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May 21, 2013, 11:13:05 PM
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Heya,  almost positive that this is a scam: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200926462821

He claims that he has a BFL on hand.  I messaged the user about the pictures and he told me that he took these two pictures himself (the second he claims he took this morning).  Yet these pictures were taken long ago (used google image search):

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=60586.msg857784#msg857784
http://www.ewal.net

Maybe if enough people report it we can have it shut down before someone loses their money
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May 22, 2013, 12:14:56 AM
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Funny thing about this... a few months ago there was a string of pre-order scams (or not) floating around ebay and if memory serves, I'm pretty sure they all shipped out Irving TX (which I thought was strange at the time).

This post sums up why all this bullshit is a scam
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1606638.msg16139644#msg16139644
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May 22, 2013, 12:18:07 AM
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Reported to eBay for the lulz
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May 22, 2013, 08:49:35 AM
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oh the irony of it lol
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May 22, 2013, 09:28:06 AM
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This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.

I think he's just realised he doesn't actually have one. Lol.

Looks like he was selling 10 preorders too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ButterflyLabs-BitFo..

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May 22, 2013, 09:41:58 AM
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Heya,  almost positive that this is a scam: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200926462821

He claims that he has a BFL on hand.  I messaged the user about the pictures and he told me that he took these two pictures himself (the second he claims he took this morning).  Yet these pictures were taken long ago (used google image search):

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=60586.msg857784#msg857784
http://www.ewal.net

Maybe if enough people report it we can have it shut down before someone loses their money

On one hand on the 21st of May people are sure that an Ebay listing is fraudulent on the grounds that the poster claims to have a BFL on hand (which I agree, is about on par with claiming to have a unicorn in your garage).

On the other hand the 1st of May idiots insist and are certain that the BFL delivers bet should have been resolved as a yes.

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