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Old 01-26-2009, 10:39 PM
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what is going on with this ebay listing?????

this is the third time this car has been listed and I believe it sold last time for about 6900 USD ......so I assume a fake auction

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-GAS-COUPE-MERCEDES-280CE-GAS-VERSION-OF-300CD-ORG-CALIFORNIA-CAR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a3Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhas hZitem270335654441QQitemZ270335654441QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

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Old 01-26-2009, 10:49 PM
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I dont know, But that car sure is purdey!
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:56 PM
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[quote=56speedster;2091393]this is the third time this car has been listed and I believe it sold last time for about 6900 USD ......so I assume a fake auction

The auction is real, the bidding is not.
Many people have a false sense of value for some
things. They then either bump the bidding with another
log on name, or have a friend bump it for them to create
a false sense of value within the bidding itself.

More often than not, they get stuck with it and must
relist........only to do it again

isn't that the definition of idiot? To repeat the same
action and expect a different result?
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:37 PM
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Has it met reserve on the prior auctions?

I hate Ebay's pricing structure. It is built to encourage people to list their stuff for a free "pricing check" and then set an unrealistic reserve. Then you just pay the Ebay "reserve fee". Or, people start the auction at a ridiculous price with no reserve. If they get a bid, great, they sold the car at a crazy price. If no bids, they owe Ebay nothing. So stupid.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:02 AM
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Damn that's a clean car!
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:01 AM
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its not even a diesel.......................................................
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:30 AM
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You list, you pay a listing fee. You list with a reserve, you still pay if it doesn't sell.

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Has it met reserve on the prior auctions?

I hate Ebay's pricing structure. It is built to encourage people to list their stuff for a free "pricing check" and then set an unrealistic reserve. Then you just pay the Ebay "reserve fee". Or, people start the auction at a ridiculous price with no reserve. If they get a bid, great, they sold the car at a crazy price. If no bids, they owe Ebay nothing. So stupid.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:35 AM
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You list, you pay a listing fee. You list with a reserve, you still pay if it doesn't sell.
You might want to study up on eBay Motors policy for vehicles!!!
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The first time the guy posted it there was no reserve and it ended under $6000. I knew from having contacted him that he was looking for closer to $10K so I was surprised to see it would sell for that, then I noticed that the high bidder was a newbie WHO ONLY BID ON THIS SELLER'S ITEM (In other words a shill). So the first time, with no reserve he bought it himself. The second time it was with a reserve and ended in the $6Ks' without making reserve. Frankly in this economy I think $6-$7K might do it for a gas coupe but it is nice. I don't think the seller is prepared to let it go for that though.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:45 AM
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Has it met reserve on the prior auctions?

I hate Ebay's pricing structure. It is built to encourage people to list their stuff for a free "pricing check" and then set an unrealistic reserve. Then you just pay the Ebay "reserve fee". Or, people start the auction at a ridiculous price with no reserve. If they get a bid, great, they sold the car at a crazy price. If no bids, they owe Ebay nothing. So stupid.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:59 AM
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isn't that the definition of idiot? To repeat the same
action and expect a different result?
Actually, that's a big flag indicating insanity.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:05 PM
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Sounds like someone who takes the name mercedes benz and thinks they can sell for it a lot of cash but unfornately it doesnt work that way. It looks like a nice car from the pictures but who knows he could be hiding something.

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