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Bah! Hosed On Alps Moon Explorer

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Had a sweet deal on an Alps moon explorer from Luvemleavem in Greece but he seems to have gone AWOL or something. Went to ask him if it got off on time as it has been over a month only to discover there is a whack of people who didn't get their robots and such.

Dammit, my 2nd paypal claim in a month and I think my 3rd ripoff in 3 months.

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...s=25&page=1

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Sorry to hear about the bad luck Leon. I've only ventured out of the US with ebay transactions from Canada and the UK.

Sorry about that Leon...I knew something wasn't right when I hit submit. Leon + Kilroy = Leroy. :blush:

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Kilroy, funny you should mention that Ebayer, I sold that same guy an item about two months ago. He was concerned that the shipment had gotten lost but realized that he'd actually received it and mistook the package for someone else's. :blink: Dunno, he seemed a bit confused. Sorry to hear the deal went sour on you, I've had about 5 bad deals fall through myself, you have my condolences. :mellow:

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Luvemleavem in Greece
- This just goes to show the problem we have by not discussing ebay matters here on Alphadrome. Funkrobotik and myself have been exchanging emails over the last month or so about this seller. We both noticed some strange bidding activity with another Greek bidder apparently shill bidding, at one point both were shown 'no longer a registered user' and then they came back and so on. It was difficult to prove Luvemleavem was up to no good, so nothing was said to the outside world just in case we were wrong and then drew attention to his items for sale which of course we are not able to do. In any case Kilroy, sorry to hear about your disappointment lets all hope your PayPal claim comes good.

Feedback of the other Greek bidder - http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...mp;myworld=true - - suspicious :o

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hi leon, too bad!!

followed a lot of his auctions cause he appears to have many robots for sale,

noticed that often the auctions were relisted I've seen.

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It pays to know your seller.

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Hell!!...thats an unbelievable feedback profile,well noted metalrobothead.I know this dose not realy rectify things for you Kilroy but Im sorry to here of your experience with this guy :( . I was watching his stuff myself,so glad I didnt bid!..best of luck with this :)

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Sorry to hear those news LEON! I remember the first time this seller was a bit suspicious to me too - but then many auctions went thru. There had been some auctions I want to bid on something from him - in the end the pics are always a bit too bad to tell the truth about the toys he was selling. So I never purchased something from him. Please keep us updated - I would realy like to know - if you will get your money back - from that so called "paypal buyer protection".

MRH - I think in case of shill bidding - stolen pictures - and other e-bay frauds - we have often spoken about actual ebaying here on alphadrome. And we have stopped so many auctions in the past - sending out the alphaforces to protect newbie collectors from e-bay fraud. I guess those e-bay discussions should be welcome here - if really needed!

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Well if you guys are having email discussions about questionable sellers and other interesting stuff feel free to keep me in the loop.

Until this month, his reputation seemed excellent - shill bidding aside.

Tonight I was following a missile man auction 170375206403 and I noticed it went to a guy that has bid on over 2400 auctions in the past month. Not that there is anything wrong with that but... how odd. Hope that account hasn't been hijacked or something.

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People knock ebay, but at least by paying with paypal, you've got some protection from scammers these days.

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- This just goes to show the problem we have by not discussing ebay matters here on Alphadrome. Funkrobotik and myself have been exchanging emails over the last month or so about this seller. We both noticed some strange bidding activity with another Greek bidder apparently shill bidding, at one point

Just got back from the South of France so missed out on a lot lately.

So MRH, luvemleavem has showed his true colours at last . Pity it had to be on one of our own.

Sorry to hear that Kilroy but as you say you should get your money back with paypal. I just made a claim off a seller in France with a duff Chief Smokey.

Got my cash refunded in no time.

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MRH - I think in case of shill bidding - stolen pictures - and other e-bay frauds - we have often spoken about actual ebaying here on alphadrome. And we have stopped so many auctions in the past - sending out the alphaforces to protect newbie collectors from e-bay fraud. I guess those e-bay discussions should be welcome here - if really needed!

Just got back from the South of France so missed out on a lot lately.

So MRH, luvemleavem has showed his true colours at last . Pity it had to be on one of our own.

Dirk, I know what you mean and in the past I have always posted about ebay scammers, but in the case of luvemleavem I was unsure as he/she despite the apparent shill bidding activity seemed to be getting a lot of satisfied customers so I decided not to bring it to attention.

Funk, South of France, very nice and like luvemleavem I bet you have changed colour a bit. :D

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Sorry to hear Kilroy about your trouble with a 'bot deal, it happens all too often. I recall dealing with a seller with around 80,000 feedbacks and a 99.6 positive rating, ratio didn't seem too bad. After I received blank DVD's in the mail after a month I looked closer at the feedback and turned out he'd had an enormous amount of negatives within the current few months. Although having nearly 100% in positives seemed OK up front, those numbers off the top can be very deceiving especially if they have tens of thousands of feedback posted.

Hope all works out alright for you, keep us posted.

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Funk, South of France, very nice and like luvemleavem I bet you have changed colour a bit. :D

Yes indeed David and after staying at Monaco it's mainly green with envy :D

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So sorry to hear about this Kilroy. Let us know if there is anything we can do - emails etc.

By the way as far as I know scam alerts are always welcome here on Alphadrome as long as the fraud is obvious.

Any other input on scam alert policy here on the board?

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