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I just wanted to notify everyone that this user made an offer on two of my putters (a IBDD and a Mil Spec) for the starting bid price. I accepted the offer for the IBDD and he contacted me and said he would like me to mail to a different address than the one listed. Then he asked if I would purchased a $500 gift card for him and place it in the box since the putter was a “gift”.  

What really tipped me off was the “paypal” email. It was addressed from [email protected] It said once a picture of the Visa gift card was sent the “money” would be deposited into my account. I called both PayPal and was told there were no new transactions or any payments pending. 


 

i promptly called eBay to explain the situation and canceled the order due to address issues. I also blocked the user and recommend everyone do the same. I’m not sure if there will be any collateral damage but as of now no other adverse effects have occurred. I obviously declined his offer on the mil spec 33/350. They are both in excellent condition so the starting bid prices reflect what I believe them to be worth  
 

However, I was caught off guard by the quick offer for the starting bid price on both items from the same buyer. It sucks bc I really thought I had made a quick sale for my asking price but turned out to be a scam. 

I’m not sure if This was the correct place to post this message but I wanted to let  everybody know about this

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Buyers like this drive me crazy.  I just sold some items on ebay  (not golf stuff).  A person made an offer on an auction item I accepted.  I waited a day and heard nothing.  I kindly sent an invoice asking the buyer to keep in contact and to pay ASAP (If they had to wait a couple days, I understand that completely).  I waited another day and received a message from ebay saying the user is no longer a registered user  (They had zero feedback ) .  Now I have to relist the items again.  I get a lot of watchers but no bids (it is Miami Dolphins team issued stuff like jerseys, uniform pants, socks, etc). I have another guy who bought a leupold rangefinder  (gx-2i).  I described it exactly as it was.  He wants to return it because it reads differently than his other two rangefinders  (he said it reads distances longer than his other 2 by about 5-10 yards).  I believe it is user error but have no choice but to accept his return.  I'm about done with ebay but I have stuff I want to get rid of but ebay is the only place I can reasonably expect to sell it  (a lot of it is Miami Dolphins team issued stuff and I live in PA so there isn't much of a market here). 

 

The gift card is an immediate tip off the buyer is abusing ebay.  I would have done the same thing.

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On 1/15/2022 at 4:40 AM, Be796805 said:

I just wanted to notify everyone that this user made an offer on two of my putters (a IBDD and a Mil Spec) for the starting bid price. I accepted the offer for the IBDD and he contacted me and said he would like me to mail to a different address than the one listed. Then he asked if I would purchased a $500 gift card for him and place it in the box since the putter was a “gift”.  

What really tipped me off was the “paypal” email. It was addressed from [email protected] It said once a picture of the Visa gift card was sent the “money” would be deposited into my account. I called both PayPal and was told there were no new transactions or any payments pending. 


 

i promptly called eBay to explain the situation and canceled the order due to address issues. I also blocked the user and recommend everyone do the same. I’m not sure if there will be any collateral damage but as of now no other adverse effects have occurred. I obviously declined his offer on the mil spec 33/350. They are both in excellent condition so the starting bid prices reflect what I believe them to be worth  
 

However, I was caught off guard by the quick offer for the starting bid price on both items from the same buyer. It sucks bc I really thought I had made a quick sale for my asking price but turned out to be a scam. 

I’m not sure if This was the correct place to post this message but I wanted to let  everybody know about this


was it the different address, gift card, or the scammer email address that gave it away?

 

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