First time selling things on eBay - already being scammed

Discussion in 'Garage Sale' started by Electronic Punk, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    So I finally decided to get around to trying to sell a few bits on eBay.
    And even managed to sell something properly:
    Silver Coolermaster Alloy Front Bezel *NEW*

    As well as selling something not quite so well, here is an email I recived this morning:

    Now to be clear, I blatently know its a scam, but I want to know my best course of action both to get this item relisted (free?), prevent this happening again and also make this Nigerian guy feel a little bit silly.
     
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  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Send him an empty box. Or better yet a lump of coal, in a box. :p

    Just report it to PayPal and eBay. Let them handle it. And request to have it relisted for free. But were there any other bidders on this item? Or was it a "Buy It Now" thing? If there were other bidders then can't you sell it to the second highest bidder?
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Had both on it, only put em up last night so no big deal.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Send him a house brick wrapped in Christmas paper.

    As for stopping it from happening again, aside from slapping "NO NIGERIANS" on the auction, there's not a lot that can be done, I don't think.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Don't think I will send him a brick, or contact Paypal... will obviouly contact ebay tho.

    Dunno about no Nigerians, but think I will be clear that its Paypal only and not some halfway house.
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I got cash...

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    :rolleyes:
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

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    Sorry, I couldn't help it. :p
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    *prints*
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Was going to sarcastically say wow they used the first letter of their alphabet for their currency, but then it occured to me that we nearly do the same.

    £ E
     
  10. Geffy

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    hehe, never noticed that before
     
  11. madmatt

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    EP, as Dave pointed out you can prevent which countries are allowed to bid on your auctions. But, if they have an eBay account with a location of US set they can still pay for it with an account in Canada (weird).
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well he has a UK Yahoo account. Anyway, another email!

    Woo its approved... again? But I checked and the cash still is not in my account and I am not even going to get close to sending my lovely ex-phone until that happens.

    Yeah, so I am gonna go cancel the sale!
     
  13. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Pound Sterling is not English though, it's British, which begins with B. Or a U from UK at a push. Definitely not an E :)

    So that means you're free poke fun at their currency!
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Auction is now relisted!
    Bid away *cough*

     
  15. epk

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    heh... nice line
     
  16. Electronic Punk

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  17. madmatt

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    Good one =)
     
  18. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hah! Nice. :D


    But...
    Patrick Husband?

    Patrick...? :speechless:

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  19. falconguard

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    hey leave EP alone before someone posts that picture of him in drag. HJow will any nigerian ever take him seriously if they see hinm like that?
     
  20. Electronic Punk

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    Thats my name :p

    Relisted the item and someone in London just won the auction, waiting to see if they can do the Paypal thing.

    £170 + £10 shipping, bargain really. Lets hope the winner isn't a muppet.