eBay Scammer Sends Photos Of Item

from the the-humor-of-a-new-generation dept

There are some “smart” eBay scams and then there are the dumb eBay scams. I still can’t figure out how the people who sell things and then just never send the item get away with it, but what sort of person sells expensive ($1,500 – $5,500) TVs on eBay and then tries to mock his victims by sending them a photo of the TV, instead of the TV itself? Not a very smart person, that’s clear. The article doesn’t have much in the way of details, but I imagine the guy thought it was all a very funny joke, and probably worded his eBay ad in an ambiguous way to imply that it was the actual TV, but could also fulfill the terms of the sale with a photo. Found at Mike Wendland’s blog.

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Oliver Wendell Jones (profile) says:

What did the auction text say?

I’d love to see the auction text that he used and if he has any chance in hell of being able to defend himself in court.

I constantly see auction listings with titles of ’42” Plasma Television $1!!!!!’ and when you read the text it tells you it’s some sort of pyramid scam or a list of where you can order items wholesale, or some such nonsense.

I think it would be funny if this guy carefully worded his auction in such a way that he didn’t actually promise anything more than a picture and people were gullible enough to fall for it. It would have been funnier if they had only lost $100 or some dollar amount where you could shake your head and say “you should have known you wouldn’t get a plasma tv for $X”, but I’ll take my laughs where I can find them…

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