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Title: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OCCD on March 07, 2011, 11:17:15 AM
sk1335: Word Up - don't buy anything on ebay from aqua_bleu_one. The guy is a scammer! Just rec'd a Sansui AU-a607MOS Limited completely distroyed - demands payment by money order. no response.

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=aqua_bleu_one&&_trksid=p4340.l2560&iid=300500591537&sspagename=VIP:feedback&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller (http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=aqua_bleu_one&&_trksid=p4340.l2560&iid=300500591537&sspagename=VIP:feedback&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller)
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Bill Cain on March 07, 2011, 12:41:17 PM
sk1335: Word Up - don't buy anything on ebay from aqua_bleu_one. The guy is a scammer! Just rec'd a Sansui AU-a607MOS Limited completely distroyed - demands payment by money order. no response.

[url]http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=aqua_bleu_one&&_trksid=p4340.l2560&iid=300500591537&sspagename=VIP:feedback&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller[/url] ([url]http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=aqua_bleu_one&&_trksid=p4340.l2560&iid=300500591537&sspagename=VIP:feedback&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller[/url])



1) I look at a seller's feedback BEFORE I bid.
2) I never buy unless PayPal is involved.
3) No Sansui AU-a607MOS in the guy's completed listings.  However......
4) "THIS AD IS FOR A SANSUI  AU-X1 SUPER INTEGRATED AMP FOR PARTS OR REPAIR"
5) This guy is definitely shady w/ 88.7% feedback.

Bill Cain
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: SunnyDaze on March 07, 2011, 01:11:37 PM
It's a real shame that ePay has boiled down to a skeptical purchase at best in some cases.

Good luck getting your issue resolved.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Bill Cain on March 07, 2011, 01:31:36 PM
It's a real shame that ePay has boiled down to a skeptical purchase at best in some cases.

Good luck getting your issue resolved.

I also hope he gets it resolved.  But PayPal seems to be your only real safety net.  The only time I almost got burned was with two Klipsch HI's.  The schmuck only shipped one.  I got my money back (minus shipping) and kept the speaker, thanks to PayPal.  For some reason I had added Insurance to the transaction.  Musta been prescient... or just lucky...

Bill Cain
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Reverend on March 07, 2011, 02:09:37 PM
This is a known scumbag from audiogon and ebay.  He changes his ID every couple of months.  He goes by the name, "Papi Chulo".  He's been conning people for years.  I've read about him several times, how he still has an ebay account is beyond me.

Thread on AudioKarma:  http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=350862&highlight=aqua_bleu_one (http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=350862&highlight=aqua_bleu_one)
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: sk1335 on March 07, 2011, 02:29:33 PM
For those in doubt, here's a copy of the completed auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=300518091273&si=XyyP%252BoOS19jCL5k2iRAk1n8xcfQ%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=300518091273&si=XyyP%252BoOS19jCL5k2iRAk1n8xcfQ%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT)
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: SunnyDaze on March 07, 2011, 02:48:35 PM
I don't think there's anyone doubting you. It's just unfortunate that the same individual has been able to successfully run his con for so long. As Rev mentioned, this guy does have a big red flag on him.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: sk1335 on March 07, 2011, 02:55:43 PM
1) I look at a seller's feedback BEFORE I bid.
2) I never buy unless PayPal is involved.
3) No Sansui AU-a607MOS in the guy's completed listings.  However....
4) "THIS AD IS FOR A SANSUI  AU-X1 SUPER INTEGRATED AMP FOR PARTS OR REPAIR"
5) This guy is definitely shady w/ 88.7% feedback.

Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: SunnyDaze on March 07, 2011, 03:13:49 PM
His current inventory seems outlandish, I was checking out that Yamaha GTX tt last night, I didn't realize it was the same guy.

