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    I've been going after these people for several weeks as well.

    The fastest way to handle it seems to be to click the link at the bottom of the listing to report it, choose the "fraudulent listing" and "did not bid" options and then select the option to sent email to eBay. The item number is shown and you get a space to describe what you saw.

    I get a canned response right away, and the listing is taken down quickly.

    I also use a blind email address to hassle the scammers - telling them how stupidly transparent their tactics are: always the same two ridiculously low "Buy It Now" prices consistent from vehicle to vehicle, the same "gmail" address, the same pattern of low starting bid prices, the same attempt to lure bidders off site...

    The only variation I've seen that I thought was diabolically clever was the "Report This Listing" link that led to a bogus page where I was asked to enter my eBay ID and password.



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    I've been going after these people for several weeks as well.

    The fastest way to handle it seems to be to click the link at the bottom of the listing to report it, choose the "fraudulent listing" and "did not bid" options and then select the option to sent email to eBay. The item number is shown and you get a space to describe what you saw.

    I get a canned response right away, and the listing is taken down quickly.

    I also use a blind email address to hassle the scammers - telling them how stupidly transparent their tactics are: always the same two ridiculously low "Buy It Now" prices consistent from vehicle to vehicle, the same "gmail" address, the same pattern of low starting bid prices, the same attempt to lure bidders off site...

    The only variation I've seen that I thought was diabolically clever was the "Report This Listing" link that led to a bogus page where I was asked to enter my eBay ID and password.



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  • glen
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    I have been on them all afternoon and evening...now we have both
    the 50 and 51 running 2 autions at the same time...I guess just
    to stay ahead of the game......

    PS 9.40p AZT after 8 reports to ebay since this afternoon. The
    1951 red conv is still with us, being auction twice at the same
    time, under 2 different Ebay seller id's. Nothing like a Sunday
    night, for the "loons" to come out and do their best to make us
    Nutz!

    Ya'll have a good night now!!!!



    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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  • glen
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    I have been on them all afternoon and evening...now we have both
    the 50 and 51 running 2 autions at the same time...I guess just
    to stay ahead of the game......

    PS 9.40p AZT after 8 reports to ebay since this afternoon. The
    1951 red conv is still with us, being auction twice at the same
    time, under 2 different Ebay seller id's. Nothing like a Sunday
    night, for the "loons" to come out and do their best to make us
    Nutz!

    Ya'll have a good night now!!!!



    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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  • Guido
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    It is back again, Glen, do your thing!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...30240053QQrdZ1
    And here also...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...28595977QQrdZ1
    And here too....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...27141414QQrdZ1

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  • Guido
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    It is back again, Glen, do your thing!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...30240053QQrdZ1
    And here also...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...28595977QQrdZ1
    And here too....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...27141414QQrdZ1

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  • glen
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    Each time I report this one and the other 2, unless they are all the same
    indivual, I make sure I report the other 10 - 20 other listings that they
    may have under the other "makes". Course it only takes one or 2 "suckers"
    to make his/her day. I had to laugh last evening, when the 1929 Phaeton was
    listed twice with 2 different ebay seller ID's right above 1 another.I and others
    must have making him go nutz!!!! as to have 2 different auctions going on
    at the same time.


    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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  • glen
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    Each time I report this one and the other 2, unless they are all the same
    indivual, I make sure I report the other 10 - 20 other listings that they
    may have under the other "makes". Course it only takes one or 2 "suckers"
    to make his/her day. I had to laugh last evening, when the 1929 Phaeton was
    listed twice with 2 different ebay seller ID's right above 1 another.I and others
    must have making him go nutz!!!! as to have 2 different auctions going on
    at the same time.


    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    What really gets me about this guy (I assume it's only one guy) is that he does't get the picture. He just keeps putting these cars back on and ebay keeps taking them off. He must spend THOUSANDS in ebay fees. Of course, he may have other cars on that someone DOES pay for that we don't see. I sincerely hope someone catches this guy and REALLY socks it to him. If for no other reason than that I'm tired of seeing all these beautiful cars I can't buy!

