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Old 04-18-05, 09:20 PM
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Bogus eBay auction...

Hey -- does this sound fishy or what.... is he really selling the PICTURE?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

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Old 04-18-05, 09:44 PM
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He says the following in the description:

Im staring my auction off at $ . 99 cents ,...
But then at the price it says:

(US $20.00 starting bid)
Is there anything technically wrong when people do this (in terms of eBay rules)? I mean, he clearly states what the auction is for, and it's not like it's hidden in a huge block of text like some people do when trying to scam people.

You've gotta love his "Shroom Spores" auctions also, heh.
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Old 04-18-05, 09:55 PM
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I saw an auction once shortly after the Playstation 2's hit the market and were near impossible to snag where a guy was selling the BOX for the PS2. He made no deceptive comments to suggest anybody would get the system itself, just the BOX and the receipt. I suppose that if you had a defective system and needed a way to return it, this auction might be for you. However, the bidding war took this box to over 200.00. Needless to say, the winner was pretty pissed at the guy, but I am glad to say he stuck to his guns and refused to refund her any money. She couldn't claim she didn't get what she bid for, because the winner got exactly what she bid for.

As for the one above, people sell pictures of things on Ebay all the time. Why single this guy out as somebody trying something wrong? I see no wrong doing. Just because some moron can't take a few seconds to read the full description before bidding he should be held liable? No matter what his suggested starting bid was, nobody forced anybody to bid on this.
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I remember that too. I believe it's happened quite a few times over the years on eBay.
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closing..don't need to discuss deceptive auctions..report them to ebay if you feel they're 'wrong'
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