Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: EBay Shenanigans - Beware


Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:05:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Van Hook <dvanhook@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: EBay Shenanigans - Beware
To: PeterGrenader <peterg@ixpres.com>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Peter, So what's to keep these TURKEYS from resurfacing under different names...if they're truly unscrupulous, and it seems that they are? Does ebay have some mechanism in place to prevent this? Dave "kinda hazy in chocolatetown today" Van Hook


--- PeterGrenader wrote:


> OK, for what its worth I did report the guy with the

\r?\n> Derosa and I believe

\r?\n> eBay handled it satisfactorily, to wit:

\r?\n>

\r?\n> <<Thank you for taking the time to contact us with

\r?\n> this information. I

\r?\n> have reviewed the information that you have provided

\r?\n> and wanted to let

\r?\n> you know that we have suspended the members

\r?\n> "cjbuilder" and "1woeman".>>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> So there you go. The seller took a really sour tone

\r?\n> with me about what

\r?\n> he was doing, basically told me to mind my own damn

\r?\n> business, bid or

\r?\n> leave him alone and well, I felt it was high time

\r?\n> for him to get a

\r?\n> lesson in basic physics (equal and opposite

\r?\n> reaction kinda deal).

\r?\n> Hopefully, I did not accumulate TOO much bad karma

\r?\n> by doing this.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Born under a bad sign,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> PeterG

\r?\n> Smell-aye

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Jeff Slotkin wrote:

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > I couldn't help myself. I emailed the guy with, "I

\r?\n> wish MY dad would

\r?\n> > pay that much for a bike." And I do :^)

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Jeff Slotkin

\r?\n> > TheLocalSpoke@bigfoot.com

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > ----- Original Message -----

\r?\n> > From: "PeterGrenader" <peterg@ixpres.com>

\r?\n> > To: "Donald Dundee" <rebour@hotmail.com>

\r?\n> > Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

\r?\n> > Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 5:57 PM

\r?\n> > Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: EBay

\r?\n> Shenanigans - Beware

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > > Further update: I wrote this guy and he

\r?\n> admitted, with tons of

\r?\n> > attitude along

\r?\n> > > with it, that '1woeman' is in fact his dad in

\r?\n> Austin and he was

\r?\n> > intentionally

\r?\n> > > trying to jack the price up. I believe this is

\r?\n> against eBay's

\r?\n> > guidelines.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Could someone verify this before I make a formal

\r?\n> complaint?

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Thanks,

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Peter Grenader

\r?\n> > > Smell A.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Donald Dundee wrote:

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > > There is a pretty nice DeRosa on Ebay, item

\r?\n> number 475626185.

\r?\n> > Worth, in my

\r?\n> > > > guess, about $900 tops. However, I looked at

\r?\n> the bid history and

\r?\n> > something

\r?\n> > > > struck me kinda funny. The current bidder,

\r?\n> "hoelman", has the

\r?\n> > price up to

\r?\n> > > > around $1100. Prior to his bid, "1woeman"

\r?\n> jacked the bid 8 times

\r?\n> > after

\r?\n> > > > "1woeman", to the current price. Prior to

\r?\n> this, "hoelman" was

\r?\n> > outbid several

\r?\n> > > > times by "1woeman".

\r?\n> > > >

\r?\n> > > > so, I checked both the seller "cjbuilder" and

\r?\n> "1woeman". Although

\r?\n> > they live

\r?\n> > > > in two different cities in the southwest, they

\r?\n> both have the same

\r?\n> > last name,

\r?\n> > > > "Sowers".

\r?\n> > > >

\r?\n> > > > Sounds very fishy.

\r?\n> > > >

\r?\n> > > > Nice bike, but unscrupulous behavior may

\r?\n> prevail.

\r?\n> > > >

\r?\n> > > > Ken Denny

\r?\n> > > > Boston, MA