No ES-20 this time....

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No ES-20 this time....

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:10 am

Whom ever had the first bid on the Washburn on Ebay put a auto bid in and I got to what I was willing to spend at this time. Oh well, I at least ran him up 250 bucks!
I may still keep an eye on the other that's currently up fer bid.
Fortunately the ES has become a "Want" rather than a "GOTTA HAVE" since I bought my Johnson SS.
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:33 am

Well hell! My lovely wifey thought I otta spend a bit more so I jumped back in and had it won till the last 6 sec's and I got out bid by 10 bucks!
Musta been one of them "Wasn't meant to be" thangs at this time in my life!
I'm gonna go play "Feelin Bad Blues" on my trusty SS! *Sniff* LOL
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby grady » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:57 am

I was watching that Auction tonight as I was watching "The Benchwarmers" movie (Funny as all get-out...LOL !!)

I was hoping you would get that guitar.

When I bid on something on Ebay, I wait until the final 45 seconds of the Auction and bid an outrageous amount like $2000.00 and I win the Auction every time.

That's one way to make sure you're going to win the Item.
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby eldergreene » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:49 am

>I was watching that Auction tonight as I was watching "The
>Benchwarmers" movie (Funny as all get-out...LOL !!)
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>I was hoping you would get that guitar.
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>When I bid on something on Ebay, I wait until the final 45
>seconds of the Auction and bid an outrageous amount like
>$2000.00 and I win the Auction every time.
>
>That's one way to make sure you're going to win the Item.

But what if another bidder is doing the same !?
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:53 pm

Just got a e mail from the seller say'n that the guy who won the bid ain't responding so he's offerin it to me at my highest bid. I e'd him back w/ my phone # so I may still have a shot but I ain't gonna pay full pop! LOL
We'll see!
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:05 pm

Just make sure it's really the seller you're talking to.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby bluzeluvr » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:05 pm

I'd be careful. First off, he can't offer it to you less than 24 hrs after auction close. eBay rules allow for at least three days for the buyer to respond. Secondly, the guy who won sniped you. Why would he do that unless ...

a) He really does want it and intends to pay, or
b) He was a shill in cahoots with the seller.

The fact that the seller contacted you so quickly afterwards makes me suspicious. But if you can get it for much less than your final bid, then I guess it's a good deal of course.
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:34 pm

THANX for the advise and heads up guys! I'm a cherry in the Ebay stuff so I need all the help I can get!
I have the guy's work number so if I don't hear from him again I'm gonna call and let him know someone is playing games!
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby ricochet » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:27 pm

Again, it's important to know that it's really the seller you're dealing with. Scammers are known to contact people right after the end of an auction pretending to be the seller, with the story you were given. Try contacting the seller through the eBay link and just ask him to mail you back. He might not have a clue about this offer.

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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby bluzeluvr » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:45 pm

>Again, it's important to know that it's really the seller
>you're dealing with. Scammers are known to contact people
>right after the end of an auction pretending to be the
>seller, with the story you were given.

Good point, Ricochet. Unfortunately, that is probably the most likely explanation. Although, it looks like the high-bidder is from Germany, based on all the German language feedback he has received. So that could easily explain the slower response. Hence, it may be a case of the seller being overly concerned when he didn't get an immediate reply. But the skeptic in me leans toward the scammer explanation.
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby grady » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:01 pm

Tips to avoid being "scammed" on Ebay,,,,

1- NEVER reply to an Email that comes thru your Email Inbox

Always do all of your Ebay Business thru "My Messages" located on your "My Ebay" page.

2- Definitely always deal with "Second Chance Offers" thru "My Messages"

3 - NEVER,,,I repeat NEVER, EVER click an Ebay link that appears in your Email Inbox.

Go to "My Ebay" instead.
The same Email message will be in your "My Messages" INBOX.
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby grady » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:02 pm

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>But what if another bidder is doing the same !?

There's a way to get of it in case that happens.
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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby crowduck » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:11 pm

Mickey,

Tell the seller that emailed you that you want deal 'In Person'. You did say b4 that you live close by. I'd also try the phone # listed on the eBay auction, Tom (or Nate) 1-760-244-8822.

Also notice the seller does NOT accept PayPal, so there is no buyers insurance there, for whatever it's worth. The sellers published terms stated 7 days for payment.

"Seller's payment instructions
Winning Bidder MUST Be Prepared To Complete This Auction Within SEVEN (7) BUSINESS DAYS... Prepayment Of The Winning Bid And Fully Insured Shipping Charges Can Be Via Bank Certified Check, US Postal Money Order. Sorry... NO COD, NO ESCROW, NO PERSONAL CHECKS"

Be Very Careful with this one!

Personally, I always use PayPal for eBay, and will not send checks or $$ orders for more than about $20. I've been burned a couple of times on eBay, but only for small amounts. So normally, I just don't bid on anything above about $25 that Does Not accept PayPal.

Keep an eye on the other one from PHILL, I know he's OK, I've dealt with him personnaly, and can vouch for him.

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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby crowduck » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:13 pm

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>>But what if another bidder is doing the same !?
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>There's a way to get of it in case that happens.

Care to share that with us?

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RE: No ES-20 this time....

Postby mickeypainless » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:16 pm

Well gang, it IS a frikkin SCAM!
I got a reply from this guy saying that we will handle it all through Ebay etc etc. HOWEVER, I had the sellers phone number and just got off the phone w/ him and he said the cat from Germany already paid for it and it was being shipped tomorrow!
I replied to the scammer w/ a less than polite message and I'm in the process of sending everything to Ebay to either catch this crook or atleast make him change his tactics! MUTHA%#$&er!
Thank ya'll so much for coverin my arse! I'm pretty naive to this stuff and woulda been hosed fer 800 plus on the deal!
Unfortunately I DID use my email addy so I hope there is no future fall out from that!
The up side is that the real seller works in a vintage guitar shop about 2 hours from me and said that he has ES's come in every now and then and that he'd gimme a hollar the next time!
Thanks again my BRB brutha's!
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