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$970,000 For A $20 Bill  
User currently offlineCerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

This has got to be a hoax.

The "white stripe" doesn't even look real (i.e. superimposed with MS Paint).

Whaddya think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1392179893

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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

I know for sure I wouldn't send $970,000 to some guy in Bulgaria.



User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1682 times:


Upon further review.....this looks like a small piece of tape or something...
 Confused


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I don't get it. Why buy a $20 bill for $970.000??  Nuts What's so special about that one?

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Nah, it really looks like the paper was slightly crumpled when it was printed - but I doubt this justifier a 50,000 fold increase in value.  Laugh out loud

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Errors like this are relatively common. In the US, notes are checked by hand and those with faults are replaced with 'star' notes (ie the serial number ends with a star). Such a fault such as a minor paper fold would give a note a value of maybe $50 if it was in uncirculated condition, where as this one looks to be in Fine condition from the photo (ie very crumpled etc) so I don't think it would be worth much more than $20!

A major error - such as a note cut diagonally so that it shows parts of two or more notes, or where there is a significant fold, or where one side has not been printed at all etc would be worth considerably more.


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

I agree that this may be a legit printing error and the paper had a fold in it. Notice on the other side of the white line, the design starts where it left off on the other side. A piece of tape would've just covered part of the design. Of course a good Photoshop user could do anything to it. But regardless, the asking price is a bit absurd.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

probably photoshop.

this guy is obviously not for real.


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Oh, this is rich. It reminds me of several incidents involving currency exchange on the streets when I lived in Russia from 1992 to 1996. There were plenty of scammers on the streets who would attempt to provide people with currency exchange, but often, they were just crooks taking advantage of naive people. I fell victim to this scam once, here's how it goes: the guy who says he will exchange your dollars for roubles take you to a somewhat secluded area. You hand him your $10, $20, $50 bill; he takes it, and folds it in half, then folds that in half again, so the numbers are concealed (FYI, this is the first sign to anyone with any intelligence to grab their money back and run). This is supposedly to "verify its authenticity." Then while you are looking at the guy folding the bill, someone else runs into him, or you, or both of you, maybe shouts something about "trading hard currency on the street is illegal!" The "exchanger" hands you back the money he has so cleverly folded, and hurries away. Upon unfolding your bills, you discover they have magically transformed into $1 bills. When the "bumper" comes along and interferes, the "exchanger" takes the opportunity of distraction to perform the currency switch.

This moron is obviously trying to fool someone who is incredibly stupid into believing the $20 is indeed a rare item. For me, the folded, crumpled quality of the bill sends up a BIG red flag, and the country the seller lives in is proof enough for me that this is a huge scam. I've seen some outrageous things on e-bay, but this really takes the cake! Big grin


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

I'd like to sell this guy a $1 Million Dollar bill for $20!

User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Notice how many bids it has received?

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Interesting ... i wonder if there are many gullable people around to bid  Big thumbs up
EGFF



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Think maybe he miscalculated the value of the US dollar?


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User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1480 times:

I have just emailed Ebay's "SafeHarbor" (their fraud unit) about this item and have included info from price guides about the true value of this item from price guides along with the obvious photoshop work, they say I'll have an answer back in 36-48 hours

Yours
IHadAPheo



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Now this has to be fake...

Where would a guy in Bulgaria get $20? Big grin


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

That guy should come to places like malaysia wheere the notes are all out of proportion etc etc... hehe

Who would wanna buy that $20 note for so much? IT would be a different story if it was a $1 bill with 2 zeros added behind it ------> $100  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Question.... I know in paers of the world a comma is used instead of a period.

$900.00
$900,00

could that maybe be it??? this seems to insane... the guy has a seller rating of 0.


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Jesus,

I wonder what the listing fees on that were!!!!


User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

the listing fee should be $ 3.30, I think that is the max for anything over $ 200.00, if he actually sold the $ 20.00 bill for $ 975,000.00 the selling fee would bw based on the following..

5.25% of the initial $25 ($1.31),
plus 2.75% of the initial $25 - $1000 ($26.81),
plus 1.50% of the remaining closing value balance ($1000.01 - closing value...

I'm too tired to figure it out to the penny but it's about ..
$ 14638.12 ...

All fees come from E.bays help section, here is a link to see the full details

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html#finalValue

Yours,
IHadAPheo



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I still can't figure out how he is going to get away with this if he is going to accept payment COD?




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User currently offlineB747ca From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

For that price, I'll take 2 of them.......what a bargain.


ma va funk ulo
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

This is a joke, yes ?

User currently offlineQf743intl From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

my god, he obviously thinks he is a very smart con artist!

this is my first post in a while, been busy....hey all!

QF743INTL


User currently offlineIlovea340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Maybe thats the price in turkish lira  Smile making the total 98 US cents ( 0.98 dollars)
just my 98 cents worth  Smile Smile Smile Smile


User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Let's see...

A $20 1933 St. Gaudens Gold Double Eagle sold for $7.59 million in July...
An 1804 silver $1 has sold for $4.4 million
A 1913 Liberty Nickel for just around $1 million

We have made some valuable stuff...



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

This belongs in the category of "Things that make you go hmmmmmm..."

I tell you, It looks like he cut the bill in half.


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