eBay Scams

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  1. Bacchus

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    I was just having an idle flick through eBay when I came across this:-

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1995-FIAT...ARGE-SOLAR-PANEL-REVERSE-CAMERA-/221916833969

    Clearly a scam as that van is worth at least three to four times the asking price, but I thought I'd post it out of general interest.

    I have screen-shot the ad below (as the link will be taken down soon enough), and also the "seller's" other itmes - 21 (21!!!!!) assorted vans, motorhomes, boats and agricultural machinery all at crazy cheap prices, weirdly classified ads with no "buy it now" button, I presume the scamster has hacked the account but not the payment mechanism. Some poor geezer clearly spent a lot of time on their "rep" too.

    1995 Hymer for £3650 anyone?

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    other items:-

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    Duly reported...
     
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    sad isn't it..

    the scammers give eBay a bad reputation.. when in fact the vast majority are honest traders..

    the old adage has never been truer.. "if it looks to good to be true... it probably isn't"
     
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    we hope they get caught.
     
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    That doesn't look like a scam, but I would say that that van would usually go for around £8-9k, even the 1980s petrol ones go for over £4k

    I expect that the owner is kicking him or herself that they advertised it in "everything else; other" rather than campervans and motorhomes where someone might see the ad if they were looking for a motorhome... no reserve too, look like someone will get a bargain

    screen shot for future readers:-

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    Probably having the auction finish on a Monday isn't a good idea either - but that is a debatable subject. :)
     
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    And no internal photos - but the listing refers to them?
     
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    I don't know whether it makes a real difference, but if it's a "bloke" item I always try and list it to finish between 7.30-8.00pm when the soaps are on telly, or if it's a "girly" item on Saturday afternoon around 5.00pm when the kids are back from their parties and the footie results are on... (c:

    That would certainly stop me from bidding, although at that price... (although I don't think I really want two 25 year old MoHos...?)
     
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    Wow that's deeply deep:)
     
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    I think it is a scam. There are numerous scams on Gumtree and a common factor is that they 'hide' an email address within the photos of the vehicle which is what they have done on this ebay listing.
     
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  12. Bacchus

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    I think I think about too much; the best thing to do is obviously just list things that don't belong to me... (c:
     
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    so funny :)
     
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    also smell a scam.. I reported it..

    it's now de listed
     
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    Reported :)
     
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    And what is wrong with a 25 year old van. @Bacchus . my van is that old. and I have had it from new. I don't think todays vans will last that long.(y):ROFLMAO:
     
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    Absolutely nothing! I spent a month in mine this summer, ten days with the mem-sahib and the rest flying solo, and i couldn't ask for anying more, but I don't want two...

    (actually I did put it on eBay with thoughts of "upgrading", then withdrew it...)

    Now THAT is impressive!

    Future classics! VW Type 1's don't have a monopoly (c:
     
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