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Northy
10-03-2008, 02:03 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-HPI-Baja-5B-1-5-Scale-2WD-Buggy-Ready-to-Run_W0QQitemZ120231710409QQihZ002QQcategoryZ19168Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Southwell
10-03-2008, 02:05 PM
Sounds like it to me too. report it?

twisty
10-03-2008, 02:09 PM
Looks very dodgy :thumbdown:

Northy
10-03-2008, 02:10 PM
I'd have it for 1.50 though! :woot:

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racingdwarf
10-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Hmmmm........If you look at his other items those tractors are a bit cheep :woot:with only a few hrs to go they are worth 3000+ and the photos look like they ar from the US. Who would start items like that at such a low price,:eh?: I like the bank transfer bit tho:lol: think that may well be to good to be true

pat*1
10-03-2008, 02:33 PM
Thats a 100% scam seller,to have two items the same plus other matching items all to be paid with bank tranfers....I had my ebay account hacked a while ago and to be fair to ebay the had it sorted in less than an hour...

twisty
10-03-2008, 06:23 PM
I'd have it for 1.50 though! :woot:

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Yup ,thats the problem though,you bid 1.50 and risk having to get it back from your bank,someone outbids you ,the price goes up untill it`s a few hundred and the bank gets screwed and then we ALL pay with increased charges in the end as the bank recoups it`s losses from it`s customers.

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b4rs
10-03-2008, 07:10 PM
payment through anything other than paypal is really unsafe, ive lost many payments through postal orders etc, theres no proof of payment and same with bank transfers, theres nothing to stop them not sending the item, its based on trust. and in this case, i wouldnt bid unless my life depended on it :thumbdown:

b4rs
10-03-2008, 07:13 PM
hes actually duplicated both listings as if hes got 2!! thats well dodgy i sometimes just wanna take a swing at some of these people, especially after getting scammed myself.

JCJC
10-03-2008, 08:25 PM
Feedback only as buyer, and nothing worth having......... i would not go there.

Col
10-03-2008, 10:42 PM
Feedback only as buyer, and nothing worth having......... i would not go there.

And all visible items cost either 1cent or 1p.
There has never been a more obvious scam in the world!

Oops, someone's lost 300...

showtime
10-03-2008, 11:24 PM
i can't believe anyone even wants one of those :wtf:

if you're dumb enough to spuzz 300 sheets one one then you're certainly dumb enough to lose your money to a scammer :rolleyes:

twisty
10-03-2008, 11:41 PM
i can't believe anyone even wants one of those :wtf:

if you're dumb enough to spuzz 300 sheets one one then you're certainly dumb enough to lose your money to a scammer :rolleyes:

Talk about rude and unthoughtfull or maybe it`s sarcasm?.
Have you tried one? they are quite good fun.We run 30 minute A finals fella,not 5 minutes.Oh BTW i have a couple of them (or so) and am driving out to Holland at the end of the month to race(for fun)in the HPi Baja cup.
Oh and ,i won the BRCA-LSOR Clubmans championship with one last year.
I guess i must be pretty dumb for enjoying myself.

jimmy
10-03-2008, 11:54 PM
I'd love one of those bad boys - 300 quid, I'd have one tomorrow... well, next month when I'm not so skint.

that 5Bss looks awesome! if mirage want to lend me one and give me a ticket, I'll happily come with you to holland and race one! :thumbsup:

As one or two people know, I think lsor cars generlly look like tractors - but the 5B looks like sex! and it's designed by the guy that made the optima! how can you argue with that.

showtime
11-03-2008, 12:04 AM
yeah i suppose i was being a tad sarcastic (there is a disclaimer in my sig :p) and i also understand that different people like different things.

they're just not my thing & i suppose everytime i've seen the larger stuff its been a bit of a let down :eh?:
i do see the attraction of longer finals tho :thumbsup:

i'm a regular Nitro racer & i love longer finals, it takes me more than 5 minutes to settle down & get into a rhythm. thats why i started racing some electric in an effort to get me to be better from the start of the race :)
i always qualify bad but end up doing loads of bumping! better 5 minute quali runs would place me better & make the day a lot easier :rolleyes:

at the end of the day its all just toy cars i suppose :thumbsup:

twisty
11-03-2008, 12:05 AM
if mirage want to lend me one and give me a ticket

I`ll ask for you. :)

Showtime,there are other reasons for largescale too,first would be no need to re-fuel,the 1/5 cars are good for 45 minutes on a tank full of regular pump petrol,with the engine in a standard state of tune.
Second good one would be,when you get old and your eyesight starts to fail,they are just about big enough to see at a distance.
The RWD ones are a real handfull in the wet,but very rewarding when you get the hang of them,just the same as 1/10 electric.
4WD is coming on very nicely and there are things afoot to make the looks more appealing.

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3225191

racingdwarf
11-03-2008, 12:10 AM
he has found a few more to sell now..........funny thing is it the same photos. We sould start asking him a load of questions just to see what he knows about the cars:D

GRIFF55
11-03-2008, 08:48 AM
i asked a few and also if i can pick it up or have a look at them. Still no reply!:thumbdown: