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Re: Ebay fake auction for Roland Jupiter 8!

Postby digitalread » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:42 pm

Hi all

Current Ebay listing for a Roland Jupiter 8 supposedly located in Spain. Seller ID is from Poland, not Spain and the listing and pictures are identical to another sold by the same seller one year ago (fake again) so please BE AWARE AND AVOID TO BID IN THIS AUCTION:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roland-Jupiter- ... 1412639353?

I have sent a report to Ebay.

pd: seller is auctioning too a TB 303 (same fake pictures)
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby db0451 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:13 pm

Playing Devil’s Advocate here… How do we know the sale last year didn’t fall through, and the seller might have decided to keep it until now?

Not that I would recommend anyone going near it until the seller provides a new photo with a current newspaper in it – just to be safe.

I called someone out on Craigslist for having a deal that was way too good to be true, asking for timestamped photos. Unsurprisingly, they went silent after that.

Part of me is largely unsympathetic to anyone who falls for really obvious scams, but then I hate scammers more, so… ;) With things like this: know the risks, demand proof, and remain sceptical for every moment until the item arrives in your hands and works.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby jonasbjarki » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:38 pm

Oh my... $2,999 for a Matrix 1000?
Haha, that doesn't even include the shipping.


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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby walkathon » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:01 am



Casio CT-390 ... $780 USD BIN
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Hybrid88 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:39 pm

Not only is the BIN price absurd, the guy puts "Analogue" in the title *and* manages to misspell it, gah some people :facepalm:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Roland-707-Drum-Machine-Anologue-/121558967358?pt=AU_Pro_Audio&hash=item1c4d7aa43e

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby xparis001 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:12 am

jonasbjarki wrote:Oh my... $2,999 for a Matrix 1000?
Haha, that doesn't even include the shipping.


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another narcissistic individual who thinks that something is worth 10x the price because THEY own it. ok buddy.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby db0451 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:33 pm

gonna go ahead and assume from various context clues that's the same person who's been listing an fs1r for like £3000 for about 2 months

and if anyone actually buys that, i will scream
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby ryryoftokyo » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:43 pm



A month ago, one of these in better condition went for $500 USD, shipped. This bastard wants $1,200 USD and YOU PAY SHIPPING. Oh yeah, and that neat little pedal that helps control it? You have to pay extra for it. Go look for it on their "for sale" section. Go ahead, I'll wait for you to find out that THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE ONE FOR SALE.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schulte-Compact ... 2516.l5255
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby fh991586 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:16 am

Please enclose the full ebay link in your message, because the special link button enclosed on this forum doesn't seem to work properly anymore for many users (blank window, no link enclosed)...
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Ashe37 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:20 am

more likely than not because of an API change on ebay's side
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby gridsleep » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:35 pm


This may be the most intensely ridiculous auction of this century. Do you think the Sultan of Brunai collects synthesizers?
Sorry if this one is already listed. eBay links are still appearing as blank white squares in my browser. Is anyone else having that problem or is it just my set up?
Just in case the eBay widget is actually not working for someone else, this auction 231469893493 is for a Jomox Resonator Neuronium for $24,990.00. The owner so revered it that it was kept under a special plastic bubble (like Bubble Boy) and played through remote touch strips. Now, I guess daddy needs a new Chevy Impala so he's selling it. Another Resonator Neuronium that was listed for a mere $7,500.00 did not sell. 171672804478
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby tdack » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:42 pm

" 231469893493 is for a Jomox Resonator Neuronium for $24,990.00. The owner so revered it that it was kept under a special plastic bubble (like Bubble Boy) and played through remote touch strips. Now, I guess daddy needs a new Chevy Impala so he's selling it. "


Yeah I emailed the guy about it. I said "it will never sell for that, Honestly" (d**k move on my part). His reply "Then I'll just keep it, honestly".

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Electroluver » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:30 am

ridiculously good deal
eBay seems to be a great option for buying vintage equipment.
Back in the day, you could find Sequential Circuits Pro-1s for around $500!
I've sold my share on the bay, but have a few horror stories as well. I just purchased a Roland PG800. I've seen them go up in price every year. 15 years ago in a pawnshop you could find them for $150. I've heard of people buying used TB303s for $350.
Now it's a lot harder to find bargains, but it happens.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Bunk » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:06 pm

Now I know the CS80 is an iconic synth but £18,500? Really??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-CS80-v ... 20f814fc04
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Bunk » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:12 pm

By comparison I guess this is a 'bargain'? A truly woeful synth, crying out for an OS upgrade (which hasn't been carried out on this example). The seller even compares it to a Juno 60 for some unknown reason? Maybe because it says 'Roland' on it??

It looks like the same seller has a BIN on the PG programmer too, a snip at £500...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-ROLAND-S ... 2a4d775d68
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