Ticket Fraud

Dragon

Registered Member
V.I.P.
#1
I was just reading this article and this guy is in deep trouble if he gets caught. He was selling tickets to OSU vs. Michigan and never sent the tickets. I don't think he had those tickets in the first place. I saw his feedback and I have never saw that much consecutive negative feedbacks before.

http://www.newsnet5.com/sports/5374761/detail.html#
 

technoflutemom

Registered Member
#2
I don't understand how people can get such bad feedback and still be selling. When does it get so horrible that people stop bidding on their auctions? Feedback is the first thing I look at when I buy. One bad one I can over look. Two, if it seems like the seller tried to solve the issue or the buyer was deranged. Three, it's a pattern.

Not saying anyone deserves to be ripped off, but adults do have to take some responsibility for themselves and their own well-being.
 

palefrost

Registered Member
#3
One time i bought an auction for cloths for my toddler. It was a one day or three day deal. I was so excited about the great looking cloths and the price, i didnt even look over at the feedback:shake: That was the last time i made that mistake :mad: They do pull sellers if they reach a certain level. I dont know what the number is but Ive seen it happen.
 

karenlyn

Registered Member
#4
My question is why anybody would BUY from someone with so many consecutive bad feedbacks. I mean, the feedback system is in place for a reason, after all. I don't mean to say that it's the person's fault that they get cheated, but... it kinda is. Don't they check the feedback first?
 

technoflutemom

Registered Member
#5
Consider it an x-dollar lesson, palefrost. I've actually almost just hit that "buy" button without reading feedback a few times when the price has been unbelievably good.
 
#6
For some people, the excitement just gets to be too much for them. They see they great deal and bid before checking.

As soon as I open an auction ... before I even read the details ... I glance at the feedback. If it's less than 100% I read feedback first before wasting time on the item description.
 

mamab

Registered Member
#7
I agree with Chandra. I don't buy if there are negative feedbacks. One or two negative comments are to be expected, but if there are HUGE amounts, why take a chance? The odds are against you.

My question is, at what point does eBay tell the person that they aren't allowed to sell any longer??
 

palefrost

Registered Member
#8
Consider it an x-dollar lesson, palefrost. I've actually almost just hit that "buy" button without reading feedback a few times when the price has been unbelievably good.

Oh yeah it was a lesson and now i always slow myself down and look it over a few minutes before i hit "buy" . This was my first and last time.
 

kknight0506

Registered Member
#9
well those people dont seem to be smart enough. still buying tickets even after seeing negative feedbacks. before i buy anything, the first thing i see is the feedbacks which the seller has received from buyers, only then i think about bidding for the item.
 

SouthernGal

Registered Member
#10
I can't get over it. I wonder if he took his money and ran? Or, the newspaper article mentioned possible foul play?

I know each and every person is kicking themselves for not looking at his feedback. I learned from my SIL's mistake, and I *always* check feedback. If the feedback % is less than 99% or so, I always look over it and see what happened.

There is no way I am going to send any money to someone who has less than stellar feedback. That would be taking a chance that I am not willing to take!