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Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« on: August 18, 2018, 04:03:28 PM »

Our favourite eBay scammer doesn't just have one Briggs B/C box with spare A/Bb reed blocks this time, but no less than THREE of them available in the same listing: B C Briggs Button Accordion with spare A Bb reed blocks

He'll be selling hens' teeth next, in bulk quantities... ::)

Reported to eBay, yet again
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 05:08:55 PM »

Our favourite eBay scammer doesn't just have one Briggs B/C box with spare A/Bb reed blocks this time, but no less than THREE of them available in the same listing: B C Briggs Button Accordion with spare A Bb reed blocks

He'll be selling hens' teeth next, in bulk quantities... ::)

Reported to eBay, yet again


You're being very unfair...I've just ordered 25cl of unicorn tears for next day delivery.... :|glug
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 06:19:10 PM »

You're being very unfair...I've just ordered 25cl of unicorn tears for next day delivery.... :|glug

Well at least the tears aren't on the CITES list, not like the horns... :|glug
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 06:31:31 PM »

Our favourite eBay scammer doesn't just have one Briggs B/C box with spare A/Bb reed blocks this time, but no less than THREE of them available in the same listing: B C Briggs Button Accordion with spare A Bb reed blocks

And no sooner does that one get deleted, than our boyo's back with three more...

B C Briggs Button Accordion with spare A Bb reed blocks

Reported to eBay, yet again  :(
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 06:35:10 PM »

Our favourite eBay scammer doesn't just have one Briggs B/C box with spare A/Bb reed blocks this time, but no less than THREE of them available in the same listing: B C Briggs Button Accordion with spare A Bb reed blocks

And no sooner does that one get deleted, than our boyo's back with three more...

B C Briggs Button Accordion with spare A Bb reed blocks

Reported to eBay, yet again  :(

Mind you, at a buy it now price of £6.94, it is a bargain.
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 06:41:44 PM »

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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 06:51:04 PM »

I'm not very wll up on how these things work. Is this part of the same scam?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHEATSTONE-LACHENAL-ENGLISH-CONCERTINA/401584008425?hash=item5d8045ace9:g:NHUAAOSwiSJbeE4p

Yep, that's yet another one, and an Aeola, and a couple of Jeffries Anglos (one of which actually belongs to Cormac Begley - and I tuned it to Eb for him a few years ago!)
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 06:55:13 PM »

Mind you, at a buy it now price of £6.94, it is a bargain.

It would be if he really had it, and you actually got it - but what you'll get instead is your identity stolen and used... :o
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 09:08:24 PM »

Even on a Monday now (he's more usually a weekender), and from Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia this time: B C Briggs Button Accordion with spare A Bb reed blocks

Reported, blah, blah, blah... ::)
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 01:27:06 AM »

Oh, and now it's in Vienna!

And he's got THREE of them available again - how does he do it... ::)
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 11:05:04 PM »

Even on a Monday now (he's more usually a weekender) ...

And (at least) twice on Tuesday now too (in Canada and the United State). Is he getting desperate, or has it turned into a franchise?

But this time eBay managed to zap the listings before I could even see, let alone report them. Maybe they're getting on top of this?
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 11:16:48 PM »

Lets hope so - they are also targeting vintage tractors and small steam loco's / traction engines this month - I'm told doing a google reverse image lookup is a good first step to see if the same image is or has been used elsewhere or repeatedly, not sure how you do this but it seems to have become something of a hobby for armchair tractor enthusiasts - some are competing for points, and we all know what points mean - yes, you've not updated to electronic ignition  ;D
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Re: Briggs scams on eBay getting worse
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2018, 02:28:50 PM »

Sheesh, he's still at it today though. Must've given up the "day-job"... ::)
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