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Old 03-14-2009, 08:17 AM   #799
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I reported it to Ebay yesterday

I reported this to Ebay yesterday and the removed it. The scammers usually don't list these in Ebay motors because Ebay charges more for the listing. But Ebay is running a promotion to let you list your vehicle for free right now. They must be looking to boost their Nigerian market.

I bet the scammers were peeing in their pants about getting a $36,000 bid though
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:59 AM   #800
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Ebay Scam still Running!

eBay Motors: 2002 Airstream Bambi trailer 19' camper very clean (item 120389849982 end time Mar-16-09 20:55:48 PDT) is still running! if the link doesnt work for you just do a search for airstream bambi. its now back to $6,900, want to know why? i had bid the price up to $30K, and if it was an actual legit auction the seller would have been pleased to see someone like myself with over 400 positive feedback bidding on their auction........well they cancelled and blocked me from bidding to keep price low for unsuspecting users to email them for shipping details. this is when he sends you bogus ebay pages and asks for a wire transfer. ive tried numerous times to have ebay shut it down and am currently trying to live chat with one of their people, but it seems to be of little use. anyone out there want to bid it up past their 8900 asking price (no buy it now because its a scam) and i guarantee you wont end up owning it, and your bid will be cancelled in the end anyway.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:38 AM   #801
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Opinions on this?

Besides the insanely high price, what's up with this "selling for someone in Poland" thing?

I got a really nice email from another member asking for some advice on looking at this trailer. Axles look shot, two appliances not working/not being used. "No upgrading" can mean that all systems have been untouched since 1962...way overpriced for that, IMHO, but this trailer struck me as just another overpriced offer on eBay until I read this "Poland" thing. Hmmmmmm.

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Search results for 1962 Airstream Trade Wind in RVs & Campers
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:59 AM   #802
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eBay Motors: 2002 Airstream Bambi trailer 19' camper very clean (item 120389849982 end time Mar-16-09 20:55:48 PDT) is still running! if the link doesnt work for you just do a search for airstream bambi. its now back to $6,900, want to know why? i had bid the price up to $30K, and if it was an actual legit auction the seller would have been pleased to see someone like myself with over 400 positive feedback bidding on their auction........well they cancelled and blocked me from bidding to keep price low for unsuspecting users to email them for shipping details. this is when he sends you bogus ebay pages and asks for a wire transfer. ive tried numerous times to have ebay shut it down and am currently trying to live chat with one of their people, but it seems to be of little use. anyone out there want to bid it up past their 8900 asking price (no buy it now because its a scam) and i guarantee you wont end up owning it, and your bid will be cancelled in the end anyway.
I am now the top bidder! (phabop) If I win, can anybody help fund this!

Hey, where is this trailer located anyway? St James City is the location listed in the auction, but the pictures do not show a single palm tree.

I Googled St James City for location, and images, and it's on the Gulf on an island not too far from Ft Myers. Every single image that I looked at (lots of real estate pictures) had palm trees in it.

We'll see. Last night, I sent a message to the account holder (not the email address) asking if it was their Airstream or if their account had been hijacked. The hijacker can see the message in My Messages, but an email will be sent to the actual account holder's email (unless that had been modified by the scammer, which I doubt).

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I had emailed the actual seller but never got a response....after looking at their history it shows they haven't bought or sold anything in about 3 years....so who knows. it is a stolen account though, and he's asking for a wire transfer to Alameda CA, his name is definitely eastern european. ive contacted ebay numerous times on this, the last message i got from them was that it was being investigated but could not reveal anymore info to me....maybe theyre setting up a bust, not sure. i bid it up to $30K but was cancelled and blocked, as was a friend who i asked to bid it up with me. the 'seller' has continuously cancelled bids in order to keep it lower than their 'asking price' of $8,900. i hope this scum bag..........i mean scammer, get's what's coming to him or i'll lose all faith in man kind.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:00 AM   #804
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I had emailed the actual seller but never got a response....after looking at their history it shows they haven't bought or sold anything in about 3 years....so who knows. it is a stolen account though, and he's asking for a wire transfer to Alameda CA, his name is definitely eastern european. ive contacted ebay numerous times on this, the last message i got from them was that it was being investigated but could not reveal anymore info to me....maybe theyre setting up a bust, not sure. i bid it up to $30K but was cancelled and blocked, as was a friend who i asked to bid it up with me. the 'seller' has continuously cancelled bids in order to keep it lower than their 'asking price' of $8,900. i hope this scum bag..........i mean scammer, get's what's coming to him or i'll lose all faith in man kind.
Did you email to the address in the auction description, or message to account holder?

