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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:12 pm
by myatt371
[quote="fellyjr"]IMO there is no such thing as a silly question. We all have them once in awhile and when learning about Spyderco there will be many!! ]

Thanks fellyjr! :D

I'm sure there will be many! :)

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:38 pm
by tonyfromky
Anytime the bidders are kept secret, or the seller doesn't accept paypal or any other relatively-secured payment my sniffer checker goes off.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:50 pm
by tonydahose
Puyallupknifegu wrote:Shipped to Nigeria, eh?

My wife used to work for FedEx and she told me about a shipping scam to Nigeria...someone would buy something from Ebay and have the seller ship the item...not sure about the rest of the details, but the seller would lose their item and it would eventually wind up in New Jersey...

So don't ship anything to anyone giving you a FedEx account on the Ivory Coast!!

This scam has been going on for the last year!


Tim :D
there was a very long post on the net, i couldnt find it :mad: though. in it someone tries to do a scam from nigeria. the guy gong to be had, turned it around and said yes he would make him a business partner, send him 100 laptops to sell there, have the guy make signs for his "company office" in nigeria...it went on for months with some really funny pics of the guy in nigeria making the "office" ready for opening. finally the guys says he will send him the laptops but it is cod for the postage. turns out to be $1200 USD. the guys shipped him an empty tower from an old computer filled with concrete. the guy had to borrow money to pay for the shipping and soon after there where emails that they where going to beat him very badly if they dont get there money back. it was nice to see the tables turned for once.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:09 pm
by Saint-Just
The guys on British blade forum are trying to help. One bid $5 500 but was outbid. I hope this is not having the opposite effect. The higher the bid, the higher ebay charges... :D

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:35 pm
by catamount
Saint-Just wrote:The guys on British blade forum are trying to help. One bid $5 500 but was outbid. I hope this is not having the opposite effect. The higher the bid, the higher ebay charges... :D
The winning bid was $5600. Hopefully it was somebody else doing the same thing :rolleyes:

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:27 pm
by Zac
I really hope the winning bidder doesn't send a money order expecting it to arrive :(

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:53 pm
by eljay
Saint-Just wrote:The guys on British blade forum are trying to help. One bid $5 500 but was outbid. I hope this is not having the opposite effect. The higher the bid, the higher ebay charges... :D
Like he's going to pay the bill on a hijacked account.

Anyway, you just file "non paying bidder" and you get your fees back.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:11 pm
by CWO
tonydahose wrote:there was a very long post on the net, i couldnt find it :mad: though. in it someone tries to do a scam from nigeria. the guy gong to be had, turned it around and said yes he would make him a business partner, send him 100 laptops to sell there, have the guy make signs for his "company office" in nigeria...it went on for months with some really funny pics of the guy in nigeria making the "office" ready for opening. finally the guys says he will send him the laptops but it is cod for the postage. turns out to be $1200 USD. the guys shipped him an empty tower from an old computer filled with concrete. the guy had to borrow money to pay for the shipping and soon after there where emails that they where going to beat him very badly if they dont get there money back. it was nice to see the tables turned for once.
Its known as the "Anus Laptops" scam. Hilarious reading.

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:20 pm
by clovisc
nigeria -- home of the scammiest scams on the planet...

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:09 pm
by denn
it seems all ended "well".......

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