope no one falls for any future scams from that scammer.
  17. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    It's only going to get worse I feel sorry for the person who doesn't have experience and tries to buy a vintage instrument as a gift.

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