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POSSBLE TENOR TREBLE WHEATSTONE SCAM!


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Howdy:

Just saw this Wheatstone Tenor Treble in Ebay.

I think i saw this same instrument a week of two ago.

Low opening price which is nice but the description also includes a Buy It Now offer which sounds suspicious which is hopefully attached below. Anyone have any thoughts or am I just being paranoid. Could be a good deal if it's the real McCoy!

 

Bye,

Perry Werner

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheatstone-Tenor-Treble-56-Button-Concertina-c1916-/370567505392?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item56478b65f0#ht_2730wt_1082

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I saw that too. No left hand pic and plating looks worn in places to me.

 

I'm sure when I saw it last night there was no £1400 price.

 

Sounds too good to be true; ergo, it probably is.

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Saw that one today also. Most suspicious part of the advert, IMO, is that the seller will NOT be selling via the bidding, just at the unofficial "BUY-IT-NOW" price posted. Essentially they appear to be using e-bay as an advertizing service (which, as far as I know is against e-bay policy). I suspect the intent is to sell the item outside e-bay and avoid their fees (taxes, VAT...). Needless to say, e-bay takes a rather dim view of this type of sale (and I'm surprised that no one has informed e-bay as yet and had the ad pulled). Looking at the sellers other items it appears that they usually only sell relatively lower cost fishing items. Possibly an account hijack. I wouldn't touch this one with a 10' pole, and I've made a lot of e-bay purchases (including a car).

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Saw that one today also. Most suspicious part of the advert, IMO, is that the seller will NOT be selling via the bidding, just at the unofficial "BUY-IT-NOW" price posted. Essentially they appear to be using e-bay as an advertizing service (which, as far as I know is against e-bay policy). I suspect the intent is to sell the item outside e-bay and avoid their fees (taxes, VAT...). Needless to say, e-bay takes a rather dim view of this type of sale (and I'm surprised that no one has informed e-bay as yet and had the ad pulled). Looking at the sellers other items it appears that they usually only sell relatively lower cost fishing items. Possibly an account hijack. I wouldn't touch this one with a 10' pole, and I've made a lot of e-bay purchases (including a car).

 

I've just reported it. It is almost certainly a hijacked account. Not very clever though, as the real account seems to be 99% fishing gear. I got taken for £600 on a scam electrical tester from what looked like a perfectly legitimate account. It's also not very clever because specialist items like concertinas are certain to attract people who know all about them, its a bit different with plasma tvs and cameras, which they usually go for.

I'm sure it'll disappear soon.

Andrew

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And reappeared here

And now that one has also been removed.

 

At least they take it seriously now. The one that caught me a few years ago also caught 40 other people, at £600 a time! We had addresses, bank details, names, and yet neither the police nor eBay did anything about it.

I think their software is much better at picking up aliases now.

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And gone again.

I wonder why eBay seems unable to catch these before they go live. Can we really be the only means they have of recognizing the appearance of the same photo file over and over again?

 

I think what happens is that the listings and ebay seller are genuine, then he comes along and hacks them, inserting his rather garish listings and bit of text in amongst the genuine listings. The latest one is a corker! Genuine listings for dresses and fashion from the USA and then a load of diggers and machinery in between! His also all start at £22. Crazy!

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