From: Donald MacQueen (dmacq_at_erols.com)
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 14:05:48 EDT
Thursday, April 20, 2000, 1:34:22 PM, you wrote:
>> There's no question--it was a scam job. And Dave...there is no
>> realistic worry of legal action, even if the seller *is* legit. Bottom
>> line? If it smells bad, get the hell out--even if it means a negative
>> feedback (because realistically, that's the greatest penalty it
>> will cost you).
> This is not just a blatant scam, but a hilarious one. Look at those user
> names! All in the exact same style. Donald, I'm with Randal on this--I'd
> save a copy of that happy little feedback circle for evidence and politely
> tell the scammer you're backing out because of his feedback fraud. And let
> Yahoo know about it--especially if he does hit you with negative feedback. I
> would think they take this kind of deceptive feedback seriously.
> p.s. For late arrivals to the thread, the auction is at:
I emailed the guy (sales_at_itsmycomputer.com) whose Colorado address is listed in
aution (http://page.auctions.yahoo.com/auction/22974097 ) and here is his reply:
I looked at the auction in reference. It is a cheap copy of our ad. But we
are in no way affiliated with playin586. If you're interested in our
laptops, look for items by greatlaptops.
playin586 did send me this message in reply to my request for the
address of someone who bought from his previous auction. He does
love those someName123_at_hotmail.com accounts.
"for what reason. i will but dont tell them i gave it to you.
Sorry to get everyone so riled up about this. I thought I was sharing
a 'good' deal on a 600. Then I realized that $800 for a 600e was
too good to be true. Things that appear to be too good to be true
I will pursue this with Yahoo. BTW, he wanted the CASH sent to D Herrera
in Thornhill, Ontario.
Donald M. MacQueen Registered Smalltalk Bigot, [Esq.]
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