So I had mentioned that I was selling the first of a couple of PowerBooks on eBay the other day. To my surprise, someone invoked the “Buy It Now” option and ended the auction last night. No complaints here, right?
Wrong. Here is the address information for the “winner”:
13801 Sherman Way Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Turns out the person created the account shortly before purchasing the item. The street address is pretty close to being valid, in Van Nuys, CA. The phone number is an invalid one in Trenton, NJ. The person hasn’t responded to three messages. So, they haven’t tried to get the hardware by ripping me off, they just simply faked an account and closed out my auction early.
There were several other 17″ PowerBooks being auctioned that ended the same day as mine, so I am wondering if the competition employed this cowardly tactic to thin out the choices for prospective buyers.