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eBay - Pre Moon 105.01265 Cal. 321 - Scam?

  1. mzinski

    mzinski Sep 12, 2019

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    So I noticed this auction come up yesterday: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Spee...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1431.l2649

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    Quick auction, low starting price - why not try to bid on it? Well, eBay strangely didn't allow me to bid. It came up with an error that said I needed to have purchased an item from the seller within 10 days - weird. So I contacted the seller to ask if there were restrictions on the auction.

    Well, jorani3 responded that he did have a restriction but if I emailed him he'd sell it to me for 1300USD. Wow! 1300USD, how could I pass that up - too good to be true!

    I emailed him at vintrstec@gmail.com to inquire. Because who could pass up this deal. eBay seller with minimal transactions, high value watch for super cheap, located in Colombia - nothing raising red flags here.

    Anyways, Pedro the engineer (as he told me), responded to say he'd send a PayPal invoice and send me the watch for 1300USD. I asked for photos with a precise time, 9:39, but unfortunately he could not provide them because the watch is with his wife in a different city. She's hard and won't send pics, he said.

    Well, I post this story so those of you watching this auction know a bit about the seller and sellers tactics. And if you want to buy it now, cheap, feel free to contact Pedro...
     
  2. mancio

    mancio Sep 12, 2019

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    Mmmmmmh......it is suspicious to say the least. But a Paypal invoice it is strange for a scammer....
     
  3. ext1

    ext1 Sep 12, 2019

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    But he knows enough to cover up the serial in pictures? 65957976_431141844407645_3698734245137612800_n - Copy.png I say... doubtful...
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  4. mzinski

    mzinski Sep 12, 2019

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    Doubtful it's a scam?
     
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  5. ext1

    ext1 Sep 12, 2019

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    Red flags. So I am thinking more scam. He also has zero feedback as a seller.
     
  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 12, 2019

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  7. MAndrewGray

    MAndrewGray Sep 12, 2019

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    So, as a newbie here on this forum, I wonder why it is important to cover the serial number in photographs. Could you let me know?
     
  8. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Sep 12, 2019

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    I can bid without restrictions
     
  9. mzinski

    mzinski Sep 12, 2019

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    Try to bid on his other items (if you're the current high bidder).
     
  10. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Sep 12, 2019

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    Indeed: I won the max amount of auctions.
     
  11. ext1

    ext1 Sep 12, 2019

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  12. nonuffinkbloke

    nonuffinkbloke Sep 12, 2019

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    Well after 3 years on here I'm not entirely certain of all of the potential risks... ::shy:: However I know that (in order to obtain an Omega extract of the archives) all you need to give Omega is:
    payment, the type of watch, serial number and case reference.

    In theory, I suppose somebody could order an extract for your watch,........ If they did, your 'fakked'!:eek:
     
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  13. mzinski

    mzinski Sep 12, 2019

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    Interesting - so are you thinking this seller is legit?
    But that begs the question, why would a person who knows enough to censor a serial sell a 105.012 for $1300 - especially when the auction has almost reached that price? If they know enough to censor a serial, you'd think they'd know the value of this watch.
     
  14. ext1

    ext1 Sep 12, 2019

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    No I'm saying, he knows enough to cover the serial, so he likely knows what he's doing -> scam.
     
  15. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Sep 12, 2019

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    Well if you look at all the items he has for sale: all pictures are different in look and feel. So: stolen
     
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  16. bimmernerd

    bimmernerd Sep 12, 2019

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    Just bid as well. No issues.
     
  17. Poday

    Poday Sep 12, 2019

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    I’m now the high bidder!

    And yeah, not only does he know to obscure the serial, but he mentions the caliber, chrono hand resets to zero, and all the watches he has listed were serviced in July or August of this year? But he thinks it’s worth about $1300...
     
  18. wwhntr

    wwhntr Sep 12, 2019

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    Yes, all five auction pictures have different backgrounds. Likely stolen pictures! Of course you’re protected by eBay, which normally rules in favor of the buyer. Question is it worth to time and hassle getting money back if it’s a scam?
     
  19. jeppehh

    jeppehh Sep 12, 2019

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    Why is this an issue exactly?
     
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  20. vienna

    vienna Sep 13, 2019 2:10am

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    Item is not available anymore.

    Kind regards Max