View Full Version : Amazing...... deal of the century!!

09-23-2006, 07:00 AM
What genius thought of this......

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-24-VINTAGE-FIGURES-DARTH-VADER-BOBA-FETT_W0QQitemZ300030989136QQihZ020QQcategoryZ50281 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If the seller needs money that badly why waste it on an ebay listing???

09-23-2006, 08:12 AM
I love all of those stolen images cobbled together from different sources! You can also see the plastic border around the edges where those figures have been AFA-graded.

09-23-2006, 10:33 AM
Not a bad deal at $80 a figure. Shame that they had to hand cut the edges of each card 'joke'

09-23-2006, 10:36 AM
anyone wanna get it?

09-23-2006, 12:22 PM
I conacted the seller twice today. Few things:

1. He does not have them at his place. They are in the midwest.

2. I offered to have someone near the collection, go and pick it up in person. He said seller did not want to meet anyone and wanted to ship the items instead.

3. He admits that all the photos are of other collectons but says "they're all in really, really good conditon."

This guy has private feedback, but its mostly positive... so who knows. I'm not about to throw away $2,000 on something I can't see.


09-23-2006, 12:38 PM
This looks like a hacked ebay account. The seller is using my Yak Face, Biker Scout, Yoda & Fett images.
If it was a genuine sale the price would be more like $10000.

09-23-2006, 02:22 PM
As if anybody here is thinking "It's not a rip off..."

Btw, I'm in the Midwest and would be glad to travel for this one. :-)

09-23-2006, 05:18 PM
I would highly advise NOT bidding on an auction like this.

Last fall I bid on a very similar collection. The seller said he was located in Illinois (not a long drive for me) and I gave him a buy-out offer. I offered to come and pick them up...but it turned out, after the money was wired (through a legit escrow service, luckily!) that the guy was located in Spain. Long story short, he used a keylogger program to hack into my escrow and e-mail accounts, posed as me and e-mailed the escrow service hoping to release the funds to him and his buddies in Spain. Lucikly, the escrow people caught on and I got my money back, sans the $100 escrow fees.

The moral of the story: be VERY wary of auctions where the seller is not "with the items". Like in my case, there's a high probability the images are simply stolen and it's a scammer based outside the USA. No, that's not a generalization, it's simply the way most of these scams work.

Hope this helps...

09-23-2006, 05:25 PM

09-23-2006, 05:38 PM
2. I offered to have someone near the collection, go and pick it up in person. He said seller did not want to meet anyone and wanted to ship the items instead.

Btw... if anyone ever suspects someone is pulling a fast one, here's what you can do:

1) Have them email you with a picture of the item.

2) When you receive the email you can get an IP address from the email's 'Internet headers'. Use a google search to find out how to access the 'Internet headers' for your email browser. For MS Outlook it's lik this... open an email. Then go 'View', then 'Options'. Viola! A record of everywhere that email went.

3) Take that IP address and use an online 'IP - Who Is' search engine to find out where in the world they really are.

I think this is a decent IP Who Is Search Engine (http://www.arin.net/whois/)

Btw though... this really only works if they aren't using an online email service. But if they are using their ISPs email service then you will get an idea where they are.

09-23-2006, 06:08 PM
Thanks for the heads up Dakk! Due correction has been made http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

09-24-2006, 05:58 AM
Dakk you are a very wise & clever guy!

09-24-2006, 11:46 AM
anyone wanna get it?


09-25-2006, 03:55 PM
SOB, that 12 back sand people is mine, lol

here's the link

12 back sand people (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=012&item=220030315424&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1)

09-25-2006, 10:14 PM
it smells like FRAUD! lol http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

09-26-2006, 05:14 PM
This reeks of trickery!!! Good thing nobody bid on it.