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BumbleBeeDave
03-20-2009, 10:41 AM
This guy has 611 items up for bid, all with a starting bid of $88. There's all sorts of stuff . . . most of it high value items. Here's the HSG he has posted--twice.

Anybody hear of this guy? He wants buyers to e-mail him before bidding. Looks suspiciously familiar to me . . .

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Serotta-HSG-Carbon-56cm_W0QQitemZ320351821633QQihZ011QQcategoryZ98084 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

BBD

David Kirk
03-20-2009, 10:42 AM
Be afraid.

dave

Smiley
03-20-2009, 10:47 AM
be very afraid as DK said :)

peanutgallery
03-20-2009, 10:54 AM
"The price for this item is 1300"

for every item, including horse saddles and that kind of thing. Might be worth the email just to see if it involves cashing a $35k cashiers check from Nigeria and sending him the change.

tuscanyswe
03-20-2009, 10:58 AM
Its a trick. Hes ripping you of with the shipping charges. 14usd to sweden? :)

David Kirk
03-20-2009, 11:04 AM
It's a scam. The object is to get your email address. They lift an ad and repost it with the "email me before you bid". The price is low to entice you to write. They will use the same info on lots of different items to save the time typing.

I've got a buck that says the ads will be gone soon.

dave

rockdude
03-20-2009, 11:05 AM
Those bikes pictures are in a bike shop. There is no bike shop in Hutto, Texas

onekgguy
03-20-2009, 11:34 AM
I've got a buck that says the ads will be gone soon.

dave

The link didn't work for me.

Kevin g

Skrawny
03-20-2009, 11:54 AM
the listing has been removed.
i guess others found it a little questionable
-s

Steelhead
03-20-2009, 12:19 PM
Those bikes pictures are in a bike shop. There is no bike shop in Hutto, Texas

not yet ... Thats one of the fastest growing areas of the I-35 Corridor through these parts. Georgetown is expected to reach 300,000 population by 2020.

r_mutt
03-20-2009, 02:01 PM
It's a scam. The object is to get your email address. They lift an ad and repost it with the "email me before you bid". The price is low to entice you to write. They will use the same info on lots of different items to save the time typing.

I've got a buck that says the ads will be gone soon.

dave

what do they do with your e-mail addy once they have it?

David Kirk
03-20-2009, 03:13 PM
Sell it to spamers and try to use it to get into your paypal account.

Dave