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Old 10-16-2012, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a member on this forum that did something that I think is Crappy. But I want to get your opinion to see if I am over reacting. Here is what happened.

I posted my break of exquisite basketball and someone inquired about a card and made an offer. I told him that I would consider the offer for a bit and get back to him. Meanwhile an offer ON EBay came ins 4x higher than the offer on BO. I immediately told the member abut the offer and his response was that a great offer take it. He then tells me that he emailed the person making the EBay offer informing him that he is overpaying for the card. I asked the B.O. member why he did that and, his response was "he's a friend of mine" .

Was this a shady thing for him to do? Thoughts
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How did he know who made the offer cause he wouldnt be able to see the name
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How would he know who it was who made the offer on eBay?

The eBay ID is starred out *** so there would be no way he could have contacted?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I assume he looked at the offer page and recognized the members abbreviated user Id. I'm really not sure.
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Why would it be considered shady to give a friend advice on a value of card? Situation like this, don't give too much info and keep it simple like "I got a better offer."
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How would he know who it was who made the offer on eBay?

The eBay ID is starred out *** so there would be no way he could have contacted?
He claims the EBay member is a friend of his so maybe he just knew what the EBay I'd looked like or that the EBay user would be offering on the card.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would not sell it to either of these yo-yos
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why would it be considered shady to give a friend advice on a value of card? Situation like this, don't give too much info and keep it simple like "I got a better offer."

That's a good point. I guess your right,
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Until you know whether he genuinely did it to help a friend, or if he did it to give himself a better chance at the card, you can't say if it was 'shady'.

Personally I always try to offer advice to friends that might not know as much, but I also think the 'friend' shouldn't make an offer unless they are committing, so once the offer was made, the guy should probably have left it!
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Until you know whether he genuinely did it to help a friend, or if he did it to give himself a better chance at the card, you can't say if it was 'shady'.

Personally I always try to offer advice to friends that might not know as much, but I also think the 'friend' shouldn't make an offer unless they are committing, so once the offer was made, the guy should probably have left it!
Well I accepted the high eBay offer.
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Well I accepted the high eBay offer.
In this day and age, I can't help but think that the guy was just trying to help his own cause. If the offer was accepted, he should have just left it!
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd do the same thing, but I NEVER would tell the seller I did that. You have to know it's a doushe move and even doushier to tell the seller.

Accept the BO, when he doesn't pay hit him with a Unpaid item strike and let him learn the lesson. Play the ebay game, and if he does it to another guy he'll be suspended.

Lesson learned for all 3 of you really.
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I'd do the same thing, but I NEVER would tell the seller I did that. You have to know it's a doushe move and even doushier to tell the seller.

Accept the BO, when he doesn't pay hit him with a Unpaid item strike and let him learn the lesson. Play the ebay game, and if he does it to another guy he'll be suspended.

Lesson learned for all 3 of you really.
Yep can't trust anyone..
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:35 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I would simply ask the buyer about it. They got the card they wanted, so ask if he knows the individual. If they do fine, but if not blast them for being a douche.
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I would simply ask the buyer about it. They got the card they wanted, so ask if he knows the individual. If they do fine, but if not blast them for being a douche.

I gues it's possible that they are the same person and he's trying to play me on price.
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