I reported this one to eBoy security - apparently without effect this time. I note that he had a whole bunch of other auctions as well, now he has two. The rest were apparently BIN'd.
With regard to the way scammers appeal to the larceny in all men's hearts, this is true enough. In this case and others like it, I think less appealing to their dishonesty than to their desire to grab what appears to be a 'good deal'.
But I've dealt with too many people who have been burned on eBoy. They don't check seller feedback, they're not suspicious enough, they are too trusting by half. They miss all the warning signs that eBoy tries very hard to educate people about. I'm not making excuses for eBoy, but let me just say this - about 80% of all humanity consists of dunderheads. Well meaning, kind, nice, decent people who haven't a clue. Yes - most people are complete idiots and I have no idea how we managed to claw our way to the top of the food chain.
You can be smart and still get ripped off - sometimes the scam is just too clever. But most who get ripped off are just as dumb as a bag of hair. I still hate the scammers though; there is no honor in ripping off morons.
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