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Jun 13, 2014 12:48 |  #1

People are truly stupid. This is just a flash drive that looks like a camera and people are bidding it up like crazy. Seller states in description, it doesn't take photos, just a flash driver.

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​46217d9ed9 (external link)


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Jun 13, 2014 12:49 |  #2

oh my god this is the funniest troll ever

...that guy won big time. but he's gonna have one pissed off customer who can't really blame his own own stupidity on the seller :D




  
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Jun 13, 2014 12:56 |  #3

Wow. If I were the seller, I'd just yank the listing, because no good will come of it.


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Jun 13, 2014 13:00 |  #4

WhyFi wrote in post #16969597 (external link)
Wow. If I were the seller, I'd just yank the listing, because no good will come of it.

Why? It may not be moral to sell it at that price, but there's nothing in their listing that makes it dishonest/scam. It says at least 5+ times that it's a flash drive/not a camera. And the listing is under camera accessories...


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Jun 13, 2014 13:01 |  #5

Looks like a classic scam... The first bidder bids it up against himself 8 times from $27 to $360, then a second accomplice picks it up from $420 to $700 then a third one in 11 bids $800 to $1600... so that some sucker will think that he got a bargain at $1999

Do I understand something wrong?


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Jun 13, 2014 13:03 |  #6

Maybe people are bidding because it's a rare collectors item? :lol:



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Jun 13, 2014 13:12 |  #7

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16969609 (external link)
Maybe people are bidding because it's a rare collectors item? :lol:

Maybe we're the stupid ones...


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Jun 13, 2014 13:19 |  #8

Looks like a good business to go into- a quick web search showed them available for purchase for $140.

http://www.gadgetshunt​er.com …ct/product&prod​uct_id=329 (external link)

Or you can downgrade to a 5d mk II for only $60.

http://www.amazon.com …05mm-70-200/dp/B007X9VCR6 (external link)




  
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Jun 13, 2014 13:26 |  #9

BobDawg wrote in post #16969602 (external link)
Why? It may not be moral to sell it at that price, but there's nothing in their listing that makes it dishonest/scam. It says at least 5+ times that it's a flash drive/not a camera. And the listing is under camera accessories...

So you would deny the inevitable refund request, citing the "no returns" condition? I wouldn't. Taking advantage of someones gullibility, whether or not you were actively seeking out someone gullible, would fit within my definition of "dishonest."


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Jun 13, 2014 13:34 |  #10

WhyFi wrote in post #16969638 (external link)
So you would deny the inevitable refund request, citing the "no returns" condition? I wouldn't. Taking advantage of someones gullibility, whether or not you were actively seeking out someone gullible, would fit within my definition of "dishonest."

It's not taking advantage of someone's gullibility. It's just the buyer's inability to read. The seller doesn't have a 'tricksy' listing, no tiny font off in the corner, it's WELL spelled what this listing is for.


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Jun 13, 2014 13:43 |  #11

BobDawg wrote in post #16969654 (external link)
It's not taking advantage of someone's gullibility. It's just the buyer's inability to read. The seller doesn't have a 'tricksy' listing, no tiny font off in the corner, it's WELL spelled what this listing is for.

So you would deny the inevitable refund request?


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Jun 13, 2014 13:50 |  #12

WhyFi wrote in post #16969673 (external link)
So you would deny the inevitable refund request?

All depends. As of right now, the list'er has done nothing wrong. (That we know of). Keep in mind, it's 'innocent until proven guilty'. If ebay can see that the lister had no wrong doing and it was error on the buyer. Then no refund. That's what all the terms and conditions are about.


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Jun 13, 2014 13:58 |  #13

BobDawg wrote in post #16969686 (external link)
All depends. As of right now, the list'er has done nothing wrong. (That we know of). Keep in mind, it's 'innocent until proven guilty'. If ebay can see that the lister had no wrong doing and it was error on the buyer. Then no refund. That's what all the terms and conditions are about.

So is that a "yes" or not? I think that the fact that you're squirming under a simple hypothetical shows that you know full well where denying the request would land on the ol' dishonesty scale.


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Jun 13, 2014 14:30 |  #14

He clearly has it listed as a flash drive, and I'm unsure of there being any ill intent. The bid history shows it slowly climbing.

We will see when the listing ends I suppose, but if I were the seller and it was genuinely occurring even though it was listed correctly, I would be in no position to offer a refund.


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Jun 13, 2014 14:30 |  #15

Can a seller actually deny a return/refund request - won't Ebay/Paypal override them by yanking the balance from the account anyway?

I have to agree that the listing is very clear its not an actual camera kit


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