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.
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:
Seems I spoke too soon. 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.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-7A38-7 ... 4820709217
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:
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:
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.