I hope no one else falls victim to his scam.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: sk1335 on March 07, 2011, 03:19:54 PM
I've made it my life's mission to get him off Ebay
He'll probably resurface under a different user name

Info on him:
Henry Jean-Louis
83 Bank Street
Valley Stream, NY. 11580
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Reverend on March 07, 2011, 03:27:22 PM
I've made it my life's mission to get him off Ebay
He'll probably resurface under a different user name

Info on him:
Henry Jean-Louis
83 Bank Street
Valley Stream, NY. 11580

This house is for sale.  Probably fake too.   >:(
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: schwarcw on March 07, 2011, 09:58:49 PM
Get a couple of Haitian voodoo masters that live in the South Bronx to pay him a visit.  Do some incantations, sprinkle him with voodoo juice.  They'll make bugs crawl out of his eyes and shit! :o
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Duece918 on November 17, 2012, 08:34:19 PM
Damm shame been buying from eBay since the 90's never been had any isses until this year Got robbed by 2 epay  thugs story ended ok cause after a couple of repair bills I've got 2 sweet sounding amps Carver TFM 55 and Rogue 88 but no more audio equip from epay
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers - Lorenzomiguel
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on April 10, 2013, 12:17:24 PM
Lorenzomiguel aka dan marsan.  Avoid as a buyer.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: SunnyDaze on October 26, 2013, 01:56:42 PM
Avoid the buyer "rometer".

Joseph Bruschuk
1005 Sanderling Ct
Antioch, IL 60002
United States

I sold him a pair of vintage Magnavox woofers and a pair of the matching midrange drivers.

6 weeks later, I log in to find negative feedback left by rometer claiming damaged drivers, poor packing, and no response on my behalf.

I was never contacted by this assclown nor was a claim opened with ePay. I called ePay and they removed the negative feedback after 45 lovely minutes on the tele.

"rometer", you should change your name to "poleter" because you eat pole.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: bmwr75 on October 26, 2013, 02:10:03 PM
Bad eBay seller - tunerx-factory

Claims to be a Canadian seller.  Shipments come from East Asia and take forever.  Tried to return an item that didn't fit my motorcycle.  Turns out the return shipping address in British Columbia is bogus.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: bmwr75 on October 26, 2013, 03:23:37 PM
Loran D is a local CL responder that is bad at no-showing.  Not sure that makes him criminal though.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on October 26, 2013, 08:41:47 PM
dhskis

Suspected of buying equipment to take parts and replace them with bad, then return to seller.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on October 26, 2013, 08:44:23 PM
10patrickj in ebay

packs electronics wrapped in nothing,  ie, throws stuff into a box and tapes it.  avoid.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: bmwr75 on October 28, 2013, 06:51:04 PM
Got another email today from Loran D.  His budget is ever shrinking in size per the emails:  $550 -> $400 -> $250.   Gives me a wary feeling.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on October 28, 2013, 07:04:13 PM
Go with your gut.   A CL flip isn't worth the aggravation that having the wrong person over to your house can bring.   

Plus, you've had me over, so we already know that your judgment is suspect! :laugh:
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: SunnyDaze on October 28, 2013, 08:37:46 PM
Pro tip: When buying or selling speakers on CL, it is sometimes helpful to have either a battery powered T-Amp or a DC->AC inverter and a low powered (and ideally small sized) receiver. You can use your phone or iPod as a source, hook up the speakers, and verify that they are operational.

I use a 400 Watt Coleman inverter and a small Hitachi mini "receiver" from the 80's. I started doing so after getting burned on one of those Knight KN612 HC coaxial speakers.

This also prevents emails from CL buyers claiming that they got home, hooked up the speakers you just sold, and they didn't work.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: bmwr75 on October 28, 2013, 09:06:55 PM
A t-amp and ipod is my exact set up when buying speakers and sometimes when selling them if that is all I want the potential buyer to see.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: SunnyDaze on October 28, 2013, 11:27:03 PM
Great minds think alike.

In this case, it's just a coincidence.   ;D
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: SunnyDaze on November 14, 2013, 08:31:28 PM
Beware of deadbeat eBay buyer "carloscava". Bought a radio from me and didn't pay.

