Never got one of these from ebay before...

Dec 26, 2005
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Western Maryland
The following is a notice from eBay Trust & Safety regarding:

Item Number - 6618199539

Item Title - Star Wars Prop Darth Vader ESB chestbox electronic

Our records show that you were a bidder or buyer of one or more of this seller's items. We recently removed this seller's active listings and suspended the seller's trading privileges. Due to privacy concerns we cannot share further details about this seller.

If the seller asks you to complete this transaction outside of eBay, we strongly recommend that you do not proceed with the transaction. Transactions for items listed on eBay but then completed off of the eBay platform are not covered by buyer protection programs offered by eBay and can be highly indicative of fraud. For more information on Offers to Buy or Sell Outside of eBay, copy and past the following Help Page link into your browser:

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Funny thing is, it doesn't tell me the sellers name and the pages have been pulled. Glad I wasn't the high bidder.
Feb 26, 2006
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I guess that's what happens to people who were bidding on a sellers items when ebay nukes them!

Dec 23, 2001
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jcoffman99 said:
It is rare that something goes wrong with a transaction on eBay.

I guess ebay's security team doesn't pay much attention to how many negative feedbacks are posted every day on their site.

I do remember receiving a similar email a few years ago, but I wasn't the high bidder, and just let it go. Too long ago to remember the details.

Oct 10, 2005
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I've had 3 of these, 2 came AFTER I'd won and paid but both times the transaction went through fine and the items turned out to be genuine. So that was nice.