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This takes the cake!

Post by nsbhp2 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:02 am

OK, I know people can be stupid on eBay, but this takes the cake:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Korg-MS20iC-Synthes ... dZViewItem

I should put mine up right now with a 'Buy It Now' of $899!

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Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:17 am

Well, thats kinda what they go for over in Europe these days, what with the $ being at an all-time low and all. But I notice the buyer is from the US, so that's a bit strange. I guess s/he had the geld and a lack of patience to wait for one that went at a sensible price.
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Post by nsbhp2 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:28 am

gfriden wrote:Well, thats kinda what they go for over in Europe these days, what with the $ being at an all-time low and all. But I notice the buyer is from the US, so that's a bit strange. I guess s/he had the geld and a lack of patience to wait for one that went at a sensible price.
You do realize that is NOT a real MS-20, but the USB controller that comes with the Korg Legacy Collection. The controller and the software can be had for maybe $200 US at the most.

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Post by hfinn » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:44 am

I love how it's also missing a knob.

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Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:47 am

nsbhp2 wrote:
gfriden wrote:Well, thats kinda what they go for over in Europe these days, what with the $ being at an all-time low and all. But I notice the buyer is from the US, so that's a bit strange. I guess s/he had the geld and a lack of patience to wait for one that went at a sensible price.
You do realize that is NOT a real MS-20, but the USB controller that comes with the Korg Legacy Collection. The controller and the software can be had for maybe $200 US at the most.

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Ahahhhahhh! No, I just had a quick look at the ad and thought it was the MS-20. Yeah, that's weird! Wonder if the poor sucker made the same mistake I did? :lol:
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Post by micahjonhughes » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:50 am

You need at least 2 suckers to get the price bid up that high.

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Post by nsbhp2 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:51 am

hfinn wrote:I love how it's also missing a knob.
LOL, I missed that part. CLASSIC! :roll:

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Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:57 am

micahjonhughes wrote:You need at least 2 suckers to get the price bid up that high.
Well, here's one, so I guess there are plenty of us! :lol: Mind you, I would have taken a closer look if I had really been bidding...
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Post by ThinkTanx » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:15 am

This happens a lot with these things. One problem, imo, is that most people don't realize the Legacy Controller is called the MS-20ic. So, sellers call it the MS-20ic Synthesizer (with no mention of Legacy Controller anywhere). That's bullshit, because we all know it ain't a synthesizer. It's also tough to understand the scale of the thing in a picture. I understand what Korg was doing in trying to make it look so realistic, but I don't think they thought about this possible negative impact.

I have seen this done before, reported it to eBay and they shut it down. It looks like this one got through. I feel bad for the bidder.

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Post by Zamise » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:17 am

And or a shill, seems lots of shills these days.
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Post by nsbhp2 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:20 am

ThinkTanx wrote:I have seen this done before, reported it to eBay and they shut it down. It looks like this one got through. I feel bad for the bidder.
This is like the third or fourth auction I've seen listed like this. Two got shut down by eBay (I know I reported one), and the other two (this one included) made it to the end. I just can't believe that people don't take the time to ask questions about the item. Yes, the seller is an evil bastard, but the buyer is a moron for not finding out what it is they are bidding on.

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Post by Box » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:16 am

I feel horribly sorry for that guy... Buying something that's practically useless to him for that much.... Wish there was a way to let the guy know he got screwed over...
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Post by ThinkTanx » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:34 am

nsbhp2 wrote:Yes, the seller is an evil bastard, but the buyer is a moron for not finding out what it is they are bidding on.

Scott
Oh, I agree, but not everyone is as synth or eBay savvy as those who post around here, ya know?

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Post by Bitexion » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:34 am

Jesus, that's the worst f**k scam I've seen. Sending a useless MIDI controller to someone that bid $1200..Might as well have filled the box with bricks.

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Post by insky » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:47 am

It would be a lot worse if it didn't say it came with the USB CABLE. Really it's the persons fault for thinking that an MS-20 came with a USB CABLE. Some mistakes are very expensive. That being said the seller is a douchebag.
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