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Tesla on Ebay - No Longer Available

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by nitrochino, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. nitrochino

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    Wonder why a restoration place would be selling a new-ish vehicle that hasn't been in any accidents?

    Direct link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261452502881

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    BTW- This probably isn't a very good use for the Marketplace..
     
  3. nitrochino

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    The car has been listed several times. The invoice shows 21 inch wheels, but it has 19 inch right now. Any thoughts?
     
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    FYI, the price now shows as $75,000
     
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    How does that happen when there was only 1 bid?
     
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    Simple. He changes the starting bid to $75,000, then has one of his buddies bid on it, hoping to get a 2nd bidder to up the bid.
    Of course this is illegal, but difficult to prove... If there is no 2nd bid, the original bidder cancels the bid 24 hours before the auction closes (can't cancel a bid with less than a day left), or simply disappears... Happens all the time on eBay.
     
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    This isn't what happened though.. if he did that, it would be a different item number. I have this on my watch list and the number hasn't changed. Also, you can't change the price after there is a bid, and there was 1 bid earlier when it was $65K.
     
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    #8 mitch672, Apr 18, 2014
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    He could have cancelled the $65K bid, changed the starting price to $75K, and someone bid on it (you can't tell if they are a "real" buyer or not). The item number doesn't change unless the seller cancels the auction. Starting price shows as $75K on April 14th 7:30PDT.. This is what happened, since it's a 5 day auction and ends in a day or so.


    eBay.com Item Bid History
     
  9. nitrochino

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    The starting bid was 75000 with Buy It Now at 82500. As soon as someone placed a bid on the car, the Buy It Now price disappeared.
    Previous two auctions ended with Reserved Not Met. Unless someone placed another bid, the price will stay at 75000 until auction ends.
     
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    If you look at the pics on ebay the rear hatch has abnormally wide gap on the passenger side, but it could be many things causing it to look that way.
     

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