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Old 11th June 2006, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default More Ebay foolishness

A Philippine Luzon bolo sold as an Apache fighting knife for $213.05. Long before the auction was over, I emailed the seller and told him what he had, and gave him links to examples that were currently selling on Ebay. His reply, "unbelievable Thanks Hoovler". No change was made to the listing.

All of the bidders identities were kept private.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. But it makes me sad. I found the id of the buyer by looking at the feedback. If I was a better man I would contact him and let him know he was scammed. But as we know, No good deed goes unpunished, so he will just have to remain blissfully unaware, and happy with his purchase.


Oh, the auction # is 6633999735
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Old 11th June 2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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Sometime it works in the buyer's favour. Several of my acquistions have been bought cheaply because they have been wrongly listed. However, in the UK alot of items are discribed as 'Zulu' when they are definately NOT.

Zulu socketted spearheads..... I dont think so, it drives me mad

Some good African weapons become 'over priced' as unwary bidders pay over the top for an item they are told is Zulu. I too, informed sellers of these 'wrong' listings.Many ignore them, some do not. I no longer bother, people see what they want to see, and a number of sellers are happy to oblige.

AN UNFORTUNATE STATE OF AFFAIRS.......that sometimes goes in our favour
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Old 12th June 2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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Default Yep ... one more time

Hi Steve:

It happens all the time. Did you notice the testimonial that accompanied that one?

Caveat emptor once again.

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