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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drivenmore, May 3, 2006.

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  1. http://search.ebay.com/7409988036

    Look at what information the seller added April 24 (also in the shipping price area).

    That's just friggin' sleazy.

    It should've been pulled from the get-go.
  2. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    evildoers. . . :rollno:
  3. RoVaughn


    Oct 8, 2005
    Ok help me out here... why is it a scam?
  4. Hyde


    Mar 30, 2006
    Because if somebody isn't paying attention, they're going to end up having to pay $1000 more than they bid.
  5. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    It's auctions like these that almost make me wish I didn't have 100% positive feedback. I'm so tempted to put in a max bid of about $25K. :D
  6. 1000 bucks shipping plus actual shipping costs? hahaha

    Reminds me of a time i saw a hotel in downtown rome for 1700 euro a night!! and that didn't include breakfast... hahaha
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    That is super freakin lame. The only benefit to the seller is they pay a lower ebay fee, but at the expense of looking like crooks.
  8. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Agreed with above. Total sleezebag.
  9. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    Is doing that actually against the rules?

    or is it just being really unfair/evil
  10. RunngDog


    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I don't think it's against the rules -- though eBay may have cracked down on this sort of fee-avoidance scheme. I've seen other auctions in which what's sold is the "right" to purchase a certain item at a fixed price -- so that the seller pays eBay's fees only on the value of that "right," not on the fixed price. I suspect that's what this guy is trying to do -- though I've never seen it done quite this way, and there certainly is some risk of a buyer inadvertantly overlooking the "handling" fee.
  11. I like the comment, "this isn't a wuss bass"
  12. zeronyne

    zeronyne Recovering Keyboard Player

    Nov 24, 2003
    It violates ebay's terms of service.
  13. coop


    Jun 22, 2002
    I just sent him a question asking if I can pick it up and avoid the "handling" charge. Be interesting to see what he says, if he responds at all.:rolleyes:
  14. RunngDog


    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    You're right. This is from eBay's Rules for Sellers:

    "Actions that avoid paying eBay fees – Selling fees help eBay support both buyers and sellers. Listing practices that circumvent (avoid) fees are unfair to sellers who pay the appropriate eBay fees and may provide a poor buying experience.

    Examples of listing practices that are not allowed on eBay include:

    • Offering the opportunity to buy the listed item or other items outside of eBay.
    • Offering low item prices but unreasonably high shipping or handling charges.
    • Etc."
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Man, scammers spoil Ebay for me. Thats why I don't use it!
  16. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I hope someone reported this...
  17. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds
    Another problem.

    If this was MADE in San Diego, including the finsih, he is full of crap. Can't shoot Nitro in California from my understanding.
  18. I just emailed the high bidder to let him know what he is getting into. Man, if I was going to pay $1000+, I'd just buy my real dream bass, not something that looked like a deal at first!

    TBers Rock! You guys know how to look out for each other.
  19. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA

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