Post Number: 125
|Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 3:40 pm: |
Post Number: 234
|Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 7:59 pm: |
What makes you think something funky's going on?
I don't rememberthis one.
Post Number: 1025
|Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 9:47 pm: |
I pretty sure it's a scam considering thats my bass.
I'll report to eBay.
Jeez, when will it ever end.
Post Number: 1028
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 5:48 am: |
The listing has been removed.
For all that missed it, someone listing my Spalted Maple MK -4 again.
Post Number: 1926
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 9:22 am: |
It's nice to be popular! LOL
Post Number: 4654
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 9:45 am: |
Normand; in addition to the fact that this was Olie's bass and that it has been fraudulently listed several times, there were several things in the listing that, taken together, suggest a fraudulent listing.
1 - The listed "seller" had a feedback rating of 2. This in and of itself isn't bad, and fraudulent listers have hijacked other users' accounts with lots of feedback, but it should draw your attention. Often a fraudulent lister will set up a new account and stock it with a few low doller sales to make it look legitimate. In this case, clicking on the "seller's" feedback, the two previous transactions had nothing to do with music equipment. Here the user account may have been hijacked, or it may have been set up by the scammer.
2 - It was a short listing; it appears that it was a three day listing. Fraudulent listings typically run for a short period, hoping to scam someone out of their money before others discover and report the fraud and have the listing removed. Again, this in and of itself isn't a dead giveaway; there are from time to time legitimate listings that run for a short period. But it's a big hint.
3 - It's a relatively expensive item with a relatively low starting price and no reserve. Again, in and of itself, not particularly bad; some people list with low starting prices and no researve on items that they know will generate interest, but when they do, they usually have a long listing time. Coupled with the three day listing, this warrants caution.
4 - And this one is a big hint, the listing has a line near the end that says something to the effect of "email me at my office email address for by-it-now price" and gives a different address from the "seller's" user address. You should only use the user address and go through the Ebay system. Here the scammer is trying to get people to contact him outside the system. This hint, especially in light of the previously mentioned hints, seals the deal; it's a fraud.
5 - This particular listing includes a hint that it's a repeat of a previously fraudulent listing. The line at the end where the scammer wants you to contact him at a different address also includes something to the effect of "or your bid will not be considered". This is also a big hint, but in this case "consider" was spelled "concider" and was spelled that way in a previous fraudulent listing. So not only were the pictures and description copied and pasted from previous listings, so too the misspelled text added in a previously fraudulent listing was also just copied and pasted again.
Post Number: 114
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 11:59 am: |
The next time this bass is listed, I'm bidding $1,000,000.00
Post Number: 1928
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 12:08 pm: |
(Olie - time to sell?)
Post Number: 1029
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 9:39 pm: |
I'll let it go for 1/2 that. Being that I'm in the Christmas spirit and all that.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 1:39 am: |
Hi Guys, I asked the "seller" a question via his office mail and he said he was on holiday in Italy which was where he could ship the bass from !! Man.... who takes there bass on Holiday ?
I hate scamming scum !!
Post Number: 395
|Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 10:13 am: |
mrbassman42 wrote "...Man.... who takes there bass on Holiday ??"
malthumb slowly raises hand
Don't know if Mica remembers this (it was, after all 6-1/2 years ago) but when my Mark King / Series II was completed I had Alembic bypass my dealer (G Guitars) to ship it directly to me so that I could take it with me on a cruise. At least one bass accompnaies me on every vacation. Vacations are for relaxing. Playing my bass(es) helps me relax.
(Message edited by malthumb on December 25, 2006)
Post Number: 225
|Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 11:54 am: |
You are a brave soul James. I'm afraid to take mine to most places we play at. I would worry my whole vacation about leaving her alone.
I would be glad to babysit if you ever have to leave her home!
Post Number: 240
|Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 4:58 pm: |
It was gone before I had the chance to copy the listing. Thanks for the info and I've caught a few myself but this one didn't look familar.
Nice to know others are whatching your back!
Merry Christmas all.