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  • Premier Icon Duc
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    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/janet-johnson/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

    Spoofed ebay account to get rid of something unofficially owned or bargain of the century ?

    Tim
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    scam

    "it it looks too good to be true…"

    yunki
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    Andituk
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    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.

    I_Ache
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    I spotted that earlier today.

    I have asked if I am able to pick up a bike from them.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    What's known as a hijacked account.

    "C o n t a c t m e, B E F O R E B I D D I N G at @yahoo.co.uk">janetjohnsonz37@yahoo.co.uk (office email) to get a fast reply with the B I N p r i c e"

    They get a genuine Ebayers account, stick a load of shit on there and try to get people to pay up front.

    Also – until recently all items were shipped from USA – Carolina but now based in Norfolk UK. V strange.

    cynic-al
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    flogging bikes for a fraction of their value

    You've searched for sold items? Until an auction is finished, the "price" is meaningless.

    haddock
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    Dez B – Whats a hijacked account? (other than the obvious)

    genesis
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    Don't spook them with daft questions.

    radoggair
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    anyone else bidding?

    spock
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    biiidddddd

    Andituk
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    You've searched for sold items? Until an auction is finished, the "price" is meaningless.

    Most, if not all of those auctions will end well below their value without some kind of devine intervention.

    RealMan
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    I particularly like this one

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Scott-Addict-R2-58cm-Dura-Ace-Road-Bike_W0QQitemZ320489974836QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Toys_Games_TV_Film_Character_Toys_ET?hash=item4a9eb0ec34

    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.

    Premier Icon beanum
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    Slight thread hijack but I've never seen a frame like this before…

    ocrider
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    ooh, tsunami relief wristbands!

    poppa
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    Looking through their feedback I couldn't find any previous bike sales…

    Only checked a few pages mind.

    cynic-al
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    Andituk – Member

    Most, if not all of those auctions will end well below their value without some kind of devine intervention.

    can I borrow your crystal ball to confirm that?

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    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!

    mrsmw has a kestrel road bike

    not that one though

    it's nice

    Andituk
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    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?

    bigyinn
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    The start prices are stupidly low! Avoid.

    haddock
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    Cheers DezB, interesting not seen it before, something to watch out for.

    Andituk
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    Bidding doesn't really matter, they want you to e-mail them, arrange to BIN and then send them the money away from ebay. That'll then be the last you hear of them, and your money.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Looks like someone's twigged 'em. All gone!

    More bizzarely, whats with the 3 speed spesh enduro?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Looks like someone's twigged 'em. All gone!

    Damn! I was hoping for a bargain Commencal 🙁

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