Eric H. Johnson on 14 Aug 2015 12:50:49 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Off topic - Suspicious transaction


I think I figured out what is going on. I contacted a third vendor, and before ordering asked if the part was in stock. He said it was no longer in the warehouse.

I suspect all three of these merchants are just storefronts that stock no inventory, and are in fact all referencing the same part, but their storefronts have not updated the fact that the part is no longer available.

At least it is not as nefarious as I feared. :)


On August 12, 2015 10:00:32 PM EDT, "Rich Mingin (PLUG)" <> wrote:
Nope, at least not at the merely-human levels my account operates at.

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Eric H. Johnson
<> wrote:
> It just smells like a scam, but I cannot figure out how it works, unless it is a simple bait and switch, and I never contacted either vendor before purchasing. Has anyone else run into anything like this.

Is there any reason that it might be to their advantage to list the
item for sale at a particular price, without actually selling it at
that price?  Does ebay give some kind of discount on auction fees if
there is a buy-it-now alongside?

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