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unibility

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SERIOUSLY ?!?!?! And there are actually takers!
 

808geek

macrumors regular
Jun 24, 2010
131
100
California
Granted Ebay has rules and such, and yes that particular auction shows people bidding on it, but honestly I'd like to see that guy collect on it. I mean people bid on stuff and refuse to pay all the time on Ebay. I"m not saying that's right, but just saying that's what people do. If someone actually pays that amount of money at the end of the auction, that's just insane.
 

geoff5093

macrumors 68020
Sep 16, 2014
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Dover, NH
I can see 2 of the things happening:

1.) Buyer never actually pays
2.) Buyer pays, receives item, and says not as described and seller is out the money and phone.

There is no way a buyer will pay $22k for a single iPhone X.
 

unibility

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 6, 2012
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I can see 2 of the things happening:

1.) Buyer never actually pays
2.) Buyer pays, receives item, and says not as described and seller is out the money and phone.

There is no way a buyer will pay $22k for a single iPhone X.

You can buy a decent Camry $23,495.00.
 

missbing

macrumors 6502
Sep 27, 2015
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People are still believing this? Why would someone pay $22K, when they can buy it for $1,500 on eBay? It's obviously a joke or scam?
 

joeblow7777

macrumors 604
Sep 7, 2010
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It's just like the thread with the one that went for $10 000 CDN. Were people born yesterday? Just because people are bidding doesn't mean the seller will see that money. They are either trolling or trying to scam him or her.
 

mcdj

macrumors G3
Jul 10, 2007
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NYC
I reported the auction. He is trying to use Ebay for his own charity profit, which is against the rules.
What are you talking about? Where does the auction say anything about charity? If ebay can actually get their 10% of $22K, they’ll be thrilled. They’ll never end it just because the price is too high.

But the selller’s name says it all. He’s a goon and 00 is what he’s gonna get out of this auction.
 
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Apple_Robert

macrumors Penryn
Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
What are you talking about? Where does the auction say anything about charity? If ebay can actually get their 10% of $22K, they’ll be thrilled. They’ll never end it just because the price is too high.

But the selller’s name says it all. He’s a goon and 00 is what he’s gonna get out of this auction.
"Just trying to get ahead in life pay off some debt maybe travel a bit who knows." He is trying to use Ebay as a GoFundMe type page. I believe that that violates policy.
 

mcdj

macrumors G3
Jul 10, 2007
8,947
4,195
NYC
"Just trying to get ahead in life pay off some debt maybe travel a bit who knows." He is trying to use Ebay as a GoFundMe type page. I believe that that violates policy.
I think you could argue that’s what everyone on the planet wants out of life. Pay a little debt. Travel some. It’s not like he specifically said “the proceeds from this auction will go towards my sick mom’s healthcare”.
 

Bootleg Gucci

macrumors 6502
Sep 16, 2013
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NoVA
Experienced eBay sellers know that most scam buyers can bid up an auction style listing. In order to weed out the majority of scam eBayers (hacked login or fraudulent new users), sellers should only list Fixed Price Format (Buy It Now) for high value items with requirement for immediate Paypal payment. Also they should set Best Offer option and auto-decline any buyer offers below a certain amount.
 

zmunkz

macrumors 6502a
Nov 4, 2007
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It says personal hand delivery on launch day, as in, he will fly to the buyer same day. I could see that lighting some people up who missed day 1 and want in. Everyone else still has to turn around and re-ship.

But more likely, @Macalway has it right. Great way to clean 20K.
 
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