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#2001
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/17 23:53

Joined 2018/12/13
Canada
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Update: After following the scam listings for Virtual Lab and Hyper Fighting, I can confirm that the seller has created multiple accounts in which he lists one virtual boy game for sale, and then deletes the account soon after the item sells.
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#2002
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/17 23:56

Joined 2009/12/7
Chile
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CoderLong Time User (10 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
I wonder what the scam is? Some form of money laundering? It's not like he's driving prices up....(or the impression of what the prices are)
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#2003
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/18 1:06
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I'm pretty sure Paypal holds the money for 60 days for new accounts, or until confirmed delivery. As long as the people don't wait over 60 days to complain when it doesn't arrive the guy won't get any money. At least that's how I remember it when I first sold stuff on ebay.
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#2004
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/18 2:42

Joined 2011/4/27
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speedyink wrote:
I'm pretty sure Paypal holds the money for 60 days for new accounts, or until confirmed delivery. As long as the people don't wait over 60 days to complain when it doesn't arrive the guy won't get any money. At least that's how I remember it when I first sold stuff on ebay.


That sounds about right. He must think that if he quickly deletes an account after a sale, he'll get to keep his money and run away scot-free, but that's not how it works.
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#2005
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/18 16:12

Joined 2017/9/15
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Yeah, I've been "scammed" before on ebay, I bought what I thought was a good deal on some Game Boy stuff. I caught right when it was listed, and I bought it before I noticed that the seller had a Chinese name and no feedback. It took a while but I got my money back, and there's no way that seller got any money out of it.

But those accounts/listings keep popping up. I wonder if they're doing something weird like selling the PayPal accounts themselves, showing that there's a pending deposit (that never goes through)?
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#2006
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/18 19:50

Joined 2009/12/7
Chile
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Oh, I was thinking that it was a scam where the buyer and seller are in it together. Buyer needs to move money somewhere else, seller "sells" something, so the money gets transferred - but you don't bother to send anything because you're only making the transaction in order to launder the money you're sending. (though, at $100 per sale roughly, that seems kind of stupid lol)
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#2007
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/18 23:37

Joined 2011/4/27
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jzagal wrote:
Oh, I was thinking that it was a scam where the buyer and seller are in it together. Buyer needs to move money somewhere else, seller "sells" something, so the money gets transferred - but you don't bother to send anything because you're only making the transaction in order to launder the money you're sending. (though, at $100 per sale roughly, that seems kind of stupid lol)


Plus, whenever something like that happens, they usually use a very vague product name and almost no details at all in the description, so that there's almost no chance that someone else will click on it.
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#2008
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/19 3:55

Joined 2007/9/26
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Listings like that have constantly been showing up in the Video Game categories (and I'd assume other categories as well) for a while now. I get the feeling that they're meant to collect contact information. I'm not sure for what purpose, but with the buyer protections that eBay and Paypal offer, it doesn't seem likely that they're actually getting any money through Paypal.
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#2009
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/4/23 15:47

Joined 2015/9/17
Canada
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Collection Top10Long Time User (4 Years)
Complete copy of Virtual Bowling (authentic) up on the 'Bay currently:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143224161173
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#2010
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2019/5/6 1:26

Joined 2016/5/12
USA
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Employee Only Jacket from 1995

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Empl ... e08a20:g:nY0AAOSwMtJcz0A9

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