Dodgy Generals Medal Group on eBay

#1
Fresh from the British Medal Forum guys.

eBay item number:

150178685196

Group to Lieutenant-General Sir Gerald Ellison

Nice Group and perfectly genuine............

Except a BM Forum Member purchased these in 2005 and still has them sitting safely in his home and has no intention of selling them !!

Hence the fancy bidding war taking them into orbit.

Cheers

Black Buck One - Out
 
#4
Indeed very nice......

Except the seller lives in the US, and the person who really owns them lives on a different continent !!

Cheers

Black Buck One - Out.
 
#6
It's being dealt with, by a free-flow of information between like-minded people, to put an end to scum who try such things.

But clearly with no help from someone like yourself.

Black Buck One - Out
 
#7
BlackBuckOne said:
It's being dealt with, by a free-flow of information between like-minded people, to put an end to scum who try such things.

But clearly with no help from someone like yourself.

Black Buck One - Out
Good advice isn't helpful? eBay and the police would seem a much more logical and effective idea than trying to stop crime using "a free-flow of information between like-minded people".
 
#8
BlackBuckOne said:
It's being dealt with, by a free-flow of information between like-minded people, to put an end to scum who try such things.

But clearly with no help from someone like yourself.

Black Buck One - Out
Get back in your pram. Even better, try posting on Pprune you blue job, vein licker.
 
#9
I stopped using eBay years ago. I has become so swamped with scam merchants and con-artists that it has completely overwhelmed eBay's ability to police their system and completely underwhelmed my confidence in it.
 
#11
BlackBuckOne said:
Fresh from the British Medal Forum guys.

eBay item number:

150178685196

Group to Lieutenant-General Sir Gerald Ellison

Nice Group and perfectly genuine............

Except a BM Forum Member purchased these in 2005 and still has them sitting safely in his home and has no intention of selling them !!

Hence the fancy bidding war taking them into orbit.

Cheers

Black Buck One - Out
One million by lunchtime?

mwahahahahahaha.
 
#12
Iolis said:
I stopped using eBay years ago. I has become so swamped with scam merchants and con-artists that it has completely overwhelmed eBay's ability to police their system and completely underwhelmed my confidence in it.
Absolutely. The process is flawed and Ebay is unable to manage it.
 
#13
jimbojetset said:
Iolis said:
I stopped using eBay years ago. I has become so swamped with scam merchants and con-artists that it has completely overwhelmed eBay's ability to police their system and completely underwhelmed my confidence in it.
Absolutely. The process is flawed and Ebay is unable to manage it.
It isn't just the out and out scams which plague eBay, but the misleading descriptions and complete tat which is often sold.

If you're selling, it isn't much better. Due to the masses of competition and high selling costs, it's very difficult to make a profit selling anything other than one-offs on eBay.
 
#14
threaders_vm said:
Get back in your pram. Even better, try posting on Pprune you blue job, vein licker.
You're clearly a man of a certain disposition, tell me something:

What's it like trying to take a P-ss with a Strait-Jacket on ?

Does the Nurse have to help you find it every time ?

Black Buck One - Out
 
#15
Lurgan_Stoop said:
Somebody obviously took note.
As at 050100 bidding sits at £47,000.
The seller ended bidding last night, and seems to have disappeared.

All the pointers say it's a hijacked eBay ID, as the account has been dormant for two years, they've never sold an item before and none of their previous purchases have been medals.

Anyway, the Police and eBay have been informed although I wouldn't hold much hope of catching the crook.

Black Buck One - Out
 
#16
Regardless of legitimacy seems an awful lot to bid for a group of medals - looks like Kings South African, Pip, Sqeak, Wilfred and a coronation medal of course the KCMG and KCB would bring up the price but a million bucks??
Maybe the seller was doing the bidding!
 
#17
No, Buster, it was the guys from the British Medal Forum bidding it up to stupid money, to warn off anyone who didn't know what was actually happening and that medals were not what they appeared.

Cheers

Black Buck One - Out
 
#18
Busterdog said:
Regardless of legitimacy seems an awful lot to bid for a group of medals - looks like Kings South African, Pip, Sqeak, Wilfred and a coronation medal of course the KCMG and KCB would bring up the price but a million bucks??
Maybe the seller was doing the bidding!
Actually it's a Queen's South Africa medal :)
 
#19
Benedictine said:
Busterdog said:
Regardless of legitimacy seems an awful lot to bid for a group of medals - looks like Kings South African, Pip, Sqeak, Wilfred and a coronation medal of course the KCMG and KCB would bring up the price but a million bucks??
Maybe the seller was doing the bidding!
Actually it's a Queen's South Africa medal :)
Well spotted B - good looking out - my bad.
 
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