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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:05 pm

Gday

Spotted this warning about scammers on ebay, dont know if the guy got shafted affraid or not but he's not a happy chappy Mad , check item no 300309656576 in the minelab section.

Maybe we should have a section on here that we can post the details of rip off artists and scammers? Twisted Evil

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Post  Inhere on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:54 pm

Good one stayyerau!

I just bought another camper and the mongrel's are doing the same thing with campers/m homes
on Gumtree and Trading Post.

The people are always out of the country and want you to pay the money through part of ebay Before you
inspect it, they try to make out that you could get the money back from ebay if there were any problems.
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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:00 pm

Possibly he's refering to this one:-

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220400033609

I sent the seller two questions yesterday, below are the questions and his replies. Notice no questions or his answers are posted in the questions from buyers section of the ad.

Q. do you have any photos of the actual item? not photos from the catalogue
also warentee is not transferable

A.Hello.
i dont have any on this laptop, ive checked with the minelab dealer where i baught the item from and he said there'd be no problems with transfering it. its dose comes with dealer warranty anyways. so eitherway its covered.
Thanks

Q. thankyou, do you have the serial number and the dealer you bought it from?
Steve

A. hello.
the serial number is #1001286. the guy the sold me the items name is james

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Post  crabby on Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:20 pm

he also has no feedback rating.....something i always check

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Post  gollstar on Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:56 pm

, free postage and handling, no feed back and only joined 16 april 09 item location PROSECT ha ha thats in south oz isnt it dunno sounds sus Suspect


PLEASE ONLY BID/BUY THIS ITEM IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY WITHIN 24HRS BY BANK TRANSFER OR DIRECT DEBIT, IT IS INSURED AND COSTING ME ?

DAILY.?????WTF

THE ITEM WILL BE POSTED TO YOU AS SOON AS PAYMENT IS RECIEVED AND WILL BE REGESTERED//TRACKED AND INSURED.

THANKS GOOD LUCK WITH BIDDING!!! Shocked

sounds dodgy to me
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Post  Wombat on Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:12 pm

There is no way I would buy any electrical item on E-bay from an unknow supplier or private seller, you do not know if it even works unit you get it home. At least if you buy it from a shop or reconised dealer you can check it out or you have some sort of recall if you have problems. A mate of mine bought a 2100 detector from a private seller in NSW on e-bay. He lives in Vic. The seller was saying it works perfectly, but when he received it through the post and went out in the field to try it, it worked like Sh*t. The people who sold it to him did not want to know anything about it when he tried to get he's money back.
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Post  nugget_hunter69 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:56 pm

The seller does have feedback but only bought a dog tag testerday 21st and has left feedback today for it 22nd thats what ya call a fast transaction, sus alright,
I also asked him if it could be viewed b4 buying.
I see it has bids on it too poor bugga winning it .
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Post  nugget_hunter69 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:59 pm

BTW the seller who sold him the so called dog tag only has one feedback rating too and thats from this bloke with the so called 45
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Post  crabby on Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:03 pm

dodgy brothers indeed No
feel sorry for the bidders

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Post  reg on Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:26 pm

madtuna wrote:Possibly he's refering to this one:-

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220400033609

I sent the seller two questions yesterday, below are the questions and his replies. Notice no questions or his answers are posted in the questions from buyers section of the ad.

Q. do you have any photos of the actual item? not photos from the catalogue
also warentee is not transferable

A.Hello.
i dont have any on this laptop, ive checked with the minelab dealer where i baught the item from and he said there'd be no problems with transfering it. its dose comes with dealer warranty anyways. so eitherway its covered.
Thanks

Q. thankyou, do you have the serial number and the dealer you bought it from?
Steve

A. hello.
the serial number is #1001286. the guy the sold me the items name is james



i too enquired about the above detector the serial number is the same as you got,then i enquired if he would except paypal and his reply was he would if that was all i had Question Question
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Post  nero_design on Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:57 am

There's another GPX-4500 on eBay at the moment. Item Number #280335264485 ... It looks like the highest bidder is a newbie with no feedback. It's probably a legitimate sale since the seller has a feedback of 80 at 100%. The detector is listed as unused.

The worry about auctions like this is that the auction is anonymous which allows for the seller to set up fake accounts and effectively "bid on his own item" to push up the price. Though forbidden, it's often happening. But the most amusing aspect of this listing is the following quote: "No matter if you've never picked up a detector before, the GPX-4500 has automatic functions and pre-set Search Modes that make you an expert in a matters of moments." Awesome!

A detecting company was broken into last month and a few detectors were pinched on March 12. I imagine they'll eventually work their way onto eBay after changing hands. Just in case anyone asks for serial numbers, one of the stolen detectors was a NEW GPX-4500 with the serial number of #2921. - The other units were a second hand GP3000 (serial #1821) and a second hand GP3500 (serial #8281 or #8231 ... partial number was damaged). I was told that I can pass this on to assist in locating the stolen units. The two GPs were stolen without coils.

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Post  Inhere on Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:04 am

The guy lives near me, so I emailed, could I call and inspect it?
He answered:
hello.
sorry but the item is already packed. and for security reasons i cant, sorry.
Thanks

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Post  nero_design on Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:17 am

Inhere, a few scammers that prey on the sellers will ask to inspect an expensive item (usually jewellery) and then arrange a theft since they then know where the item is located. For this reason, some sellers are not prepared to allow pick ups or private inspections (especially if the items are listed ans new or unused etc). Of course a scammer won't want you to visit him at home either.

