He has basiclly copied and pasted my old auction from a year and a half ago !!

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  1. PeterNorth

    PeterNorth Well-Known Member

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    Hey peeps long time no post. But I couldn't let this one slip through the cracks. This auction is for a megatron I had listed almost a year and a half ago. But whats odd is that he is using the same pictures I took with my own camera at my house, and he is even using the exact same discription I used. I sold that megs to a guy in NJ not Texas. And look at his feedback. Sure looks like a scam to me. Item #150321391391
     
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    Ya gotta love how his "thanks for looking" is a completely different font than the rest of the item description...

    So I guess the only way to sell a Megatron on eBay would be the following:

    You are bidding on the right to buy my Megatron figure off of eBay for the winning price of this auction. This auction is to serve as a voucher for the item I am selling.

    In reality you'd be bidding on a piece of paper with picture of a toy that would be sold to you in real life. Naturally the picture would be sent with Megatron, ya know? Think it'd work?

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    "Thank you for looking" was already stated in the original description, why would the seller add the same statement at the end? .....I guess he wanted to add his own touch!

    Nope, A Megatron can be sold on ebay as long as there is an orange tip covering the barrel of the gun.
     
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    MP Megatron slips through the cracks on ebay without an orange tip in the barrel all the time.
     
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    That doesn't make it legal on ebay.
     
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    For two* reasons (Megs is my favourite TF; and this sort of scam riles me (I've had some little ______ use my pics and claim he was my partner)), I've sent the seller a lengthy question which should convince him I'm going to drop a load of money on his Megs. That is of course if the fraud report doesn't get it pulled first.

    *Also I'm a bit :drunk  again.
     
  8. PeterNorth

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    Holy crap its up to $510! I hope nobody gets scammed too hard.
     
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    Have you tried reporting the item? Lifting someone's pics & description is a policy violation: Item Description and Picture Theft

    I know you said yours sold about 1.5 years ago, but MAYBE eBay keeps stuff in their system for reference, even though we can't see it.
     
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    Aaaaaannnnndddd....it's gone.
     
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    Yaay, scammer - nil, TFW2005 - 1
     
  12. PeterNorth

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    Looks that way...if thats the case then nice job !! I wonder how he found my auction from soo long ago though.
     
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    I wondered that also, would that site that archives old web pages (can't remember it's name) have ebay ones?

    As he only has eleven feedbacks for buying over a few years, I'd doubt he had the nous to have saved the pics/text for all this time to use in a scam, but it's a possibility.
     

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