This is a play on the old scam, "Sell one item to as many people as you can,
and hope the courts forgive you."
The courts might, but if you have enough cheated customers to make up a Mob,
they're very likely to hang you. Which is, of course, as it should be. ;-)
>From: Arthur Entlich <email@example.com>
>Subject: filmscanners: OT Ebay war stories
>Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 01:08:40 -0700
>The FBI arrested and ultimately had convicted a guy selling Sony
>Playstation 2 units on ebay.
>He sold dozens during the early announcement period and racked in
>considerable funds. He sort of forgot to send any out to the purchasers
>Steve Greenbank wrote:
> > > So, the "very old" 'caveat emptor' should always be in force with ebay
> > > purchases.
> > The best one I saw was
> > "Playstaion 2 Box and Receipt"
> > Bidding started at $1 and I think there was no reserve.
> > There were many bids and eventually someone had the winning bid of
> > little over the top but hey these things are in short supply ...
> > ... except ...
> > http://cgi2.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=tru2dis2k
> > (half way down 3rd comment)
> > ... in fairness "tru2disk" did not misrepresent the goods.
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