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    On ebay at the moment

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ADME:B:BN:UK:1

    or URL shrunk as

    http://6URL.com/EFJ

    Andrew

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    Lots of alarm bells ringing on this one... gut says definately

    Tony

    "Andrew" <cisamcgu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:fcef640f.0503240600.668d1396@posting.google.c om...
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ADME:B:BN:UK:1



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    Got this emal of the guy

    "Hi,
    The unit is new and will come with 13 months warranty.The total cost it
    will be GBP 500 with all the shipping taxes and insurance.We will make
    this transaction through Square Trade. Square Trade is a trusted eBay
    afiliated company, they act as a third party in this transaction, that
    means that after you pay them the amount of GBP 500 including the
    shipping taxes, i will have to ship the unit to your address so that
    you`ll be able to verify the unit, after you get the unit you`ll have
    to confirm Square Trade that you keep the unit and that you agree
    Square Trade to forward me the payment. I will need your eBay screen
    name in order to contact Square Trade, they will send you an invoice
    with the steps you`ll need to make for this transaction.After you pay
    them, they will request the shipping from me and they will provide me
    your shipping address, after i ship, you`ll have 5 days to inspect and
    verify the unit.As soon as you confirm that everything is ok, they will
    forward the payment to me, if not ok, simly return my goods and ask
    square trade to refund your money.If understood and ready, please email
    me your ebay user id and will make all the arrangements.
    Thank you"

    The fishy thing is the only other thing he's sold on eBay was a Nokia
    phone and for that he gave his locatin as Leeds.

    Gaz


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    In article <1111676905.308269.99630@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups. com>,
    reds4ever@gmail.com says...


    More fishy than him requesting your ebay ID?
    --
    Craig Oldfield

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    If he'd have wanted the ID he would have just asked to communicate
    through the eBay mail system?

    The scam (I think) is that Square Trade is not an escow service, its a
    mediation service, the seller has got into someones account, put the
    scope up for sale using it and will drop the account as soon as the
    money comes through. Leaving the buyer and the original owner of the
    account to mediate through Square Trade to their hearts content!

    I've sent him an email back asking to meet in Leeds for COD (just for
    fun!)

    Gaz


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    In article <1111678485.611158.294700@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
    reds4ever@gmail.com says...


    Keep us updated if you get a response.
    --
    Craig Oldfield

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    I doubt I'll hear back ;O)

    Everything adds up to him not living anywhere near Leeds and he won't
    have access to the real account holders Email, thats why he wants
    direct contact rather than through EBay

    Gaz


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    On 24 Mar 2005 06:00:36 -0800, cisamcgu@hotmail.com (Andrew) wrote:


    Hmmm...

    Did anyone else see the new Meade LX200 14" that sold on eBay a couple
    of months ago for £780 ?

    It was listed as in Bury, just down the road from me. I very nearly
    went for a look, but thought it would either be bogus (first-time
    seller and private auction) or sell for far too much for me!

    But someone won the auction... I wonder if they got it?

    I *really* regret not putting a bid on and turning up with cash, just
    in case it was real.

    Rick.

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    Rick Fox wrote:




    Nah, they just lost £780. ;O)

    Gaz


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    "Rick Fox" <NewsGroups@softhome.net> wrote in message
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    It will be a scam !

    I "won" a 14" Celestron Nextart GPS for £420 a few weeks ago - with the item
    listed as being in London - I thought I would go along and take a peek with
    cash, just in case......

    However, it turned out to be a scammer in Italy who wanted Western Union
    transfers. When I told him that being in Italy was no problem and I would
    send an Italian friend along with cash, he went strangeley silent....



 

 
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