I sure wouldn't buy online if it's for an item devoid of warranty. Especially if it's an electronic item like this since you don't know the history behind it. Seems not everybody else thinks this way if the bidding lists are an indication.
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Post  gollstar on Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:22 am

Im looking for a sd 2200D and i stated i live in melbourne because i whont to have a look, start it up and drop some lead in front of it at depth if it does not past muster im not keen, i might be a newbie but im know ones fool
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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:19 am

nero_design wrote:
But the most amusing aspect of this listing is the following quote: "No matter if you've never picked up a detector before, the GPX-4500 has automatic functions and pre-set Search Modes that make you an expert in a matters of moments." Awesome!


Cheers.

Actually Marco...he's copied that right from Minelabs own website

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:14 am

Hi All,

Thought that it was a bargain and sent 'olde matey' and email asking if I could pick up the detector if I won the auction... his reply was..... "hello. sorry you cant for security reasons and also my insurance dosnt cover pick up, sorry.
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Post  nugget_hunter69 on Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:06 pm

I asked the same, do you have a real pic and can I view item befor buying and got email back saying I dont have a camera to conect to this laptop and cant view due to security reasons.
When I went to mesage him back it has come up as ITEM REMOVED.
Thats one scammer down at least.
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Post  gollstar on Wed May 13, 2009 5:26 pm

Hes back
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Minelab-GPX-4500_W0QQitemZ170331324077QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Gadgets?hash=item170331324077&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
I put in a complaint about this item,<GPX 4500> as he will not allow pickup or inspection and its going for the BBBARGAIN starting bid of only 1k with 2 days to go, gstylesproduction sounds like some punk from the western suberbs,HAHAHA HAPPY BIDDING
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Post  gollstar on Wed May 13, 2009 6:28 pm

HA HA HA just within the last hour he is no longer a registerd user 2 hours after my complaint and half an hour after the dude warning people about him went up,they should trace his ip address and charge him with fraud i say.
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Post  Kon61gold on Wed May 13, 2009 11:12 pm

Top stuff Gollstar, Well Done

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Post  nugget_hunter69 on Sat May 23, 2009 9:44 am

Just noticed in minelab section he is back again, this bloke just wont give up.
just over 2 days to go.
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Post  gollstar on Sat May 23, 2009 1:37 pm

This is his details give him a call and ask if he will take $1500 cash for it =g Aligiannis / 16 Dutton St Bankstown (02) 9708 1875 if he sells it to you for $1500 and on the off chance you receive the gpx4500 i demand $500 commision
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Post  nero_design on Sat May 23, 2009 4:17 pm

The alarm bells rang as soon as I saw that he is a new seller with no history.
His comment about the detector not having a transferable warranty was fair enough.

Proof of actual detector would be to source the Serial Number from the seller and run it by Minelab.
There's time to do this on Monday if anyone has an opportunity.... If the sellers Serial is non existent or if it doesn't correspond to a local detector, this could be used to shut him down I suppose.

Seller claims item will be sent Registered & Insured... yet just a few lines below this under "insurance" the listing says: "Not Offered".

Aside from this, the sale looks legit (they always do) although shelling out several grand to an unknown person online is a stupid thing to do. Can't see a way to stop him because there's no way to prove the sale is not Authentic.
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Post  Inhere on Sat May 23, 2009 7:37 pm

This one also looks a bit suss. 180359601035
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Post  russcoit on Sat May 23, 2009 8:17 pm

Gday all this fella sent me this relpy to my question of wanting to come around to have a look and would he take $4500 cash its the same bloke I might ask if that is his address and phone number. lol!
Dear Russcoit123,
hello,
sorry but with work its hard for me to be home, also my insurance dosnt cover that, however id accept $4500 as buy it now if ur interested, it is brand new in the box still sealed with the minelab tabs as the bix hasnt even been open...
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Post  Guest on Sat May 23, 2009 9:33 pm

You have got to check this one out - 170335721157. Bulgarian seller must think Aussies are stupid as we seem to be the only country he is selling his "detector" to.
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Post  nero_design on Sat May 23, 2009 10:18 pm

This HAS to be the new Nigerian Scam for 2009. Both of the last eBay items you guys noted appear to be from new sellers... and anyone buying a detector from Bulgaria would have to be out of their mind. Looks like one of the highest bidders is also a "newbie"... But is he a new eBay member or is he a shill? (eBay shill = a fake account holder, created by the seller to enable him to drive up the bids to higher prices).

Not sure there's much we can do without any evidence. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?
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Post  nugget_hunter69 on Sun May 24, 2009 6:19 pm

Hes back
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Minelab-GPX-4500_W0QQitemZ170331324077QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Gadgets?hash=item170331324077&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
I put in a complaint about this item,<GPX 4500> as he will not allow pickup or inspection and its going for the BBBARGAIN starting bid of only 1k with 2 days to go, gstylesproduction sounds like some punk from the western suberbs,HAHAHA HAPPY BIDDING

I see its now up to $4550, I have notified ebay to look into it hopefully befor it ends tomorrow.
This bloke gets removed and comes back just as quick.
Has anyone else notified ebay of this bloke recently.
Surely after being removed so many times ebay would have to ask questions.
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Post  nugget_hunter69 on Sun May 24, 2009 6:22 pm

item number for last post 170335328955
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Post  nero_design on Sun May 24, 2009 6:45 pm



Looks like you got him Ossie. This is all that remains (see image above).
What was it that caught your attention about this seller?
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