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certainly a scam (ebay, ad200)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by southshoreconor, Sep 20, 2008.


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  1. southshoreconor

    southshoreconor

    Oct 30, 2007
    The Road
    Endorsing Artist: Fender Musical Instruments, SIT strings
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Reported, thanks.
     
  3. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    DC
    Hi.................just interested as to how you're so sure.............thanks.....
     
  4. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
    well, his grammar throws you off.... ebay is available in different languages i believe.

    i mean if you can afford a supporting member fee, you can afford to take your business elsewhere. :p
     
  5. One red flag is that the person is trying to cut a non-ebay deal (see the added wording in the posting). That is not allowed on ebay. Another red flag is the zero feedback. Plus no picture of the actual amp.

    I would stay far away from this.
     
  6. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Far far away
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Like the other guy said: the "seller" has zero feedback, their grammar is bad, they are trying to make the deal off the Ebay site, and the photo is a stock photo from the manufacturer or a vendor. There is literally nothing about that auction that is even a little bit legitimate.
     
  8. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Killjoy! ;) What did the auction say?

    At any rate, it must not have had a high price. If it did it wouldn't have been pulled because (imo) eBay rarely enforces the rules on high priced items because it would cost them too much in lost fees. Don't believe me...report auctions for vintage Jazz or vintage Precision basses that have both models in the title (hence keyword spamming to draw in people searching for the other one) and watch the auction run until it closes. /soapbox
     
  9. southshoreconor

    southshoreconor

    Oct 30, 2007
    The Road
    Endorsing Artist: Fender Musical Instruments, SIT strings
    $1200 with an offer for $1000 w/free shipping if you close the deal outside of ebay. also the disclaimer "if you bid on this and wait til the end of auction, you are not the guaranteed winner"
     
  10. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Wow...you have to wonder if the auction was posted by eBay as a test to see how many "members of the community" would report such an auction to demonstrate how "safe" eBay is. Or...the seller is an idiot or they're a crook and just want to see what they can get away with.
     

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