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Beware on Ebay #724463
Thu Feb 07 2019 08:47 PM
Thu Feb 07 2019 08:47 PM
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A seller recently caught my eye on EBay for the items they were selling. The user name is travelintiques. They have had some pretty rare items they have sold. I noticed two oil cans sell in a matter of minutes tonight. One was a Sinclair Opaline can and the other was an O’neils rocker can. A couple of red flags are coming up for me.
1. Prices are very good.
2. Every auction says it is new old stock (how is that possible?).
3. The estimated shipping (for my area) is around a month to a month and a half out (that’s a LONG time).
4. They do not accept PayPal; only credit cards.
5. They have been a member of EBay since last year (2018).

Hopefully everything is legit and people are getting some nice deals. Something just seems off.

Just food for thought. Not sure if anyone hasn’t noticed the same thing. They have listed several rocker cans this week. I think all of them have sold.

Here is a link to the Sinclair can...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Original-SINCLAIR-OPALINE-MOTOR-Oil-Chicago-One-Gallon-Race-Car-Can-1918/233125397892?hash=item36475b4584:g:a4MAAOSwl7pcXKvI#vi__app-cvip-panel

Last edited by Jhaas63; Thu Feb 07 2019 08:56 PM.
Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724465
Thu Feb 07 2019 08:54 PM
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I would stay away until more in known about them

Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724476
Fri Feb 08 2019 05:17 AM
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Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: advertologist] #724478
Fri Feb 08 2019 07:40 AM
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16-25 days? Are they needing extra time to plan the heist to fulfill the order? $2300 for a single can from a relatively unknown seller with only 50 transactions under their belt, yeah beware unless money is of no object.


Terry Tramp

I'm interested in Deep Rock and Kerr McGee items especially if they are marked B.A. Tramp Oil
Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724482
Fri Feb 08 2019 10:02 AM
Fri Feb 08 2019 10:02 AM
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Stay AWAY! I just read a warning about this seller yesterday on facebook! Doesn't answer any communications and seems to disappear!


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Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724483
Fri Feb 08 2019 10:09 AM
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Can you not pick items up in person? that would be the telling tale I would think


Wanted early tin litho signage.
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Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724486
Fri Feb 08 2019 11:36 AM
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I just checked the sellers “other items page” today. There was a couple pages of stuff last night. Not all of their stuff is gas and oil...most of it is not actually. Today there is nothing. Very odd.

I cannot tell you how close I was to buying that O’Neils rocker can last night. I’m so glad that I did not.

Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724725
Tue Feb 12 2019 03:20 PM
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Sneaky... Exact photo is stolen from the Morphy's January 2016 auction, lot 65. Apparently the can sold back then for $7,320. So I'm going to say take caution.


Always looking for Red Indian Tins, McColl Frontenac, McColl Bros., Buffalo (prarie cities oil co), Stellarene and other western canadian tins.
Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724729
Tue Feb 12 2019 03:57 PM
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Check their completed auctions....Same Jewel rocker can sold 2-5 and 2-6


Thanks
Mike

Always Looking for any Pure Oil and Sunoco Items.
Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724948
Sun Feb 17 2019 12:07 PM
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Check out eBay seller 312480102240 Same thing. Sells the same sign multiple times for too good to be true prices. CC only and does not allow pick-up

Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #724956
Sun Feb 17 2019 01:48 PM
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So some things I have learned/am learning about apparently new scammers on EBay.
1. Prices are usually pretty good
2. Shipping is a month out and longer (probably after it would be to long of time to try to get your credit card to reverse the charges)
3. Credit card only as payment
4. No local pickup

***Feel free to add on this list in this thread***

Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jamie P] #725117
Mon Feb 18 2019 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamie P
Check out eBay seller 312480102240 Same thing. Sells the same sign multiple times for too good to be true prices. CC only and does not allow pick-up


Yup that’d be a new one to add to the list, probably the same individual(s):

kittykatear

Not sure I understand the endgame?

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Looking for NJ oil company related items (Mohawk, Guardian, Whiz, etc), Invader, Bulko and Freedom items, and foreign Gargoyle and Sinclair cans
Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: Jhaas63] #725147
Tue Feb 19 2019 11:44 AM
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You pay by CC...they take their time shipping...you end up paying off CC bill..they never ship...and now you have no recourse is my guess

Re: Beware on Ebay [Re: RedHat] #725406
Sun Feb 24 2019 10:07 AM
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...the seller changed their user ID to 'kr-1974' on Wednesday...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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