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Colonial Airstream 03-06-2006 02:08 PM

Ebay Scams Posing as Airstream Dealers
 
Hello,

BUYER BEWARE

We have been watching several ebay auctions in the past few weeks that are scams. The people are selling Airstreams at very attractive low low prices (example a 2001 Bambi that retails for $23,000 for $5,300) They are using our photos and our vin#'s from our website. We are currently working with Ebay to put an end to this. At this time we do have three Ebay auctions running under our only Airstream Ebay name (colonialairstream), yes they are real. There has been confusion and frustration from customers who have been scammed by these people posing as us and we are very sad that someone out there is trying to steal from our fellow Airstreamers. Please be careful and if a deal seems too good to be true, it probalby is.

Silvertwinkie 03-06-2006 02:23 PM

You don't say.....

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ght=ebay+scams

;)

Coastalview 03-06-2006 02:30 PM

If they are using your member name as the seller of these scam auctions, apparently they have your personnel account info. Jeff

Stefrobrts 03-06-2006 02:54 PM

He didn't say they were using his member name, only that they had stolen their photos and vin#s. As we know, they copy the photos and text whole from an auction and then try to resell the item (which they don't have and never had) for cheap hoping to get a quick payment before they are discovered.

This has been a regular epidemic on ebay the last few weeks!

Coastalview 03-06-2006 03:07 PM

Maybe I was reading this wrong:"There has been confusion and frustration from customers who have been scammed by these people posing as us and we are very sad that someone out there is trying to steal from our fellow Airstreamers".
Maybe just the photos and discriptions were enough to pose as (colonialairstream). Jeff

Colonial Airstream 03-06-2006 03:48 PM

One customer said that the fake seller had mentioned they were Colonial Airstream in an email after their initial inquiry.

StingrayL82 03-06-2006 04:19 PM

You have to be one low-down scumbag piece of dog dirt to do something like this. Brooke and I have been looking for a nice used horse trailer with living quarters. We checked Ebay and there was this really nice 2003 trailer, which should have been about $27,000, but was being sold for $7,500. Wouldn't it be karma if whoever is doing this ends up getting run over by an RV? By the way, Patrick, do you guys carry horse trailers? Preferably 3-horse, slant-load with a weekender package.

Frederic

Colonial Airstream 03-06-2006 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StingrayL82
Patrick, do you guys carry horse trailers? Preferably 3-horse, slant-load with a weekender package.

Frederic

StingrayL82,

At this time Colonial Airstream does not carry Horse Trailers. Thank you for checking.

Action 03-08-2006 09:19 AM

You have reported the listings to ebay? Ebay does not like it when someone steals pics or data that does not belong to the seller.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>Action


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