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    n00b ebay question - advise needed

    Hi, Last night i put my phone up for auction on Ebay. Ive just come home and checked my e-mail and had this sitting in my inbox - can someone tell me if its authentic as Im sure there are lots of BS emails trying to conn me or whatever... cheers


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    from adam19@martodirdjo.com

    Question from eBay Member: Sony Ericsson P900 (Orange Branded) (Item # 5706222386)

    Dear loops_and_things,

    dear seller, I like to order items below that you listed at ebay auction. Sony Ericsson P900 (Orange Branded) (Item # 5706222386) Please tell me total cost including shipping to below address information: Name : Adam Hilman Street : 621. ALJUNIED ROAD #01-05/10 LIPO FACTORY BUILDING City : Singapore State or Province : Singapore Zip or Postal Code: 389834 Country : Singapore, If you accept payment with Mastercard or Visa, I will send my credit card information later. I will wait for your confirmation. Regards.

    To view the item, go to: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/ebayISAPI.d...tem=5706222386



    Thank you,
    hilman160

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    Thanks for help guys,

    Stuppy

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    tell him to pay through ebay checkout. that way you have some protection at least.

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    Ok but another thing i dont get from the email is, he is asking for total price inc shipping, now no1 has bid on the phone yet? so technically i could say any total price? unless he is asking for a" buy now " price thing, but still, doing that goes againsts ebays rules right? :S

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    Leave it, tell him (politely) to bid for it like everyone else, otherwise you are leaving yourself open to be stiffed.

    Try him out, quote a price way over what you thinks its worth, but not too much over, then see if he accepts... then add on shipping and see if he still likes the idea... very likely he'll go for it as this all smells very dodgy....
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    if he pays up front what is there to be dodgy

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    Watch out for the old cheque bouncing trick...
    Not around too often!

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    hmm i would never post abroad, too many scamsters

    i normally wait till ebay completes, but i sold a phone recently and this guy offered me (he was in the uk) to pay upfront a cheque for 130inc, where i was really only hoping for 110-120 so i was ok

    got the cheque fine, and waited a good 5 days to make sure it didnt bounce, so saving ebay fees and getting some more to save him time was good, but id be careful there ARE scams out there so be careful
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    Will probably ask to pay by money transfer or some other method that he can trick you into thinking he's paid up. Proceed with caution!

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    hmmm, singapore, havn't there been some ebay & paypal scams there before?

    as has been said proceed with caution, personally i'd wait for people to bid.

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    Do you have a method for taking credit cards? If so, you'll be ok.

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    If you make sure you've got the money in the bank before you do anything you should be ok. If you take this route it's probably worth giveing him some extortionalte price - just to try your luck and see if he pays it

    But as a noob, I'd just tell him to bid like everybody other ebayer out there.

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    Ive replied saying if he wants it, then bid, sent it at about seven, no reply yet

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    Sounds exactly like a number of scams I've seen before. He's in Singapore, a P900 probably costs about half the U.K. price over there, why the hell would he want to pay over the odds to get one sent from England?

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    Don't deal with him - he will be using a stolen credit card, and the money can be clawed back from you, leaving you without a phone and without the moolah.
    Unless he is willing to use a money gram service like Western Union - that way you get the cash (though someone could still be losing money from their CC )

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    This is a scam, leave it as it's not worth the risk.

    I'm sure I've seen on e-bay or paypal that Singapore is excluded from any protection.

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