After seeing what 187a migs go for at Tractor Supply today, I would guess
So the lack of a reserve price was the tip off? I can't imagine a
legitimate seller trying to save a few bucks on the sale with no reserve.
One has to wonder about the thinking of the bidders though. They have to
know this deal has to be either a scam or a fell off a truck sorta deal. But
then there are some that actually buy stuff spammers sell so maybe, to be
charitable, they are hopeless dreamers.
I do it often, start expensive auctions at $0.01.
My tipoff was, I was surprised at first to ask whether I can pick up,
and be told that the item is "in Montreal" but will be shipped for
It went downhill from there.
Why do you want to get involved in other people's misery?
Just because computers and Internet give you a ringside seat to millions of
cases of the outworkings of human nature, doesn't make it a burden you
ought to shoulder.
You have to choose your battles carefully.
I just read through your email "conversation" with the Romanian guy that
you posted the link to. Gotta love a line like:
"...I decided to add a little flavor to the conversation by gratuitously
It is not a dime a dozen scam, it is a $2,500 scam. I complained about
it, of course, as I hope did others
I hope that at least some people who read my post and complained to
eBay, and got the listing removed, may have saved some poor weldor who
would have been defrauded.
I do not share yoru sneering attitude towards the victims of these
Igor. PLEASE stop crossposting to the ebay group. Google
rec.collecting.coins and "Frank Provasek" for the reasons why. Please,
don't become the troll magnet who ruins this group by encouringing those
people to pollute us.
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