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kevgermany

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It's that rip-off guy again. What surprises me is that the bidders are not novices...
 

DavidUK

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It's that rip-off guy again. What surprises me is that the bidders are not novices...
How do you know who's bidding?
I suspect he's had a few mates bid it up so as to look like it IS a valuable sax.

:shocked:
 

kevgermany

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If you click on the bid count, it lists all the bids. No names, but you can see from their ratings how many ebay deals they've done. Someone's going to be horribly disappointed when they find out the new price and true value. As with any auction, don't bid unles you know what you're doing.
 

ProfJames

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Something smells funny here! However, it is not illegal I believe(?). Caveat emptor
 

MandyH

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View attachment 2333

and how did the bid jump from £21 to £450 ?

and you can't ask the seller a question!

the most expensive G4M alto I can see on the Gear4Music site is £229.99
 

Chris

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Just phoned G4M, they are looking into it as they have had a call about this early today..
 

kevgermany

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and how did the bid jump from £21 to £450 ?
Checked the 'automatic' bids. There are none.
First bidder must have bid 449 or something else close to 450. This shows as 20 on ebay, which I assume is the minimum opening bid. Second bidder comes in with 459 or similar and this gives the 450 bid as the lowest that's higher than the opening bid. Third guy comes in and again ebay only shows 460 as it's the minimum higher than previous bidder.

Does sound really fishy to me. Not many guys will pay that much for a second hand alto without knowing what they were buying - and to find 2 in an apparant bidding war both bidding far too high and no intermediate bids is really odd. Hopefully ebay pick up on it this time. Does look as if there's at least one underbidder in there trying to push it up. How would bidder 2 just happen to bid slightly more than bidder 1, when ebay would be showing 20?
 

Colin the Bear

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Isn't this the one I made an offer of £10 on before it was withdrawn?

If this sells I'm buying a couple more and auctioning them.
 

Jamesmac

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This is the address and tel. no. as reg. in YELL. and which is no surprise tel no. not recognised.

[h=1]Buy Sell & Loan Shop Ltd[/h]Unit 4, Agora Shopping Centre, 140 Queensway, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 2RS


  • Tel: 01908 646075
 

teebones

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buysellandloan 25-Feb-13 Present


****@buysellandloan.co.uk 25-Feb-13 25-Feb-13


samapispevoi2013 24-Feb-13 25-Feb-13


buysellandloan 15-Apr-08 24-Feb-13


thehouseofg 04-Nov-04 15-Apr-08


wusupg 04-Oct-01 04-Nov-04


Lots of different user names as well :w00t:
 
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