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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Tbh although he is a scammer, if anyone is so thick they cannot even read the description before bidding on something like a phone, they kind of deserve it. The kind of auctions where they are made to look real but in tiny text say' you are bidding on a box' I do sympathise with buyers but not this one.
    31 bids from various e-buyers...

    ALso, an interesting starting price of 7.86!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    31 bids from various e-buyers...

    ALso, an interesting starting price of 7.86!
    Is that what you call a happy meal ?

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    Ebay don't seem concerned about him ...

    Hello Steve,

    Thank you for contacting us reporting seller "gulrays". I understand your quite suspicious since they received 5 feedback from 5 buyers who bought the same items from them and it was a phone that was sold hence the bids went up.
    I also understand you feel that they are doing this fraudulently and they should be suspended on our site.

    We take Shill Bidding very seriously and we investigated your report immediately.

    When we investigate a case of Shill Bidding, we look at the information you provided and compare it to our records of bidding patterns.

    Sometimes, what appears to be Shill Bidding may actually be legitimate bidding and, if we find there's not enough evidence of Shill Bidding, which is the case here, we do not take action against any of the reported accounts.

    In many cases Steve, a bidder enters a maximum amount for a bid and the system then bids for them until their maximum is reached. If you see that you are automatically been outbid, this is usually the reason: the system is bidding for the other member.

    Once again, thanks for taking the time to forward this information to us. We rely on dedicated members such as yourself to help us keep eBay a safe and reputable place to buy and sell.

    Kind regards,
    Jeffrey Sands
    eBay Trust & Safety

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    Ebay don't seem concerned about him ...
    They never really do, unless the actual buyer reports the seller for not receiving the goods, or receiving the wrong goods.

    I guess check his account in a week and see if the winner has left positive feedback...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    The funniest thing is that I bet nothing on that CD is of any use on a modern smartphone...the whole thing looks like it's from an early 2000s timewarp

    Also lol @ your friends wont believe their eyes when you show them 'TV quality' 'AVI clips' being played in widescreen!!!

    Tbh although he is a scammer, if anyone is so thick they cannot even read the description before bidding on something like a phone, they kind of deserve it. The kind of auctions where they are made to look real but in tiny text say' you are bidding on a box' I do sympathise with buyers but not this one.
    Generally I would agree with you, but for those looking at getting their first "smartphone" might find it confusing and having placed this add in the phone section and also advertising phone specs you could be forgiven for thinking you were getting a phone with all the stuff advertised on. While I always tell people to read things twice before buying online, people like this don't help really.

    My nephew bought an IPhone off ebay last year, and it turned out it was jailbroken and then he bricked it. The only reason he found out was that he took it into a shop to fix it and then told him why it had happened. He was lucky as he managed to get his money back from the seller, but as he didn't really understand all the terms I can see it was quite easy to get something you weren't expecting. He bought it with both my dad and sister looking at the phone, but none of them understood enough to know exactly what they were getting.

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    So basically as long as the seller coughs up their ebay fees - they don't care?
    Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    So basically as long as the seller coughs up their ebay fees - they don't care?
    Hmmm...
    Yes, and although it looks and sounds wrong to us as 'buyers' why would they care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Yes, and although it looks and sounds wrong to us as 'buyers' why would they care?
    Because Ebay would get a reputation as a scam site and nobody would buy anything from there anymore.

    The Ebay bosses need to think things through properly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Because Ebay would get a reputation as a scam site and nobody would buy anything from there anymore.

    The Ebay bosses need to think things through properly...
    What do you mean, 'would' ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    What do you mean, 'would' ;-)
    As a legit seller on eBay, I resent that remark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    As a legit seller on eBay, I resent that remark!
    *represent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    As a legit seller on eBay, I resent that remark!
    I too am a legit seller on eBay, not so much now but I used to turn over about 500 items a month. It is far too easy to pull as fast one on there though and buyers and being very careful now as they know they wont always get the backing they expect from PayPal and or eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    *represent
    Foiled again!!!

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