Monday, April 29, 2013

??K: Red Flag Football? 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Every now and then, we come across an Ebay auction that has SOME red flags.   We're posting this one to see how many red flags our readers can find in this one.  Offered up for our readers' scrutiny is an example of a seller with Zero feedback listing a car that, if one reads closely, they may not even be claiming ownership of. He may in fact be simply writing about how desirable Chevys are.  In either event this 1966 Chevy Corvette convertible can be more closely examined on ebay with yo-yo bids ranging from the current $10,000, backwards to canceled bids as high as $145,000!!  You'll have to look quickly as this drama is due to close in just a few hours, if not cancelled by the seller before then.



Our main amusement comes in the form of the bidding history, which we've offered in a highlighted fashion below.  The list of bids looks like the verbal option calls from a flag football quarterback with Tourette's syndrome.



Bid retraction and cancellation history
 Bidder  Action Date of Bid and Retraction
 Member Id: r***r ( 604Feedback score is 500 to 999) Cancelled: US $9,100.00Bid: Apr-23-13 11:26:26 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 15:28:04 PDT
 Member Id: r***r ( 604Feedback score is 500 to 999) Cancelled: US $8,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 10:08:09 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 13:13:41 PDT
 Member Id: a***b ( 15Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $17,500.00Bid: Apr-26-13 23:48:42 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 11:59:46 PDT
 Member Id: g***k ( 266Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $600.00Bid: Apr-25-13 01:38:51 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 10:56:14 PDT
 Member Id: c***n ( 310Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $13,800.00Bid: Apr-24-13 14:55:13 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 16:07:25 PDT
 Member Id: 6***t ( 1535Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999) Cancelled: US $150,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 05:32:10 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 10:54:16 PDT
 Member Id: 6***t ( 1535Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999) Cancelled: US $7,700.00Bid: Apr-25-13 13:51:59 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:09:37 PDT
 Member Id: 6***t ( 1535Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999) Cancelled: US $20,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 13:54:47 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 15:08:50 PDT
 Member Id: p***i ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999) Cancelled: US $5,000.00Bid: Apr-27-13 12:38:37 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 18:56:46 PDT
 Member Id: w***u ( 25Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $501.00Bid: Apr-24-13 18:16:41 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 21:03:12 PDT
 Member Id: u***u ( 557Feedback score is 500 to 999) Cancelled: US $200.00Bid: Apr-26-13 08:10:19 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 13:14:26 PDT
 Member Id: r***a ( 420Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $20,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 18:05:28 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:07:42 PDT
 Member Id: g***t ( 1144Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999) Cancelled: US $4,500.00Bid: Apr-26-13 02:11:12 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 07:36:17 PDT
 Member Id: g***t ( 1144Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999) Cancelled: US $12,650.00Bid: Apr-26-13 10:33:00 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 13:13:23 PDT
 Member Id: g***t ( 1144Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999) Cancelled: US $15,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 13:50:53 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 15:09:24 PDT
 Member Id: d***d ( 31Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $521.00Bid: Apr-24-13 18:42:21 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 21:02:52 PDT
 Member Id: 9***6 ( 37Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $13,800.00Bid: Apr-28-13 11:02:30 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:10:45 PDT
 Member Id: 0***2 ( 36Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $15,250.00Bid: Apr-26-13 12:09:08 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 13:13:06 PDT
 Member Id: c***r ( 608Feedback score is 500 to 999) Cancelled: US $7,500.00Bid: Apr-25-13 13:07:52 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:10:01 PDT
 Member Id: c***r ( 608Feedback score is 500 to 999) Cancelled: US $9,500.00Bid: Apr-28-13 06:33:29 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:11:51 PDT
 Member Id: c***t ( 21Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $6,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 19:31:20 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 21:03:54 PDT
 Member Id: m***o ( 2 ) Cancelled: US $25,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 19:19:09 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 22:02:46 PDT
 Member Id: m***o ( 2 ) Cancelled: US $10,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 18:48:52 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 21:01:15 PDT
 Member Id: 2***i ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $17,100.00Bid: Apr-24-13 11:16:35 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 14:10:03 PDT
 Member Id: 6***s ( 1640Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999) Cancelled: US $6,600.00Bid: Apr-23-13 06:50:34 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 10:31:46 PDT
 Member Id: r***u ( 125Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $13,800.00Bid: Apr-26-13 15:22:43 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 17:33:07 PDT
 Member Id: r***u ( 125Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $13,809.00Bid: Apr-26-13 19:16:30 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 12:00:50 PDT
 Member Id: a***3 ( 2 ) Cancelled: US $7,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 07:13:23 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 10:31:27 PDT
 Member Id: a***3 ( 2 ) Cancelled: US $10,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 11:56:38 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 15:27:34 PDT
 Member Id: a***3 ( 2 ) Cancelled: US $15,200.00Bid: Apr-24-13 04:44:55 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 08:02:49 PDT
 Member Id: a***3 ( 2 ) Cancelled: US $1,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 08:10:49 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 14:11:35 PDT
