Can you believe this?

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Mark Wangerin, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Mark Wangerin

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    Uh...no! Can you?

    Dorothy--
     
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    I wish I was selling that thing. I'll just retire and hope IRS don't watch ebay
     
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    My guess is the seller is a scammer.

    I remember someone recently reported a scammer selling Linhof gear on E-Bay. Bumping the bid amount up $1,000,000 causes E-Bay to investigate so someone took it upon themselves to bid that much to get the attention of E-Bay.
     
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    Welcome back Mark.



    Michael McBlane
     
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    Ahhhhh, that's a great idea. But....what if it wasn't a scam. Oh no, then I'll be a mil in the hole.
     
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    refer to the thread started yesterday titled, "so what happened here?"
     
  8. Mark Wangerin

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    Ah... Greg, you must be right. I love Linhof, but sheesh, if I had a million to spend on a camera, why would I want or need one. Thanks, Michael.
     
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    There's a discussion of this over at lfphoto.info on the Q&A forum. The seller is a scammer, and the bidders are bidding over 1 mil to attract the attention of eBay, which tends to be lax about following up on scam alerts. The pictures are from an auction by Adorama a few months ago, and the purchaser of that camera has been contacted just to be sure that they are not reselling it with Adorama's pictures.

    Here's the thread:

    http://largeformatphotography.info/lfforum/topic/499995.html
     
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    The $5,655.00 that Adorama sold it for might as well be a million $ to me.
     
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    I'm shocked to find that there are scammers on ebay at all. Everyone seemed like such nice people.

    I'm still waiting for the Ferarri that I bought from a nice gentleman a few months ago for only $25,000. He has emailed me a few times to say that it's on the way, so I guess any day now.

    While I was waiting I bought a old mint Rolls from him as well and he said he'd deliver them both together.

    Michael
     
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    Maybe Bill Gates and Larry Ellison have gotten into a bidding war? :smile:
     
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    Wow! Michael. That's great. Boy, you sure know how to spot the deals. Well, if the guy said they're on the way, then you know it's true.
     
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    Is that the guy that specified payment in cash only, in small nonconsecutive bills to be placed in a plain brown paper bag and left in a locker in the bus station because he said that he didn't trust paypal, money orders or cashiers checks?

    Dang! I bid 24,999.51 on that and you edged me out.
     
  16. Mark Wangerin

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    Wow. There are some great opportunities on ebay. I think I will sell a driver's license that belonged to George Washington. It's a rare item, sure to be worth a lot.
     
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    In answer to the original question . . . . then no.

    Look at the bidders histories & a they are only winning bids with small sums of money.