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Topic # 86877 14-Jul-2011 20:45
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Check out this sella auction, I used the $700 buy now just for a laugh.

Sella iPad Auction

I have requested pick up details, I await the seller's excuse.


Seriously though don't Sella have some sought of protection in place to stop this kind of thing happening???

A new user signs up and immediately lists high price electronics for bargain prices, even offering  "buy two cameras get one free", nothing suspicious about that.


Maybe I should string them along a bit when they make contact?   


       

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  Reply # 493622 15-Jul-2011 09:37
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...and check the serial number with the Police when you get it

At that price, its almost called receiving :-)



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  Reply # 493671 15-Jul-2011 11:23
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I never really expected to receive an ipad, this is obviously a scam.

I alerted sella anyway and the trader has been banned.

Still no contact from them either, obviously the pick-up wasn't going to work for them for obvious reasons.

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  Reply # 493690 15-Jul-2011 12:07
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Yeah, its an odd one - why specify you can pick up if its a scam? Does sella only allow that method for new sellers?


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  Reply # 493697 15-Jul-2011 12:25

But I just bought one from the same person :o(



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  Reply # 493700 15-Jul-2011 12:29
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SpookyAwol: Yeah, its an odd one - why specify you can pick up if its a scam? Does sella only allow that method for new sellers?



Yeah it seems strange but maybe you are right. Either that or the scammer was new to the site and didn't realise you could delete that option.




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  Reply # 493705 15-Jul-2011 12:40
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SteveON: But I just bought one from the same person :o(

If you arent rushing to cancel the funds, ..... you are about to pick up?  :-)


Go story :-)

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  Reply # 493710 15-Jul-2011 13:04
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"The membership for vc900 has been disabled."



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  Reply # 493712 15-Jul-2011 13:15
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"Hello Buyer

Thanks for the patronage

We have the Apple ipad 2 available in stock for sale brand new and sealed in box with complete accessories and also comes with 1year warranty

How many units do you want to buy?

Kindly get back to us with your final order soon

Regards"






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  Reply # 493739 15-Jul-2011 15:02
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Well you'll have to get at least 2, so that SteveON doesn't miss out ;)

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