 Member Id: f***a ( 380Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $14,000.00Bid: Apr-28-13 11:03:29 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:10:26 PDT
 Member Id: n***c ( 29Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $6,000.00Bid: Apr-28-13 03:43:25 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:13:23 PDT
 Member Id: c***a ( 11Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $12,345.00Bid: Apr-23-13 18:12:50 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 22:03:33 PDT
 Member Id: r***e ( 22Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $1,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 12:15:38 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:10:20 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $55,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 06:25:29 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 10:31:08 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $55,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 14:18:06 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 15:26:19 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $55,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 15:39:21 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 22:02:23 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $55,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 23:40:36 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 08:02:30 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $14,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 08:07:22 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 14:10:56 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $15,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 14:14:11 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 16:07:04 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $15,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 22:02:24 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 23:42:11 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $125,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 06:47:52 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 10:54:47 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $25,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 15:36:38 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 17:32:35 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $35,000.00Bid: Apr-27-13 02:50:19 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 11:58:59 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 58Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $45,000.00Bid: Apr-27-13 16:17:52 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 18:55:06 PDT
 Member Id: n***n ( 3 ) Cancelled: US $15,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 16:51:31 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:08:31 PDT
 Member Id: i***e ( 247Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $6,675.00Bid: Apr-23-13 17:09:32 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 22:03:58 PDT
 Member Id: l***l ( 90Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $15,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 23:47:54 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 08:03:13 PDT
 Member Id: l***l ( 90Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $15,500.00Bid: Apr-24-13 15:33:50 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 16:06:43 PDT
 Member Id: l***l ( 90Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $5,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 18:26:05 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 21:04:12 PDT
 Member Id: l***l ( 90Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $10,100.00Bid: Apr-24-13 22:09:41 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 23:42:27 PDT
 Member Id: l***l ( 90Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $9,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 00:55:51 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 10:55:08 PDT
 Member Id: l***l ( 90Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $22,051.00Bid: Apr-25-13 19:51:07 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:07:20 PDT
 Member Id: l***l ( 90Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $20,150.00Bid: Apr-26-13 07:13:14 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 07:35:52 PDT
 Member Id: e***a ( 34Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $15,000.00Bid: Apr-27-13 13:19:33 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 18:56:03 PDT
 Member Id: e***r ( 141Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $16,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 17:18:09 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 17:32:51 PDT
 Member Id: e***r ( 141Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $18,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 19:32:46 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 11:59:31 PDT
 Member Id: 4***d ( 10Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $10,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 12:45:31 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:09:17 PDT
 Member Id: 1***. ( 21Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $3,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 08:23:50 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 13:14:02 PDT
 Member Id: e***e ( 51Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $5,500.00Bid: Apr-23-13 16:01:59 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 22:04:25 PDT
 Member Id: 3***r ( 7 ) Cancelled: US $16,700.00Bid: Apr-24-13 09:58:03 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 14:10:19 PDT
 Member Id: r***t ( 694Feedback score is 500 to 999) Cancelled: US $21,000.00Bid: Apr-28-13 11:55:59 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:09:30 PDT
 Member Id: o***n ( 4 ) Cancelled: US $12,001.00Bid: Apr-27-13 22:09:41 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 23:48:54 PDT
 Member Id: c***a ( 6 ) Cancelled: US $15,200.01Bid: Apr-26-13 13:56:13 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 15:09:06 PDT
 Member Id: s***t ( 1 ) Cancelled: US $27,500.00Bid: Apr-27-13 18:11:18 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 18:55:30 PDT
 Member Id: s***t ( 1 ) Cancelled: US $20,000.00Bid: Apr-28-13 11:25:40 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:09:49 PDT
 Member Id: s***t ( 1 ) Cancelled: US $15,500.00Bid: Apr-28-13 12:10:43 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:14:45 PDT
