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Incredible Hulk #181 Suspicious eBay Listing5745

Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
I looked at the list of bidders, everyone said “private listing”. I have never seen that before. Where there is money, there are scammers.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Drogio
At least he ships his books in "cardboard protection"....whatever that means...


Probably two sheets of paper taped together...
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by doog
I looked at the list of bidders, everyone said “private listing”. I have never seen that before. Where there is money, there are scammers.


When you list you can choose to make the listing private. In some cases that makes sense but not here it is was the real stuff.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
To be sure....this is a very bad person, but it looks like they have covered their butts as it were.
It is in the description and if anyone was unsure, if they asked I at least got this response....



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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
@KatKomics yep - but that response is going to get him into trouble as this shows that he has the intent to defraud.

If he had responded "I am not sure" - then he would have covered himself
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by KatKomics
To be sure....this is a very bad person, but it looks like they have covered their butts as it were.
It is in the description and if anyone was unsure, if they asked I at least got this response....







Huh...was just about to attach this response and report fraud to ebay but the listing has mysteriously been taken down.....
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Collector Gaard private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by poka
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Originally Posted by doog
I looked at the list of bidders, everyone said “private listing”. I have never seen that before. Where there is money, there are scammers.


When you list you can choose to make the listing private. In some cases that makes sense but not here it is was the real stuff.

When? Honest question, I can't figure out why this would be an option.
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
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He (or she) also sells Betel Nuts

Consumption has many harmful effects on health and is carcinogenic to humans. Various compounds present in the nut, including arecoline (the primary psychoactive ingredient which is similar to nicotine), contribute to histologic changes in the oral mucosa. It is known to be a major risk factor for cancers (squamous cell carcinoma) of the mouth and esophagus (food pipe). As with chewing tobacco, its use is discouraged by preventive efforts. Consumption by hundreds of millions of people worldwide – mainly with southern and eastern Asian origins – has been described as a "neglected global public health emergency".

Yeah...not suspect at all...


Their nuts have been removed as well.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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He (or she) also sells Betel Nuts

Consumption has many harmful effects on health and is carcinogenic to humans. Various compounds present in the nut, including arecoline (the primary psychoactive ingredient which is similar to nicotine), contribute to histologic changes in the oral mucosa. It is known to be a major risk factor for cancers (squamous cell carcinoma) of the mouth and esophagus (food pipe). As with chewing tobacco, its use is discouraged by preventive efforts. Consumption by hundreds of millions of people worldwide – mainly with southern and eastern Asian origins – has been described as a "neglected global public health emergency".

Yeah...not suspect at all...


Their nuts have been removed as well.


Aw, NUTS!
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Items have been removed
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
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Items have been removed


It seems this toad is an expert at computers. He can appear to be located wherever he wants to appear. Probably will cool off on the comic book criminal activity for awhile and move on to bilk other collectable categories. Wow...
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by poka
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Originally Posted by doog
I looked at the list of bidders, everyone said “private listing”. I have never seen that before. Where there is money, there are scammers.


When you list you can choose to make the listing private. In some cases that makes sense but not here it is was the real stuff.

When? Honest question, I can't figure out why this would be an option.


Not a particular good article but a starting point
https://www.thebalance.com/pros-and-cons-of-private-ebay-listings-1140347
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
@poka I do private listings for expensive books. I feel it protects the buyer from unwanted attention. Example like a $3500 Xmen #1. That's the only time I do private listings.

On the flip side as a buyer I would appreciate the anonymity. I don't want people on the internet knowing all the expensive books currently in route to my address.
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Collector the420bandito private msg quote post Address this user
It makes me wonder how many people buy a book like this, put it in a box and consider their investment complete. Many years ago when I was a newbie I did the same thing. Lucky for me it nothing was more then a $50-$100 gamble. Nowadays anything $400 and up goes straight to slab.

I suspect the seller makes lots of $$$ without to much hassle.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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@poka I do private listings for expensive books. I feel it protects the buyer from unwanted attention. Example like a $3500 Xmen #1. That's the only time I do private listings.

On the flip side as a buyer I would appreciate the anonymity. I don't want people on the internet knowing all the expensive books currently in route to my address.


Even if the auction was not private people would not know tha anyway as all auctions are anonymous with the acronyms given have nothing to do with your eBay Id.
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Collector jrs private msg quote post Address this user
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Even if the auction was not private people would not know tha anyway as all auctions are anonymous with the acronyms given have nothing to do with your eBay Id.


This.

It used to be the case that you could see bidders' identities, long ago, but that has changed.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by the420bandito
”It makes me wonder how many people buy a book like this, put it in a box and consider their investment complete. Many years ago when I was a newbie I did the same thing. Lucky for me it nothing was more then a $50-$100 gamble. Nowadays anything $400 and up goes straight to slab.”

For me the trick is to buy the books for 50% of what I can immediately sell them for (generally after slabbing) then like an idiot instead of immediately cashing in the quick profit, I stick them in a box or on the wall and expect an average 10% a year additional return for the pile. No crashes please!
(Oops, posted this in the wrong spot!)

“I suspect the seller makes lots of $$$ without to much hassle.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
@poka @jrs What you gents are missing is the feedback history. If I buy an expensive book in a private auction, somebody scrolling through my feedback history wouldn't be able to tell which books I bought. But if it was NOT private they could see all the $2000+ books I'm hording. That might entice a thief to find out where I live. Even worse they could buy something or sell something to me to find out where I live. It's just a little scary if you buy expensive keys to buy through non-private.

Think about auction houses, they never disclose the winning bidders for the same reasons.
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