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Rich T
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all,
I just found out about this sport and I like how you guys think Laughing
Question: a while back I was bidding on a motorcycle on Ebay. I lost the auction, but then recieved an Email saying that the winner had backed out and that I could then buy it. Obvious scam, but I emailed him anyway asking where I could mail the check. No response. How do they make money off of that particular scam, and what's the point* of the scam if they don't want the check?
*I guess I assume there has to be a point.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Rich, welcome!

I wouldn't say what occurred is a scam, I've done it myself. I was selling a laptop about 2 years ago and the "winner" was a lad from Nigeria (even though it stated only USA shipping). I offered the laptop immediately to the runner up, who out of pure luck happened to be a friend of my wife.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ebay does have something called "second chance offers;" you can verify if the message was sent through ebay by logging into your account and looking in the "my messages" section. If it doesn't appear there, it wasn't sent through their system.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

heh talk about coincidence, Ive got a motorbike here now from a 2nd chance offer.

happens quite a lot with bikes mate its totaly fine, people seem to bid to view the bike not to buy. just pay cash on delivery and your fine
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

What are they offering to do to buy the bike?

Where do they want it shipped to?

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