 Member Id: t***4 ( 13Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $19,200.00Bid: Apr-27-13 09:08:08 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 11:59:16 PDT
 Member Id: d***s ( 24Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $9,999.99Bid: Apr-27-13 19:27:01 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 23:49:50 PDT
 Member Id: d***s ( 24Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $5,555.00Bid: Apr-28-13 00:28:02 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:13:40 PDT
 Member Id: 7***3 ( 240Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $15,000.99Bid: Apr-24-13 10:22:50 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 14:10:38 PDT
 Member Id: 7***3 ( 240Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $9,999.99Bid: Apr-24-13 20:38:46 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 21:01:36 PDT
 Member Id: o***r ( 32Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $2,551.00Bid: Apr-28-13 01:38:35 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:14:01 PDT
 Member Id: 2***4 ( 351Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $2,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 06:41:16 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 10:32:11 PDT
 Member Id: y***y ( 7 ) Cancelled: US $19,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 18:35:04 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:08:14 PDT
 Member Id: y***y ( 7 ) Cancelled: US $7,700.00Bid: Apr-28-13 04:57:06 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:13:05 PDT
 Member Id: s***s ( 110Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $13,800.00Bid: Apr-23-13 10:42:02 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 15:27:19 PDT
 Member Id: s***s ( 110Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $18,500.00Bid: Apr-23-13 18:15:55 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 22:03:06 PDT
 Member Id: s***s ( 110Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $25,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 09:52:50 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 13:12:38 PDT
 Member Id: s***s ( 110Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $25,000.00Bid: Apr-27-13 12:12:27 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 18:55:47 PDT
 Member Id: s***s ( 110Feedback score is 100 to 499) Cancelled: US $18,300.00Bid: Apr-28-13 08:39:55 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:10:06 PDT
 Member Id: s***o ( 11Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $10,100.00Bid: Apr-27-13 19:11:39 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 23:49:33 PDT
 Member Id: s***o ( 11Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $10,000.00Bid: Apr-28-13 07:08:17 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:11:28 PDT
 Member Id: 5***m ( 0 ) Cancelled: US $11,000.00Bid: Apr-27-13 19:37:46 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 23:49:13 PDT
 Member Id: 5***m ( 0 ) Cancelled: US $13,500.00Bid: Apr-28-13 08:55:04 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:11:02 PDT
 Member Id: t***d ( 7 ) Cancelled: US $4,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 18:52:03 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 12:01:10 PDT
 Member Id: t***d ( 7 ) Cancelled: US $7,900.00Bid: Apr-28-13 07:06:47 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-28-13 12:12:44 PDT
 Member Id: o***k ( 4 ) Cancelled: US $345.00Bid: Apr-23-13 15:40:43 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 22:04:41 PDT
 Member Id: o***k ( 4 ) Cancelled: US $265.00Bid: Apr-24-13 16:54:54 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 21:03:28 PDT
 Member Id: j***e ( 2 ) Cancelled: US $13,900.00Bid: Apr-27-13 12:44:00 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 18:56:22 PDT
 Member Id: s***0 ( 34Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $2,000.00Bid: Apr-24-13 08:43:55 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-24-13 14:11:16 PDT
 Member Id: t***n ( 64Feedback score is 50 to 99) Cancelled: US $19,000.00Bid: Apr-23-13 12:44:01 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-23-13 15:26:55 PDT
 Member Id: 0***0 ( 10Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $205.50Bid: Apr-26-13 18:53:28 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 12:01:29 PDT
 Member Id: 7***1 ( 14Feedback score is 10 to 49) Cancelled: US $200.00Bid: Apr-26-13 18:35:07 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 12:01:44 PDT
 Member Id: w***w ( 0 ) Cancelled: US $20,000.00Bid: Apr-25-13 19:06:02 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-25-13 21:07:59 PDT
 Member Id: w***w ( 0 ) Cancelled: US $16,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 19:29:41 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-27-13 12:00:09 PDT
 Member Id: 8***3 ( 0 ) Cancelled: US $2,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 00:54:56 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 07:36:39 PDT
 Member Id: l***0 ( 0 )  New eBay Member (less than 30 days)Cancelled: US $25,000.00Bid: Apr-26-13 00:14:30 PDT
Cancelled: Apr-26-13 07:35:26 PDT





Other than a gratuitous amount of chrome and some serious footballer's rims we can't make heads or tails of this auction.  With a quick google search using google's handy "search by uploaded image" feature we found selectautosnc's flickr account that looks to have many more photos of the same car.  Select Auto Sales North Carolina looks to be a legitimate outfit located in Havelock, NC, but we aren't sure why the seller in Palatine, IL is using their photos.  At best this is someone who purchased this car and is reselling it with the previous photos; at worst this is some kind of complex scam.




See another riddler/unsold adams candidate? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com

*****Update  May 30, 2013 after this auction closed*******

In the final day of this auction, the bids for this auction ranged from $20,000 at the beginning of the day to $175,100 with about 6 hours left to go. Sometime thereafter, the high bids were apparently cancelled and the seller (settled) for a much more modest $21,600.

Although we didn't taken the time to look at each individual bidder to see which ones had already bid before, but we are attaching a screenshot taken about 7 hrs. before the closing of this auction so that our readers can see how odd this one was.  While we might have some questions about the seller, we are really scratching our heads about some of the bidders who, in some cases, seem to be seasoned Ebay bidders.



1 comment:

  1. See the updated information above as we attempt to understand exactly what was going on with this auction.

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