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Old 25 June 2018, 12:07   #1
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Eek Crazy EBAY Scamm ! Just look at that !!!!!!!

Hi Folks, Nibbler here.


Look what i have found



https://www.ebay.at/itm/Neu-Workbenc...YAAOSwaDZasofn


and there is the same seller (from dublin)


on the UK EBAY ....


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Workb...QAAOSwn~JaoTsB

I mean, HOLY SHIT !!!!!!!!



Vesalia.de or AmigaKit selling the same thing for 45 euro.

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Last edited by Nibbler; 25 June 2018 at 19:28. Reason: sorry for the typo in the Topic, but i mixed Scam with SCUMM - because this Ebay seller is PURE SCUMM !! I hate those guys!
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Old 25 June 2018, 12:37   #2
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I already contacted sordan several times because his prices mistakes. Instead of 22.5 Eur he has often 225 etc. He doesnt care much, but in his next listing the prices are mostly okay again.
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Old 25 June 2018, 12:37   #3
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Is that licensed OS on it? If so, its not a scam. Expensive but not a scam.

Let the buyer beware!
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Old 25 June 2018, 13:38   #4
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This is normally used by ebay sellers when they have no current stock, when they get stock the prices are then reset to the correct selling price it saves having to re-list the items.

I am not connected in anyway with Sordan but I have bought from him in the past.
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Old 25 June 2018, 13:43   #5
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This is normally used by ebay sellers when they have no current stock, when they get stock the prices are then reset to the correct selling price it saves having to re-list the items.

Ah, this explains it perfectly. Thank you.
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Old 25 June 2018, 14:04   #6
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Is that licensed OS on it? If so, its not a scam. Expensive but not a scam.

Let the buyer beware!


? I dont get it. When i buy a Workbench from Versalia.de or AmigaKit it is licenced AND i know the money goes to the licence holders. So... ?


I know he has "normal prices" as well, but he sells those Workbench/CF+Adapter combos on multiple Ebay´s and the prices are anything but normal. NOTHING can excuse such insane prices
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Old 25 June 2018, 14:16   #7
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Just read post #2 and #4. I don't think it's a scam.
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Old 25 June 2018, 14:28   #8
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Okay, again: I contacted sordan once because of those prices and here is his answer:

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Hi there.
They are currently out of stock.
More for sale in regular price of 22.99 euro will be available within 2-4 weeks.
Thanks.

Best Regards, Peter - sale manager.
I have bought some adaptors from him for normal prices before and then.
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Old 25 June 2018, 15:55   #9
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So, instead of "OUT OF STOCK" they use Insane prices to prevent people from buying ? Never heard that before. I hope he is no scammer but man, those prices still give me shivers. Greetings, Nibbler
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So, instead of "OUT OF STOCK" they use Insane prices to prevent people from buying ? Never heard that before. I hope he is no scammer but man, those prices still give me shivers. Greetings, Nibbler
Yes, he does this so that the listing doesn't have to be re-posted every single time he runs out of stock. Having to post a new ad makes the counter reset to zero for number of items of that type sold (notice in the listing how it shows how many total he has sold over the course of the listing). I don't believe that eBay gives you the option to list something that is 'out of stock,' as out of stock usually means the auction is over and the item is sold off, closing it down (I may be wrong, I don't sell on eBay). This is how he always does it, and it is definitely NOT a scam.

He usually sells them, fully licensed, for 24 Euros on his website, here (I have no affiliation with the seller, but, have made multiple purchases there with no issues):

https://sordan.ie/product/569/licens...miga-600-1200/

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It is not a scam, but in my opinion it is also not much clear way.
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Old 25 June 2018, 22:00   #12
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Old 25 June 2018, 23:48   #13
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I bought some stuff from him in the past years, too. Definitely not a scammer.
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Old 29 June 2018, 00:46   #14
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I also Pointed this out to him and he said it was a typo. But Surely he Can't Continuously be Making typos Everytime? Not a Scam but slightly Careless in Advertising?
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So, instead of "OUT OF STOCK" they use Insane prices to prevent people from buying ? Never heard that before.
It's actually very common on eBay for regular sellers to do this. It avoids relisting fees when something is sold, and IIRC maintains the position in search results too, so while it might not be ideal, it makes sense from a business perspective. It's not a scam, and there's nothing new about it - Sordan is certainly not the first Amiga seller to do that, and won't be the last.

And, as an established and well-known seller of retro gear in Ireland and further afield, you can be sure that the Cloanto licence is as legitimate as buying from Vesalia and Amigakit.
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Same thing happens on Amazon as well due to the algorithms, you see stuff at insane prices.
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I would personally rather buy an unlicensed ROM and/or disk set. Cloanto don't deserve a cent.
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I would personally rather buy an unlicensed ROM and/or disk set. Cloanto don't deserve a cent.
Yeah. Definitely agree with you. Chinese ones are almost the same, but the prices are significantly lower. To my mind, there is no need to pay over for the manufacturer. Honestly, I think over 80% of my home appliances and personal stuff are bought from Chinese online shops. All of them were shipped by china post and arrived safe and sound. I could even track all my parcels by using a specific app, so it's not as bad as you think. More than that, besides the fact that the delivery is international, the shipping fares are really low.

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Would a MOD put this Link in the eBay section pls.
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