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So what's with eBay??

Postby WAHumor » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:40 pm

Yesterday I heard a news report about a woman caught shoplifting. It was later discovered that she had $11,000 in shoplifted goodies at her house.

She was selling them on eBay.

A while back I saw a report on the morning news about a woman with a successful eBay business...which she financed with $50,000 she embezzled from her employer before retiring.

Is eBay the new "electronic fence"? (as in a place or person to whom you can sell stolen goods)
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:14 pm

Well, with what you have just said, it just may be, LOL
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Postby Warren Contreras » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:22 pm

I hope you don't give too many people new ideas!!!
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Postby Alan Petersen » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:41 pm

I also read about this person who bought PDA's from his employers account and sold them on ebay so they are similar to a pawn shop which often sell stolen goods. I don't beleive there is much ebay can do about that.
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Postby deannatroupe » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:20 pm

I think that means you need to be careful who you buy from.
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Postby karynsolo » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:54 am

Ebay is the world's premier rummage sale! Being careful who you shop with is not necessarily even safe, my son bought a computer chip for a car he was fixing up from a guy who had a large powerseller status and the chip turned out to be bootleg, even the sticker on it was just that a sticker with print from an ink jet printer, the fool was not even crafty enough to use a decent quality laser jet LOL.
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