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Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:56 am

I think you are right, funny enough bidder 3 has been on Ebay only for a week ?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:32 pm

InTheGhetto wrote:I think you are right, funny enough bidder 3 has been on Ebay only for a week ?


Exactly - set up another user to bid on your own item??

:evil:

Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:08 pm

I thought The Sun newspaper had a competion to win a set all numbered 00001

Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:06 pm

reason why I told people about it, is because I thought fans would like the chance to own it, I would of given it to my dad or re sold it

this is by far the most unfriendly forum I have ever been on

Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:09 pm

BIGREDG wrote:£370 and still not reached the reserve!!

And looking at the bids is VERY interesting!!

If our Friend Brad bid £200, he must have also bid either £360 or £370 (or both!!)

I reckon he is Bidder 3 and the seller, but that is just a hunch!! :evil:


believe what you want mate, I never was the seller as if i was i'd sell it through specialist auction to get more interest not ebay

Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:26 pm

thebrad wrote:reason why I told people about it, is because I thought fans would like the chance to own it, I would of given it to my dad or re sold it

this is by far the most unfriendly forum I have ever been on


I thought you wanted the chance of owning it not other fans. why did you bid on it if you thought other fans might want it ?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:54 am

thebrad wrote:reason why I told people about it, is because I thought fans would like the chance to own it, I would of given it to my dad or re sold it

this is by far the most unfriendly forum I have ever been on


All of the bids clearly came from the same person (just look at the unimaginative names and the bid times). If you bid £200, then you also made all of the other bids too. Why did you do that?

And if it is so unfriendly here, why do you keep coming back?

Chris

Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:12 am

thebrad wrote:
BIGREDG wrote:£370 and still not reached the reserve!!

And looking at the bids is VERY interesting!!

If our Friend Brad bid £200, he must have also bid either £360 or £370 (or both!!)

I reckon he is Bidder 3 and the seller, but that is just a hunch!! :evil:


believe what you want mate, I never was the seller as if i was i'd sell it through specialist auction to get more interest not ebay


Well you said you bid £200, and 2 bidders did that, and both have since bid significantly more which you said you could not afford. So what gives?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:20 am

thebrad wrote:
this is by far the most unfriendly forum I have ever been on


Then this must be the only forum you have ever been on. Face it dude, you've been called out and caught out. We're friendly enough on here but when we smell a rat, and indeed catch one, we rarely take prisoners.

Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:30 am

Can someone explain what happened here just so i know for the next time I go on Ebay.

I once bid a lot of money on something and lost out but got an email later saying I could have it far cheaper as a something or other....a second chance???

From what I gather did he come on here hoping we would bid......i am confused :?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:54 am

thebrad wants us to believe that he just came across this box set numbered 00001 on ebay, and wanted to buy it himself.

But at the same time, he wanted to tell us all about it.

That in itself is strange, but the whole listing seems very fishy. Thebrad says he bid £200, but that was the tops he could afford. And yet the 2 bidders who bid £200 on the auction have since bid £360 & £370!!

Similarities in writing style and the apparent bullsh#t of the entire post lead us to suspect that thebrad is either the seller, trying to get bids from forum members, or is in collusion with the seller, and bidding on the item to push the price up to a high level.

This of course is against ebay rules, immoral and in fact illegal (not coming on the forum of course, the dodgy bidding practice I mean :wink: )

We can't stand by and just let people scam us like this, so we speaks as we sees!!

Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:09 am

Thank You for that.

I shall be aware from now on :wink:

Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:31 pm

Matthew wrote:
thebrad wrote:
this is by far the most unfriendly forum I have ever been on


Then this must be the only forum you have ever been on. Face it dude, you've been called out and caught out. We're friendly enough on here but when we smell a rat, and indeed catch one, we rarely take prisoners.


This is one of the few rats that wear a t-shirt saying "I am a rat".

Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:45 pm

sid wrote:I once bid a lot of money on something and lost out but got an email later saying I could have it far cheaper as a something or other....a second chance???


