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Two Ebay listings too good to be true??

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Bazz Jass, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river

  2. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    I've been following the '64 with a skeptical eye. Didn't see the '56.
     
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Hmmm, just up the road in Shipley. I'm not optimistic.
     

  4. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Honestly, don't see anything wrong with the guitars. Of course, this does not mean I trust these listings. There's almost no history and feedback on the seller. And it strikes me that the pictures of the two listings are so different...
    I would bid, but only with local pickup. In general they aren't willing for all sort of reasons.
     

  5. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Let's see what he has to say to this:

    Hi,

    I'm ready to bid on both listings but I want to confirm that the guitars can be picked up locally and be paid for at the time of pickup.

    Looking forward to your answer.

    Kind regards
     
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  6. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    I wouldn´t trust him - he used a different guitar in the detailed neck (pickup) pic than in the shot before - the ´56 Strat.
    Typical eBayer buying cheap stuff to push his rating and then going for the big bucks.
    The good thing is we have "his" finger prints in the ´64 pics xD.
    To be honest I don´t trust him but that does not mean a thing.
    But the price is too high yet to take any risk anyway. It will rise and will get over 10k for the ´64.

    I would not piss away my money like that on a guitar, any guitar without getting it in person.

    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  7. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
    The fact that he will give a 10% discount for money transfer rings alarm bells - Paypal is the buyer's only safe option IMHO......

    Classic scam - playing on the buyer's greed. Buyer thinks "great, 10% discount" but then immediately loses any Ebay/Paypal security when the guitar doesn't show up.

    Grrrrrrrr!
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017

  8. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Still no answer by the way...
     
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  9. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Italy
    Not a good sign...
     

  10. altar

    altar Strat-Talker

    459
    Oct 4, 2016
    USA

    Yeah that is suspicious. It's also against Ebay rules, wire transfers are not an approved payment method.
     

  11. DickBanks

    DickBanks Strat-Talker

    Age:
    57
    295
    May 2, 2017
    Olathe, KS
    Don't know how it works over there, but he must know that a serious buyer at that price point is going to want to remove the neck and pick-guard, and have a look inside.
     

  12. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK

  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    It looks like it's been pulled.
     

  14. altar

    altar Strat-Talker

    459
    Oct 4, 2016
    USA

    Looks like Ebay pulled it. I reported it, might be why.
     

  15. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

    385
    Feb 27, 2012
    England
    If it looks too good to be true................
     
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  16. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Why??? ;) I was the highest bidder on both... :)rolleyes:)
     
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  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Typical lives in a palace more money than sense sort of person then... :p
     
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  18. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    I tend to buy me a lot of sense...
     

  19. gibsonsmu

    gibsonsmu Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2015
    Texas
    I actually followed through on one of these scams just for fun on a 61' refin for $5k. I asked questions he kept answering I offered PayPal and all sorts of stuff even offering to do a wire transfer but he couldn't even get that together. "I'm in England but I work in Germany so my bank is in Germany and my name is actually Susan". I finally just asked - does this ever really work? Last I heard. Had a relatively decent fake eBay receipt. Overall pretty weak effort
     

  20. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Never trust a boy named Sue.....

    "My name is Sue - how do you do!?"