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Online Auction Ticket Scam Of The Year

By 12.16.10

I’m probably not the only one that’s paranoid about buying tickets to sporting events online. Though I’ve done it a handful of times and not been burned by it, surely some people have. One such gentleman did get the shaft when a buyer reneged on a deal to buy his tickets for an undisclosed sporting event.

The auction had ended at 10:00am and by 5:00pm she still hadn’t responded to my emails trying to organize the exchange. Finally, at 9:30pm, I got a one-liner email: “I overbid and my husband won’t let me buy these. Sorry and enjoy the game! :)”

I first tried explaining that I wouldn’t have the time to resell the tickets (I already got turned down by the losing bidders). She said, “… that’s not my problem. It’s eBay, not a car dealership. I can back out if I want.” I still don’t understand the car dealership reference.

Instead of sulking and taking the loss, the guy fought fire with fire and pulled a scam of his own, and then shared the tale of his “conquest” on Reddit. You can read it over there; I won’t ruin the ending for you, but I’ll be curious to see what happens to the guy that basically confessed to pulling a scam on eBay. Hopefully he’ll get some kind of reward, but that broad–provided all of this actually happened–totally had it coming.

–via Gizmodo.


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