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Ebay II

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by 00dave, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. 00dave

    00dave Artist formerly known as Ignus

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  2. Gombur Glodson

    Gombur Glodson Fledgling Freddie

    Think you forgot the link? Or was this just a notice of thread to come? :)
     
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  3. 00dave

    00dave Artist formerly known as Ignus

    it was forgetfulness, that better?
     
  4. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Could you also state what it is so people can decide if they want to take a look or not
     
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  5. Rubber Bullets

    Rubber Bullets Part of the furniture

    Take a look at...

    ...this.

    I have no idea whether the stuff this guy sells is worth the £10, but he is really onto a winner. He has well over 600 feedbacks, virtually all as seller, and are 98% positive!

    That's well over £6000, since last July, he has got just from e-mailing people this set of files. Jesus wish I could have thought of that.

    RB
     
  6. Frizz

    Frizz Can't get enough of FH

    What's your thoughts on the legibility of this mans claims?
     
  7. jaba

    jaba Fledgling Freddie

    Has anyone bought this thing? Just wondering if it actually works? anyone know anything more about it?
     
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  8. Gumbo

    Gumbo Resident Freddy

    One of us could buy it then make it freely available to everyone on here.....
     
  9. Rubber Bullets

    Rubber Bullets Part of the furniture

    My feeling is that he has brought together a load of open source (and possibly some not so open) and bundled it up with some URL's that are apparently useful. Some of his feedback suggests that some companies have 'samples' of their products that you can request if you know the right format to ask the question, that is what he is selling.

    Whether it'd work for you fuck knows.

    Jaba, yes people have bought it, over 600 of them, which was kinda my point. On top of that over 98% of those that have are happy with their purchase.

    Money for nothing? Well money for very little at least.

    Frizz, legibility means whether it is readable or not ;) are you asking whether it is legal or not?

    RB
     
  10. jaba

    jaba Fledgling Freddie

    RB, i was more asking if anyone on here has bought it and knows anything more about it :)
     
  11. Gumbo

    Gumbo Resident Freddy

    I'm beginning to wonder if my curiosity to see what the scam is, is going to get bigger than my desire to hang onto a tenner.

    Maybe we could even have a competition to see who makes it work first.
     
  12. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    And that's how he makes his money :)
     
  13. Gumbo

    Gumbo Resident Freddy

    I know, grrrrr.
     
  14. tRoG

    tRoG Fledgling Freddie

    I'm guessing it involves pretending you're a tech-review site, or something.

    But then, having not bought, it, I don't know. :)
     
  15. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    If it's 110% legal then you can't be fraudulent? But then, if it's all a lie...

    Je suis le bored!
     
  16. gremlin

    gremlin One of Freddy's beloved

    But surely no tech review site we know would sell the items they've been given to review for personal profit?.. :p
     
  17. tRoG

    tRoG Fledgling Freddie

    I'm getting all curious now :(

    Damn you eBay!
     
  18. gmloki

    gmloki Can't get enough of FH

    I bought one off someone last year. The instructions were set up what sounded like a legitimate email address for a company so that you werent something like joebloggs@hotmail.com. You could be say purchasing@anycompanyltd.co.uk

    You then basically sent begging letters to the companies saying that you have heard of their products and was thinking of stocking them in your shop. Obviously you wanted to try out the Major Branded label before stocking it as a line in your store. You then asked the person at the manufacturer to send you an email to confirm what they wanted to send you. Its nothing illegal I suppose but I would say it is a bit daft to believe that by spending a £5.00 on a CD you will be getting a van load of free plasma TV's tommorow

    Granted he has 600 Postive feedbacks. What about all the others who cant be arsed leaving feedback
     
  19. Cdr

    Cdr One of Freddy's beloved

    Isn't that 'Obtaining goods by deception'?
     
  20. jaba

    jaba Fledgling Freddie

    Yeah it still seems a bit odd that companies would just send you stuff for free. Ash did you try it out? you get anything for free?
     
  21. Rubber Bullets

    Rubber Bullets Part of the furniture

    You might be right Ash, but that would make his profits even higher than the £6000 I thought, and I guess we all think he's declared it to the Inland Revenue.

    I guess that what he is suggesting you do is flirting with the edges of the law. Getting people to pay him £10 a go to suggest it is I guess 100% legal, so he is not risking anything and making a hansome pile of cash into the bargain.

    RB
     
  22. gmloki

    gmloki Can't get enough of FH

    To be honest I didnt try it. I am sure there Response would be something along the lines of

    "Dear Sir thanks for the interest in our product. After carefull consideration. NO you cant have one for free. Buy one like everyone else. Thank you and Goodbye"

    There are loads of people selling dodgy ebooks on ebay. Its a scam IMHO
     
  23. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

    and did anyone see yesterday i think it was, someone put up a can of Heinz Spaghetti which costs what? About 39p, sold for £750 just because it had a new label on it (I think it said "75 varities" instead of 57)...

    Pffft if thats the case i'll go buy loads and sell em :/
     
  24. Frizz

    Frizz Can't get enough of FH

    Yeah, i've taken too many blows to the head, causing my mind to get jumbled up. :(
     
  25. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    So... the CD contained one text file?
     
  26. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

    Hm i do recall loads of mates at school playing that Warhammer Game.

    Someone even told me he used to paint the figures while he was in the bath :eek6:

    Needless to say i didnt speak to him for a while after that ;)

    And my GeForce Card sold for £30!
     
  27. 00dave

    00dave Artist formerly known as Ignus

    They've all been in storage for about 6 years but I think my old painting skills were good. My army very rairly failed me.

    Ask stazbumpa, his space marine army were regularly crushed on the battlefield.
     
  28. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    I had a mate who was banned from the games workshop store near him for winning too much. :) Even beat the manager and stuff . :p He was 22 mind.
     
  29. dave

    dave Fledgling Freddie

    if this guy is receiving loads of plasma tvs and laptops and free stuff - then why is he letting others do it for £10 a go? Wouldn't it be easier to sell the plasma tv's etc? :)
     

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