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Bloodwych
4th May 2010, 22:03
I see things on ebay that astound me sometimes.

Here is someone selling a brand new and sealed GTX285 for 80 (it's worth triple that) claiming he already bought a new card and didn't require this generous present from a family member:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280502097825

Looking at the feedback, the new card he bought and chose over this awesome present was a hacked and used 1GB 4850 (plastic cover was cut away):

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200460633309

What??? A 2 second search would have given them the answer that the GTX 285 is far more powerful and expensive than a 4850? If I was that family member I'd be angry to have my present sold at a huge loss.

However the auction was dodgy - when they first ran it, it had a mobile phone picture of a XFX GTX 260 sat in a bedroom?? Then after four minutes they changed it to a stock retail photo of a GTX 285??? Then on the fifth minute it sold!

I await feedback response from the risk taker who bought it! LOL!

Seems strange, but someone took a risk on it within 5 minutes of it going live (not me, seemed too strange an auction and not enough feedback score, though I was tempted).

Phantom
4th May 2010, 22:31
We have to wait then for the receipient to get the "package".

Demon Cleaner
5th May 2010, 12:15
Fishy :eyebrow:

Harrison
5th May 2010, 15:56
Definitely something up with that one. At least the buyer should be protected by Paypal protection.

J T
5th May 2010, 19:07
Yeah man, that sounds totally dodg.

Bloodwych
2nd June 2010, 23:18
This ended in tears. As we all thought.

Harrison
2nd June 2010, 23:23
Looks that way from the feedback left by the buyer. A bit obvious for us, but it shows a new one gets scammed every day.