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Is this an ebay scam?

Postby Kazza » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:26 am

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Hiya guys,

Shopping around on ebay and looking at Takara Tomy Masterpiece Optimus Prime Convoy (MP-04) I came across 2 listings, that seem really iffy and consider this an alert/warning to fellow ebay buyers:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TAKARA-TOMY-MAS ... 2a2069f3b7

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TAKARA-TOMY-MAS ... 232009fec6

Different user accounts, but exactly the same listing just with a different price, and the price is extremely low for a $300-$400 masterpiece, plus free postage internationally and he has 0 feedback and supposely had 97 units on hand for each auction.

What's your opinion guys?
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Re: Is this an ebay scam?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:46 am

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I'd say report them both with the note that the descriptions and images are the same between the two, thus may be suspect.
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Re: Is this an ebay scam?

Postby robotmel » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:41 am

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Id also say scam!

The same expensive items taken in the same place with the same camera and then to make it even more obvious the seller has created 2 new accounts from the same location 2 days apart! More than coincidence? I think not!!

I will keep a watch on these just so I know what happens with the sale/seller.

I would even go so far to say I bet one account will be used to shill bid on the other!!
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Re: Is this an ebay scam?

Postby Kazza » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Weapon: Energy Blades
Looks like the listings were pulled down, looking into the history and checking for new masterpiece convoys and it's like it was never there. I wonder if the people who tried to buy the toy will get their money back. I'll keep this forum posted if i see any new listings that seem suspicious.
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