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    GG + Wendy O. 4EVA raygunner's Avatar
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    What's Going On Here? ~ The Strange World Of eBay!

    Okay, the seller "Cino59" has sold the same Schwinn Madison three times from my count.

    The seller is comes across like a second rate "Applecart2", and that's not saying much. Slow & somewhat rude in email responses to basic questions. And with other auctions he attemps to sell crappy conversions as "track" bikes, just like Applecart!

    I'm just wondering what's up here. Is this a scam? Do the high bidder flake out?

    I recall one time he pulled the auction since bids were retracted.

    The first auction record is no longer available through a search on eBay.

    Here's the second time:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7145978207

    The current auction:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7150645289

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    succumbs to errata jaypee's Avatar
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    I suspect the patterns of bids, retractions, and the auctions themselves are actually a sophisticated code used by the Communists to communicate with their operatives around the world. The red menace is everywhere!!!

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    the weird thing is that the winner of the earlier auction bought another bike from cino59 http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...serid=vernbren

    it smells fishy to me

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    there have already been threads about this guy:
    eBay seller: CINO59 ~ Anyone Buy From?

    i'd say just throw his name in the "JUST SAY NO" category in the LBS/OBS sticky...
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    could have had a friend try to boost the bids for it and unintentionally win.

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    i emailed him to as what was up w/ the madison, i'll post if he responds

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    My experience with this particular seller was a study in schizophrenia. My initial dialogue (electronic) was a plea to this seller to omit unsubstantiated claims of me entered on an eBay auction. I had retracted a bid on his auction and in effect, was crucified for it. His remarks were paramount to delusional and unwarranted.

    My first response from this seller had me scratching my head. It was clearly composed in a high degree of agitation and unreasonable anger. Okay, my "reasonable" account told me I exercised an eBay option (bid retraction) designed to protect both the seller and buyer. So I diplomatically "let him have my way." I "dummied-up" (hardly a stretch for me) and pleaded for his "forgiveness" for having committed such an intolerable act. His scolding continued, very long rants reprimanding me and utilizing "four letter words" in place of my name; at every opportunity - LOL.

    Then, out of blue, he offers to sell me his Schwinn Madison (the subject of this thread). However, even that email was peppered with hostility. I graciously declined and expressed interest to do do business on a later date. He responded with "I would never sell you one of my bikes."

    Having heard enough, I "innocently" made mention of my experience with another disreputable eBay seller that was currently facing fraud charges thanks in part to my close association with a local District Attorney. Yes, I lied, he is actually a buddy of mine from college and we surf together - thats all. But hey, it worked, I haven't heard from Cino59 since.
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    this is too funny. about a year or so ago i had a "run-in" with this dude. Was looking at some of his fixed gear conversions that he was selling fairly cheaply. But then noticed his $35 charge to "professional box" the bike. The way it was listed on the auction was fairly tough to read, so I emailed him asking why he was listing like that, and that the $35 charge would surprise folks.

    His responses were hostile and rude!
    It looks like he has still sold a lot of bikes though....i wish guys like that would get shut down.

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    Does he just sell on eBay or does he have a shop or something like that?

    And now on eBay I really like sellers who put "not track" in their auctions of conversions. At least they're trying to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaypee
    I suspect the patterns of bids, retractions, and the auctions themselves are actually a sophisticated code used by the Communists to communicate with their operatives around the world. The red menace is everywhere!!!
    Thanks a lot for blowing my cover. Jerk.

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    so here's what he said in response to my question about what was up with the bike, if he'd sold it before, if the buyer had flaked, etc.

    "same photos used for multiple, near identical bikes - no flakes on this item as yet."

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    So it's a different bike?!

    Bullsh*t!

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    yeah, the whole thing smells a mile high to me

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    F all that. If he's not willing to take photos of the different bikes then what the hey. What does it take to report sellers on ebay anyway? What kind of evidence do you need?

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