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by PauloM
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Harold, Like Alex said, there's a very high chance that the seller will offer a substantial discount for the use of an alternative payment method. The buyer may or may not fall for it. Even if the buyer pays via Paypal, the Buyer protection plan is not foolproof and there's a strict set of rules tha...
by PauloM
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Collembolan 3 mm
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Jorge,

Excelentes fotos, parabéns! :smt023
by PauloM
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Unfortunately, eBay let this one slip through. :?
Sold for $600.
I wish the best of luck to the winning bidder, he's going to need it.
by PauloM
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Another one:
This 170610361906 and this

Reported +24h ago, still available. :?
by PauloM
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Yes, and they removed it even faster than before.
Assuming it was my report they payed attention to, I guess
i made it to their "reputable snitches" list! :D
by PauloM
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

So the scammer is getting a little more sophisticated... Instead of copying old ebay listings, he's copying current LabX ones. Take a look at item 250781449871 and then take a look at this LabX listing . This one isn't as straightforward to report. I have sent ebay a link to the LabX listing, but I ...
by PauloM
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Sorry, already lost a bet today, not willing to risk losing another! :) Well, Paulo, I'd have suggested a "beer bet"--in which case I figure we'd both win regardless--either I buy a beer for a friend, or a friend buys me a beer. I wouldn't mind at all losing such a bet against you. Too bad we don't...
by PauloM
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

This listing (160544978119) has been removed, or this item is not available.

Chris, glad I didn't bet against you, would have been two lost wagers in under 12h.
by PauloM
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Sorry, already lost a bet today, not willing to risk losing another! :)
by PauloM
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Here we go away... he doesn't give up!
This time he's trying his luck with an Olympus BX40F
See this and then take a look at this. :evil:

Please report this and help drive this (insert expletive here) out of eBay.
by PauloM
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

Paulo, I do indeed owe you a beer! Just let me know where you want me to send it. Hello Alex, nice to get in touch with you again. I wasn't thinking of the original seller (i.e. you) when I mentioned the beer, I was thinking of whoever was going to be the highest bidder of that fraudulent auction, ...
by PauloM
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 105 Apo El Nikkor
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

... both of them should have known better, judging by their feedback. :roll:
by PauloM
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Newport Lab Jack from reliable seller sitting at $61
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

For the record, I have also bought from that seller in the past and have nothing but good things to say about them. Their feedback speaks for itself. As for UPS brokerage charges, it's a common practice among shipping companies, and there's nothing the seller can do about it. In my experience and op...
by PauloM
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

IIRC, the price was at a little over USD 180. No doubt it would have gone for much more after the last minute snipers had done their thing. The listing had quite a few tell-tale signs that rang warning bells in my head, the fact that the seller was from Estonia and had zero feedback was probably the...
by PauloM
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Possible eBay fraud alert - UPDATED: Olympus BH-2
Replies: 35
Views: 7003

This listing (250766772817) has been removed, or this item is not available.
Someone, somewhere owes me a beer! 8)