Re: [CR]EBay and fraud.


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From: gpvb1@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]EBay and fraud.
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 20:18:50 +0000


Or, one could say that their buyers (us) don't have a serious problem precisely *because* they have 1,000 people working full-time to prevent virtually all of it.

Your caveat is worth repeating, though. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, even on eBay, it probably is! Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me....

(There's no such thing as a free lunch, YAMMV, objects in mirror are closer than they appear, etc.).

Cheers,

Greg "major eBay junkie, but never, ever been scammed" Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 22:59:17 -0500 From: "Douglas Morrell" <dmorrell@nomise.com> To: "R Bulis" <RichardBulis@msn.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: RE: [CR]EBay and fraud.

Ricardo: There was a Wall St. Journal front page story on 8/3/2004 on eBay's chief fraud buster. It mentioned eBay has 1,000 people devoted to fighting fraud. I didn't know they had even that many people working in the entire company.

If true and those 1,000 folks are fully engaged in fraud busting, they have a serious problem on their hands. Caveat emptor.

Doug Morrell St Louis MO

-----Original Message----- From: R Bulis [mailto:RichardBulis@msn.com]=20 Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 6:56 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]EBay and fraud.

Well the Cinelli bicycle ebay listing redux got my interest up, and I toocontacted the original listing seller who's response has been posted. I alsosent some fishing questions to the "new" lister, thus: "... interested in this bike. Are you the buyer, or what? Can you send me a picture of the bottom of the frame with the serial # on it? Can I drive over and see it? I will be in the area in a few days. Thanks, Richard"

and he just now replied this: "The item location is in UK London." Yeah, right.

Maybe Norris Lockley can swing by in the Estate Car and.....RUN HIM OVER.

What's a fella to do? Richard Bulis Verdi Nevada USA

See you at Velo-Rendezvous, my Cinelli is lookin' fine.