New eBay Scam???

WannabeSQ

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Oct 24, 2002
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I was surfin ebay, lookin for deals and what not and I came across this auction and it looks too good to be true, but from a quick glance, it looks as if it might be true, but i am not that good at deciphering legal jargon. Any thoughts on this?
 

thepannist

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Jul 16, 2002
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Great deal...for 8 grand

"7.)What’s the catch?
There is absolutely no catch. It works just like this: you purchase our certificate, you fill out the certificate with some basic information such as name and address, as well your selections of at least eight thousand dollars worth of some accessories to purhase , and mail the completed certificate along with payment for any required accessories, back to us. All future purchases through our company will be conducted through Ebay with full payment of all buyer and seller fees, as per Ebay policy. When we receive your certificate, completed accessories form, and payment for those accessories, your item and accessories will be shipped right to you. We even cover the shipping cost."

So, no, I wouldn't say that this is the best deal, unless I am reading correctly
 

sparkleytone

macrumors 68020
Oct 28, 2001
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Greensboro, NC
ahem.

7.)What’s the catch?
There is absolutely no catch. It works just like this: you purchase our certificate, you fill out the certificate with some basic information such as name and address, as well your selections of at least eight thousand dollars worth of some accessories to purchase, and mail the completed certificate along with payment for any required accessories, back to us. All future purchases through our company will be conducted through Ebay with full payment of all buyer and seller fees, as per Ebay policy. When we receive your certificate, completed accessories form, and payment for those accessories, your item and accessories will be shipped right to you. We even cover the shipping cost.
LMAO...

no catch.
 

shadowfax0

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May 2, 2002
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When we receive your certificate, completed accessories form, and payment for those accessories your item and accessories will be shipped right to you
 

springscansing

macrumors 6502a
Oct 13, 2002
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New York
Holy crap... that dude better get nailed by the ebay police.

And to think, they blocked my account for 6 months for selling a modded playstation!!!
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
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Ha ha haaa!
LOL! $8,000 worth of accessories? That's friggin' hilarious! That's the easiest 30 bucks made ever right there. I'm reporting them to eBay just for the helluvit, although it's probably already been reported. :p

And the sad thing is... people get suckered into this kind of crap! Get this, I introduce my grandma to eBay, and the next day she elatedly tells me that she bought this multi-thousand-dollar purse for $35! Well I checked the auction, and as it turns out she bought a WHOLESALE LIST of purse suppliers! Honestly, I don't know how some people survive on this planet... :rolleyes:




...$8,000 worth of accessories... bwahahaha... hahaha!...
 

WannabeSQ

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Oct 24, 2002
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I figured as much, if it was true, id buy a hundred of them and sell them for a grand each

Or give em away free to my friends, make them all switch!
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Heck I'd be willing to sell a 800MHz Powerbook G4 for even less $5...

Heck I won't even make you buy a bunch of junk to get this deal*.

Though, you'll have to understand that because of this extremely low price that it may take me several months to source a new machine for you, and I require payment in full.

If you're really nice to me, I'll even consider tossing in a package of LCD screen wipes to sweeten the deal.

Just make the check out to Irma Phoole...



* Though included in the small print of the sales contract you may miss that the shipping and Mishandling will set you back $5,000.
 

medea

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Aug 4, 2002
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Madison, Wi
Well this sounds like a great deal......if your looking for $8000 worth of accesssories along with a new Tibook!:rolleyes: Jesus some people you know....
I wonder if you emailed this guy asking what the accessories consisted of would he email you back with an answer.
I do virtually no shopping on ebay anymore because of crap like this, I do check out half.com occasionally though.
 

srobert

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Jan 7, 2002
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LOL

and they don't accept Credit Card payments (no paypal, no billpoint, no nothing) so I guess you have to send your "un-trackable" payment in cash?
 

Nipsy

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Jan 19, 2002
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I notice the seller has taken his feedback 'private'...betcha it's not 'cause he's buying porn!
 

Kwyjibo

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Nov 5, 2002
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How to Get Electronics Free!!

Ok, I'm sure lots of people who bought info on how to receive electronics free were pissed off but two things, cavaet emptor, its at the bottom of every ebay listing translate from latin if you don't know it. One of my friends sold that free electronics information on ebay and made about two grand over two months. He used the money to switch to a mac, so I applauded him. If someone is too dumb to realize its not possible they don't deserve that five or ten dollars they paid.