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Guys, just a heads up:

noticed this guy selling Lego on ebay. high value sets at prices which seem very low. £100 off a helicarrier? don't know how someone can sell stuff this cheap? any ideas?

may be genuine but something tells me something is going on

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/cheapest-furniture-for-you/m.html?item=321772492114&hash=item4aeb229552&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

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The pictures look legit, but the merchandise is probably stolen if he can sell that low.

​Legitimately stolen you mean... the image of the Helicarrier was stolen from this URL.

http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/topic/118958-new-toy-lego-shield-helicarrier/

Report those listings folks, don't buy hoping it will show up and support that kind of crazy. I guess I should write up a blog about how to spot a fraudulent eBay listing. I'll start with how to reverse search for the images (try it, it's easy: https://images.google.com/), then go on to say that if the listing description is "BRAND NEW! SEALED!" and the Item Type is "Minifigures" it's probably not legit.

 

 

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Yeah, got to be careful of this. Recycled images in general just aren`t a good idea (unless you are using your own stock photo, then label it as such). Stay very far away from this, and of course, as has been said countless times, if it looks too good to be true, it likely is. 

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​Legitimately stolen you mean... the image of the Helicarrier was stolen from this URL.

http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/topic/118958-new-toy-lego-shield-helicarrier/

Report those listings folks, don't buy hoping it will show up and support that kind of crazy. I guess I should write up a blog about how to spot a fraudulent eBay listing. I'll start with how to reverse search for the images (try it, it's easy: https://images.google.com/), then go on to say that if the listing description is "BRAND NEW! SEALED!" and the Item Type is "Minifigures" it's probably not legit.

 

 

How did you managed to locate this picture? Is there some tool to do this?

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If it is stolen goods, the seller can still take its own picture of tge stolen merchandise. More likely he hasnt got any sets at all!

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How did you managed to locate this picture? Is there some tool to do this?

Not sure if agree used it, but I have used TinEye.com successfully in checking CL pics.

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​Legitimately stolen you mean... the image of the Helicarrier was stolen from this URL.

http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/topic/118958-new-toy-lego-shield-helicarrier/

Report those listings folks, don't buy hoping it will show up and support that kind of crazy. I guess I should write up a blog about how to spot a fraudulent eBay listing. I'll start with how to reverse search for the images (try it, it's easy: https://images.google.com/), then go on to say that if the listing description is "BRAND NEW! SEALED!" and the Item Type is "Minifigures" it's probably not legit.

 

 

​I'm selling Stormtrooper Sergeant's at the moment, they're BRAND NEW! SEALED!, what's not legit about that? :scratchhead:

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  How did you managed to locate this picture? Is there some tool to do this?

​I saved the zoomed image to my desktop, uploaded it to http://images.google.com and did a quick scan for the picture. And for websites where they don't let you save the picture, I've used screen cap tools to capture it and the image search found it anyways. It's pretty amazing... it can find full size images from a thumbnail with decent detail.

​I'm selling Stormtrooper Sergeant's at the moment, they're BRAND NEW! SEALED!, what's not legit about that? :scratchhead:

​Do you have any other details in the ad? A Helicarrier at 100 pounds less than retail, with the wrong item type and a description that reads "BRAND NEW! SEALED!" and _nothing else_ doesn't scream scam to you? It does to me ... why?

People who like to use big fonts and fancy colors in ads typically have much more to say and much more crap and fluff inside their listings for one of two reasons.
   1. To distract you from reading it all.
   2. Because they're the type of person who thinks fancy descriptions sell better.

People who are trying to sell stolen merchandise more often than not sell locally. eBay leaves a trail... local sales typically do not.

People who are selling big ticket items rarely have only one thing to say about said item. People trying to scam you aren't going to waste a lot of time making a good listing... they move onto the next hacked account.

The list goes on....

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​I saved the zoomed image to my desktop, uploaded it to http://images.google.com and did a quick scan for the picture. And for websites where they don't let you save the picture, I've used screen cap tools to capture it and the image search found it anyways. It's pretty amazing... it can find full size images from a thumbnail with decent detail.

​Do you have any other details in the ad? A Helicarrier at 100 pounds less than retail, with the wrong item type and a description that reads "BRAND NEW! SEALED!" and _nothing else_ doesn't scream scam to you? It does to me ... why?

People who like to use big fonts and fancy colors in ads typically have much more to say and much more crap and fluff inside their listings for one of two reasons.
   1. To distract you from reading it all.
   2. Because they're the type of person who thinks fancy descriptions sell better.

People who are trying to sell stolen merchandise more often than not sell locally. eBay leaves a trail... local sales typically do not.

People who are selling big ticket items rarely have only one thing to say about said item. People trying to scam you aren't going to waste a lot of time making a good listing... they move onto the next hacked account.

The list goes on....

​Should I have put in a few more smiley faces to indicate I was taking the michael?? :dancer::onthequiet::mosking::snooks::gaming::pardon:

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​Should I have put in a few more smiley faces to indicate I was taking the michael?? :dancer::onthequiet::mosking::snooks::gaming::pardon:

​Maybe, I'm on a bit of a tear this morning. :)

It's just so frustrating to read over and over and over about the complacency for these scams.

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​Maybe, I'm on a bit of a tear this morning. :)

It's just so frustrating to read over and over and over about the complacency for these scams.

​Don't worry I'm on your side, I'm permanently reporting some Hungarian dude who keeps putting up scams. Fella's not very bright, every new account has delivery from Austria, located in Hungary, with one feedback only from the same purchaser in China, he's not even trying that hard.

 

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