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    so i found this cell phone at work.

    it was likely dropped by an audience member seeing a show. the battery was dead, so i turned it in, and it sat in the box office for 2 months... its a nice cell phone, and i suspect that the person either had insurance, or was rich enough that they just got a new one.. so it was given to me to do whatever i wanted with it. i figured, ebay right?

    UGH. for the 3rd time in a row, the phone has sold to an ebay scammer. essentially what happens is the auction closes, and then i get a series of emails in broken english explaining that they wish to ship the phone to Nigeria, and will include an extra $100, then i get a fake email from paypal saying the funds have been transferred and once i ship the phone and give them a tracking number, paypal will release the money... obviously bullshit... but now for the 3rd time, the same scam. its getting really frustrating, esp since it costs me money to list things on ebay.

    this is also why, i suspect, my debit card was canceled by my bank last week. i just want to sell this damn phone... i need the money, and im selling it for literally half price.

    365 - 5.18.09

    sampcyn, steadfastfinances, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. JustCallMe_♥Bethy♥_ 71 months ago | reply

      yea that shit has been happening all over e bay. that really sucks.
      Although the clarity of this shot does not suck at all...

    2. D to the Alex [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      i am not an ebay seller but I have noticed this "note" to most of the sellers that I encounter!

      witty, eh!

      Seen in the group"My Self Portrait" (?)

    3. christina ina 71 months ago | reply

      Something similar happened to me when I bid on some concert tickets on eBay. Haven't bid on anything or used the site since.

    4. liccleprincess 71 months ago | reply

      Yeah, I've had the same problem I hate it. A friend of mine was selling a laptop and he was like I will send someone to get it and will give you extra money, hell no.

    5. zap451 [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      That same fucking shit happened to me. Grrrrrrrrrr

    6. hollandrayne 71 months ago | reply

      oh man, i didn't know stuff like this went down so often. No wonder you're frustrated. scammers can go screw off!!

    7. t0asty 71 months ago | reply

      your eyes are captivating

    8. Nek777 68 months ago | reply

      The Same Happened to me....On my birthday! WTF!

    9. susanej05 59 months ago | reply

      Nice photo! (Sorry about the eBay drama.) I've included it (with attribution at the bottom) in a blog post. Thanks!

    10. Consumerist Dot Com 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called www.flickr.com/groups/63543126@N00/, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. splitcents 58 months ago | reply

      Hey, this is a great pic! I have used it for a blog post (here) , attributed you, and linked back to this page. Thanks much!

    12. boscopane 49 months ago | reply

      every bad things that happened online all finger will be pointed at Nigeria, well i believe the foolish white are paying back from what they have done to the Africa.

    13. lbiddy23 30 months ago | reply

      Great photo! I know I have heard peope talk bout a homedirectusa scam but I tell my friends that they are the only shipping company I use, the scam rumors are just that. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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