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Ocelot55

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Location : Columbus, OH
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PostSubject: Ebay Fraud Alert   Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:33 pm

I know a lot of us browse eBay for estate pipes all the time. Recently there has been a string of fraudulent listings for nice pipes at prices too good to be true. This has come up on other pipe forums, but I haven't seen it mentioned here yet and I thought I would spread the word.

Here's a link to a discussion on another board that lists the red flags:

http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/fraudulent-ebay-sellersplease-beware

Please be careful out there when using eBay!
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:20 pm

Thanks for the heads-up Jesse. I don't play on the bay but lots of folks do, so this is helpful info.


Cheers,

RR
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arkansaspiper

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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:36 pm

this will save alot of folks
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Thistleoak

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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm

I won't shop Ebay for pipes... when I'm looking for a high end pipe at a reasonal price I go to http://www.blueroombriars.com/

Shameless plug for a bud ! lol!
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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:16 am

Thistleoak wrote:
I won't shop Ebay for pipes... when I'm looking for a high end pipe at a reasonal price I go to http://www.blueroombriars.com/

Shameless plug for a bud ! lol!

And I'm shameless enough to accept shameless plugs anytime I can get them!
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BriarBeagle

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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:26 am

You mean to tell me that the J. Alan Calabash that was available for $29 as a "buy it now" option wasn't legit?
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:00 am

Nothing says eBay like a little bit of fraud. Thanks for the info Jesse.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:38 pm

The dead giveaway is a properly worded English listing with a Chinese ship-from address.....
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Fraud Alert   Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:22 pm

This isn't limited to tobacciana. I see this in collectible, vintage clothing. I've seen it with camping gear, like a Kelty Spectra backpack that should sell for $400-1000, depending on the model (yes, people collect outdoor gear and not to use), listed as BIN $30. I would guess many collectible genres are getting hit with this predatory crap.
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