Carlos has a feedback of 0 with 0 items purchased and 0 items sold.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: vstarkwell on November 16, 2013, 07:44:25 PM
a b is a local CL responder who is always asking for 20% to 30% off listed price.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: MacGeek on December 04, 2013, 06:36:47 PM
Avoid "funformoney32" on ebay.  Didn't ship a Tandberg unit I bought and paid for on 11/30/13.  I suspect it was sold out from under me.  I have reported the incident to ebay and rated the seller appropriately.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: ESM on January 06, 2014, 07:13:37 PM
http://www.ebay.com/usr/feirdama (http://www.ebay.com/usr/feirdama)

This turd hucker puts no effort into shipping his product.

buyer beware..

i now have a damaged SDA 490T..
eagerly awaiting a response from the seller about a refund..
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Reverend on April 11, 2014, 10:49:34 AM
Marvelio on Amazon.

The guys sells vinyl and advertises he's in PA.  I placed an order for two records on March 31st and and received an email that they shipped on April 2nd.  I still have not seen these records.  His return address is a PO Box in Greensburg, PA.  That's 46 miles from my house.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Reverend on April 11, 2014, 11:56:00 AM
speakers.everywhere on ebay

Received an amp that was actually packed ok.  It was advertised as normal wear but in perfect working order.  Amp was beat to living shit, not one part of the chassis or plates are straight, has about a dozen random screws, one jack was bad and the meters don't work.  But since it's a Carver it still works and sounds good.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: schwarcw on April 11, 2014, 12:52:49 PM
Marvelio on Amazon.

The guys sells vinyl and advertises he's in PA.  I placed an order for two records on March 31st and and received an email that they shipped on April 2nd.  I still have not seen these records.  His return address is a PO Box in Greensburg, PA.  That's 46 miles from my house.

Marvelio does not stock anything.  When you place your order, he places his order.  First law of economics, the middle man always makes out.

Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Reverend on April 11, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
Well then I'm going to inact the first law of Ryan and wait by his PO box and punch him in the dick.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on April 11, 2014, 04:26:17 PM
Why the dick?  There is no significant nerve point there.  Try the balls - that hurts like hell. 

Jimmy P or I can provide further education on how to inflict pain,  do not hesitate to ask. 

P
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Reverend on April 11, 2014, 06:19:57 PM
Why the dick?  There is no significant nerve point there.  Try the balls - that hurts like hell. 

Jimmy P or I can provide further education on how to inflict pain,  do not hesitate to ask. 

P

Most married men said goodbye to their balls along time ago.  And it's funnier to say punch in the dick then balls.  Jimmy P yes, you highly doubtful. 

I found their address and phone number anyway.  It's a little storage place off of 119.  I received one of the records today and it is intact but there is no true ship date on the label.  If you want to wait 2 weeks to get your purchase, they are the seller for you.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: schwarcw on April 11, 2014, 09:23:59 PM
Rev, I've bought from him before.  Two weeks is unusual.  Usually a week to ten days.  He is not the fastest but his prices are decent.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: schwarcw on April 11, 2014, 09:25:13 PM
PS  I would not discourage you from kicking him in the nuts.  Go for it!  >:D
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Planarguy on May 07, 2014, 01:48:54 PM
Have you noticed the new Craigslist/eBay semi-scam?

I'd see these Craigslist ads and knew something was fishy, but hadn't looked into it until I came across one of MY OWN eBay ads, but with the user id omitted, and listed on Craigslist, in Texas!  Mind you, if it made the sale for me, it's hard to be mad, but...what if the buyer still thought it was Craigslist, or that the item was from some store??  I get negative feedback maybe??  I don't like it!  It's sneaky and underhanded...

read this and see whats going on:

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/ele/4458898686.html (http://cleveland.craigslist.org/ele/4458898686.html)   ** It may not appear for an hour or so.  It's 1:30 PM, Weds 5/7/2014, right now. Should be up by 2:30 pm..**

Feel free to copy this general info and post anywhere you'd like, i.e. Pittsburgh cl, etc., etc.. 

