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03-31-2011, 08:02 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
Here's a good one we've been watching. Even if it was real (which I doubt), it's already been bid up to levels at least 50% higher than it's worth (on a good day).

Edit: link fixed.
I looks like they are selling a whole kit, if that makes any difference. It is still way high.

I sometimes wonder whether sellers put those listings in just to make people think that their BIN is reasonable or their reserves are a legitimate price and force up the bidding. Since no one will actually buy at the ridiculous price, what does the faux seller have to lose?

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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
I looks like they are selling a whole kit, if that makes any difference. It is still way high.

I sometimes wonder whether sellers put those listings in just to make people think that their BIN is reasonable or their reserves are a legitimate price and force up the bidding. Since no one will actually buy at the ridiculous price, what does the faux seller have to lose?
I would be wary of that particular listing, as the seller has 0 feedback, and only bothered to put up photos of one of the four lenses that are in the collection.
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QuoteOriginally posted by v5planet Quote
I would be wary of that particular listing, as the seller has 0 feedback, and only bothered to put up photos of one of the four lenses that are in the collection.
I'm also guessing those top two bidders who've pushed it from $1800 to $5100 (both with zero feedback) aren't going to come through either!
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I would be wary of that particular listing, as the seller has 0 feedback, and only bothered to put up photos of one of the four lenses that are in the collection.
Agreed. Even it hadn't been artifically bid up to prices way beyond what it's worth it, the whole thing seems a bit sketchy to me.

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I'm also guessing those top two bidders who've pushed it from $1800 to $5100 (both with zero feedback) aren't going to come through either!
So I guess the snipe I had set for $2400 isn't going to come into play
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
Here's a good one we've been watching. Even if it was real (which I doubt), it's already been bid up to levels at least 50% higher than it's worth (on a good day).

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you can blame the sniper with a "0" feedback. possibly a spoof eBay account trying to jack up prices.
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anyway, can anyone report that fraudulent looking listing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
you can blame the sniper with a "0" feedback. possibly a spoof eBay account trying to jack up prices.
QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
anyway, can anyone report that fraudulent looking listing?
It's almost certain that something fishy is going on with that auction. Technically a sniper would be someone who bids in the last 5-10 seconds, but certainly it seems that an ebay account was either used or created to drive the price up. I just don't see why you'd drive it that high, past a point where anyone would even consider bidding on it.

edit: it got even more comical in the last two minutes of bidding.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
anyway, can anyone report that fraudulent looking listing?
Too late.
It went for $8100
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Too late.
It went for $8100
None of it was real. The seller, buyer and driving bidder all had zero feeback and were likely either the same person or a group of people working together. Again, for the life of me, I can't understand what the point was unless somehow they are going to try and pull some kind of scam against ebay/paypal.
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no kidding, given you could buy the entire lot new for oh say a Half of that price, substituting the DA*300 for the F
there is definitely something fishy happening
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
None of it was real. The seller, buyer and driving bidder all had zero feeback and were likely either the same person or a group of people working together. Again, for the life of me, I can't understand what the point was unless somehow they are going to try and pull some kind of scam against ebay/paypal.
Trying to waste the time of otherwise productive people like ourselves?

The top bidder has had 3 bid retractions in the past 6 months. Hmmm!

Then the other guy has only bid on that one item. Finally has $8k to spend on $3k worth of glass and somebody outbids him. Poor guy

Yep, total time waster, but maybe they'll stage some weird paypal scam. We'll never know!
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Or some sort of mail scam, where they insure the package for $8100.00 and claim it was “lost”! The seller is also located in Cyprus, so good luck tracing this transaction.

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no kidding, given you could buy the entire lot new for oh say a Half of that price, substituting the DA*300 for the F
there is definitely something fishy happening
True.

In fact, if anyone wants to buy an FA31, FA77, DFA100WR and DA*300 for $4050, please send me a PM and I'll be glad to hook you up and have it sent out the same day

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My question would be whether the seller is obligated to pay a percentage to Ebay for keeping the lenses.
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