You Sure have to be careful on Ebay.. Honda 50's

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  1. Darthvader

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    This auction closed at 2850.00. Legitimate bids around 1500.00 the forst time posted. There were 3 bidders tossing out bids,two with zero feedback and the other with one.

    If someone was not watching carefully and not sure of the value they would have outbid some one who had no intention of buying and a seemingly ulterior motive for bidding and paid over at least 2900.eBay Motors: Honda : HONDA (item 200216624445 end time Apr-22-08 20:54:28 PDT)

    Ok the BIN of 1800.00 is gone by one bidder. This ought to be interesting


    First time around:eBay Motors: Honda : Z50 (item 200212338589 end time Apr-06-08 20:36:07 PDT)
     
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  3. Ranch120

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    Darth, I went and looked at these bikes, they were in great condition, but I too wondered about the zero feedback bidders, the guy selling them seemed like a super nice guy. Ebay is the wild west, you just have to be careful!
     
  4. Darthvader

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    Ranch,I would make the dude and offer but most ebay sellers have BIG expectaions and more power to em I guess. I hope the guy does well with them.
     
  5. Art

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    Certainly could be shill bidding but could be just a deadbeat bidder having fun at the sellers expense.
    The motorcycle stuff seems to have more than it's share of eBay ripoff artists.
     
  6. racerx

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    This is the aspect of ebay that megasucks, the hidden IDs. Who benefits from this "protection"? Hmmmm...the seller?...maybe if he checks his listing each time a bid is placed and he sees the full ID, unless that's no longer possible...the buying public? Give me a friggen break...ebay?...hey, they're only trying to protect the public, (in that Tommy Flannagan voice) "yeah that's it, that's the ticket"... Ah, it's good to be the king, or in this case another faceless corporation; you get to make up the rules as you go along. Even if the seller is legit, gets stiffed by deadbeat bidder and receives a free re-list it costs ebay next to nothing. A seller in cahoots with shills is an asset as long as he pays for the listing based on final value; If there's a reserve (by any other name, including a high starting bid) there's still revenue, with a virtually guaranteed double-dip when the item is relisted. Ebay can't lose, so why not promote shill bidding by shielding it from public scrutiny? They're fattening a cash cow.

    That said, there's more s**t in the game...
    The "winning bidder" of the first auction is EU-based so the selling price, to him, was 1800EUR a not unreasonable amount for a legit bike in #2 condition. Figure another $650 to ship and it's not an outrageous proposition. International bidding can be a royal pain with frequent claims of ignorance of currency exchange rates, transfer fees, customs and shipping costs. The Euro buys twice as many Dollars as it did not long ago, no surprise that a 50% price reduction would draw legit European bidders...along with a percentage of (insert pejorative term of your choice here).

    Ebay is looking out for #1...themselves. You should do no less. Know what you're looking at, with whom you're dealing and if it's too expensive or too good to be true, don't bid. Ebay still doesn't totally suck; the majority of bidders & sellers are legit; It just doesn't take many turds to make the punch disgusting:eek:
     
  7. Darthvader

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    I would love to own these but this bidding pattern is still freakie
     
  8. Darthvader

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    Ok now the item has been removed. Hmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    Really....why bid on anything on ebay. I wanted these bikes. Shadey man.:rolleyes:
     
  10. P.C.

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    Stay away from minitrailpartsunlimited.they state their parts fit ct70's and they do not.they sent different parts than pictured also.they are take off parts,not new.also known as doops powersports.they totally blew me off not returning emails and refusing to resolve this matter.just thought everyone should know.ok update finally heard from them after 5 days.they said they will fix the problems.
     
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