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Littlegreenman
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Re: Ebay ads new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5746957 - 03/21/13 06:52 AM

Thanks Masvingo, and Yikes! There is another problem: as explained in the Audio Karma forum this scam uses a vulnerability in Java. They recommend to turn Java off, especially in you are running Mac OSx, which I am. But Java is needed on ebay for things like navigating around...

I guess maybe get two eBay accounts: one to surf and it doesn't matter if it gets hacked, and one to us the info to buy and/or sell with. I've also noticed ebay is slower to delete the fake ads recently; that could be part of eBay's counter offensive.

LGM


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Marc-Andre
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Re: Ebay ads new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5746970 - 03/21/13 07:03 AM

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Heads up everyone!

The Ebay scams involving high end gear offered at a (relatively) cheap price have moved up in sophistication. The scammers are now making use of Java in their Ebay ad pages to redirect your browser from the genuine ad page to a similar looking page on a phishing site, which if you then click on 'report item' or other links seeks to obtain your login details. See for example the discussion on the Audio Karma forum.

So, in the words of Sergeant Esterhaus "Let's be careful out there!"




I found a way to e-mail e-bay about this wednesday evening and the seller was removed. Last night I waded through the process to call e-bay directly to report this again when a "new" seller posted the items again. The auctions are removed again, but I expect them to reappear.

Do you think they obtain login details by attemps to report the items or by selecting "confirm" on the subsequent window?


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bendab
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Re: Craigslist,ebay and other vintage scope ads, new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5747076 - 03/21/13 08:36 AM

Sears Discoverer 6345 I now see the scope is posted on Ebay 290882672610

Edited by bendab (03/21/13 08:45 AM)


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Cliff C
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Re: University Optics 60mm/910mm new [Re: CHASLX200]
      #5747264 - 03/21/13 10:17 AM

Chas,
That episode is one of my favorites as well. The music is emotionally moving as well compliments of Barry Gray. I believe that "Another Time, Another Place" was the last full length episode composition that he did. The scope in that episode had black trim instead of green, ditto for the mount and the tripod legs were aluminum. The eyepiece turret, focuser and the oval tag on the focuser look the same. There are a few publicity stills that show the scope within the Earth encampment.
When the second season debued, I was devastated by all of the changes made to the show. After a few episodes, I began to drift away. I will go through the episodes again to see where it shows up.
Cliff


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terraclarke
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: starman876]
      #5747274 - 03/21/13 10:26 AM

Hey, it just occurred to me that the 60mm Unitron scope and mount that was supposedly for sale here a couple of days ago may have been bogus from the outset. Here are ten reasons that I have come up with to conclude that the ad may well have been a farce.

Consider:
(1) the prices were ridiculously low, even the one for the ota with the cracked lens considering that the solar projection kit, 4 Unitron eyepieces and the deluxe cell were included, not to mention a very nice cabinet.
(2) the scope looked so good! How could someone have kept it in such good condition and broken the objective.
(3) a photo of the broken objective was never shown.
(4) the eq mount was listed at 1/3 to 1/4 of its value.
(5) the listings were made in the middle of the night, good time for pranksters assuming it was listed here in the USA and the add gave every indication that it was.
(6) several of us emailed him right away and got no reply. I for one emailed him around 8 or 9 AM withing 4 or 5 hrs of the listing- no reply.
(7) the seller registered here the day of the sale (march 19).
(8) no one on here bought the stuff.
(9) this occurred the same week that we have had several debates about newbies, drive-bys, price gouging, rising prices, etc.
AND
(10) my daddy always said "if its too good to be true, it probably isn't."

Just my thoughts on the matter.


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apfever
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5747300 - 03/21/13 10:42 AM

Quote:

Hey, it just occurred to me that the 60mm Unitron scope and mount that was supposedly for sale here a couple of days ago may have been bogus from the outset. Here are ten reasons that I have come up with to conclude that the ad may well have been a farce.