I am still high bidder this morning. I sent a Ebay message requesting location to set up an inspection. I will not use the description email.

I started to report this to ebay, but couldn't get the exact match on the drop-down reasons they ask for.

Here are a couple of pics from the auction: no palm trees anywhere. Anybody recognize these from anywhere? Is this really a 2002 model?

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:31 AM   #805
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Hey, where is this trailer located anyway? St James City is the location listed in the auction, but the pictures do not show a single palm tree.

I Googled St James City for location, and images, and it's on the Gulf on an island not too far from Ft Myers. Every single image that I looked at (lots of real estate pictures) had palm trees in it.
Saint James City is a small village at the south end of Pine Island. There are a couple of trailer parks there, our Sovereign came from the KOA in Saint James City.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:03 AM   #806
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Here are a couple of pics from the auction: no palm trees anywhere. Anybody recognize these from anywhere? Is this really a 2002 model?

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no clue on the model year... but i really think that doesn't look like FL at all. the ground looks like red clay. could be anywhere from GA to VA with that ground, but still nothing like the sandy ground in FL. hard to tell for sure because the pics are kinda small, but background trees look like mostly pines, and one tree that's shaped, and colored, like a young maple tree. the pines may be southern, but the maple-ish tree isn't. i'd say these pics were taken somewhere a bit north of where they're SUPPOSED to be from :-/
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:04 AM   #807
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Warning....2005 19ft Bambi Solar---- scam still active. Same scam, different year. A warning from a newbie....there is a CraigsL-ing for airstream (as described).The lowered price excused as being from need during these economic times...it contains a link to a counterfeit eBay Motors site....with Buy Now! price of $5,800.00 Deposit $2,000. All eBay Motors guarantees, treasury and safety notices have been counterfeited. Please beware....the logo is an excellent fake....the corporate eBay Motors language is all cut and pasted during correspondence. However it falsely describes new payment protection thru "ebay wire service" The email is ebaypayment@ebay-moto.com The scammer is Russian by "written style English" on Craig's List. Uses the name Odell Phillips when requesting WUnion funds to NY NY. He has a fake fax number that responds with eBay Motors corporate response info. I just joined and read airforum scam alert reports dating back a few years!! with the same Bambi photos....as were posted last week..on CL. It seems to be the same scammer.....same Bambi. BTW this was done by hacking into my blackberry account via Yahoo...then phished.....I have closed that account, but prior to closing it....the scammer immediately began phishing by flashing false "account info requests" every time used URL for Craigs List. Phishing immediately then 'extended' to my friends on that Yahoo mailing list. Be smart. Be safe. Be happy. Dont fall for this one!!!!! I did. Still plan to join you all out there on the road! Hopefully a little smarter...and definitely happier.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:00 PM   #808
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:11 PM   #809
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Seems like this one just can't find a "happy home" as it was sold this summer & has appeared in several places for sale again!

No VIN, no interior pictures. Also a 3 day listing. The only thing that doesn't fit is that no "outside" contact info appears in the ad.

But, it looks like the scammers now have a new MO - seems that they set up a legit eBay account, no selling/buying history, starting bid $200.00

Although not an Airstream, here's a similar item being sold on eBay Motors:
2004 KEYSTONE MONTANA:eBay Motors (item 260500391719 end time Nov-04-09 20:46:09 PST)

This ad does have an outside contact link & a VERY LOW price for that trailer. The look & feel of these two ads scream scam!

I asked the Globetrotter owner to 1) post some interior pictures 2) arrange a time for a friend to come out & inspect

Will post the response here if we get one!
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:42 PM   #810
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:54 PM   #811
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now the scammers are hitting on Argosy's . . .

or, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck . . .
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260501869434&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWAX:IT



this ad for a very desirable 22' Argosy (that someone on the forums has probably painted) has the same MO as recent eBay bogus ads:
- 3 day listing
- contact be outside of eBay
- new account with 0 feedback
- and the signature "contact me form" outside of eBay
- the guy wants $10,200
-started at $200

This time the scammer seems to be in Kansas.

Let's see if my cousin in Wichita can come & inspect it!
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Argosy link. . .

. . . doesn't seem to be working. The item # is 260501869434 & it is a 22' 1974 Argosy.
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