WTF are these Japanese sellers trying to do?

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  1. goodvibes

    goodvibes Premium Member

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    A99BD9AD-090A-4A0E-8691-9BAAAD5B573C.jpeg 8BB736F2-DF0C-4541-A8BB-BAFE8EE605B9.jpeg Anybody care to explain what is going on with these duplicate auctions on eBay? I seen this more than once and they are two different sellers. Well, at least they have two separate accounts which I did not think was possible but I guess it is. Both are the exact same guitars bit VERY different prices. :hmm:
     
  2. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I think those are what's known in the biz as "scams."

    Neither guy probably owns the guitar, they just want to own your money.
     
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    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Not necessarily the case at all. You buy from B, he buys from A and makes the mark-up.
     
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    goodvibes Premium Member

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    I suppose it could be a scam but that would be unusual from Japanese sellers, wouldn't it?
     
  5. Justin_Case

    Justin_Case Senior Member

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    It is a common practice - these guys are advertising a guitar that is not in their possession Hoping to mark it up, get it sold, run out and buy it, then ship it off.
     
  6. goodvibes

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    This should be illegal IMO. As Thump said above, how does a buyer know they are not being scammed? I wonder if eBay knows?
     
  7. Justin_Case

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    That's why PayPal and your Credit Card company earn their fees.
     
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  8. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    And if two people pull the trigger on the purchase? Someone's assed-out. What if another buyer gets the guitar upstream from your seller?

    It's shady practice. Don't sell what you don't own.
     
  9. chasenblues

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    TheHarleyMan2 Senior Member

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    I have the same issues, but mainly my issues is 95% of the Gibson's I search have the sellers in Japan! WTH? I have tried contacting ebay about it but now they made it so hard you can't even get any assistance with them. I also had issues trying to report multiple listings of the same instruments for various prices from the same seller!

    I don't even know how Japan is listed in U.S. ebay listings!
     
  11. Thunder Dump

    Thunder Dump Silver Supporter

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    On the sidebar in eBay you can select North America only (or US only) that will filter out all the Japanese listings.
     
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    That didn't work. I went to advanced settings and clicked U.S. ONLY, still got Japan listings. I can't find the preference of country for permanent searches..
     
  13. Frogfur

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    Don't buy off of Sleezebay.
     
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    I've seen that exact pic on dhgate for a chibson. Da faq
     
  15. Razzle

    Razzle Senior Member

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    Yea, not to hijack the thread or anything, but similarly I was wondering about this one...

    ...it's been advertised over and over for probably six months, same pics, and even has had bids. But it keeps coming back, and coming back. Can't ebay filter this crap out.
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    To me, it had an immediate red flag, as I've never seen a classic with P90's.
     
  16. chasenblues

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    Razzle Senior Member

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    Well there you do, didn't know that.

    But still it's been for sale a gazillion times and keeps coming back. Hmmmm
     
  18. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Just got lucky doing a Google search..:laugh2:
     
  19. Kingdom of Nye

    Kingdom of Nye Senior Member

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    eBay also lets you click "sell one like this" and basically copies all of the info from someone else's auction, to make it easier to sell an item when you aren't used to filling out all of the fields involved in listing an item.

    You're supposed to use your own pictures though. And I've definitely heard of the whole sell a guitar you don't actually own at a markup so you can buy it and send it off. The way eBay helps you list an item using previous listings data makes it easier for the scammers to get over.
     
  20. Left Paw

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    On the left side, just click 'US only' to limit your search. Problem solved.
     

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