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protein
04-06-2005, 12:03:07
SOmeone just won my 16 track on ebay and for the second time it is obviously a scam. Does anyone ever sell anything successfully on ebay?

Hello,
My Name is Joel Kewell.
I'm a citizen of United Kingdom,but I have all my business with my family in United State of America.
I'm happy to be the Winner of your Bid,and the price of 480 is okay with me
I have the intention of purchasing your advert for sale.
I'll pay you with a UK cheque,and wait for the clearance before the pick up arrangement.
My business partner,who is Europe will send a cheque of 3,800 to you due to the far distance between you and me.
Just have the cheque cleared within 3-5 days.
As soon as it clears,you'll deduct the price of it,and help me transfer the remaining funds to the Bank Account of my shipper the same day the cheque clears which serve as shipping charges to my shipper for the pick up arrangement at your location.
I'm compensating you with 100 for the running around expenses in the transaction.
I'll need your full data so that I can instruct him to forward the payment to you as soon as possible.
NAME...
ADDRESS...
PHONE NUMBER...
Hope to hear from you soonest.
Regards,
Joel Kewell.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-06-2005, 12:43:05
Forward it to the filth. It's a money laundering scam.

Spartak
04-06-2005, 13:10:26
Its worth getting them kicked from ebay and they will probably let you relist it for free.

Why not vet bidders in advance? I'm sure you can do that.

Chris
04-06-2005, 13:23:46
You should report Joe Cool, E-Bay goes after these scamers.

The Norks
04-06-2005, 13:53:23
Find another scammer and give them both each others details

tee hee!

The Norks
04-06-2005, 16:00:38
Rob, what feedback did this guy have??? You can generally avoid the scamming wankers by checking their feedback.

Report them to and then relist, with the clause that anyone with no feedback should email you before bidding and that nil feedback bidders who do not will have their bids rejected. Should sort out an actual buyer for you rather than one of these cheque scamming arseholes.

self biased
04-06-2005, 16:24:43
hell, i'd buy that outright, but i don't have the quid. i need to get a new bass head first.

Provost Harrison
05-06-2005, 00:53:05
Such bollocks...

Funko
05-06-2005, 23:13:09
Yeah, something about this came up on Berkshire Live too.

It's worse than a money laundering scam. I've copied the post about it from Berks Live:

Hi guys,

I haven't read the links, but thought it worth putting this here in the thread rather than on another page.

There are two ways that overseas cheques get cleared.

By Negotiation. You get the money in about a week, but before the bank will do this, they will need you to sign an indemnity to say that if they give you the money, but the cheque subsequently bounces, you will pay the back.

The other way is

By Collection. As it sounds, you have to wait until you bank collect the money from overseas, and there's no rule about how long this will take. Even from a country like the US, this can take several weeks; from places where these scams originate, it can take six months before you see the money, but once you have it, there's no rescinding the transaction by the banks at either end.

What these guys are relying on is your knowledge of the UK banking system, - that it takes 3 to 4 days for a cheque to clear, and the way banks will usually suggest Negotiation as it gets you your money quicker, and gets more charges for them (they make a charge for effectively lending you the money until they receive the money from overseas - by collection) You then believe that once the cash is in your account everythings OK and ship the goods, together with your cheque for the overpayment - if they're really lucky.

Hope this helps.

The Higgelhoff
06-06-2005, 09:13:28
Never had any major problems with buyers and I've sold over 300 items. Sometimes you get slow payers or people that just 'disappear' but eBay refund any fees. Also with Paypal nowadays buying is very secure.

I just withdrew 300 out of Paypal on Saturday and went on a shopping spree in Diesel. :D

Spartak
06-06-2005, 10:11:42
Vin Diesel?

Provost Harrison
06-06-2005, 18:23:41
Originally posted by The Higgelhoff
I just withdrew 300 out of Paypal on Saturday and went on a shopping spree in Diesel. :D

Chav :p

Drekkus
06-06-2005, 18:26:34
Originally posted by The Higgelhoff
Never had any major problems with buyers and I've sold over 300 items. 300 items??? I don't even have 300 items, I think.

Venom
06-06-2005, 19:27:30
That's 1 pound per item. Need to move a lot of units at that amount of profit.

Funko
07-06-2005, 09:03:17
He didn't say that the 300 was the total profit, only what he took out at the weekend.

The Higgelhoff
07-06-2005, 09:04:45
I was going to explain but I thought it was a 100-0 :D

Venom
07-06-2005, 13:34:49
And you would be correct in that thought.

King_Ghidra
07-06-2005, 15:02:04
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Chav :p

Diesel isn't chav you monkey

protein
07-06-2005, 15:06:58
It's very popular. I don't know if that makes it chav or not. All the counterfeit clothes I saw in Thailand were either Diesel or Birkenstock.

Oerdin
07-06-2005, 16:21:21
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Diesel isn't chav you monkey

Yeah, it's just gay.

Venom
07-06-2005, 16:25:49
Agreed.

mr.G
07-06-2005, 17:34:19
heeeej Vin, you are gay.

no way

Cruddy
07-06-2005, 18:11:26
This thread makes me think maybe eBay scammers go for the big price eBay items?

I mean, if they've got 3,800 of dirty money to launder, they're hardly going to start bidding for used CRT monitors.

Venom
07-06-2005, 18:28:41
You gotta spend money to make money. Or whatever.