Re: [midatlanticretro] Unassembled Altair on eBay
- Followup: Upon further review, appears the auctions might be real, but proceed with caution and of course if you get a second chance offer, do not respond there.
On 4/22/2013 8:37 AM, Michael Lee wrote:
FYI, if anyone bid or won this item or the PDP 8/e this seller has listed, most likely the auctions are fraudulent. I had put a low ball bid for fun, and I received a forged "Second Chance Offer" e-mail for it. Typical eBay scam.
On 4/15/2013 2:12 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:
- --- In email@example.com, Michael Lee <mikelee@...> wrote:
>I do not like nor believe the 2nd chance offer is a fair option.
> Followup: Upon further review, appears the auctions might be real, but
> proceed with caution and of course if you get a second chance offer, do
> not respond there.
It could be a way to milk your proximity bid to your maximum.
Item opens at $10
Bidder 1 offers $20, Item at $10
Bidder 2 offers $40, Item at $20.50 (next increment after Bidder 1)
Bidder 3 offers $500, Item at $41
Bidder 3 is a fake account used to defraud Bidder 2.
Seller then offers 2nd chance to Bidder 2 for $40 (not the $20.50).
Ebay has their share of scammers and undesirables, beware.