I am so sick of seeing this on E-Bay
Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:03 AM
Can't ebay do something....
Posted 07 February 2007 - 08:01 AM
Why is it every week someone is selling a 40k camera for $1. :-(.
Can't ebay do something....
I guess you are implying it is a fake auction. Many items that start at 1 dollar actually end up selling for more money than if the auction had a much higher minimum bid. The excitemet of maybe getting something of value really cheap lures bidders.
If that was a real auction, I'd bid a thousand bucks, why not? You get a few more people like me, each one in different economic strata, and suddenly the camera is at 5 grand or 10 grand and now it's a legitmate auction.
The seller has over 200 praises, are you certain it's a fake auction? (Edit note, oops, as pointed out by Lav, the seller actually has zero praises, I mistakenly saw the 229 by the sellers name and assumed it was 229 praises, gasp. As noted below, the seller actually has ZERO praises!)
yeah, it's most likely a fake auction.)
Posted 07 February 2007 - 08:45 AM
In these kind of cases all you got to do is ask if Local Pick-up is ok? Ask to check the camera out before the auction... I would be 99% sure it is fake auction, but not because of the $1 start. I am a fan of those $1 auctions. I get sucked in, end up watching it for a week cause it keeps floating around $500 mark and then on the last day it reaches hights of $10K and I am right there with them, bidding like an idiot, merely because by now i think i earned to win it no matter what (having spent a week watching it).
$1 bid also reduced listing fees from eBay.... not that it matters much;
Oh and lastly, if you ever think its fake, report report report...
Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:09 AM
Fulton, Missouri...that would be a good weekend drive from Minneapolis... if I could afford it.
In these kind of cases all you got to do is ask if Local Pick-up is ok? Ask to check the camera out before the auction... I would be 99% sure it is fake auction, but not because of the $1 start. I am a fan of those $1 auctions.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:33 AM
Usu, they say e-mail me for a buy it now price, user is usu new and zero feedback or a hijacked account that was selling linens and crafts for $5USD and now is selling a 40k cine camera and mags.
I don't know if they're fishing for accounts that can afford 20k bids, or what.
I saw a nice one, you click on the listing and it forwards you to an alternative site with a ebay login screen.
Tricked my Mozilla browser.
Just upsets me that they're not willing to do anything about it. I think the high ticket categories like Cine Cams and Autos get hit the most with this stuff.
Here is one more. In Pottery and Glass category - It's an ARRI 2C for 68.00 and they want you to send them an email :-).
Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:03 AM
Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:27 PM
Posted 08 February 2007 - 09:39 PM
Posted 09 February 2007 - 06:27 PM
However, you spend 15 minutes searching for how to contact them.
Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:30 PM
They now (in the USA at least) have a Report This Listing link at the bottom of the listing page. It goes to a multiple-choice area where you can click on what you think is wrong or fraudulent, and it automatically fills in the listing number.
If that were true they would have a giant button on the site that said REPORT FRAUD.
However, you spend 15 minutes searching for how to contact them. MP...