What a lazy little scam they've got going!
Title: Have you noticed the new Craigslist/eBay semi-scam?
Post by: Planarguy on May 09, 2014, 01:21:56 PM
Forgot to mention, in the 'burgh, they use " http://www.greatestsavingsdeals.com/ (http://www.greatestsavingsdeals.com/)" for their Craigslist links.  Just CL search and you'll find them. 
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: schwarcw on May 09, 2014, 10:57:10 PM
Thieving bastards!  >:(
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on June 28, 2014, 07:38:13 PM
On eBay: sum250sl.   Not a scammer (at least not yet), but a huge PITA who I strongly recommend not dealing with.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Comten on February 04, 2015, 09:57:05 PM
Anyone know anything about the CL lister in Monroeville?

You will know his ad as it reads like a whos-who of the 70's hi-fi era...

But maybe, maybe - if you're really, REALLY lucky - you will get a one syllable answer to a buy inquiry. Most of the time - nothing at all.

Sure makes me wonder...
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on February 04, 2015, 10:00:33 PM
Anyone know anything about the CL lister in Monroeville?




Discussed here...

http://vintagehifipgh.com/forum/index.php?topic=3233 (http://vintagehifipgh.com/forum/index.php?topic=3233)
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Comten on February 05, 2015, 06:50:48 AM
Anyone know anything about the CL lister in Monroeville?




Discussed here...

[url]http://vintagehifipgh.com/forum/index.php?topic=3233[/url] ([url]http://vintagehifipgh.com/forum/index.php?topic=3233[/url])


Wow, I figured others have known of this, but yoy...
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: vstarkwell on April 23, 2015, 08:50:25 AM
Watch out for mark schang <166a5093f6b230b4895716c0ee79e75e@reply.craigslist.org>,

Not saying he's a scammer but the guy is trying to nickel & dime me for some speakers, asking if they're fully functional which I already noted in the ad and thinks I should throw in the speaker stands to boot.

I don't get why people think they should get something for next to nothing when the price is already fair.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: schwarcw on April 23, 2015, 10:29:08 PM
Tell him that you have another buyer coming over in an hour, he needs to move fast or lose the speakers.  His choice.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: audiokingman on June 14, 2015, 10:43:06 PM
Anyone know anything about the CL lister in Monroeville?

You will know his ad as it reads like a whos-who of the 70's hi-fi era...

But maybe, maybe - if you're really, REALLY lucky - you will get a one syllable answer to a buy inquiry. Most of the time - nothing at all.

Sure makes me wonder...

Last year, when I first seen his long post, I contacted him and actually went and met him at a storage facility in Monroeville.
He was sort of strange and said he was maybe moving to China to work in the nuclear industry or something...
Anyway, a lot of his stuff was OK, but a lot needed work done to them.

When I again seen his ad a year later, I contacted him asking why he just simply lists items without any description or prices. He just says "let me know what you want, and we can then talk about it".
Most of the prices he gave me were not very attractive. No wonder his list of equipment hasn't changed in over a year.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 04, 2016, 06:05:14 PM
I've probably sold 30 or more times on CL and just today got my first scam response.   Anyone into jerking these people around, have fun with this address...

I am going to have the cancer checked today since i missed the last appt, ugh i was kicking my self hard on that one, I could meet with you to finalize the purchase anytime After 4pm Please let me know what would work for you,meeting somewhere or coming to your place is fine by me. I can be best reached at katherinedwa@gmail.com or you can text/call me with more information.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 06, 2016, 04:21:52 PM
I just got another one.   Maybe "Mirage" is a keyword for scambots...

