Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Amiga Kit Amiga Store Iridium Banner AMIStore App Store A1200/A600 4xIDE Interface

AuthorTopic: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation  (Read 4630 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline save2600

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 12:29:07 AM »
Whoa, this is in my neck or should I say redneck, of the woods?  lol

Some strange language going on and a BIN of $1800 at one time? Ummm, yeah.... good luck with that!  :lol:
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 12:33:26 AM by save2600 »
 

Offline amiman99

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 01:50:16 AM »
This A4000T keeps coming back on Ebay.
A500 KS 2.1, 1MB Chip, 68000
A600 KS 3.1, 2MB Chip, ACA630 32MB RAM
A1000 KS 1.3, 8MB RAM
A1200 KS 3.1, Blizzard IV 50MHz 64MB RAM
A2000 KS 2.1, 68030 25MHz, 6MB RAM
A3000 KS 3.1, 68030 25MHz, 16MB RAM
A4000 KS 3.0, 68040 25MHz, 16MB RAM
CDTV KS 3.1, 4MB RAM
CD32
(AROS BOX) Dead :(
 

Offline Ral-Clan

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 01:53:52 AM »
How does an A4000 do 128MB on the motherboard?  I thought the max an A4000 could have was 16MB on the motherboard.   Perhaps he means 128MB on the 060 accelerator.
Music I've made using Amigas and other retro-instruments: http://theovoids.bandcamp.com
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 02:04:57 AM »
Notice how his "BIN" notice is not text but a graphic.  Keeps him under the radar.
 

Offline Fleetingthought

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 02:10:21 AM »
It's a scam, someone has cracked that guys ebay account and 're-listed' one of his or another's auction.  The email me at 'whatever@free_email.com' with the a buy now listed (or phone #) in the auction is the giveaway and it's an old scam. Be wary...

Tom
 

Offline Firedawg

  • VIP / Donor - Lifetime Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 368
  • Total likes: 0
Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 02:15:51 AM »
Yes, this seller is avoiding a "Reserve" fee, plus is side stepping the "Buy it now" fee.  Going to manual terminate the listing when the $1800 has been met.  eBay would like to know about this sellers listing description and terms a bit more.

The Dawg
Amiga 4000T/60 - A2000/60 - 1200T/60, Soldered Up 3 x Minimig 1.1, Mac Mini 1.5 Running MacOSX/MOS 2.7-Registered
 

Offline Darrin

  • Lifetime Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2002
  • Posts: 4430
  • Total likes: 0
Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 02:54:09 AM »
Thanks for pointing out it was a scam.  I was bidding on that!  :D

I thought the specs were too good to be true, not to mention the "free shipping".
A2000, A3000, 2 x A1200T, A1200, A4000Tower & Mediator, CD32, VIC-20, C64, C128, C128D, PET 8032, Minimig & ARM, C-One, FPGA Arcade... and AmigaOne X1000.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 03:00:49 AM »
Stuff like this gives us all (who sell legitimately on Ebay) black eye.

ie - current listings on my wife's Ebay account.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/wendallbeans/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

You should always look for feedback scores and number of positive feedback responses.

But even then, sometimes crap like this pops up.

At least if its a scam, Ebay and Paypal buyer protection will cover the buyer against fraud.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 03:03:23 AM by Iggy »
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"
 

Offline Darrin

  • Lifetime Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2002
  • Posts: 4430
  • Total likes: 0
Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 03:10:31 AM »
Now this little beauty is tempting me too:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-COMMODORE-PET-Model-2001-VERY-RARE-/180829987818?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6661202060719658026

Here's one of the things that annoys me about certain eBay sellers:

Quote
No cracks, dents, chips, etc.  Being sold as-is.  Includes a power cord.  

I do not guarantee it's functionality in any way, shape or form


The thing has a power cord.  He shows a picture of it with a power cord.  How much effort does it take to plug it into a socket and flip the on/off switch?  He knows exactly what the functionality of it is, because if it did power up then he'd have taken a picture of the screen.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 03:18:04 AM by Darrin »
A2000, A3000, 2 x A1200T, A1200, A4000Tower & Mediator, CD32, VIC-20, C64, C128, C128D, PET 8032, Minimig & ARM, C-One, FPGA Arcade... and AmigaOne X1000.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 03:18:37 AM »
Quote from: Darrin;681845
Now this little beauty is tempting me too:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-COMMODORE-PET-Model-2001-VERY-RARE-/180829987818?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6661202060719658026

What scares me (although I remember lusting after these when they were new) is that line at the bottom of the listing.

"I do not guarantee it's functionality in any way, shape or form."
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"
 

Offline Darrin

  • Lifetime Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2002
  • Posts: 4430
  • Total likes: 0
Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 03:49:48 AM »
Quote from: Iggy;681846
What scares me (although I remember lusting after these when they were new) is that line at the bottom of the listing.

"I do not guarantee it's functionality in any way, shape or form."


Yep, in other words:  "This item is completely buggered"

Still, it would look nice in the corner of my computer room.
A2000, A3000, 2 x A1200T, A1200, A4000Tower & Mediator, CD32, VIC-20, C64, C128, C128D, PET 8032, Minimig & ARM, C-One, FPGA Arcade... and AmigaOne X1000.
 

Offline orb85750

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 04:05:25 AM »
An expensive statue?  But a cool one, nonetheless.  Yes, computers used to be cool.  Now they're just Chinese-made commodities.
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 04:30:57 AM »
Quote from: Iggy;681846
What scares me (although I remember lusting after these when they were new) is that line at the bottom of the listing.

"I do not guarantee it's functionality in any way, shape or form."


And yet, pictures obviously show it in perfect working order.  I'm on-board with the hacked account scam theory.
 

Offline drHirudo

Re: 77 cent A4000T on eBay -- blatant policy violation
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 10:21:22 AM »
Having a power cord is a big plus for selling vintage computers.

For example this IIGS has separate picture of the power cord
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Apple-Mac-IIGS-II-GS-A2S6000-Computer-w-Power-Cord-1989-/390394509377
and it is mentioned in the title

Doesn't matter if it works or not. IT HAS POWER CORD.

I see a lot of items with Power cord description.

Are the power cords something very R@Re for the vintage collectors? If yes, I will list my basement full with power cords of all genres, including Pravetz power cords.