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EBay "back Door" Offers

Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:14 pm

Hi there,

I am just wandering if anyone else has had this same problem....

I was bidding on a Canon 10D on eBay and now the auction has ended I am receiving numbers of offers with things such as:


Sorry if i disturbe you but i want to suggest you my offer
I have on sale NEW Canon EOS 10D Digital SLR Camera SEALED!!
at very attractive prices
The product are brand new
This is my prices list:
The price is only amounting to......700 ?
I offer you 1 year international warranty
I accept for payment MONEY ORDER and for shipping UPS Express
The price includes all shipping taxes
The package arrives at you in only 1 or 2 days
I appreciate from you honesty and reciprocal respects
It would be a really pleasure for me to do deal with you
If you are interested please reply me


Dear customer,
We saw you'r bid for the NEW Canon EOS 10D Digital SLR Camera and more and we would like to make you an offer.
We could offer you the same unit to buy now without the auction for ?750.00.
We will use UPS for shipping and Western Union service for payment.
Our company offer you shippment inssured - INTERNATIONALY/INSIDE COUNTRY shipped. Shipping will take usually - 24/48 hours Shipping is made using UNITED POSTAL/PARCEL SERVICE(UPS) SERVICE. Shipping is absolutely FREE! Yes, that's right. SHIPPING IS FREE! Not only is shipping FREE but you will also receive 100% protection from loss or damage with our "On the House" FULL INSURANCE coverage. Your shipment will be professionally secured with heavy-duty packaging designed to protect the contents of your shipment cross country. Buy from us and your transaction will be 100% HEADACHE FREE! And if any problems do arise, we'll take care of all the paperwork and ship you replacement parts within a few days. No other Company can offer you that kind of SECURITY and PEACE OF MIND. Did your entire package get lost? We'll replace your entire machine for you for FREE! . Our customer service professionals are ready to help you every step of the way . We strive for QUALITY NOT QUANTITY. Here you will receive the individualized care you deserve
If you are interested please advice us how many units you want to buy and send us the shipping details so we could make you an offer.
We are looking forward to hear from you.

Thank you in advance for your time,
Kind Regards

Has this happened to anyone else? As it is beginning to get frustrating keep having this crap in my inbox.  Pissed  Pissed

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: EBay "back Door" Offers

Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:29 pm

Oh, the eBay police would be very pleased to hear from you. They´re escalating their war against these practices (which are of course flagrant violations of the eBay user agreement).

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RE: EBay "back Door" Offers

Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:52 pm

I have contacted them and moaned like a b*t*h  Wink/being sarcastic

I know for a fact that each one of these is a scam, probably even the same people.

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RE: EBay "back Door" Offers

Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:09 pm

I made the mistake of bidding on a car once. After I lost, I got tons of emails for about a month.
Next time it happens I will let Ebay know.
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RE: EBay "back Door" Offers

Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:26 am

I wouldn't go for any of these offers, since you'd be operating completely without any protections offered by Ebay (i.e. no ability to leave neg feedback, etc.)
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RE: EBay "back Door" Offers

Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:09 am

moaned like a b*t*h

Ah, you must be related to my g/f then.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

BTW Justin, I hven't forgotten about that thing - I've realised a better (more reliable) way to do it and so I'm working on it.

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RE: EBay "back Door" Offers

Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:18 am

If they are only taking Money Orders or Western Union you most likely are being taken for a ride. You would have no recourse once you sent payment.
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