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  1.    #1  
    I e-mailed the person on this auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...534215464&rd=1

    They want me to send payment through Western Union. Anyone think its legit? I know I am dreaming and shouldn't waste my time, but I had to e-mail them at least.
  2. #2  
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheltowee
    I e-mailed the person on this auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...534215464&rd=1

    They want me to send payment through Western Union. Anyone think its legit? I know I am dreaming and shouldn't waste my time, but I had to e-mail them at least.
    Notice they have never been a seller before, only a buyer. No Western Union!
  3. #3  
    Never send payment through Western Union. This is a scam.
  4. #4  
    Says it's GSM AND CDMA. Huh?
  5.    #5  
    All I need to do is send $350 to Vlad Florin Niculescu in Romania. He even has offered to refund my money if I am not satisfied with the phone. Oh well. Looks like I will have to wait until January like everyone else for the GSM unit. Hope springs eternal.
  6. #6  
    Well, I emailed him to about the WU issue. HEre's his reply:

    If you want we can use square-trade
    Square Trade is a affiliated company of eBay.They develop the program Safe Harbour -Fraud Protection.I am a seal member and that's mean I am backed up for all my auctions on ebay.I pay them fees for that!
    Look how they work:
    1.I will contact them , and I will tell about this deal.
    2.They will send us mail forms (the forms will be from customer support team) ;1 for me about shipment ;1 for you about payment.
    3.Those forms must be filled by every part of this deal(me and you) with infos that they required.
    4.We must submit the forms.
    5.They will get your form , and they will tell me to ship the phones.
    6.Square Trade will send you the shipping infos right after I will submit
    7.You can track the phones by the tracking number from FedEx.
    8.After you will receive the phones , Square Trade will send me the payment infos and I shall pick up the money.
    This means a 3rd party.
    If you want to go on with this deal , mail me asap and I will require those forms right now.
    Regards
  7. #7  
    I asked seller the following four questions:

    1. Are these 650 for CDMA or for GSM?
    2. How did you get them?
    3. Do they ship in the original box w/ all the software?
    4. Is this auction legit?

    Here are his answers:
    1. is for GSM
    2. i have a cell company and i have my leaders
    3. i will ship the phone in the original box with all the software
    4. sure is legit


    I dunno, what do you guys think?
  8.    #8  
    I think that you will never see your phone or your money if you send it to Romania. If he has a store why hasn't he ever sold anything on E-bay? Why does it say he is in Pennsylvania on the ebay auction? Smells really really really fishy.
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheltowee
    I think that you will never see your phone or your money if you send it to Romania. If he has a store why hasn't he ever sold anything on E-bay? Why does it say he is in Pennsylvania on the ebay auction? Smells really really really fishy.

    But it's SOOO tempting isn't it??
  10. #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by elliotchi
    But it's SOOO tempting isn't it??
    For a sucker maybe
    Palm III > HS Visor > Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 750 > Treo Pro > PrePlus GSM

    "95% of all software issues are due to USER ERROR."
  11. #11  
    do me a favour, ask the seller if he will accept bits of string for payment
  12. #12  
    Let me just say that a former coworker of mine once bought a new laptop over eBay from an overseas seller. The seller didn't use PayPal or CC and only offered Western Union as a payment method. Well...the price was too good to turn down and my coworker did as suggested. To make a long story short. The money was taken from his account, and he never received a laptop. I don't know if he ever got his money back, but as soon as you mentioned Western Union, bells rang off in my head.

    Avoid this like the plague.
  13. #13  
    It's a fake...what's the "Buy it now" price? Anyone know?
    Mike
  14. #14  
    Reported to eBay...
  15. #15  
    Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!! Don't Do It!!!

    Warning signs abound here... Western Union payment, Romanian seller even though the listing says US....

    Run Away!!!!
    http://www.doctordalai.com
  16. #16  
    This guy was doing the same thing with the Motorola v710 when it first came out. Ebay kept killing his auctions, he steals another id and re-lists. IT IS A SCAM> The GSM phone is not available anywhere right now.
  17. #17  
    People are suckers...Gotta love EPray
  18. #18  
    Romania?? Freakin Romania???

    What a load of apples.
    Visor Deluxe/Visor Platinum/Visor Phone/Treo 180/Treo 270/Treo 300/Treo 650
  19. #19  
    I actually have been e-mailing the guy several times this evening. I was trying to get him to actually take a picture of the units. He sent me a picture of the box he got off PalmOne's website. Then I told him to use one of the Treo's to take a pic. He said the boxes were locked. I've gotten bored with the whole thing. I think I actually might have considered (out of craziness) getting one if the price were higher. I mean $350 for a new 650 GSM? Way to good to be true.
  20. #20  
    Just got a reply from the REAL ebay account holder regarding questions I sent:

    Sorry, Someone has used my account to post these items. If you look in
    the item description you will see and aol email, that does not belong to
    me. Please do not bid. I have contacted Ebay about this problem.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: j_s_s_computer@yahoo.com [mailto:j_s_s_computer@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 9:21 PM
    To: wallacej@comcast.net
    Subject: Question to seller regarding eBay Item # 5534210656


    hello seller, hi GOOD DAY,i live in uk and i have a store in
    uk,europe,usa,and africa,singapore where i sell laptop,cellphones,video
    games and many other things.and i am interested in the immediate
    purchase of this item and i will like to buy 2 for $1050 and i will be
    making
    paymentright away,i shall also be paying through BIDPAY[money order] i
    will
    like toask u if u would be able to sip as soon as payment is confirmed
    and
    approved by western union auction payment,this is due to the fact that
    itsdemand is high in my store and so i will want to complete the
    transaction ina very timely manner.if you can do this,email me with your
    name,
    contactaddress and your phone number so that i can proceed with the
    payment
    rightaway. let me quickly saythat i will be handling shipping with my
    fedex
    account as i will be sending this unit to africa i wil l be expecting
    yourreply ASAP....... thanks best regard........""

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    This request is related to item # 5534210656.

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    sell an item off the eBay Marketplace. If you get such an email, please
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    Mike
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