eBay Monkey Business
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 23 00:50:07 CST 2008
> From: dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu> > On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, William Donzelli wrote:> > > > I could be wrong, but there's something fishy going on over at eBay.> > > First an IMSAI and an Altair 680 being bid up to astronomical prices> > > and now a less than stellar SOL-20 goes for $7100.00 to someone who's> > > last couple of purchases were cell phones. This all this activity is> > > in fact some type of a scam, it is going to seriously hurt legitimate> > > buyers and sellers.> >> > In case you all had not noticed, there was a major change at Ebay this> > week. Google for details.> >> > Also, there is a good sized strike amongst sellers this week as well.> > Some decided just not to sell. Some decided to shut down their stores.> > And some have decided to play games, just to play games with Ebay's> > bean counters.> >> > The best thing to do this week, and most of next, is to just NOT USE> > Ebay for EITHER buying OR selling.> > That IMSAI referred to is one that I'm selling. What happened was that> someone with 12 feedback points and a habit of buying boots and saddles> bid the auction up past $4000. A couple hours later, Ebay emailed me> telling me that the auction was cancelled because that account was used> without the owner's permission.> > I haven't really been up on exactly what this fee hike entails. I suspect> that a mysterious $112 balance on my account has something to do with it.> > So, if anyone wants an IMSAI, I'm listening.>
I'd see if eBay would let you postpone the auction for a few weeks.
Buyer tend to get suspicious of auctions that get pulled. Even if it
isn't the sellers fault. Those on this list know you but not all the bidders
are on this list.
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