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#252882 - 29/03/2005 19:56 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction
moving it fast
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9


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#252883 - 30/03/2005 01:15 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Might be tuff with only one post here and a 0 feedback on eBay, but good luck!
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#252884 - 30/03/2005 16:25 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9
gotta start somewhere!
it's legit. i bought the thing offa ebay the first time. just no $$$ to install it. I hate to see it go to waste...

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#252885 - 30/03/2005 20:55 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Can you post the serial number?
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#252886 - 31/03/2005 03:30 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9
In all honesty, the serial numbers that were on stickers on the bottom of the empeg have worn out long ago. i wanted to post them for everyones safety and authentication, however, they are worn.

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#252887 - 31/03/2005 04:42 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
bonzi
pooh-bah

Registered: 13/09/1999
Posts: 2401
Loc: Croatia
Quote:
In all honesty, the serial numbers that were on stickers on the bottom of the empeg have worn out long ago. i wanted to post them for everyones safety and authentication, however, they are worn.

The usual 'protocol' is to post a photo of your empeg's screen displaying its serial number. That way potential buyers see both that the merchandise is (or at least was ) there, alive and well, and its 'identity'.
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#252888 - 31/03/2005 15:23 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: bonzi]
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9
damn.
i seriously already boxed it up all fresh and tidy.
lots of bubble wrap and tape.
scammers mess everything up on the interweb.
I didnt know you could check the serial at the boot up, i loaded a custom boot screens that has a plane crashing into a building and the the ambulance comming to get em. I usually never looked at the screen until the playlist was loaded.
A person can either believe me, buy the thing and get it in the mail, or miss out on it.
The skepticism is rather stale. I know someone wants it, lets do business. Offer me a price and we can talk. theres no bids on it as of yet so it could be yanked at any time for a person who is serious buyer.

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#252889 - 31/03/2005 15:39 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
jmwking
old hand

Registered: 27/02/2003
Posts: 753
Loc: Washington, DC metro
I'm sure there is no offense intended, but there have been many people burned buying empegs. People just tend to be a bit careful around here.

-jk

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#252890 - 31/03/2005 16:44 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: jmwking]
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9
with just cause. no offence taken however. Just trying to illuminate the situation at hand. i wouldnt wanna burn anyone. thats played. I just wanna make a transaction so that someone can enjoy this fresh machinery once again.

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#252891 - 31/03/2005 17:04 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Unreal.
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#252892 - 31/03/2005 17:26 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31473
Loc: Seattle, WA
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I didnt know you could check the serial at the boot up,

Not at boot up. It's in the player's "About" menu.
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#252893 - 31/03/2005 19:14 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
bonzi
pooh-bah

Registered: 13/09/1999
Posts: 2401
Loc: Croatia
I did not want to suggest that any suspicion in this particular case is called for, and anyway, a good deal of mutual trust is needed to complete a transaction that is not 'face-to-face' even if details like serial number are beyond doubt. I just stated the usual procedure.

I hope you will find a sutable buyer soon.

Cheers!
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#252894 - 31/03/2005 21:46 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: bonzi]
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9
hopefully. that would be a good thing. i'll just be patient.

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#252895 - 31/03/2005 22:10 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: bonzi]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14390
Loc: Canada
Sure sounds like a scam of some kind to me...

Usual protocol is indeed to post the serial number, preferably a photo of it showing on the front display of the unit. The (lame) excuses given for not doing so only raise suspicions further.

I wouldn't go near this one folks.

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#252896 - 31/03/2005 22:49 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: mlord]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Mark, the tape store is all out of tape, so once the box is opened, it can't be resealed.
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#252897 - 01/04/2005 00:09 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9
i would honestly waste my time to find out what the empeg is, do research, make up some large story, lie and attempt to cheat someone out of their money. come on man, its 2005, not everyone is trying to get over one someone.. i care about my karma too much to do a stupid action like that. you assumptions and insinuations are quite unwarranted. i suggest you attempt to surround yourself with more positive people and stop being so paranoid that everyone on here is trying to take something.

also, if theres a 'protocol' for posting a sale, where is it written? boards usually have a FAQ right? is it in there?


Edited by moving it fast (01/04/2005 00:13)

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#252898 - 01/04/2005 00:34 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4925
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
There is no defined way to sell an empeg here, but it has become customary to show the unit on with the about screen displaying the serial number. It's just a little odd that someone would be unable to provide this because the unit is already boxed-up. Couple that with quite a few scams in the past (for such a small community), new poster here, and new ebay account and things look a little off.

It's also odd that you say here that you have no money to install the empeg, but in the ebay auction you state you don't even have a car to install the empeg into. I guess you would have to spend money on a car, but that's a bit of a stretch.

