View Full Version : F4 on auction in London

Michael Wolf
Mar-07-2006, 11:29am
Was this instrument discussed before? It is relisted. It's there only for one day, that seems odd to me. Looks nice, but there seem to be many fakes on the market these days.
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws....SS:DE:1 (http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7396560275&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:DE:1)


Michael Gowell
Mar-07-2006, 11:41am
Fake listing. #Michael Holmes bought it last month & has alerted people on his email lists (Old-Time, etc.) that someone has spoofed the original listing. #He still has the F-4 and it's not for sale.

Mar-07-2006, 1:01pm
I wrote the seller and asked about payment, responce below:

hy there
i am sorry no paypal for now...my buy it now price is 1200pounds and i will pay for the shipping...we must do this deal under ebay's protection program...please reply soon if you agree to make the payment via wire transfer...you will be unde ebay protection

Of course ebay does not offer any protection for wire transfer, they even advise not to pay with wire transfers.

Tom C
Mar-07-2006, 1:05pm
Tell them you will be happy to pay 2200pounds. You can send them a check for 5000pounds and have them return to you 2800pounds.

Mar-07-2006, 2:10pm
I emailed too.. seller requested a wire transfer and had suddenly left London with the mandolin http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Michael Wolf
Mar-07-2006, 3:48pm
I also mailed him. Same answer about payment. I asked him about more photos, but unfortunately it's already "packed for shipping".???

Mar-07-2006, 11:21pm
Aaah...I like the 'request for more photos' counter scam idea.

I just received a 'second chance purchase' offer resuscitated from a scam first tried on me back in November for a Gibson mandola I had bid on. This time they were proposing I purchase it (at a discount) through my EBAY CREDIT CARD which I could sign up for after providing 'certain information'. The b**tards are nothing if not tenacious, and creative I guess.

I wonder if kazoo and clarinet afficiandos have to put up with the same torments.