Re: Diebold on eBay -- response to questions

From: D. C. Lapena <chito_dot_lapena_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Jun 19 2006 - 09:07:53 CDT

It might be hasty to jump conclusions that this is a hoax-- a lot of
people broker ebay sales for others. There are even bricks and mortar
stores that take junk from people and sell it on ebay. In these cases
the broker just makes a quick buck and likely would know little about
the item sold, where it came from or what it does. But it remains
their obligation to answer questions as best as they can. I believe
ebay has enough dispute resolution mechanisms and blacklisting to make
this sale fairly safe. I would tell him that any charge is
unreasonable to get an answer about the product and that it is his
obligation to get the answer.

-chito L.

On 6/18/06, David Jefferson <d_jefferson@yahoo.com> wrote:
> His claim that there are no numbers on it is patently false if he has
> a real Diebold machine. I stand by my bet that this is a hoax, in
> which case by definition he is a crook. His semiliteracy and
> demanding for $20 for a phone call is consistent. Notice that his
> message originally said that *you* could call the seller; then he
> thought better of it and incompletely edited the offer saying that
> *he* would call (for $20). I would not send him a phone card if I
> were you.
>
> David
>
>
> On Jun 18, 2006, at 10:36 AM, Alan Dechert wrote:
>
> > David, I don't know if I'd call him a crook at this point. To me,
> > he sounds
> > like a semi-literate guy trying to make a buck -- maybe a bit of a
> > bullshitter too. I doubt he is so dumb he would put something up
> > for sale
> > he knows is stolen. That doesn't mean it's not stolen.
> >
> > This definitely lowers the value of the item.
> >
> > Alan D.
> >
> >> Thanks. At this point I am fairly certain that the whole thing is a
> >> hoax. Unless we get much better information than this, I will have
> >> to withdraw my $100 pledge.
> >>
> >> It's certainly OK with me if you don't pursue it. But it would also
> >> be fun to see how far this crook will go to try to extract money from
> >> you. $20 for a phone call indeed! Maybe you can ask if he will send
> >> you a picture of the voting machine?
> >>
> >
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