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Old 09-18-2019, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

All,


A set of German silver and ivory early 20th century Henderson pipes advertised on E Bay from a seller in Sheffield England is a scam. The bids are presently at £3150. However, I have been in touch with the authentic seller from Dunblane Scotland. He is aware of this scam and is completing the paperwork to have them withdrawn from E Bay. They're still up on the site. Please don't bid on this item on e bay. You'll lose your money. The pipe is genuinely advertised on UK Gumtree site.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Or you could be trying to deter competitive bids.

I donít believe you are, but a link to the real advert would go a long way.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:38 PM   #3
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Prob these 2 listings. Photos are the same:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ivory-and...sAAOSwBQ1dfjCV

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bagpipes/s...900/1350805391

One in Sheffield, the other in Stirling. And no, I'm not bidding or buying
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Patrick,


Sorry, yes a link would have been helpful. Forgot about this. No, I'm not bidding.


Leong,


Thanks for attaching the link.

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Old 09-19-2019, 07:31 AM   #5
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Forgive me, but where/what is the evidence that this Ebay posting is not the same person posting on Gumtree? One can certainly post in more than one place, and pull the item if/when it's sold on one site or the other.

You're saying that you've been in touch with the actual seller, but right now we're having to take your word for that. You say you're not a bidder, but we don't have evidence of that either (ebay hides bidder identities). The only discrepancy I'm seeing at the moment is the stated location.

Not asking to be difficult ... but, evidence?

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Old 09-19-2019, 10:07 AM   #6
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Doc, I guess we'll also need notarized affidavits from all the involved parties, and a signed confession from the would-be perpetrator would be nice.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:30 AM   #7
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All,


I'm sorry I even mentioned this. My character is called into question. I was just trying to be helpful. Bid away on E Bay folks and let me know how you get on.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:21 AM   #8
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I must admit that I am a bit non-plussed by the way this thread has turned. One user tries to let folks know that they run the risk of being robbed if they aren't careful and everybody jumps on him as if he is the criminal trying to pull a fast one. Very odd.

I certainly don't think I would lay down that kind of money with a seller who has only 11 feedbacks and they are all for selling very low value items apart from an 'Antique Jar' which they ended themselves. Very odd but hey lay your money down and, as doc says, let us know how you get on.

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Old 09-19-2019, 11:46 AM   #9
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Wow, shooting the messenger. Nice move, guys.
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:33 PM   #10
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Look, sorry if I came off as questioning the character of the original poster ... that seriously wasn't my intention. I apologize.

I'll leave it there.

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