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What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 am
by WingAdmin
This outfit, Blackfoot Motor Sports, out of Idaho, has been purchasing relays from our store here at /Store/Goldwing ... MS-H30.asp for $12.95 apiece.

They then take the relays and sell them on eBay for TWICE the price:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Goldwing ... 3379400505

But before doing it, they tear part of the sticker off that shows the goldwingdocs.com web site address, to prevent their customers from coming here and finding out just how much they've been ripped off.

Sounds to me like Blackfoot Motor Sports should be a company best avoided.

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:07 pm
by dingdong
Or you could refuse to sell to them....

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:48 pm
by newday777
dingdong wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Or you could refuse to sell to them....
Exactly

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:45 pm
by WingAdmin
I just became aware of this today, as I was contacted by someone who came complaining to me that "I" had charged them twice the price on eBay, and why was I "punishing eBay customers?" Once I figured out what they had bought, and from whom, I let them know it wasn't me at all that had sold them the relay on eBay.

This company will not be buying any more from me.

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:46 pm
by dingdong
Good decision Scott.

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:09 pm
by Joe Jones
Remember that eBay has sellers fees and if you use PayPal to collect the money, PayPal ALSO gets a piece of the pie. They also have to cover shipping if it is not included.

It is unrealistic to expect an eBay seller to sell the item for the same price that YOU sell it to them.

Lesson here: If people are willing to pay the eBay sellers prices for the relay, your prices are TOO LOW.

Joe

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:15 pm
by Aussie81Interstate
That sucks - but everyone is out there to make money - if they can see an easy dollar - and someone is also willing to pay - then so be it. I wouldn't be selling to them any further either. Pretty scumbag effort to remove your name from the item as well.

I sold my 1988 GL1500 Goldwing to another person vie ebay - it was bought and paid for - I had my doubts on the persons ability to ride the bike he mentioned biggest bike he had ever ridden was a 250cc. When he left the carpark I didn't think he would make it to the end of the road before dropping it - and he was on a 550km trip back home that day. 2 months later the bike was back up on ebay with my original picture and description and the owner was asking $1000 more for it. I reported it to ebay and the ad was removed. I tried to speak with him as well - guess what he didn't answer my calls.

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:43 pm
by AZgl1800
eBay is a pig in a poke, and the viewer must be alert to the scams going on there.

the overhead is high on eBay/PayPal, but I will only use PayPal as it allows me to isolate my purchases from my bank account information.

sometimes, I will use my amex card.

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:43 am
by Viking
I have found that if I search enough, I can generally find out who listed the ebay items and buy them from the lister, away from ebay. This very thing happened to me with Cyclemax, before I knew about Cyclemax. I found some items on ebay that I wanted, purchased them, and then through searching, found the same items on Cyclemax site for less money. I have since purchased directly from Cyclemax, and very rarely ever anything from ebay. Ebay has become too much of a dump site, for excess money. A person can almost get anything that is on ebay from Amazon, with free shipping. Free shipping counts for something in Canada with our high postal costs.

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:11 am
by Harp
Welcome to the capitalist system.Caveat emptor!

Re: What a scam!

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:55 pm
by WingAdmin
Viking wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:43 am
I have found that if I search enough, I can generally find out who listed the ebay items and buy them from the lister, away from ebay. This very thing happened to me with Cyclemax, before I knew about Cyclemax. I found some items on ebay that I wanted, purchased them, and then through searching, found the same items on Cyclemax site for less money. I have since purchased directly from Cyclemax, and very rarely ever anything from ebay. Ebay has become too much of a dump site, for excess money. A person can almost get anything that is on ebay from Amazon, with free shipping. Free shipping counts for something in Canada with our high postal costs.
I've done the same thing for years. The name of the seller is usually a good clue.

I have my stuff on eBay, but I jack the prices up (just like Cyclemax, and pretty much every other vendor does) to cover the exorbitant fees that eBay charges.