- Is it me or is there somethign really wrong with this lot
Spoofed ebay account to get rid of something unofficially owned or bargain of the century ?Posted 8 years ago
Very suspicious, gone from selling lots of small cheap items to flogging bikes for a fraction of their value. None of the pictures are taken in the same place too, suggesting they've been taken from the internet, and the bikes probably don't exist. American account suddenly started selling bikes from Norfolk.Posted 8 years ago
What's known as a hijacked account.
They get a genuine Ebayers account, stick a load of shit on there and try to get people to pay up front.Posted 8 years agoRealManMember
I particularly like this onePosted 8 years ago
Scott Addict R2 Dura 58cm. This bike is the real deal. For a serious rider. Integrated seatpost. Full Dura Ace. Mavic Ksyrium SL Superlight Wheelset. It's a 2008 model.crazy-legsSubscriber
Slight thread hijack but I've never seen a frame like this before…
Kestrel is a US company, they've been making road bikes like that for years. I remember always wanting one when I was younger but at the time they only made them up to about 54cm because carbon technology wasn't advanced enough to get the stiffness at bigger frame sizes.
It's supposed to improve comfort and aerodynamics and (IMHO) I think it looks pretty cool!Posted 8 years ago
can I borrow your crystal ball to confirm that?
Or you could use your common sense and say that bikes worth £1000+ that are currently at less than £50 with a matter of hours to go, with adverts as dodgy as that, aren't going to suddenly spark a bidding war and sell for their true value, are they?
Or we could argue about pedantic points that really don't matter, as none of the bikes exist anyway, and if ebay pull their finger out, the auctions will never reach conclusion. Just hope no ones been caught out already.Posted 8 years ago
haddock – Member
Dez B – Whats a hijacked account? (other than the obvious)
The con-artist has found a genuine seller's account details and used them to put a load of dodgy listings up. Kind of like identity theft on Ebay.
If you email that seller (from the "contact seller" link) you won't get a reply as the real seller can't get into their account and the conman won't reply. Thats why there are email and buy-it-now options in the auction – to try to bypass Ebay/Paypal protection.
Also the listings have short run times cos they know Ebay take days to remove anything dodgy.
Best thing to do is bid a couple of thousand quid on each auction to kill em off.
I'll start by bidding a grand on the Scott, anyone want to out-bid me?Posted 8 years ago
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