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11-29-2005, 09:09 AM
i have been looking at the sp5m and seen that is selling in a few auctions for very cheap. it says is from china. anyone know if its legit?




the seller is different for each, but the description and payment methods are identical. do you think i should go for it?

Mike Temporale
11-29-2005, 12:10 PM
Hrm, I wouldn't trust it myself. Looks kind of fishy.

Global Mobility!
12-18-2005, 08:38 AM
Whether anything looks fishy or not, it's always a good idea to look at the sellers feeback and ratings. Next, read the negative reviews carefully and most importantly review the previous successful auctions for either similar product sold, ie. mobile phone, computer, etc.

If the seller got his/her favorable ratings from selling posters and then all of the sudden starts to sell high tech goods, you have something strange and should be approached with more caution. I am not stating that it's impossible that a poster seller begins selling GSM handsets, but I am stating that it's out of the ordinary and an escrow service (endorsed by eBay) should be used. Remember there are many fake escrow services setup to prey on innocent and naive bidders.

Many eBay sellers unknowingly get their user passwords compromised and thieves use their accounts to steal from unknowing bidders. This can even happen to mobile phone dealers so everything might look legit until you phone is never received in the mail. Sometimes retailers and reputable online resellers are worth the premium that they charge. One bad eBay transaction would wipe out savings on several auctions.

12-18-2005, 02:35 PM
I just tried to go to all the ebay links and it looks like the items has been pulled:
This listing (5836037893) has been removed by eBay or is no longer available. Please make sure that you've entered the item number correctly.

Looks like you were diligent in not jumping into this one hari-bhari :)


12-19-2005, 09:46 PM
It may have indeed been a fake listing, or it could have been removed by their system because the listing was old. Like when you're viewing someone's profile, it only shows the most recent items they've bought/sold.