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Author Topic: IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware  (Read 1243 times)

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Offline alpha

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IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware
« on: June 16, 2016, 06:40:38 PM »
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Baccarat-1848-presse-papier-sulfure-paper-press-nombreuses-silhouettes-animales-/322153756705?hash=item4b01dc3821:g:GYEAAOSwbYZXYq5h

This weight shows up every summer it seems. Two years ago I was the top bidder. The seller was located in Turkey, the paperweight was supposedly located in Paris, the back account to which funds were to be wired was in Paris, the seller would not accept paypal and would only accept wired funds, and the seller would not permit the weight to be picked up in person in Paris. I asked the seller to take a photo of the weight on a current newspaper to verify his/her possession of it - and received nothing. All the signs of a classic fraud. Buyer beware.


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Re: IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 05:19:31 PM »
Hi

Have you reported it to eBay?

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Re: IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 12:19:50 PM »
Looks like it has sold for 942.00  :(
Rosie.

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Re: IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 09:31:58 PM »
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I don't think it really sold. There was negative feedback within 2 days - that is not logical (captain...).

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Re: IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 12:53:00 PM »
If you look at the feedback, it looks as though a buyer had previously 'bought' an antique clock from the fraudulent seller and paid 1600 by money transfer. The same buyer had 'won' the baccarat paperweight with no intention to pay the seller, but to use the opportunity to scupper the sale and to post negative feedback in relation to the clock sale, Don

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Re: IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 01:33:44 PM »
Oh My, let's hope that eBay now respond.  >:(
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Re: IT's Baaaaack - buyer beware
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 09:16:03 PM »
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All eBay care about is the 15% cut they get on sales. So a fake sells?  Not their problem.

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