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Another Ebay Fraud listing (I think)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Johnny Fila, Dec 13, 2005.


  1. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I really want one of these too, it's a shame. and a sham.
    listing number 7374222372.
    who knows why?
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    What's wrong? They did make walnut Ps at some point. And I've seen the fine tuning bridges before.
     
  3. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Did I miss something? The ad looked okay but I'll look again.

    I remember those Elite series pretty well and it's funny you don't see them anymore...
     
  4. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Looks good to me. I was just reading about those Elite Series basses in my history of Fender basses book.
     
  5. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Why do you think its a fraud? I dont know anything about Fender basses, really, so Im not going to claim youre wrong... yet.
     
  6. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    Hi Sam,
    the pictures are real. the bass is all correct. but, and I feel very certain about this, if you pay this person by MO or bank check, all you will ever get is to download those pictures.

    :hyper: do a completed listings search "fender walnut".

    I really want one of these basses too. damn it.
     
  7. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    me too! now I'm jonesing for one.
     
  8. klocwerk

    klocwerk

    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA

    Hmm... looks like they lifted the pictures from this auction:
    link
     
  9. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    Exactly.
    That is one sweet looking bass though.
    I e-mailed the seller of the fraudulent listing to see if "I could pick up the bass in person and pay in cash". We'll see what she says.
     
  10. Osprey

    Osprey

    Jun 20, 2005
    UK
    Well yes..just the same pictures as were used for an auction here in the UK last week: and also the text is a part of what the other guy used. Erm..don't want to sound dim, but there's no chance this seller got it last week and is selling on in the US? (rather unimaginatively). If anyone wants to check I suppose the original seller could be contacted. His e-bay name was twin-spark.
     
  11. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I thought of that, but it seems unlikely. The winner of that auction does have a different user title. But if this seller really has this bass, I got first dibs.
     
  12. Osprey

    Osprey

    Jun 20, 2005
    UK
    Quite true. And the current seller's feedback doesn't include twin-spark..and seem to be mostly purchases, for what that's worth.
     
  13. Hi folks

    That bass is/was mine, and it was picked up by FedEx yesterday to take to its' new owner. :crying:

    That's the third time it's been listed fraudulently. The first time was within an hour of the original auction closing....

    Btw.. where were all you guys when I listed it originally?? :D
     
  14. klocwerk

    klocwerk

    May 19, 2005
    Somerville, MA
    In the wrong country, I can only assume. :D
     
  15. MattFoxx

    MattFoxx Banned

    Oct 24, 2005
    I just bid $5000 on it. it's mine all mine. :D
     
  16. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I saw it and I love it, but I aint got the cash right now :bawl: :crying:
     
  17. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    maybe we should all bid on it :p
     
  18. catdriver

    catdriver

    Apr 19, 2005
    Park City UT
    DOH!
     
  19. AGCurry

    AGCurry

    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    You don't know how close I was to bidding on that baby.
     
  20. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    How do I do a completed listings search?
    Tried looking around a little but couldn't find anything about it.