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Subtitled: eBay Seller To Avoid (with extreme prejudice) ....
Seiko7A38 wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:12 amYou only get one guess as to who that might have been. Profiteering Italian eBay re-seller simone00simone.

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Simone has been remarkably quiet on eBay so far in 2021, but he's still actively buying and re-selling 7A38's. Instead he's taken to advertising them for sale on the Italian classifieds site Subito. These are the two he's currently listing:

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Seems I spoke too soon. :roll: Evidently Simone's encountered difficulty shifting some of his over-priced 7A38's on Subito. Earlier this evening, he re-listed this two-tone 7A38-7270, which has remained unsold since at least October last year.
Hardly surprising, given his ludicrous Buy-it-Now price of 350 Euros. :lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-7A38-7 ... 4820709217

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Simone's sales tactics are distinctly underhanded. He prefers to deal outside eBay and avoid paying their charges. He'll regularly end his listings early as allegedly no longer available and re-list. Another of his devious traits, intended to confuse punters, is to switch photos, changing the background colour. He usually alternates between red and jade green. Best I can tell, the last time he listed this particular two-tone 7A38-7270 on eBay was in January 2021:

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From memory, this is the third example Simone's listed on eBay in the last 6 months or so. If you need more convincing of good reason to avoid this dishonest eBay seller, with extreme prejudice, may I recommend taking a few minutes to read the sequence of posts towards the bottom of this thread, from the eBay section of the old forum, which not only demonstrates what I wrote in the previous paragraph, but also exposes his blatant use of shill bidding:

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If you read the full story, you'll see the extent of the shill bidding. Hopefully it'll also give anybody foolhardy enough to consider dealing with him a good idea of the true value of an average condition two-tone 7A38-7270. Caveat Emptor. :!:

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Simone doesn't seem to be having much success finding a mug punter buyer for his over-priced two-tone 7A38-7270's (note: plural). :( He's reverted back to trying his luck on Italian classifieds site Subito. I fail to understand what he thinks is to be gained by listing them as a pair (for the same price) though. :roll:

This came up in my Subito saved searches this morning, but the notification email ended up in my SPAM folder. :lol:

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Seiko7A38 wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 6:21 pmAnother of his devious traits, intended to confuse punters, is to switch photos, changing the background colour.
Notice he's switched to using a blue background this time. ;) Looks like crêpe paper. He's not fooling anybody. :P

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Just to give a perfect example of what a complete and utter chancer profiteering Italian eBay re-seller Simone is ....
A week ago, on Wednesday 28th July, he listed a stainless 7A38-7280, with a typically greedy and ludicrous Buy-it-Now price of 700 Euros. Frankly, I couldn't be arsed to mention it at the time, because I had a good idea of the outcome.
So it was no surprise at all to me, when he ended the listing as allegedly no longer available, yesterday afternoon. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114910789655

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Checking my Subito notifications, I see he's listed it on there this morning, with a much reduced price of 450 Euros ! :lol:

https://www.subito.it/abbigliamento-acc ... 570635.htm

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Note that next to the star under his username, it states: Nessuna recensione, which translates as No Reviews - and is equivalent to Zero feedback on eBay. As if you needed any other reason to avoid this seller with extreme prejudice. :!:

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I note with contempt, that Simone's stainless 7A38-7280 is back on eBay, re-listed earlier today, with the Buy-it-Now price reduced from the previous ridiculous 700 Euros to 'only' 500 Euros. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-7A38-7 ... 4925154111

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Seiko7A38 wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:34 pmSo it was no surprise at all to me, when he ended the listing as allegedly no longer available, yesterday afternoon. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114910789655
At the risk of repeating myself. Recent history repeated itself late this morning. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114925154111

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Meanwhile, over on Subito, he's still struggling to shift that two-tone 7A38-7270. He re-listed it again this morning, with the price now reduced to 'only' 250 Euros. The primary image may be new, but the other photos (on a blue background) look very familiar, I suspect they may have been recycled from a previous listing (per my comment in an earlier post).

https://www.subito.it/abbigliamento-acc ... 920748.htm

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Like a bad penny, he just keeps on coming back ! Earlier this morning, persistently greedy would-be profiteering Italian eBay re-seller simone00simone re-listed that two-tone 7A38-7270 on eBay once again. His latest 'reduced' asking price of 330 Euros is still double what any potential buyer in their right mind should consider paying for this example. :!:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-7A38-7 ... 4945008313

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Note that in his efforts to confuse punters, he's reverted to using blue crêpe paper backgrounds in this set of photos, meaning that they're probably not actually new, but from last year. :lol:

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Three days ago on 31st August, Simone re-listed his two-tone 7A38-7270 on eBay yet again, with the Buy-it-Now price further reduced to 'only' 250 Euros. :roll: Meanwhile, over on Subito, as of late this morning, it's now 'only' 200 Euros ! :lol:

https://www.subito.it/abbigliamento-acc ... 244813.htm

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A few days ago, Simone re-listed three Seiko 7A38's on Italian classifieds site Subito, including that long unsold two-tone 7A38-7270, with another different set of photos. The price of that one is back up to 250 Euros. :roll:

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I hadn't realized that Simone was a member of SCWF, but a week ago, after lying dormant for some time, an Italian member 'Simon' (without the 'e') started posting mostly dross, like 'beautiful watch', etc. in the daily WRUW threads. SCWF requires sellers on the Trading Post to have contributed a minimum of 50 'meaningful' posts on the main forum, before placing For Sale adverts. I knew exactly what he was up to and it wasn't long in coming.

https://www.thewatchsite.com/threads/fs ... AC.345277/

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Seiko7A38 wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:34 pm Just to give a perfect example of what a complete and utter chancer profiteering Italian eBay re-seller Simone is ....
A week ago, on Wednesday 28th July, he listed a stainless 7A38-7280, with a typically greedy and ludicrous Buy-it-Now price of 700 Euros. Frankly, I couldn't be arsed to mention it at the time, because I had a good idea of the outcome.
So it was no surprise at all to me, when he ended the listing as allegedly no longer available, yesterday afternoon. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114910789655

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Seiko7A38 wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:51 amI hadn't realized that Simone was a member of SCWF, but a week ago, after lying dormant for some time, an Italian member 'Simon' (without the 'e') started posting mostly dross, like 'beautiful watch', etc. in the daily WRUW threads.
Simone has carried on posting mostly useless dross on SCWF, in his continued efforts to infiltrate and ingratiate himself. He has posted a few wrist shots over the last fortnight or so - and it was the first of these, that he posted (without any caption) here in the 5th October WRUW thread, by which I belatedly recognised him.

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The watch, a stainless 7A38-7280, is displaying the day / date FRI 21, so he clearly didn't take the photo on Tuesday 5th. A quick search of my folders revealed that he'd originally included it as the 8th image in his abortive July eBay listing. Naturally suspicious of his motives, I assumed this was a subtle prelude to a forthcoming FS advert on the SCWF Trading Post. If it was, it hasn't yet materialized. Instead, he re-listed it on eBay late yesterday evening, using the same set of photos as his latest Subito advert.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-7A38-7 ... 5054494842

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Admittedly it's a decent used condition example, but @ 500 Euros, Simone is still typically asking double the going rate.

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