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$970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:43 pm

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
 
Staffan
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:46 pm

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

 
Hurricane
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sat Oct 26, 2002 10:11 pm


Upon further review.....this looks like a small piece of tape or something...
 Confused
 
mika
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sat Oct 26, 2002 10:25 pm

I don't get it. Why buy a $20 bill for $970.000??  Nuts What's so special about that one?
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sat Oct 26, 2002 10:27 pm

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
 
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sat Oct 26, 2002 10:46 pm

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.
 
JetService
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sat Oct 26, 2002 11:51 pm

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.
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 3:06 am

probably photoshop.

this guy is obviously not for real.
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 3:19 am

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
 
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 3:43 am

I'd like to sell this guy a $1 Million Dollar bill for $20!
 
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:28 am

Notice how many bids it has received?
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EGFF
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 7:44 am

Interesting ... i wonder if there are many gullable people around to bid  Big thumbs up
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N766UA
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 11:18 am

Think maybe he miscalculated the value of the US dollar?
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IHadAPheo
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 2:09 pm

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

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strickerje
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:04 pm

Now this has to be fake...

Where would a guy in Bulgaria get $20? Big grin
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:17 pm

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
 
flyboy36y
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:45 pm

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.
 
flyboy36y
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:45 pm

Jesus,

I wonder what the listing fees on that were!!!!
 
IHadAPheo
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 5:00 pm

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

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L-188
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 5:12 pm

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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b747ca
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 5:16 pm

For that price, I'll take 2 of them.......what a bargain.
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hkgspotter1
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 7:09 pm

This is a joke, yes ?
 
QF743INTL
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Sun Oct 27, 2002 7:35 pm

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

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

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ILOVEA340
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Mon Oct 28, 2002 4:00 pm

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
 
airplanenut
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:50 am

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...
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RE: $970,000 For A $20 Bill

Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:15 am

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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