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Re: eBay Thread of Shame - ^

Post by marauder » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:42 am

I hope you eventually put together that ebay price guide that actually tracks the price of sold water weapons. I have a document file full of them back home. If it helps.
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Post by DX » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:56 pm

The project is now running, but can't be made public until there is more data. So, anything you can send me would be very helpful.

Let's all steal our descriptions from iSoaker.com
^Yet another one.

And another description copied verbatim
^Same seller.
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Post by marauder » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:41 am

I'll have some statistics for you in May. I have probably around 20.
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Post by DX » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:30 am

Fake CPS 1500 and Mislabeled 2500

Not to mention being listed at about double the current value of a 2500 without a strap or stickers. Please report the "1500" at least, before some poor n00b gets ripped.
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Post by martianshark » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:38 pm

I almost would have fell for that since there was an actual CPS right next to it.
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Post by atvan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:40 pm

I was seriously considery posting in the ask a question area, "Y U LIE?"
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Post by Nitro123PG » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:18 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CONSTAN ... 500wt_1199

This person completely ripped off of SSC, description AND picture. -

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Post by atvan » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:50 pm

I love the references to other weapons which the seller will likely have no idea about.
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Post by soakinader » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:56 am

Someone blatantly rips off isoaker... again.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-LA ... 19d4bf71b4

Dirtbag. Where's the ebay "flame" button?
Actually, can you "Report item"? I am just not sure under which category this belongs... but I would be happy to report every seller that rips off isoaker.
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Post by DX » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:06 am

Copyright owners can file a special type of report. Nothing I have reported this year as a regular user has been removed, I doubt they even care unless you are the rights holder.
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Post by isoaker » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:12 am

soakinader wrote:Someone blatantly rips off isoaker... again.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-LA ... 19d4bf71b4

Dirtbag. Where's the ebay "flame" button?
Actually, can you "Report item"? I am just not sure under which category this belongs... but I would be happy to report every seller that rips off isoaker.
There is a report item link to the right of the "Description" and "Shipping and payments" tab. However, and Dux noted, not sure eBay listens unless it is the actual copyright owner. That said, posting here helps since I can report the issue. I have no problem with people linking to reviews on iSoaker.com, but lifting stats without even attempting to cite the reference is just plagiarism.

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Re: eBay Thread of Shame - ^

Post by Fishfan » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:50 pm

Not on ebay, but on craigslist:
Right from isoaker.com
http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tag/3417971880.html
This guy is actually fairly close to me. Jaxsonville, a little over an hour away.
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Post by Fishfan » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:51 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Larami-Super-So ... 3cce55f301
XXP 175. Pic directly from isoaker.com. Gosh, can't these guys just take their own pics? Did you hear? There's a new invention, it's called a CAMERA :goofy:
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Re: eBay Thread of Shame - ^

Post by Poseidon2000 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:21 am

I love fun stuff like that. :x
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Re: eBay Thread of Shame - ^

Post by DX » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:29 pm

Both images stolen

One is from SSC and one is from iSoaker. Therefore, this means whoever buys this has no idea what's actually being sold! There's no actual pictures of it.
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Post by HBWW » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:09 pm

It's amazing how much the MK I is supposedly worth (or how much people think it's worth) considering how often the bladder reportedly ruptures.
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Post by DX » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:19 pm

The collectors don't actually use them. That's one reason why the bladders rupture - repeated, sudden, full expansion after long periods (years/decade) of not being stretched at all. Too little usage is just as bad as heavy usage when it comes to bladders that expand as much as MK1s.
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Post by scottthewaterwarrior » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:20 pm

If you look at the pictures, it is blaringly obvious that it isn't even the same 2000. One has the sticker and the other does not! LOL, I wouldn't pay $500 for this anyway! The MK I isn't that much better then the MK II and I'd rather stick to my CPS 1000 anyway.
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Post by DX » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:43 am

marauder wrote:You have to explain things in terms that kids will understand, like videogames^ That's how I got Sam to stop using piston pumpers

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Re: eBay Thread of Shame - ^

Post by isoaker » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:33 am

I saw the page on SSC which one of the images are from, but haven't found the pic on iSoaker. :goofy: Can you give me the link?

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