It’s nothing to do with what happened here, but what you describe sounds like a common eBay scam. It goes something like this:

You bid on an item, but lose out to a higher bidder. After the auction has finished, you get an email from the seller saying that the winning bidder has dropped out and that you can have the item for a lower price. The seller asks you to pay via PayPal and subsequently fails to send you the item.

You then get in touch with eBay to complain, who will rightly tell you that it has nothing to do with them because your transaction was not conducted via the webs site. You lose your money.

Chris

Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:56 pm

But to be fair eBay does have a legitimate 'second-chance' process. This is useful for a seller if their first buyer fails to pay for the item they won, or if the seller has a duplicate item which they will let the the next bidder have at the price of their highest bid.

Of course, it's a question of being very careful before parting with any money.

None of this has anything to do with the item that thebrad kindly let us know about. :wink:

Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:08 pm

ChrisM wrote:
sid wrote:I once bid a lot of money on something and lost out but got an email later saying I could have it far cheaper as a something or other....a second chance???


It’s nothing to do with what happened here, but what you describe sounds like a common eBay scam. It goes something like this:

You bid on an item, but lose out to a higher bidder. After the auction has finished, you get an email from the seller saying that the winning bidder has dropped out and that you can have the item for a lower price. The seller asks you to pay via PayPal and subsequently fails to send you the item.

You then get in touch with eBay to complain, who will rightly tell you that it has nothing to do with them because your transaction was not conducted via the webs site. You lose your money.

Chris



Thats exactly what happened, fortunatley I didnt proceed. Thanks

Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:34 am

BIGREDG wrote:
InTheGhetto wrote:I think you are right, funny enough bidder 3 has been on Ebay only for a week ?


Exactly - set up another user to bid on your own item??

:evil:



I think I've experienced that BS myself on Ebay. :roll: :evil: I suspect it happened when I broke down and had to get myself a copy of Triangle's much-acclaimed, deluxe packaged, "Hampton Roads" import.

It's just too obvious sometimes, especially when you're bidding on a very obscure item. I'd bore you with the details, but it was clear that something funny went on, as described above. I paid a princely sum, but got the CD. Annoying, to say the least. I'd rather I could have just paid the high price without all the dishonesty.

Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:46 am

Rubberneckin is correct! It's a con!

The 'All Shook Up' box 00001 was auctioned by The Sun newspaper for charity and fetched 3000GBP. It certainly never went to a HMV store and that's a fact. Looks like someone's going to get shafted for a few hundred! :evil:

Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:33 pm

carolynlm wrote:I know that this is getting a bit off the subject at hand here, but last night our current affairs showed a segment where a lady purchased a motor bike on line using e-bay. Did you see it Sam? She went on to say that she thought the seller was someone from Sydney...then when it came to payment, the seller said that she had won the auction, but could she email the funds to a bank in the UK because the seller was going over there for a holiday and needed the funds there.......lol....what a con. This lady did this and lo and behold, she never received the bike.....what a surprise. E-bay have told her that because she didn't use the normal e-bay payment they can do nothing about it, and they are right.....BUT, then the lady had the gall to say...she hoped the con artist was happy, because that money was supposed to be for a trip for her kids...... :lol: but she spent the bloody money on a motor bike for goodness sake......
I get a bit tired of people going onto national television and crying the poor bugger me....I've been done out of my hard earned saving by a con artist...the old saying 'if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is'.


Please don't tell me you watch ACA or Today Tonight, Carolyn......this is the exactly the type of bullshit they try to pass off as 'current affairs'.......sorry, off topic I know, but I can't believe people watch these shows.

Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:44 pm

Delboy wrote:Looks like someone's going to get shafted for a few hundred! :evil:


The silver lining in all of this is the auction did not reach its reserve price, so the only loser is the seller who will have to eat his listing fee (albeit, only a couple of quid).

The reserve was very obviously set at £400. The seller submitted about a dozen fake bids that pushed the price up to £370. Unfortunately for him, nobody was suckered into bidding any higher.

