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Intermediate Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 178
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 5:48 am:   Edit Post

bid on tix to see phil lesh at SOB' bid was $300.00, the high bid was $1000.00...Apparently the high bidder bailed, and I recieved a second chance offer from ebay that told me to contact the bidder at their email addy..I replied to the supplied email, and this is the response I got (by the way, the tix are supposedly located in hackettstown):

"I have begun this offer because the winner of my auction withdrew his bidding and was rejected due to security reasons. There are a lot of bidders who bid on the auctions for fun and I hope you are serious and we can make a clear deal.
In order to make the transaction legit so we can be able to exchange feedback once
completed i have to get in touch with eBay SCO Department. I need to provide them the following details:

* your complete name
* your complete shipping address
* a phone # where you can be reached by the shipping agent

I'm located overseas for the moment, in United Kingdom because my little sister is getting married and i couldn't miss this once in a life time moment. She found her true love over here in England. I have to stay here for at least two weeks.
Must inform you that I have the item in the custody of the shipping company in the US, who helps me every time to ship the goods to the buyers addresses. A 100% serious company and i have a contract with them. Regarding the shipping insurance,who protects my items from any damages on the way to the buyer, i can inform you that it's already paid. Shipping in US and Canada is covered by me so don't have to be worried to pay extra charges for delivery.So the total and final price you need to pay is US $300.00.
Once you provide me the requested details (full name, address and phone #) i will
contact the eBay SCO Department and they will do the rest. They will send you the
rest of the instructions and info regarding this SCO process. You need to follow the instructions exactly so we can be both protected by their Purchase Protection and Refund program. Positive feedback is assured once everything is fixed up.

Thank You and along with the requested details email me with any other questions you may have!!

All the best,

Adam & Clark, Inc.
Structural Engineer
Department Of Construction Consulting"
Advanced Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 248
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 6:04 am:   Edit Post

Well at least its good to know that it is a 100% serious shipping company.
Intermediate Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 179
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 6:07 am:   Edit Post

yeah...well, i did have my hopes up...sigh...these scammers should be put to death...
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2281
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

Whenever I receive an alleged communication from ebay, or a seller, via email, I NEVER respond by hitting the link in the email. Rather, I log onto ebay and send any communication through the "contact seller" or other appropriate link on the ebay site. A simple rule that protects one from 95% of ebay scams.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 578
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

But that other 5% is deadly....
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1528
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 9:04 am:   Edit Post

You would think the written language would be less full of English-as-a-second-language grammatical errors if this really were an American overseas.

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