What the heck is the deal with this eBay item

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 22:13:57 CDT 2016

One thing is for certain: If it's in eBay's financial interest (page hits,
insertion and final value fees), and they can plausibly deny any liability
or other involvement, they will just let it ride - and the often
highly-touted TOS (aka "the rules") be damned.

In short - If they can skim a little profit off of others' crookery, whilst
keeping their own hands clean - they can and will allow it - always, and
without notable exception. Period.

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 9:27 PM, Brad H <vintagecomputer at bettercomputing.net>

> I've been wondering about that one myself.  Very odd.  That's not the
> first time I've seen that either. Along with stuff that 'sells' for absurd
> amounts of money.
> At first I though the absurd sales were attempts to manipulate the
> market.. but it doesn't seem worth the effort or ebay fees.  I almost kind
> of wonder with some of them if something more sinister is going on.. like
> money laundering.  That'd be a fairly obscure way to do it..
> Sent from my Samsung device
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Corey Cohen <AppleCorey at optonline.net>
> Date: 2016-11-01  4:43 PM  (GMT-08:00)
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: What the heck is the deal with this eBay item
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/272433760795
> This Helios II has been "sold" multiple times for varying amounts and then
> suddenly hours later appears for sale again.  I'm done bidding on this each
> time it appears, because if I won, who knows what I'd receive or if the
> seller would cancel the auction.
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ

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