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Date: 9/5/13 3:51 PM

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Posted by various ebay "sellers" with zero feedback, it's a scam. Some will say email them at X address if you want to buy it now for $1000.

There are 2 such listings, exact same photos, on ebay right now. They are fraudulant scams, and as often as people report them and have them removed, they pop right back up.



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Date: 9/5/13 4:01 PM

Thank you for the head's up :)

Not looking at buying but I got ebay scammed once and while PayPal/ebay did secure me a refund it felt bad all the same.

Nice to give the warning :)

ps Mine wasn't an email the seller, just an ordinary Buy-It-Now. Never deal off of ebay, you lose all protection!!! Never!
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Date: 9/5/13 5:34 PM

Only the Bernina ? Usually these guys have lots of TOLs to choose from.

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Date: 9/5/13 5:57 PM

The sad thing is that some people are gullible enough to believe someone would sell a Bernina 830 for $1000. It's like the Nigerian scams where some long lost heir to the family diamonds is trying to claim back their birthright from a corrupt regime and have chosen lucky you to assist them with their efforts. All they need is details to your bank account and voila! You're fleeced. Let's hope no-one is silly enough to go wow, it's only $1000. Shiny.

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Date: 9/5/13 6:07 PM

I saw a couple recently that were stock photos, and one that had 2 pics of the screens with the Bernina website up. Not screenshots, but pics of a monitor displaying the website. Not bargain prices either. Who would buy such an expensive item from a seller who can't even bother to photograph it?

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Date: 9/5/13 6:55 PM

I ran across this a few years ago with a different machine..they had about 6 pictures of machine. It started on Kijiji and ended up on Ebay. All they wanted was a money order sent. I asked for specific pictures/info they couldn't provide. The pics they had were stolen from a legit seller. So yes, buyer beware and thanks for the heads up.

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Date: 9/5/13 9:08 PM

I also recently saw an ebay posting with pics of both a 1030 and a 1020. The posting was to sell a 1030. So instead of pics of the ACTUAL machine, they just threw up pics they found on the web.

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