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Aisling
07-21-2006, 09:47 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260011055077&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fse arch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle%3D260011055077%2B% 2B%26fvi%3D1

This person is saying the DCL ships go to Hawaii!

outahere
07-21-2006, 10:02 AM
I'm not a member of e-bay, but someone should report this as bogus. I have never heard of a DCL buy one, get one certificate. Even if there is such a thing, DCL does not go to half the places this person has listed (Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, etc.)

Vanvmom
07-21-2006, 10:19 AM
I did not see a place to report it as fradulent. I did send a flag that the seller has not shown any verification in the listing that the item being sold is authentic. It is possible that this person somehow managed to get some sort of cruise certificate that they are trying to sell. They are however misrepresenting it by listing ports of call not currently offered on DCL.

I've been an eBay seller for years, and there are several things I check about a seller before I buy from them. There are many "less than honest" eBayers.

Tarabra
07-21-2006, 10:26 AM
That is so weird! Why would the buy it now be only $25??? And then they will double the deal if you Buy It Now. Doesn't make sense.

AlexandNessa
07-21-2006, 10:28 AM
This is weird. You have to read the fine print. I don't get it though -- you are actually bidding on a poker guide and getting the cert as a gift?


This is copied from the seller's page on ebay:

************************************************** *******
Making Reservations

A 30 day notice is required. You travel the dates you want. This is good for one full year. After payment is received you will receive your item and the certificate in the mail. You book directly through the travel agency.



Terms and Conditions

This is valid for adults 21 years or older. Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied in the same cabin by parent, relative, or legal guardian 25 years or older. Cruise vacation fees/charges/government taxes, airfare, and transfers are not included. Buy 1 ticket at regular price and get 1 ticket free in the same cabin. Based on double occupancy. This is for an inside cabin. You can upgrade for an additional charge. A $15.00 processing fee is due to redeem certificate. I am square trade verified: 088831349635.



This is guaranteed not to be connected with any timeshare presentation or sales presentation of any kind. No expiration until certificate is activated by you. Then you will have a year to book



This auction is for the Poker Strategy Guide, you will receive the cruise as my Free Gift.

To keep Ebay happy, I am giving the cruise as my free gift when you bid and win this poker strategy guide. This guide will give you insight into the world of poker. Great for anyone just learning. So you are bidding on this guide and getting the Cruise as My Free Gift!!



Good Luck, and enjoy you Strategy Card and your Free Cruise!

Tarabra
07-21-2006, 10:32 AM
Wow! Sneaky. I scanned through the fine print but I completely didn't even see about the Poker Guide.

GeorgiaVol
07-21-2006, 10:38 AM
I filed a fraud report with ebay. You have to work your way through the help topic area.

outahere
07-21-2006, 10:47 AM
I filed a fraud report with ebay. You have to work your way through the help topic area.


Thanks........... let's see if they pull the listing.

DutchsMommy
07-21-2006, 10:59 AM
Lots of negative feedback. Looks like it is a bogo or 1/2 off list - likely can get same/better via DU or others.

Vanvmom
07-21-2006, 10:59 AM
Any way you look at it, eBay will likely pull the listing. It is listed under gift certificates, but the item being sold is actually a poker guide. This is exactly the type of seller that gives the rest of us a bad name. :rolleyes:

misseulalie
07-21-2006, 11:35 AM
I just reported it, too. Hopefully it will be pulled soon.

BuzzNutt
07-21-2006, 11:50 AM
If you look at the other items being sold by this seller, they are all identical with the Cruise company changed.

Buyers Beware!!

misseulalie
07-21-2006, 11:55 AM
I'm curoius how this person would give away a minimum $800 cruise for $25. If someone wants to experiement and bid to see what you actually get... Starting bid is 99 cents. Then shipping is $5.00. anyone want to give away 6 bucks to see what happens???

Whisker
07-21-2006, 12:08 PM
I'm curoius how this person would give away a minimum $800 cruise for $25. If someone wants to experiement and bid to see what you actually get... Starting bid is 99 cents. Then shipping is $5.00. anyone want to give away 6 bucks to see what happens???


Well since he makes a point of saying you are paying for the "guide", the certificate is free... the certificate is probably just a fancy piece of paper with writing on it saying its for a cruise, but in fact is just a piece of paper.

He probably tried selling just the certificate and got shut down by E bay, so now is trying the "guide" thing with the cert as a "gift". When in reality he is hoping to draw bids because people will think they are getting a cruise.

Can just hear his argument now.... "I never said it was a cruise, I said it was a certificate for a cruise..." lol

Anyway the link wouldnt work for me so maybe those who reported him got E bays attention! :)

outahere
07-21-2006, 12:32 PM
The link stopped working for me as well. Looks like they pulled the listing. Hopefully they went looking for the other listings that BuzzNutt found and pulled them too.

Luv2Travel
07-21-2006, 01:11 PM
The thing about the BOGO free is that you don't know what you'll pay for the first one. The travel agency could double the price of the first cruise to make it look like the "lucky buyer of the certificate" were buying one and getting the other "free." :sad2:

taeja71
07-21-2006, 02:01 PM
Thanks........... let's see if they pull the listing.

Ebay is pretty good about pulling bad/false claim auctions. People try listing pirated dvds of Dreams, Golden Mickeys, and Herc. Don't expect an instant zap from Ebay, but it will get pulled trust me.