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Old 08-03-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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This looks like another eBay scam. Item #330013438765. Check here

I reported it.

Is this your trailer
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:56 PM   #2
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I am not ebay savy. What makes you think it's a scam besides the really low price?
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:15 PM   #3
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I am not ebay savy. What makes you think it's a scam besides the really low price?
1. Low price, no reserve or minimum.
2. Same VIN number as one that was pulled earlier this evening, not the same trailer.
3. Free shipping to anyplace in North America.
4. Contact with the seller is usually through eBay, this one demands direct contact to free (read throw away) e-mail address.
5. Make of trailer listed as "Scamper"
6. Listing format the same as other scams.
7. Starting bid was $100. Now that's far less than any shipping costs would be.

There was one recently that they blocked out the license plate so you couldn't trace the trailer from the pictures. This one was careful not to show the back.

If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't true.
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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The direct email link, the nasty note in the questions section about NOT asking questions thru eBay. The private bidders IDs which this seller does not appear to have used before

The 2800 price is ridiculously low.

Something smells rotten.
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:37 AM   #5
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So does this mean that someone is using the sellers name fraudulently?
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:53 AM   #6
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It appears so
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:11 AM   #7
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Here is another one. Exact same format etc

Nuther Scam Scamp

His "text" is actually a badly scanned photo. Click on it, it links you to email.
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:30 AM   #8
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:14 AM   #9
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Here is another one. Exact same format etc

Nuther Scam Scamp

His "text" is actually a badly scanned photo. Click on it, it links you to email.
And this one does have the trailer license plate whited out...
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:16 AM   #10
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I have reported it to ebay 3 times with not much results as they are still doing it. ebay could trace them thru earthlink. I offered to pickup scamp with cash in hand, no answer. BTW they are in Spain supposedly the scamp is in Cal. Its a shame as it make any good buy look bad.

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This looks like another eBay scam. Item #330013438765. Check here

I reported it.

Is this your trailer
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:45 PM   #11
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Here is another one. Exact same format etc

Nuther Scam Scamp

His "text" is actually a badly scanned photo. Click on it, it links you to email.
The dollar amount elsewhere also uses the letter "O" rather than a zero. That's not an honest typing mistake. Definite scam.
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:00 PM   #12
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Exactly how does the scam work? How does the seller get your money without delivering the goods? They're posting good ratings from buyers...how does that work?
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:48 PM   #13
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I do a reasonable amount of buying on eBay. Generally, once an auction has ended, payment in full is required by the seller before any shipping can be undertaken. I have been burnt a few times.

A package was poorly wrapped, and I only recieved part of the shipment.

A package never arrived, and a replacement was finally sent 6 months later, only after I started asn action through eBay.

A package never arrived, and by the time I took action with ebay, the seller had skipped town. I only received partial compensation.

Note that most of my purchases are under $30, so although undesirable, the loss is a risk I am willing to take.

eBay has several buyer protection programmes, but in the case of a trailer or other large item, I would only bid on the understanding that I would personally deliver the cheque in exchange for the item.

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Boy is this guy persistant. Here we go again
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