[time-nuts] ***SPAM*** Re: Errors on HP 58503A GPS time & frequency reference receiver bought from yixunhk.

Mike Cook michael.cook at sfr.fr
Sat Dec 13 07:02:19 EST 2014

I personally have found eBay notably unhelpful in cases where illegal or unethical practice are reported. 
As an example, four or five years ago I found a Spanish seller selling a lens I have in my collection, same serial number, same photo that appeared on eBay when I bought it some months previously . I reported it to the Spanish police and to ebay. Result a couple of mails thanking me for reporting it, then zip. The same item was on sale for more than a month after I reported it. I had the same weak response on the occasions where I have detected and reported « shilling » practices. Let us know if you have more luck.

> Le 13 déc. 2014 à 11:36, Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) <drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk> a écrit :
> On 13 December 2014 at 05:13, Peter <timenut at exemail.com.au> wrote:
>> On 12 December 2014 at 08:31, Dr. David Kirkby wrote:
>>> This has been reported to eBay by telephone, reported to the police, and I will soon create a case on
>>> eBay, and report it as a fake. I have a crime reference number from the police.
>>> Unlike others, I *am* going to do something about this scam, rather than just get my money back and
>>> let the problem persist for others.
>> It's great that you have generously decided to help expose the scams of yixunhk, particularly considering the time and effort involved.  I am sure that many, especially time-nuts, will be grateful.  Of course, yixunhk's HP-equipment rebirthing scams are not confined to the HP 58503A/B models - but your reporting to eBay should nevertheless also help expose yixunhk's other scams.
>> Peter
> Thank you Peter.
> I find it odd that so many time-nuts appear to be aware of this scam,
> but have done little or nothing about it.
> I don't know if this is a "British thing" to want to report such
> practices, but we do have a few TV programs where reporters have
> exposed scammers. e.g.
> "Coyboy Builders"
> http://www.channel5.com/shows/cowboy-builders
> "You've Been Scammed"
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017k60v
> In contrast, it seems many time-nuts are aware yixunhk is selling
> counterfeit items, several have fallen victim to it, but few if any
> have done done anything about it. I find that quite strange myself.
> Dave
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