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Beware this ebay bass scam

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MEKer, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Two sellers named 5black4 supposedly from Ferndale, MI and slug204 supposedly from Berwick, PA are selling the exact same bass. a Washburn Scavenger. The wood grain exactly matches on both, the dings exactly match on both, the dust patterns on the truss rod cover exactly matches on both. Both descriptions are word for word, font, coloration, etc, altho one description is written big at the bottom, t'other description exactly the same but is shown as a picture. Hmmm. One is asking $439, t'other asks $250.
    Finally talked to eBay on phone, talked her through it ding by ding, etc., etc. so we had an examination of the two. She 100% agrees its the identical bass and obviously a scam of sorts and will get them pulled as soon as possible. So, there's 2 names to avoid and be a bit leery of the locations also unfortunately.
  2. Jazzcat


    Jan 20, 2009
    Titusville, FL
    My guess is the one with the image file description is the copycat, so as to avoid being linked side-by-side with the original ad via text searches.
  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Ahh...is that how these scumbags work......

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