"Peanuts! Get your peanuts!"

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Bill Connelly

Guest
"Peanuts! Get your peanuts!"

"I'll take a bag of peanuts."

"Well, I don't actually have peanuts...How about some nice sardines?"

"I want peanuts, not friggin' sardines"

"Well, I ain't got any. All I got are sardines...They make nice
sandwiches!"

"Why the Hell are you shouting about peanuts if you don't have any?"

"Well many people who eat peanuts also enjoy sardines."

"Stuff your sardines, you time wasting boob."


The above situation may be familiar to any Amphicar owner who's done a
'title & description' search lately in eBay for "Amphicar". Currently of 39
items purporting to be Amphicar-related, only 9 items actually are. What
are the rest, you ask? Well it's a parade of mooks flogging everything from
wine glasses to wheels that wouldn't fit an Amphicar if you used a sawz-all
and a heavy sledge. They just lob "amphicar" somewhere into the auction
text as part of a general automotive come-on like the fish merchant above.
It's a shabby sub-species of made-you-look bait-n-switch spam, and it's only
getting worse. Let these time wasters know that you will not do business
with them if they persist in peddling irrelevencies. If you see an auction
that pops up after a search of "Amphicar" that has no worldly business
popping up, contact the seller and tell them as much. And if you're just
tired of seeing the mooks at all, then please feel free to visit and
bookmark http://www.amphicar.net/amphipoda/ebaydirect.html for a full-blown
worldwide search for bona fide Amphicar items that filters out most such
time wasters. For ready reference, a link to this search page can also be
found at the top of the Club's revamped Classifieds page under the "Tips for
Prospective Webtoed Motorists" section.

~Bilgey~
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
Bill:
You are quite right about this unscrupulous practice of wasting browsers time.
Just a few days ago I forwarded the same sentiments to ebay as it is in direct
conflict with their content rules. As of yet no response has been received. I
usually "roll with the punches" and it's not in my character to complain much
but this finally took me off the edge too. This guy cuts and pastes hundreds of
words at the end of each auction and is effecting many more folks than just us
amphibians.

Thanks for your link.

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Connelly
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Cc: ACaceca@aol.com
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 11:10 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] "Peanuts! Get your peanuts!"


"Peanuts! Get your peanuts!"

"I'll take a bag of peanuts."

"Well, I don't actually have peanuts...How about some nice sardines?"

"I want peanuts, not friggin' sardines"

"Well, I ain't got any. All I got are sardines...They make nice
sandwiches!"

"Why the Hell are you shouting about peanuts if you don't have any?"

"Well many people who eat peanuts also enjoy sardines."

"Stuff your sardines, you time wasting boob."


The above situation may be familiar to any Amphicar owner who's done a
'title & description' search lately in eBay for "Amphicar". Currently of 39
items purporting to be Amphicar-related, only 9 items actually are. What
are the rest, you ask? Well it's a parade of mooks flogging everything from
wine glasses to wheels that wouldn't fit an Amphicar if you used a sawz-all
and a heavy sledge. They just lob "amphicar" somewhere into the auction
text as part of a general automotive come-on like the fish merchant above.
It's a shabby sub-species of made-you-look bait-n-switch spam, and it's only
getting worse. Let these time wasters know that you will not do business
with them if they persist in peddling irrelevencies. If you see an auction
that pops up after a search of "Amphicar" that has no worldly business
popping up, contact the seller and tell them as much. And if you're just
tired of seeing the mooks at all, then please feel free to visit and
bookmark http://www.amphicar.net/amphipoda/ebaydirect.html for a full-blown
worldwide search for bona fide Amphicar items that filters out most such
time wasters. For ready reference, a link to this search page can also be
found at the top of the Club's revamped Classifieds page under the "Tips for
Prospective Webtoed Motorists" section.

~Bilgey~


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Cap''n John

Guest
I also emailed that guy on eBay about that as well without any
response from him.

I must admit that I inadvertantly left in the key words for my
Amphicar parts on eBay when I created my listing for the cameras. The
difference being that I realized it and corrected the problem.

Cap'n
 
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Ed Price

Guest
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Connelly
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Cc: ACaceca@aol.com
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:10 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] "Peanuts! Get your peanuts!"


"Peanuts!

SNIP

"Stuff your sardines, you time wasting boob."


I'm gettin' a bit weary of that ad that invites us to "Look at my huge hot-rod
links!" <g>

Ed


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