Public Service Announcement

Gil Carrick gilcarrick at
Thu Oct 13 23:34:13 CDT 2005

> Never respond to a "second-chance" solicitation.  You know, 
> the "the winner of my auction didn't pay me or sent the item 
> back, so rather than re-list it, I'm offering it to you as 
> one of the other bidders for the winning bid"
> ploy.  Those are almost always scams.

I did buy one of those once & it worked fine. But I had a student last year
who told me that he had bid on a laptop and got a "second chance" offer and
was scammed for about $1K. I probably won't do that again, or at least I
will be very careful.


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