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Bit of a scam going on with NOS Shom's on ebay

  1. pascs

    pascs Sep 2, 2014

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    Noticed that a NOS Seamaster Shom has appeared on ebay at a ridiculously low BIN prices, one just now on Germany ebay and another a couple of days ago on French ebay.

    Looks like a scam going on as its the same advert

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/301301346594
     
  2. NT931

    NT931 Sep 2, 2014

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    Looks fishy indeed :cautious: . Damn, no 'make offer' button. Otherwise I'd have made another 1 euro bid.
     
  3. cristos71

    cristos71 Sep 2, 2014

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    Yeah, just hit BIN on a German one only 5 minutes ago.....:oops: :cautious: :mad:

    Trying to get out of it now...
     
  4. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Sep 2, 2014

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    check out the feedback on the german seller. one feedback as a seller.
     
  5. NT931

    NT931 Sep 2, 2014

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    Listing is now gone!?!
     
  6. Dogmann

    Dogmann Sep 2, 2014

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    Hi all,

    Well it looks like these sellers have just lifted this watch listing directly from abouttime-ch in Australia as here is the original listing
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Omega-197...421094384?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item1c4542ddf0

    Here is the French sellers listing with even the same movement number listed
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Omega-197...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    He also has a Planet Ocean available for just 400 Euros here
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Omega...ontres_Montres_Classiques&hash=item43cee80f82

    I find it hard to believe anyone would buy either of those at just 400 Euros and expect to actually receive the watch so find it hard to understand the point of the scam attempt does the seller really think its going to work?

    Marc
     
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  7. cristos71

    cristos71 Sep 2, 2014

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    Yes, I saw that connection with abouttime too, after the fact of course!

    I was suspicious at the price but took a punt within a few seconds of it being listed with the intention of researching the seller later.

    I had already reported it to Ebay before this thread started, it looks like a reactivated dormant account as the majority of feedback dates from 08/09
     
  8. msp1518

    msp1518 Sep 2, 2014

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    Gone already.
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 2, 2014

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    Good stuff those who reported it
     
  10. pascs

    pascs Sep 3, 2014

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  11. rolexfantastic

    rolexfantastic Sep 3, 2014

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    Reported!
     
  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 3, 2014

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    Listing ended... wonder if that means someone fell for it
     
  13. ashleysteadman

    ashleysteadman Sep 19, 2014

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    Does anyone know where to get a solid (legitimate) example of one of these?

    I'd build one myself using a donor movement but it doesn't seem that you can buy the correct dials anymore?
     
  14. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 19, 2014

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    Watchco have a couple at the moment but if you are based in Oz you can't bid. <EDIT> you may be able to bid on eBay.com (US site).

    Note the : Does not ship to Australia

    However, there are ways around that (somebody in Melbourne picks it up from Watchco for you and mails it, seems to work quite well ;))

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-1971-...297297153?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item1e91edc301
     
  15. ashleysteadman

    ashleysteadman Sep 19, 2014

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    Thanks Jim. I'm in Sydney so I might check it out! Strange the "no shipping to Aus" thing?

    Know anyone in Melbourne? :)
     
  16. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 19, 2014

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    :cool: PM sent