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vintagetoppsguy
02-16-2012, 03:03 PM
How would you like to be the winner of this auction?

http://now.msn.com/now/0216-ebay-safe-sold.aspx

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120852095560

D. Bergin
02-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Headline of the article says 26K

Feedback says 6K


:confused:

vintagetoppsguy
02-16-2012, 03:20 PM
Headline of the article says 26K

Feedback says 6K


:confused:

Interesting. The more I think about it, I wonder if the story is true. Maybe it's a way to launder money? The buyer simply says he "found" it. Either way, if I was the buyer I would have kept my mouth shut. Now you can bet the IRS will be paying him a visit. I sure wouldn't have mentioned it in the feedback.

Jason
02-16-2012, 03:35 PM
The "I thought it was empty" doesnt seem right to me.If I have a locked safe in my possession legally no way its going before I check the contents.Fishy indeed.

D. Bergin
02-16-2012, 04:25 PM
You can bet the realized prices of "locked safes" on Ebay, just went up for the next month or two.

:D

RobertGT
02-17-2012, 03:52 PM
Good job calling BS on this story.

Original TV news story has been updated with the following:

MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - UPDATE: The seller has added a new comment to his feedback page claiming that the buyer never found any money:

"He was playing a practical joke the safe was empty there wasnt any money in it."

Typical shoddy reporting by TV news. Just throw it out there as legitimate news without verifying a thing - so it goes viral around the world before the story is ever exposed as a joke. Hmmm...maybe next time wait until you see the cash before running a story. Sheesh

Wymers Auction
04-04-2012, 03:02 PM
If he starts selling more safes you can bet it is a setup!!!

Leon
04-04-2012, 03:14 PM
I dunno....story just sounds fishy. If the buyer did find the 26k, and I were he, I wouldn't give any money back. The seller said "no more and no less".....As some had said, the positive feedback should suffice. :)