Should I bid on this?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by pinto32, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Id say go for it......you get your item IMEDIATELY!
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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  3. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    nah, it's too good to be true... I bet it's a scam of some sort ;)

    vSpacken
     
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Huryy up before he runs out of nothing!
     
  5. iJon macrumors 604

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    ive seen these before, its a scam, dont do it.

    iJon
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    lol!
     
  7. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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    Folks use these to boost feedback points ... or to buy them, more to the point. Then they appear to be more "legitimate" because they now have a few feedback points.

    This feels like bad Karma...if it was for "feel good" they should just point them to the charity of their choice.
     
  8. crazytom macrumors 6502a

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    I think that would be an 'illegal' sale. There was one story I heard that a guy was selling his soul to the highest bidder. eBay shut him down because there was no physical material that changed hands; but it was stated that if he sold a 'document' that entitled the highest bidder to said soul, that was OK.

    I've been tempted myself to have a dutch auction for packing peanuts; have nice photos of various packing chips from different angles, a wonderful description of the many uses, state that the item is sold 'as-is' but DOA peanuts will be replaced upon return of the product....

    There's some weird ones out there, I did see a blank cassette tape sell for close to $20.00; the description was humorous --- describing what the tape was originally purchased for and a long story of its intended uses that never came to fruition.
     
  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I've got some of those lying around. I should sell 'em .25 each or 5/$1. ;)
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yes they're liable to send you a box of poop, when you're expecting NOTHING.
     
  11. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    um, does anyone else think that the guy started with an even 500 and has already sold 2?
     
  12. kanker macrumors 6502

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    What happens if I don't get good Karma? Is there any fraud protection for not receiving good Karma? I really want to bid on this, but I just don't know.:(
     
  13. niter macrumors 6502

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    This might really be a scam of some sort. You pay the guy a dollar for good feedback and he gets your personal information. I would be wary.
     
  14. cubist macrumors 68020

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