I totally agree that this looks suspicious. I looked at the ad before I even read this thread - as it caught my eye too. I certainly wouldn't bid on it BUT how can you tell it's a scam. It maybe just a very poorly written auction. Don't get me wrong, I'm very leary of the auction but I just wanted to know if I was missing something that gives this away for sure as a scam. Thanks for the education.
BTW - I emailed seller some questions about this - I'll keep you posted.
These guys usually try to offer you a "better" deal if you wire money to them. They will end the auction early and deal with you (excluding e-bay) so then e-bay cant help resolve anything because you didnt use them. Of coarse there are several other ways they use to get into your pockets if your now on top of them. Like the ol saying goes "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is". If it isnt in the USA, watch out!
He said I could wire money to him via western union, and asked for my full name etc for extra info. I did'nt provide it, and asked where the mowers were and why he did'nt have pic and where did he get them etc. He has'nt responded.
Matt BUT I NEED ONE SO BAD
The ad hasn't been pulled yet but maybe if enough of us report it to Ebay they might pull the ad soon. I reported it earlier so maybe if a few more would it might save some poor guy or gal some money and grief. I want an Exmark Turf Tracer 52" 23 hp kaw. real bad though. ; )