If you could provide a pic of the about screen with serial, selling it to someone who reads these boards would be a lot easier for you. Ebay is another story, but a $333 starting bid for a 20GB unit isn't exactly a door-buster these days.
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#252899 - 01/04/2005 02:48 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
Ladmo
addict

Registered: 04/09/2004
Posts: 522
Loc: Oklahoma
Cut the crap, man! If you expect someone to go out on a limb, shell out that kind of money to someone they don't know, and has not been on the board long, and newbie on ebay, I think you would WANT to unpack the thing, power it up and photo the serial number (clearly) and post it. What is that 15 minutes total? Don't get me wrong...we all love you an trust you, and think you are a very honest person, however, I am a conservative, and I remember what Reagan said..."Trust....but verify!"

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#252900 - 01/04/2005 03:59 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
bonzi
pooh-bah

Registered: 13/09/1999
Posts: 2401
Loc: Croatia
Quote:
also, if theres a 'protocol' for posting a sale, where is it written? boards usually have a FAQ right? is it in there?

No, that's why I posted ybout it
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#252901 - 01/04/2005 05:26 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: bonzi]
LittleBlueThing
addict

Registered: 11/01/2002
Posts: 612
Loc: Reading, UK
Hey

I'm interested

Would £600 be about right?

I'm not used to this buying over this interspider thing though. How's about you send the empeg over to me (I'm in the UK) - I'll unwrap it and plug it in *and* I'll take a piccy of the serial number which I'll post up somewhere.
Then, if everyone says it's OK I'll send you a cheque *right away*

I know you usually send the cheque first but my pen's run out of ink and the cat just walked off with the cheque book...

lbt
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#252902 - 01/04/2005 05:35 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: LittleBlueThing]
AudunE
journeyman

Registered: 08/10/2004
Posts: 53
Loc: Trondheim, Norway
ROFL
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#252903 - 01/04/2005 10:56 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: bonzi]
Redrum
old hand

Registered: 17/01/2003
Posts: 995
Sorry my skepticism runs deeper than that, and not just on this auction. A picture of his, or his friends, Empeg’s serial number only proves it exists. It does not mean he’ll send it to you.

Trust in only earned. Unfortunately for him he has not had that opportunity (supposedly). Perhaps he might consider sending the Empeg to a “trusted” person and receive payment once the person has the unit. Or send it COD (which I guess is what I just described).

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#252904 - 01/04/2005 11:11 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: Redrum]
Phil.
pooh-bah

Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2487
I think we should let this rest now. The concerns have been raised and someone can make their own decision about whether they want it or not. Lets leave it at that and not hijack the guy's thread any further (even though I've just done that, sorry).

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#252905 - 01/04/2005 11:28 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: Phil.]
Redrum
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Registered: 17/01/2003
Posts: 995
Just thought the COD idea might help him make a sale. OK, I'll shutup now.

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#252906 - 01/04/2005 11:36 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: Redrum]
Phil.
pooh-bah

Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2487
It wasn't a go at you. Sorry if it came across that way.

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#252907 - 01/04/2005 11:37 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: Phil.]
Redrum
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Registered: 17/01/2003
Posts: 995
None taken, I agree

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#252908 - 01/04/2005 12:17 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: Redrum]
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 9
here ya go.
i hope this quells the fire of suspicion in potential buyers.


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#252909 - 01/04/2005 13:32 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
RobotCaleb
pooh-bah

Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
thanks for the photo. im sure that your sale is legit and all. we are not always as big of dicks as we may come across in the for sale section. we just hate to see people get burnt on these things. weve all been scammed in some fashion in our lives, and we would hate to see that happen to someone here (again). we are somewhat of a tight-knit community, so we 'get each others back', so to speak.

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#252910 - 01/04/2005 19:59 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31473
Loc: Seattle, WA
Quote:
also, if theres a 'protocol' for posting a sale, where is it written? boards usually have a FAQ right? is it in there?


You've got a point.

Gang, let's hash out a standard template protocol for this. Once codified, we'll make it a sticky, in this thead, echoed and linked in the Empeg FAQ.

I'll start a new thread on this idea right away.
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#252911 - 02/04/2005 05:22 Re: 20 G MK2a for sale. 10 day ebay auction [Re: moving it fast]
mrtech
new poster

Registered: 16/03/2005
Posts: 27
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i would honestly waste my time to find out what the empeg is, do research, make up some large story, lie and attempt to cheat someone out of their money. come on man, its 2005, not everyone is trying to get over one someone.. i care about my karma too much to do a stupid action like that. you assumptions and insinuations are quite unwarranted. i suggest you attempt to surround yourself with more positive people and stop being so paranoid that everyone on here is trying to take something.

also, if theres a 'protocol' for posting a sale, where is it written? boards usually have a FAQ right? is it in there?


i dealt with this a couple days ago. good luck.

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