Consider:
(1) the prices were ridiculously low, even the one for the ota with the cracked lens considering that the solar projection kit, 4 Unitron eyepieces and the deluxe cell were included, not to mention a very nice cabinet.
(2) the scope looked so good! How could someone have kept it in such good condition and broken the objective.
(3) a photo of the broken objective was never shown.
(4) the eq mount was listed at 1/3 to 1/4 of its value.
(5) the listings were made in the middle of the night, good time for pranksters assuming it was listed here in the USA and the add gave every indication that it was.
(6) several of us emailed him right away and got no reply. I for one emailed him around 8 or 9 AM withing 4 or 5 hrs of the listing- no reply.
(7) the seller registered here the day of the sale (march 19).
(8) no one on here bought the stuff.
(9) this occurred the same week that we have had several debates about newbies, drive-bys, price gouging, rising prices, etc.
AND
(10) my daddy always said "if its too good to be true, it probably isn't."

Just my thoughts on the matter.




It is quite possible that the eekbay scammers of recent note are aware of the CN actions against them (posted here), and at least aware of the discussion about them (posted here). And, they might have posted here.


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AllanDystrup
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5747374 - 03/21/13 11:18 AM

"60mm Unitron ... the ad may well have been a farce"

No, i don't think so Terra : I posted an offer for the EQ mount close to what he wanted (which I found reasonable, according to a European price level). And besides that, telling him he needed to sell the base of the mount with the EQ head (and not the tripod...).

I received a polite answer after 2 days, telling me he'd been busy working, was now considering some other offers in the queue, and would return to me if the mount was available after that.

Allan


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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: AllanDystrup]
      #5747422 - 03/21/13 11:44 AM

The guy also emailed me back stating all the items had been sold. I can see from the number of perks that every single one of us tried to buy the Unitron low priced equipment. However, none of us said anything about the listing. We are really vultures playing well together

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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: AllanDystrup]
      #5747423 - 03/21/13 11:45 AM

Thank you Allan for the update. I trust your judgement. Its just that we have had such weird stuff of late with regard to pricing and all that I guess I myself have become a bit paranoid.
Thanks again,

Terra


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starman876
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5747444 - 03/21/13 11:54 AM

I do not know if I would want to be with you guys on a deserted island with food running out. Do not know if you would want to be with me

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starman876
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AP 6" F12 new [Re: starman876]
      #5747470 - 03/21/13 12:12 PM

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&_trksid=p2047675.l2565&am...

hard to believe it went that cheap. The OTA should have gone for twice that. Anyone here get this?


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mgwhittle
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Re: AP 6" F12 new [Re: starman876]
      #5747504 - 03/21/13 12:31 PM

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http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&_trksid=p2047675.l2565&am...

hard to believe it went that cheap. The OTA should have gone for twice that. Anyone here get this?




It was relisted. Read that listing, which is now closed because it is "no longer available" and you will get an idea of what happened.


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starman876
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Re: AP 6" F12 new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5747513 - 03/21/13 12:33 PM

oops you are right. that was the second time around fo that scope

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terraclarke
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: starman876]
      #5747557 - 03/21/13 12:46 PM

Quote:

We are really vultures playing well together




I prefer to be thought of as a coyote

Terra


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starman876
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? [Re: terraclarke]
      #5747561 - 03/21/13 12:48 PM

how about just a sly fox

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terraclarke
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? [Re: starman876]
      #5747566 - 03/21/13 12:51 PM





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amicus sidera
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Re: Criterion Dynascope RV-6 on NNJ CL [Re: terraclarke]
      #5747603 - 03/21/13 01:08 PM

Listed this morning, on northern New Jersey CL:

Criterion Dynascope RV-6

Within driving distance of my location, but I have sufficient telescopes for my needs; seller is unknown to me.

Looks like the first C-note takes it.


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AllanDystrup
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? [Re: terraclarke]
      #5747619 - 03/21/13 01:15 PM

donno...
feel like a rattlesnake tonight,
for whatever reason :-)
A


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starman876
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? [Re: AllanDystrup]
      #5747642 - 03/21/13 01:27 PM

well we all ended up empty handed

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apfever
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Re: Criterion Dynascope RV-6 on NNJ CL [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5747656 - 03/21/13 01:36 PM

Quote:

Listed this morning, on northern New Jersey CL:

Criterion Dynascope RV-6

Within driving distance of my location, but I have sufficient telescopes for my needs; seller is unknown to me.

Looks like the first C-note takes it.




That looks like a 6" Dynascope OTA on an RV-6 mount. Dang! I'd drop a C note in a heartbeat if it was local.


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