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Another Scam On Ebay



KingRoach

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Hi forum.

 

I've just placed a bid on a won on a listing on eBay. I only saw the listing 7 minutes from its end time, so my research had to take place after bidding.

 

It didn't take long to find other listings involving

 

- a "Mont Blanc Boheme Fountain Pen, rare discontinued model with no stone",

- all of which have a short description which states: "pen has been gifted to me in 2004",

- and all of which come from sellers which have 100% feedback in the range of 30-40 stars.

- All of these sellers have no other items and nothing else shows on their "completed listings", which indicates they have been inactive for a long time. I am assuming these are all hacked accounts with their original owners not even realising someone's using their accounts for this scam.

 

Please beware and report as appropriate.

 

 

That said, bummer I won't gt any MontBlancs for me this week. e_e

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It might be ok. Some eBayers only use the account to sell, so might only be on there a few times a year. I have recently opened a new account for pens only, so my feedback is relatively low. All good reasons to be low users of ebay, but the service might be great. Fingers crossed!

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It might be ok. Some eBayers only use the account to sell, so might only be on there a few times a year. I have recently opened a new account for pens only, so my feedback is relatively low. All good reasons to be low users of ebay, but the service might be great. Fingers crossed!

Absolutely!!!

MB produced a Boheme without a gem and then discontinued this particular model.

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Thanks for your response guys, but I was not suspecting the genuinity of the model. This is not an "is this real or fake" post.

 

It's the pattern in the listing that I want to highlight. It just happens that all scammy listings I've found in my search today use the same "no stone" model but they are all posted by the same scammer who got access to several accounts that did not originally belong to him.

 

The seller has now got back in touch and is asking to withdraw the sale instead of sending me the photos I've requested. It's an obvious scam I just want you guys to be careful because this time they're using MB pens (they use all sorts of desired objects in their scams. I buy photographic gear and see a lot of these patterns.)

 

Take care everyone.

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It might be ok. Some eBayers only use the account to sell, so might only be on there a few times a year. I have recently opened a new account for pens only, so my feedback is relatively low. All good reasons to be low users of ebay, but the service might be great. Fingers crossed!

 

Thoughts like this are exactly why these scams exist

 

If it even seems like it MIGHT be a scam, there's approximately a 143,007% chance it's a scam.

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)

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Have you reported this to Ebay?

You bet I did.

 

First I asked the seller to "document" the pen before posting it to me: take photos of serial numbers and all. I told them I will check it for genuinity and if it's fake I will send it back. They tried their best to cancel the transaction and I tried to push it forward. Then they cancelled the sale claiming "item no longer for sale or broken", etc.

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