Greed-Bay Scam Warning

From: Steve Thatcher <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 14:56:13 2005

just because he doesn't know what he is selling (i.e. a dump terminal like a Televideo looks like a monitor and keyboard), it is not necessarily a reason to call the whole thing a scam. I bought five 17" x 17" core memory cards from a guy years ago and he thought they were bubble memory.

$1000 for a real Unisite programmer is actually very good. These things are was expensive. I have an invoice at work from one of them...

I am not interested and I wouldn't buy it without pictures, inventory list, and an idea of working condition. Should anyone else buy it they way the ad was written - NO, BUT it doesn't have to be an automatic scam.

best regards, Steve Thatcher

-----Original Message-----
From: "Joe R." <>
Sent: Feb 3, 2005 2:57 PM
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <>
Subject: RE: Greed-Bay Scam Warning

   You mean see what site he prirates them from!


At 10:03 AM 2/3/05 -0500, Rich wrote:
>Ask for pictures and see what he sends.
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Bruce Lane
>Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 9:59 AM
>Subject: Greed-Bay Scam Warning
> This one should be obvious to anyone with a little common sense, but
>I figured I'd put out the alert anyway.
> Seller is brand new, zero feedback. They're allegedly offering a
>Unisite programmer, but they provide no pictures at all. There's a grossly
>high opening bid with a reserve, and the seller claims that it comes with a
>"monitor and keyboard" when the Unisite doesn't even have built-in ports for
>such (it uses a dumb terminal).
> If the URL is not reproduced, search for item #5162333516.
> I really wish the creep involved had actually broken some Ebay rule
>that they could nail him on, but no such luck (yet). Anyway, I'd stay well
>clear of this one.
>Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
>Blue Feather Technologies --
>kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech do/t c=o=m
>"If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped with
>surreal ports?"
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