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Old 09-17-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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Scam alert

this trailer on ebay is a scam http://www.airforums.com/forums/f495...oud-56467.html
i reported it to ebay but they say it will take up to 48hrs to get an answer..hopefully before the auction ends!
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Success!

eBay just pulled this listing!

Another Scammer foiled!

Guess my question to seller RE viewing this item will go unanswered!
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:34 AM   #3
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I know this Globetrotter...it should be in Michigan (I think), the price is all wrong for what it is, buyer caveats are RED FLAG, It just is not right.

EBAY 120476305041

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1967-...=p4506.c0.m245
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:41 AM   #4
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just asked the "real" account owner, via eBay messaging (NOT the email in RED) if he had some interior pictures of "his" trailer that he could post.

Noted the the owner of account just recently purchased some items, so hopefully he'll be responsive one way or the other to my request!
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:55 AM   #5
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I know this Globetrotter...it should be in Michigan (I think), the price is all wrong for what it is, buyer caveats are RED FLAG, It just is not right.

EBAY 120476305041

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1967-Airstream-Globetrotter_W0QQitemZ120476305041QQcmdZViewItemQQ ptZRVs_Campers?hash=item1c0cf28691&_trksid=p4506.c 0.m245
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just asked the "real" account owner, via eBay messaging (NOT the email in RED) if he had some interior pictures of "his" trailer that he could post.

Noted the the owner of account just recently purchased some items, so hopefully he'll be responsive one way or the other to my request!
I also sent a report to Ebay.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:57 PM   #6
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He is gone

I guess Ebay removed him.

Interesting to me is the timing of the ad. It was placed close to a week end with a time limit to buy which would limit any checking and validating checks changing hands. No chance to recover on a rush purchase or check phoney checks. I hope there are savy folks out there who won't bite on these too good to be true ads.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:33 AM   #7
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Here is another new SCAM (I think)

2005 Airstream Safari LS QB 28`:eBay Motors (item 200391168933 end time Oct-07-09 20:29:38 PDT)


Its not 4800 dollars and not from Nigeria....but the same type "contact me first...outside EBAY" is there.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:10 AM   #8
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Just asked the "true" owner of the account to post more pictures of the interior - looks like this account was also recently active.

BTW, I think the "please contact" the email in red is identical to the previous one that Melody Ranch spotted.

Will report to eBay as well.

Since we do a lot of buying & selling on eBay, I like to do our part to keep the potential scum out of the picture!

If the advert is legit, which I doubt, then the real owner of the account can come forth & has all rights to sell their trailer at whatever.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:10 AM   #9
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Wow...this was my Safari and I ended up selling it to a couple from Seattle. They just told me they saw 'my pics' on another ebay listing and sure enough it's the one in this string. I tried to alert Ebay to this as I see there are several bids already. Hopefully it gets yanked ASAP.
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p.s. I just bid a ridiculous amount on this trailer in hopes of preventing someone from 'winning' this.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:38 AM   #11
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I did report this to eBay & received a reply - this was this morning & am surprised that it hasn't been pulled yet!

Any eBay motor's listing that has an outside contact is suspect - as well, a short listing period?
MG911, did you originally sell thru eBay? Since I see you are from SK, the scammer must have hijacked someone's account then added your pictures?
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:48 AM   #12
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The auction didn't meet my 'reserve price' but the highest bidder contacted me and we worked out a deal after the auction closed.

I never thought about the hijacked thing...I was wondering how he got such good feedback. Why don't you outbid my $50,000 and see how high we can get this before it gets yanked??!

Anyway, the real buyers are coming up from Seattle this week. We'll be sad to see our baby go but I have a feeling it will be in good hands.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:09 AM   #13
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Hey Mike - glad that your baby is going to a good home!

Seems like this guy tried to hijack another listing last week for a vintage airstream- his listing on the other hijacked account was for only 3 days - in the eBay world, it can often take 48 hours to pull a listing. So, this scammer is hoping, with a short period to sell, that he can fly under the eBay policy radar.

There are a lot of gullible people out there who are looking for the deal of the century - they're the fodder for the scammers. At least with Airstreamers, there's a healthy community that keeps an eye on what's for sale on eBay, looking for the real deal.

We have a watch on this, so if not pulled by tomorrow morning, we will enter into a bidding war with you
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:26 AM   #14
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I emailed the person that really has the account, since I know him, and have purchased stuff from him before. It's a small world, and I know he doesn't own a Mac (.me email addy in the listing).
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