Chris

Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:49 pm

ChrisM wrote:
Delboy wrote:Looks like someone's going to get shafted for a few hundred! :evil:


The silver lining in all of this is the auction did not reach its reserve price, so the only loser is the seller who will have to eat his listing fee (albeit, only a couple of quid).

The reserve was very obviously set at £400. The seller submitted about a dozen fake bids that pushed the price up to £370. Unfortunately for him, nobody was suckered into bidding any higher.

Chris


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Good. Another rat seen off.

Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:27 pm

sid wrote:
ChrisM wrote:
sid wrote:I once bid a lot of money on something and lost out but got an email later saying I could have it far cheaper as a something or other....a second chance???


It’s nothing to do with what happened here, but what you describe sounds like a common eBay scam. It goes something like this:

You bid on an item, but lose out to a higher bidder. After the auction has finished, you get an email from the seller saying that the winning bidder has dropped out and that you can have the item for a lower price. The seller asks you to pay via PayPal and subsequently fails to send you the item.

You then get in touch with eBay to complain, who will rightly tell you that it has nothing to do with them because your transaction was not conducted via the webs site. You lose your money.

Chris



Thats exactly what happened, fortunatley I didnt proceed. Thanks


Are you sure? As Purple Gang says, there is a legitimate second chance process. The fact that you used the 'second chance' terminology suggests maybe the seller did send a 'second chance' email. If that's the case, it was probably not a scam.

Incidentally Chris, you need not lose your money under the circumstances you describe. If you buy outside Ebay via Paypal but don't receive the goods, you raise the issue with Paypal. There are arrangements for both buyer and seller protection.

Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:35 pm

TJ wrote:
sid wrote:
ChrisM wrote:
sid wrote:I once bid a lot of money on something and lost out but got an email later saying I could have it far cheaper as a something or other....a second chance???


It’s nothing to do with what happened here, but what you describe sounds like a common eBay scam. It goes something like this:

You bid on an item, but lose out to a higher bidder. After the auction has finished, you get an email from the seller saying that the winning bidder has dropped out and that you can have the item for a lower price. The seller asks you to pay via PayPal and subsequently fails to send you the item.

You then get in touch with eBay to complain, who will rightly tell you that it has nothing to do with them because your transaction was not conducted via the webs site. You lose your money.

Chris



Thats exactly what happened, fortunatley I didnt proceed. Thanks


Are you sure? As Purple Gang says, there is a legitimate second chance process. The fact that you used the 'second chance' terminology suggests maybe the seller did send a 'second chance' email. If that's the case, it was probably not a scam.




Yes I am sure. I had bid on the item but lost out at the last minute, later on in the day I got an email saying I could have it as a second chance, the seller gave no reason as to why but I declined the offer. It may have been a genuine case I dont know.

Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:17 pm

sid wrote:Yes I am sure. I had bid on the item but lost out at the last minute, later on in the day I got an email saying I could have it as a second chance, the seller gave no reason as to why but I declined the offer. It may have been a genuine case I dont know.


Relatively easy to distinguish. If it appears on your MyEbay page as a second chance offer, then it's to be seen as as normal as any other Ebay offer. See http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/personal-offer.html
However, also such official second chance offers can be abused. But then the buyer can use the normal Ebay processes.

See also http://cgi.ebay.com/Western-Electric-35 ... 0057612843

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:40 am

carolynlm wrote:Hey Larry,
Yes I do watch ACA, but I am always very aware of the garbage they put out over the news and current affairs programmes.
I know first hand how most journalists work, I have been on the end of their deceipt and lies and wouldn't trust them at all. The thing is though, and this is what makes me very annoyed, is that a lot of people use these type of programmes to get what they can out of the general public. I'm sure ACA were inundated with people wanting to 'help' this lady out by sending in their hard earned cash because her kids were left without their 'trip'.


You're a smart lady Carolyn....but I guess that was never in doubt. :D