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PC: Re: response from badge seller

Nice response. "I know I'm lying, but I had to lie to get around the rules,
so it's OK."

But seriously, be VERY CAREFUL when complaining about eBay auctions. It's
against eBay's rules to interfere with an auction, and you can get YOURSELF
booted off in the process.

I know that this seems unfair, especially in the case of an obviously
fraudulent item, but consider this. If I send out an e-mail saying, "Don't
bid on eBay item #10325639857, it's a fake.", I very well could be the one
who's being dishonest! It may be a legitimate item, and I could be posing as
an 'expert' to discourage other people from bidding on it to keep the price
down for myself. eBay is not in a position to determine who's telling the
truth, so the policy is 'Don't interfere in any way".

So if you see something fake, by all means feel free to report it to the
auction site, but don't go beyond that. It's for your own protection.

Peter King in NY
----- Original Message -----
From: Patrick Harris <seaboardempire -AT- earthlink.net>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 5:36 PM
Subject: PC: response from badge seller

>   Hi PC listers--this is the email response the PC badge seller sent
> regarding the violation notice I sent to eBay:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <RRBADGES -AT- aol.com>
> To: <seaboardempire -AT- earthlink.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 1:58 PM
> Subject: Re: penn central badges
> > Hi Patrick,
> >
> > Of course they are not 75 years old!  Penn Central came into being when
> the
> > NY Central and the Pennsylvania merged in 1968.  However, Ebay has this
> > unusual rule when listing old law enforcement badges that be from a
> defunct
> > agency, over 75 years old and does not represent a current badge.  That
> > the reason for the disclaimer.  The badges are original.  No harm..no
> foul.
> >
> > Chip

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