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Discussion in 'classifieds' started by Tony L, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    No it wouldn’t, he’d have still scammed you if he’d collected them.
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  2. irb

    irb pfm Member

    You're probably right.

    Maybe the only answer is to avoid long-distance sales/purchases from now on. If I can't post it reasonably cheaply, or take it/collect it in a couple of hours max, it's no-go.

    Most of my gear over the years has been long-distance, though, and I do like large speakers :rolleyes:. Generally, living in Scotland is a good thing, but when it comes to buying or selling second hand audio, it's a much smaller market up here. So I've bought/sold long distance many times. In the old days it was a case of poring over the small ads at the back of HiFi News, then getting on the phone. I think my first was around 1987, when I drove from Glasgow to Evesham in a Mini Metro to buy a Linn LP12 with Helius Aureus arm and Kiseki Blue cartridge. The seller turned out to be Geoff Owen, the man behind Helius. He had enormous Snell type A speakers which impressed me a lot.

    It was fun, if a bit mad. But I'm feeling rather embittered about the whole buying/selling thing right now.
  3. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    Sorry to ready this. I think you have been unlucky. It sounds as though the buyer is just the sort of type that does this sort of thing.

    Did you consider sounding him out to meet him halfway again and re-exchange? It might have flushed him out. I appreciate it is a difficult time with what is going on with CV-19.
  4. Hooch500

    Hooch500 pfm Member

    A couple of obvious ones on e bay - specifically Tannoy York corners and another for Tannoy Cantebury.
  5. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

  6. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Seems eBay are not bothered. I reported about a dozen of the 300 items to try to hint to take them all down, but no change. Loads of stuff (why so many horseboxes?) all copies from legitimate completed listings.
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  7. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    I reported the Tannoy Yorks too. They are still listed. Surely ebay should just suspend/delete the users account?
  8. Hooch500

    Hooch500 pfm Member

    I contacted the seller just out of curiosity, basically to confirm my suspicions, asking where they are and could I look at them. He replied that he is away in Spain, the goods would be sent remotely after payment into his account..

    Contacted E Bay but they're clearly not arsed.
  9. irb

    irb pfm Member

    Thanks Stuart. I think you're right about him. I was stupid enough to mention to him that my Dad was in hospital and I'd struggle to do a long journey. I think he just took advantage of that, as well as the covid business. We did discuss meeting halfway again, but he was raising stupid objections, and if we'd gone ahead I'm not even sure he'd have turned up. Lesson learned.
  10. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I just reported the seller account to eBay by live chat, so we'll see how long action takes?
  11. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I remain amazed by the ineptitude of eBay. I reported these 2 'sellers', on their live chat, and was passed on to a 'fraud specialist'. After explaining yet again that all (but 1) of the 600 listings have only one photo, and an image stating DO NOT BID CONTACT ME TO BUY EMAIL ....., she said 'you could be on to something here'. No sh1t Sherlock!

    They are all still there.


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  12. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

  13. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

  14. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

    Reported both
  15. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Both of those are the hacked account sellers above each with 300 items (umpteen bikes and horseboxes) that I already reported.
    The second photo is the giveaway.

    eBay appear not to give a toss. I feel like just bidding them all at £1000000.
  16. innuendo

    innuendo pfm Member

    Mistake made.
    Yeah l advertised for a wanted Hadcock tone on on Here and received a reply saying a friend had one for sale and linked me an email address.
    Yeah stupidly l contacted the address and was shown pictures of the etc,
    Surface to say sent him my delivery address, but luckily went no further as he had reduced the inflated price to meet my request and realised too good to be true. So l stopped there but realised how easy it would have been to send money for no item.
    ‘‘Twas just the fact that l’m too trusting and assumed validity because l was on a Pink fish.
    Who the heck has pictures of a Hadcock ready and waiting, so sad we can’ t relax and trust.

    Ahh well tricky times
  17. Mr Ian

    Mr Ian pfm Member

    I had a similar offer on HiFi Wigam, different product, new member, zero posts, I never progressed it
  18. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I assume contact was by pm? If you are suspicious of the 'member', you should let Tony know?
  19. innuendo

    innuendo pfm Member

    Yeah, but as I realised my error noticed member was a one time visit.
    But was so delighted did not note the obvious tell tell signs AGhhhhh
  20. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    One of the most commonly stolen items in rural areas, along with trailers, generators, quad bikes, chainsaws etc. Unless it’s bolted down assume it will disappear. Even then, it will probably disappear at some point.

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