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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:50 am 
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I received two separate "second chance" offers...
from ebay member fred_simion@yahoo.com and peter.gr33n@yahoo.com


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i also have had 2 different people offer me a second chance offer. one was from that Fred guy and the other i cant see who it was from. all i know is that it wasnt from Aleh.

also ebay wants to know about these so forward your fake second chance offers to spoof@ebay.com dont change anything just forward them

this is how i found out just in case anyone hasnt seen this

http://pages.ebay.com/education/spooftutorial/


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reeeech wrote:
Please give us a report on the puzzle after you play with it :D

I'm sure everyone wants to know what it's like to play with that puzzle.
reeeech


I don't own one, but I have been lucky enough to try Aleh's Brillic. It not only looks amazing, it feels solid and turns very well. Vadim will not be disappointed. It's kind of intimidating when you turn a face and the edges below the face come with it. Good luck solving it!

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In response to the most expensive custom puzzle ever sold, I believe it was Fisher' s Golden Cube. It was not sold on ebay, but at Nick Baxters auction page.


http://puzzles.baxterweb.com/grouprotational.asp

#275 Fisher Golden Cube $1111

I have no idea who the winner was.

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today i received yet another second chance offer for the brillic. this is from another person 3 total so far. they really are after our money. of course i told ebay about it.


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i got another email for a second chance offer for someone. this makes #4 for me. has anyone else gotten these. Tony how or who do you contact in order to keep the bidders hidden. this may help all of us in the long run.


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I haven't received any second chance offers. Of course, that's probably because my max bid was $20. :)


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I didn't ask for bidders to be kept hidden in my auctions. It just happened after I had reported fake second chance offers on my items. I have seen "private" auctions in the past which are similar. I suspect that is an option for any seller though I haven't looked into it. My max bid was around 340 GBP though I have never ever received any second chance offers. Since the offers appear to come directly to your email address the fraudsters must first obtain it. I would advise people to always tick the "hide email address" box when replying to eBay questions. In addition you have to think that these people may know this site. Many have there email addresses listed on the profiles section which is easy to find. I know user names are often different but I think anyone who uses eBay should be very careful with their details.


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this is getting out of control. i have recieved a 5th fake email asking if i want to buy a brillic with a second chance offer. next time i bid on something high priced i'd better win because i hate getting these people trying to get my money. at least i am smart enough to send all of these to ebay and let them deal with it.


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This is how you can make a private listing-

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/private.html

I can't see anyway to hide your username when bidding on a normal auction however. Perhaps you should open a new eBay account with a new email address. Then you could keep that address as secret as possible. Remember these offers go to your email not to your eBay messages.


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Aleh's Brillic has arrived, yeppee!
It is a fantastic puzzle!
It turns superbly well! I am so chuffed!
I just need to extend my mortgage now to pay it off! :D
Here is my updated "specials" shelf:

Vadim


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Hey, it looks quite crowded over there.

I think the Brilic wants out :P

*YOINK* hehehehe


I'm only kidding. It's actually a nice collection you got there.

Nice center swap on the Master Pyraminx :P

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What puzzle is right in front next to the Greenhills Cube?

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It is his own (custom made) "leaning tower" which i believe is built from a ufo.

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That's correct Ryan, it is my leaning tower.
My other latest puzzle on this shelf is a baby hamster, which is smaller than the one behind it. It's so cute! I love hamsters. It cost me 5 puzzles in a single swap!
Vadim


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love that collection :) alot of rare puzzles there ;P
i mean... 2 okamoto-puzzles, 3 aleh-puzzles :) and the greenhill-cube


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pHeTe wrote:
love that collection :) alot of rare puzzles there ;P
i mean... 2 okamoto-puzzles, 3 aleh-puzzles :) and the greenhill-cube
I opened up the picture and started drooling.

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pHeTe wrote:
love that collection :) alot of rare puzzles there ;P
i mean... 2 okamoto-puzzles, 3 aleh-puzzles :) and the greenhill-cube

In fact... :oops: there's 3 Okamoto puzzles: Mental Block was also made by Okamoto-san years ago for me. It's a key-chain version one!
Vadim


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In fact... there's 3 Okamoto puzzles: Mental Block was also made by Okamoto-san years ago for me. It's a key-chain version one!



Okamoto's and Anthony Greenhill's puzzles are very nice. :oops: I have several from both along with many of Tony's. Now I just need to get some from Aleh :wink: :lol:

I am working hard to update my collection site. It is under construction but you still can view most of it by clicking the www button below.

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Vadim wrote:
My other latest puzzle on this shelf is a baby hamster, which is smaller than the one behind it. It's so cute! I love hamsters. It cost me 5 puzzles in a single swap!
Vadim


you should have seen the hamster crying at the post office before we separate... it was heartbreaking!!!
:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
(thank God I have one left for me!)

For the history, the hamsters were found at the basement of some old store room in Taiwan. A Taiwanese friend helped me to acquire all four. :)


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