Does anyone watch for Scams like this Pinarello on Ebay???
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    Question Does anyone watch for Scams like this Pinarello on Ebay???

    I noticed a Pinarello on Ebay. The images didn't show up, but I noticed that they were from the weight weenies site. Here is the:
    Ebay link to scam Pinarello auction

    Here is the Weight Weenies Bike page that shows the bike with info on the actual owner.

    My question is - does anyone watch for this kind of stuff and notify bidders? I know that ebay is a seriously "let the buyer beware" kind of place... I was just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerson
    I noticed a Pinarello on Ebay. The images didn't show up, but I noticed that they were from the weight weenies site. Here is the:
    Ebay link to scam Pinarello auction

    Here is the Weight Weenies Bike page that shows the bike with info on the actual owner.

    My question is - does anyone watch for this kind of stuff and notify bidders? I know that ebay is a seriously "let the buyer beware" kind of place... I was just curious.
    Who has time? There's a good chance that 1/4 of the expensive bikes on eBay are scams. Who would have time to report them all. Most only report it when it's their bike.

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    There has began to be a pretty sizeable number of eBay users that will intentionally drive the price of bogus auctions up to ruin the auction. I used to report any I saw to eBay, but it was getting to be a full time job. Comes a time that people have to be smart enough to recognize the scams for what they are.

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