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Ebay -- Something Fishy Here

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:08 pm

Looking at J4 magnetos and find that a couple of listings are identical --- right down to the serial number on the magneto. The only difference is the seller. Take a look at the following two listing numbers:
321242262971
261327789244

What's up?

Bill
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Re: Ebay -- Something Fishy Here

Postby Bus Driver » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:39 pm

Perhaps some crooks copy the listing of others and then do not deliver anything after the buyer pays them. But eBay (PayPal) typically holds the money for a period of time to counteract such chicanery.
You are well justified in being suspicious.
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Re: Ebay -- Something Fishy Here

Postby bob in CT » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:38 pm

Look at any listing. Ebay makes it easy to copy. "sell one like this" loads up everything but the picture and that is a snap to copy. I used it to sell some chairs and I had to do a lot of editing to make it "my own". Plagiarizing is easy in a cut and paste world.
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