Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: EBay Shenanigans - Beware

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 09:23:22 -0600
From: "PeterGrenader" <peterg@ixpres.com>
To: Jeff Slotkin <TheLocalSpoke@bigfoot.com>
CC: Donald Dundee <rebour@hotmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: EBay Shenanigans - Beware
References: <F125N4CxpAOAkK5LqN30000e215@hotmail.com> <39F605E4.4127D8A4@ixpres.com> <01c501c03ed9$bdd5baa0$6f1a0918@gscrk1.sc.home.com>


OK, for what its worth I did report the guy with the Derosa and I believe eBay handled it satisfactorily, to wit:

<<Thank you for taking the time to contact us with this information. I have reviewed the information that you have provided and wanted to let you know that we have suspended the members "cjbuilder" and "1woeman".>>

So there you go. The seller took a really sour tone with me about what he was doing, basically told me to mind my own damn business, bid or leave him alone and well, I felt it was high time for him to get a lesson in basic physics (equal and opposite reaction kinda deal). Hopefully, I did not accumulate TOO much bad karma by doing this.

Born under a bad sign,

PeterG Smell-aye

Jeff Slotkin wrote:
> I couldn't help myself. I emailed the guy with, "I wish MY dad would
> pay that much for a bike." And I do :^)
>
> Jeff Slotkin
> TheLocalSpoke@bigfoot.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "PeterGrenader" <peterg@ixpres.com>
> To: "Donald Dundee" <rebour@hotmail.com>
> Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 5:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: EBay Shenanigans - Beware
>
> > Further update: I wrote this guy and he admitted, with tons of
> attitude along
> > with it, that '1woeman' is in fact his dad in Austin and he was
> intentionally
> > trying to jack the price up. I believe this is against eBay's
> guidelines.
> >
> > Could someone verify this before I make a formal complaint?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Peter Grenader
> > Smell A.
> >
> > Donald Dundee wrote:
> >
> > > There is a pretty nice DeRosa on Ebay, item number 475626185.
> Worth, in my
> > > guess, about $900 tops. However, I looked at the bid history and
> something
> > > struck me kinda funny. The current bidder, "hoelman", has the
> price up to
> > > around $1100. Prior to his bid, "1woeman" jacked the bid 8 times
> after
> > > "1woeman", to the current price. Prior to this, "hoelman" was
> outbid several
> > > times by "1woeman".
> > >
> > > so, I checked both the seller "cjbuilder" and "1woeman". Although
> they live
> > > in two different cities in the southwest, they both have the same
> last name,
> > > "Sowers".
> > >
> > > Sounds very fishy.
> > >
> > > Nice bike, but unscrupulous behavior may prevail.
> > >
> > > Ken Denny
> > > Boston, MA
> > >
> > >
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