Hi.
I just viewed your advert posted. I will be glad to meet you today to look at it between 5:30-6:30pm. I work nights at my shift starts at 7:30 pm. Tomorrow is my off day and I can come around then check it out on Monday anytime after 6:30am, i have to pick somebody up from the airport at 8:45pm. Could you possibly show it to me tomorrow? Let me know what time i can come to take a look it, i want to be sure if it's still in great condition before i purchase it and i'm ready to pay in cash...You can email me here @ johnsonbruce2016@gmail.com . Let me know. Thanks!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: bmwr75 on January 06, 2016, 08:24:36 PM
How do you know these are scammers?  The grammar and spelling are much better than any of the obvious scam replies I've received to CL ads.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 06, 2016, 09:18:43 PM
Funny you should ask.   I just got another with the exact same body but a different email address...

Hi.
I just viewed your advert posted. I will be glad to meet you today to look at it between 4:30-7:30pm. I work nights at my shift starts at 8:30 pm. Tomorrow is my off day and I can come around then check it out on anytime tomorrow after 11:30am, i have to pick somebody up from the airport at 9:45am. Could you possibly show it to me tomorrow? Let me know what time i can come to take a look it, i want to be sure that this item is still in great condition before i purchase it and i'm ready to pay in cash...You can email me here @ BowerTabbhe@hotmail.com. Let me know. Thanks!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Plus the language of these is very similar to some responses I got to inquiries on too good to be true listings when I was used car shopping.   Nobody in Pittsburgh says "I saw your advert".
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 07, 2016, 12:09:53 AM
Okay, is it one of you guys?   I just got this...

I would be chanced to look up this item after church meeting today.Tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me and i wont be available.Is 6 to 8pm today a good time for me to view/negotiate and perhaps pick up the item if we can agree on something.I wouldnt mind meeting you today at your convenience. Please let me know what would work for you today.Meeting somewhere around or coming to your place is prefarable. Do you mind sharing a phone number with me too so we can set up a time to meet and What is your bottom dollar for it. Best way to get hold of me is @ BowerTabbhe@hotmail.com or call me asap in order to set up something. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank You

Sent from my HTC
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: MacGeek on January 07, 2016, 06:29:50 AM
Have you replied and if so what response do you get?
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: bearjew on January 07, 2016, 08:01:52 AM
Okay, is it one of you guys?   I just got this...

I doubt it's one of us, but this definitely made me laugh.  If it was one of us, we would just be offering 3.50 for whatever it is that you're selling.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: bmwr75 on January 07, 2016, 09:04:21 AM
Funny you should ask.   I just got another with the exact same body but a different email address...

Plus the language of these is very similar to some responses I got to inquiries on too good to be true listings when I was used car shopping.   Nobody in Pittsburgh says "I saw your advert".

OK, got it.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 07, 2016, 09:57:06 AM
Have you replied and if so what response do you get?

Nope.   I have a hard enough time lining up legit buyers.   I can't waste my time on these.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on January 01, 2017, 10:07:23 PM
I submit ebay user widerangesound for the buyers to avoid hall of fame. 
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on January 02, 2017, 08:16:02 AM
I submit ebay user widerangesound for the buyers to avoid hall of fame.

Too many listings to pick out yours, and 100% feedback.   What happened with your transaction?
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: scorpio333 on June 29, 2017, 09:30:26 PM
Not necessarily a scammer, but I'd avoid rarewaves on eBay. They have a good habit of botching their titles. I nearly bought a CD boxset when I was led to believe it was vinyl. Asker the seller, they said CD and didn't respond to a follow question. They also had the same listing in their UK store a couple bucks more, but same shipping location. Emailed them, an hour later the listing disappeared and I never heard back from them.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on June 29, 2017, 09:33:00 PM
I've bought lots of stuff cheap from them and never had an issue.   Same with Import CDs.   Seems one of the two of them is usually lowest on any given vinyl reissue.   I'm pretty sure rarewaves is where I got my ITCOTCK.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: non-prophet on June 30, 2017, 11:46:43 AM
Have to agree with Mark, never had an issue.  But, it's how you handle a problem that makes you a good or bad business.  Hopefully, they will do the right thing and correct the mistake.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: scorpio333 on June 30, 2017, 04:26:30 PM
It's a principle thing with me, they did a very poor job in treating someone who was ready to plop down $350. If that's how they value a customer willing to spend that kind of money, I won't buy from them. That's not to say the next guy is better, but if you can't answer questions about an auction, you're not getting my money. They do have good prices on some stuff, I may have even bought from them before, but they're not the only game in town.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Comten on February 13, 2018, 07:52:08 AM
Too many to list here, but the hundreds of ebay sellers listing speakers that are clearly missing their foam surrounds in their pics as "excellent, works great, etc...".

