I just wanted to make everyone aware of a spike in LEGO fraud on eBay. Recently I've seen a very steep increase in the number of hacked accounts on eBay selling NIB Lego sets, retired and current, for slightly under their going prices. Priced at a good enough price you'll buy it, but not low enough you automatically think it's a scam. Since they are hacked accounts, they also have a reasonable number of feedback (and aren't your typical 0 feedback sellers).
Here are a few things I've noticed:
They will have more than just LEGO listed... I've seen model airplanes, headphones, and video games- consoles (as the most prevalent items).
They have 80-90 feedback, with little to no feedback in the past 12 months.
Items are listed at BIN or BO, with a price about 30-40% less than the current going rate.
There are no pictures of the "actual" item, only stock photos.
I just wanted to make everyone aware, as even I have been tempted to press the buy it now button (only to see account suspended by eBay the next day). If you see any of this suspicious activity on eBay, please report. It makes the site better for not only you, but everyone else as well.
Have a nice shopping season everyone... Lets all hope for presents that rattle :o)
Edit: Speak of the devil:http://www.ebay.com/sch/jackie02147mve/m.html?item=151517427616&hash=item23472477a0&pt=US_Headphones&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562