[CR]Re:NYC and LA crooks


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Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:16:48 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
From: worthy2@earthlink.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re:NYC and LA crooks

Bob: So who was the seller? If you feel he/she was genuinely and significantly dishonest, tell us his eBay ID, then we can form our own opinion as to whether to avoid him/her or not. Listings from someone in NYC are a huge red flag for me. Sorry, all you many honest New Yorkers, but you have a whole lot of people, and therefore quite a few crooks. It's a numbers thing. LA and other major cities are likely similar in that regard. All can be tough places to live, I suppose.... For my camera equipment purchases on eBay, I run from any NYC listing unless I personally know the seller or know/trust his shop. Just too risky otherwise, IMO. eBay is all about trust and risk. Greg Parker donning my Nomex in non-coastal Ann Arbor, Michigan

I won't flame you, but I will point out that the "location" given by these scammers is very likely faked, too. Why would a crook not diguise his real location as well as his name? At the risk of provoking more flames, these archives are full of references to eBay scams that originated in Africa, Indonesia and Eastern Europe, but were later recycled to appear to be from London or Western Europe, or...NYC. Alan Goldsworthy SF, CA (don't know anybody in NYC, don't like crooks)