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gandt
2006-09-22, 06:13
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220030489219


I can only assume its incredibly dodgy - there are lots of them on ebay.co.uk but if it were serious....

radish
2006-09-22, 07:04
Looks like a scam. Firstly, it's in China. Not a good start. Secondly, it doesn't specify payment types accepted, which means you'll win and then they'll ask to use Western Union or some such rubbish. Thirdly, the seller has only 14 feedback ratings, one of those is negative and most of the rest seem to be for $0.01 items. Classic scammer profile (and not a very smart one).

Avoid.

gandt
2006-09-22, 07:09
Oh yes its a scam for sure but it seemed such an unlikely thing to feature in a scam - ipods and hifi wouldn't raise an eyebrow...but Squeezebox bundles...maybe its a sign Slimdevices have hit the big time!


gandt

barcar
2006-09-22, 07:38
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220030489219

I can only assume its incredibly dodgy - there are lots of them on ebay.co.uk but if it were serious....
I don't want to rain on anybody's parade but I've reported all their listings to eBay as being suspicious for the reasons previously posted.

Andreas
2006-09-22, 08:07
radish wrote:
> Looks like a scam. Firstly, it's in China. Not a good start. Secondly,
> it doesn't specify payment types accepted, which means you'll win and
> then they'll ask to use Western Union or some such rubbish. Thirdly,
> the seller has only 14 feedback ratings, one of those is negative and
> most of the rest seem to be for $0.01 items. Classic scammer profile
> (and not a very smart one).

Yeah, and the feedback ratings are all from Sellers, so this is the first
sale from that ID. Seems like the account was originally created in france...
Successful phish/hijack ;)

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funkstar
2006-09-22, 12:47
The listing is now gone.

seanadams
2006-09-22, 12:58
I missed it. Can someone explain?

gandt
2006-09-22, 13:24
no graphics - sorry - but here is some of the wording - a scam involving Infrant plus Readynas for 180...


" Slim Devices Squeezebox and Infrant ReadyNAS NV Bundle
Current bid: 180.00 (0 bids)
Postage: 40.00
End date: 22-Sep-06 19:55:46 BST
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Details for item number: 220030489219
Item URL: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220030489219&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:UK:11
Description: Technical Details Access your music library even when your computer is turned off 1 Terabyte Network Attached Storage Device with RAID 5 protec... See more
Post to: Worldwide
Seller: elinkeen( 13)
93.3% Positive Feedback
Member since 24-Nov-04 in France"

ModelCitizen
2006-09-22, 13:34
Quite a nice example of an eBay scam. He had about 16 Squeezebox3's and Ready Nas for sale with all auctions ending at very similar times. Despite the bad press eBay receive in the Uk I am heartened to see that they have removed the dodgy listing already.
MC