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    What really gets me about this guy (I assume it's only one guy) is that he does't get the picture. He just keeps putting these cars back on and ebay keeps taking them off. He must spend THOUSANDS in ebay fees. Of course, he may have other cars on that someone DOES pay for that we don't see. I sincerely hope someone catches this guy and REALLY socks it to him. If for no other reason than that I'm tired of seeing all these beautiful cars I can't buy!

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  • vegas paul
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    He used the same e-mail to me (except it was Budapest Hungary) for the red 50 convertible about 6 months ago. He never wants to go directly through e-bay, wants you to wire money to the offshore bank. He even sends facimile e-bay messages indicating that the posting is legit! E-bay denies they sent these!

    Las Vegas, NV
    '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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  • vegas paul
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    He used the same e-mail to me (except it was Budapest Hungary) for the red 50 convertible about 6 months ago. He never wants to go directly through e-bay, wants you to wire money to the offshore bank. He even sends facimile e-bay messages indicating that the posting is legit! E-bay denies they sent these!

    Las Vegas, NV
    '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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  • glen
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    Yeah the "big" catch is that the 1953 coupe sold for $74,000.00 + at
    the end of May or very eary June 2007. This guy hi jacked the listing,
    even as the real owner in New Hampshire was selling it, which he was
    finally able to due....so with this current listing you would be just
    giving him your good money and he would be laughing all the way to his
    bank. There are many clues...like very little info on the car, off eBay
    BIN offer, email seller before bidding, other listings being sold (are
    the similar in price and description) and with scams, when they reappear
    as listings, they will use a new Ebay seller id and the list goes on....

    So beware Don....if it looks to good to be true and it smells fishy,
    then investigate....or all you will get is: TAKEN!

    Hope this helped!


    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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  • glen
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    Yeah the "big" catch is that the 1953 coupe sold for $74,000.00 + at
    the end of May or very eary June 2007. This guy hi jacked the listing,
    even as the real owner in New Hampshire was selling it, which he was
    finally able to due....so with this current listing you would be just
    giving him your good money and he would be laughing all the way to his
    bank. There are many clues...like very little info on the car, off eBay
    BIN offer, email seller before bidding, other listings being sold (are
    the similar in price and description) and with scams, when they reappear
    as listings, they will use a new Ebay seller id and the list goes on....

    So beware Don....if it looks to good to be true and it smells fishy,
    then investigate....or all you will get is: TAKEN!

    Hope this helped!


    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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  • ddub
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    I saw the black 53 Champion hot rod listed with a Seattle zip code as the location. I wrote and told him I lived nearby and would like to look at the car. Here is his reply:

    Hello,
    Where are you from?
    First of all I must inform you that I'm located in Austria.
    I recently moved here with my job and I had the intention to take
    the car here with me, but I discovered that it is very hard to
    register a US car here and the taxes are very high. Not to mention
    that here the gasoline is much more expensive. So, unfortunately, I
    had to leave the car in the US.

    The price is $7,400. The car is in excellent condition, no rust, no
    technical or cosmetically problems. It has no scratches on and hasn't
    been involved in an accident. The motor runs very well.The car was
    always garaged. The car is still US registered and the title is clear.

    The delivery will take between 12 and 15 business days (with
    insurance and 30 days return policy). I will pay for the shipping! If
    the car does not matches 100% the description, you will return it in
    maximum 30 days and I will pay for the return shipping fees.
    Payment will be made through eBay so we can be both protected!

    If you are interested please let me know. I have reserved the car
    for you, but I will need your answer in the next couple of days.

    Thank you,
    Tony

    Sure sounds like a good deal to me, do you think there is a catch?


    Don Wilson
    53 Commander Hardtop
    64 Champ 1/2 ton
    Centralia, WA

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