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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac jones, Feb 20, 2009.
lol ok just report it
hes hardly the only one...
The little scamster.
Looks like he's hijacked another account, and in record time! A real pro.
I don't understand how that guys a scam? He's got 1369 feedback all 100% positive.
And he's a power seller
Are you just trying to cause people problems?
Did you read the "hijacked an account" part?
Yeah with all that "email me first or your bid will be cancelled" stuff it sure does reek of hijacking!
Interestingly the previous ads by what would apparently be the real seller (ckhyde) look just a little more like I would expect a Power Seller's ads to look like rather than a grainy graphic--
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180312977431 (Wii Fit)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170295521254 (GeoTrax Toy Train)
Dude you must be stupid to buy from this listing.
haha i had no idea Ebay accounts could get hijacked but thanks for the info but surely with all the paypal restrictions the hijacker couldn't take any money anyway?
Ebay just goes from worse to worse, its like a giant junk sale now. Except a junk sale where you can get scammed
Paypal is as big a joke just last week they had my account in the negative hundreds because some scumbag buyer tried to extort some cash back from me on an auction he had won and left positive feedback on weeks earlier. The only thing that saved my a$$ was closing the bank account that the money would have come out of and canceling the credit card associated with then telling Paypal exactly what I had done and why they were never going to get a cent from me then they changed their tune right quick. Just how the hell can anyone open a claim after they have left positive feedback anyways??
i recently sold a laptop on ebay and the buyer had great feedback but im already experiencing problems with the transaction. people complain about ebay scammers but paypal can screw a seller so bad. they will yank money out of your account like a month later.
I wanted to sell my black macbook but its just too much hassle. i went to sell 5 things on ebay a couple weeks ago and 3 of them was scammers 1 transaction is still "iffy" and 1 i ended early. if your trying to sell hi profile items like laptops or games / game systems forget it. 9 out of 10 bids are scammers. i wont ever use ebay again for anything over 50 dollars. its just to infested now.
id rather watch my black macbook rot in a corner unused then have some scammer steal it.
Wait what? Scammers on eBay?
Wow. I knew the scammers were infesting a lot of the guitar auctions, I just never paid attention to the computer auctions I guess.
+1 on not using Evilbay or paypal again!
I'll either go to CL for a local transaction or find a marketplace like here on MR for computer stuff and a well known site for the guitars I want.
Wait a minute.
You're saying that the abuse has 'reversed' and now the buyers are using the new Ebay/Paypal rules to screw the sellers?
I have a bunch of big ticket items I was just about to launch on Ebay but now I"m worried.
All you have to do is look around some of these hardware threads and you will see reckless kids buying questionable laptops ( fairly obvious scams) without any worry as they say: "Who cares if it's a scam!, Paypal will just reimburse me"
Of course this logic is inherently flawed as someone ends up paying.
Now I see who
Ebay will have to adjust this new policy if they want to stay in business.
eBay is a waste of time. Don't bother.
Also, avoid NYC-based camera shops for online purchases.
It's YOUR money... be safe!
While there are indeed scam shops in NYC, it is also the home to some of the largest and most trustworthy shops as well so it sure seems as if that is a pretty broad brush. I think you would find it a difficult to find someone who is seriously interested in photography that doesn't speak quite highly of B&H Photo-Video for example.
The bottom line is that there are plenty of scam businesses in every major city, and anybody considering buying from an unknown retail business should make www.resellerratings.com the first stop in research as the ratings are based directly on user's experiences/reviews. And people who have had bad experiences are more than willing to share those experiences! BTW- B&H has a lifetime rating of 9.5 out of 10 with almost 6500 ratings.