Jazz Vinyl Fraud: No News, More Comments
Here’s an update on some of the stuff going on in the Jazz Collector world.
Nothing new from eBay on the Nautiluso Jazz Vinyl Fraud. I had sent a follow-up note asking specifically what eBay was doing about paying off victims of the scam and I haven’t gotten a response. I’ll follow up sometime today or tomorrow. I’m sure they’re sick of hearing from me. Also, there’s no new feedback on the profile page for Nautiluso. Frankly, I’m surprised eBay still has the page up and available.
Some of the Jazz Collector readers have commented offline about the fraud, presumably because they wanted to be anonymous on the site. I will share excerpts here:
“With all the viewers on these auctions, why is it that no one has commented one way or the other, that the pictures must have been snatched from other websites (popsike) or older eBay listings? I say this as presumably he never had these records and was planning this caper for some time. Did anyone not recognize their own pictures? I have seen this issue addressed in other auctions and the seller rightly acknowledges that these were stock or someone else’s pictures. Just a thought.”
“I hope ebay does the right thing. it would look pretty awful if they didn’t, though they make you jump thru hoops to get any satisfaction. i bought a bogus chanel #5 a few years back. It smelled like piss, and to get back the 50 bucks I had to go to a perfumery and have them state in writing that it wasn’t the real stuff. Then a hundred more phonecalls – At least I learned a lesson-”
“Hi Al…Same thing, only worse, happened a couple of years ago from a seller in Italy with a collection too good to be true, with NO PICTURES and only feedback from selling trivial items. Thanks, Chuck in Michigan”
“Hey Al, I wasn’t buying what they were selling (so to speak). They also listed some heavy Classical pieces as well. It smelled like yesterdays socks!”