Getting Scammed On eBay
from the wanna-buy-a-watch? dept
When I was in junior high school, I remember hanging out with some friends around Rockefeller Center in NYC, and being approached by the most cliche scam artist around. He offered us the chance to buy a “real, authentic” watch from any of the top watch makers for only $10! One of my more gullible friends went for it, and paid the $10 for a “real, authentic” Rolex. We all made fun of him. Later that day he was looking at it said “guys, I think this might be real”. It didn’t take us long to find the “made in China” imprint on the back, and suggest that Rolexes were unlikely to say such a thing. The next day he told us the watch stopped working. It seems those ever present street vendors of fake merchandise have discovered their virtual street corner. Selling fake brand name merchandise on eBay is becoming increasingly popular. And, just like my friend, it appears that there are plenty of gullible suckers willing to buy a product they haven’t even seen based on a seller they don’t know suggesting that it’s real.