Had no idea that drugs had been legalized across the USA.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on February 13, 2018, 10:26:59 AM
Too many to list here, but the hundreds of ebay sellers listing speakers that are clearly missing their foam surrounds in their pics as "excellent, works great, etc...".

Had no idea that drugs had been legalized across the USA.

Stupid isn't the same thing as a scammer.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on February 13, 2018, 12:52:22 PM
A reminder - the idea behind this thread is to identify specific scammers on eBay by userid based on our own experience (or other reliable sources) so that we can populate our blocked eBay buyers and bidders lists.  Generic comments are not as helpful in that regard.

Regards,

OBG
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Comten on February 13, 2018, 11:05:29 PM
Well there is an eBay seller in Monroeville with a pair of speakers that are clearly missing their woofer surrounds in the pics and they are claiming "they are working great" - - would he/she qualify as just an effing dumbass,or a purposeful scammer preying on the uninformed?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BOSE-301-SERIES-1-DIRECT-REFLECTING-LOUDSPEAKER-PAIR-L-AND-R-WORKING/132502662255?hash=item1ed9c62c6f:g:QBYAAOSwSFBZ5XXs (https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BOSE-301-SERIES-1-DIRECT-REFLECTING-LOUDSPEAKER-PAIR-L-AND-R-WORKING/132502662255?hash=item1ed9c62c6f:g:QBYAAOSwSFBZ5XXs)

Who knows how long he/she has been "testing" these without proper surrounds?

And he/she are not alone, many evilbayers out there like that in their ads, it's just that this jamoke is local - and may know of this forum or be known.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: scorpio333 on February 14, 2018, 08:17:18 AM
I'd say if the seller hid the fact the woofers need refoamed, that would be a scam. In this case, the pictures clearly show the woofers. To some people getting sound out of a speaker qualifies it as "working". Others consider it broken, need work, etc and pay accordingly.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: Sir Thrift-a-Lot on February 14, 2018, 08:53:02 AM
Yep, what scorpio said.
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on February 15, 2018, 03:00:29 PM
Well there is an eBay seller in Monroeville with a pair of speakers that are clearly missing their woofer surrounds in the pics and they are claiming "they are working great" - - would he/she qualify as just an effing dumbass,or a purposeful scammer preying on the uninformed?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BOSE-301-SERIES-1-DIRECT-REFLECTING-LOUDSPEAKER-PAIR-L-AND-R-WORKING/132502662255?hash=item1ed9c62c6f:g:QBYAAOSwSFBZ5XXs (https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BOSE-301-SERIES-1-DIRECT-REFLECTING-LOUDSPEAKER-PAIR-L-AND-R-WORKING/132502662255?hash=item1ed9c62c6f:g:QBYAAOSwSFBZ5XXs)

Who knows how long he/she has been "testing" these without proper surrounds?

And he/she are not alone, many evilbayers out there like that in their ads, it's just that this jamoke is local - and may know of this forum or be known.

Understood.  watchaddict412 has been added to my blocked list...
Title: Re: Ebay / Craigslist scammers. List them here.
Post by: OldiesButGoodies on November 16, 2018, 05:32:58 PM
Consider adding thr-2063 to your blocked buyers list.  Nice guy,  but apparently prone to clicking buy and then changing his mind. 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Pepe