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

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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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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  10. TheHarleyMan2

    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..
     
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    Don't buy off of Sleezebay.
     

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