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Interesting, but I was going to say I thought Scotsmen did not wear anything under their kilts, least of all a thong but thought the better of it....

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Very interesting thread. 

One of the reasons I don't sell on Ebay is the automatic assumption that I am a fraudster because of being located in the Highlands (I don't use it often enough to really build up much feedback).  I generally just stick to the BC marketplace. 

Interestingly enough, when I was on Ebay more regularly, it was sometimes fun to interact with the obvious hoaxes:

'Me: Oh, I love that Wal, and I see that the item is located in Orkney. Is that correct?'

'Seller: Yes.

'Me: Great, I am heading up there in a couple of days, I would be happy to meet and purchase the instrument after trying it out;

'Seller: Sorry, the item is not located in Orkney, the item is located in Guernsey.'

'Me: So you managed to move the bass over 860 miles in 30 minutes?'

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39 minutes ago, thodrik said:

Very interesting thread. 

One of the reasons I don't sell on Ebay is the automatic assumption that I am a fraudster because of being located in the Highlands (I don't use it often enough to really build up much feedback).  I generally just stick to the BC marketplace. 

Interestingly enough, when I was on Ebay more regularly, it was sometimes fun to interact with the obvious hoaxes:

'Me: Oh, I love that Wal, and I see that the item is located in Orkney. Is that correct?'

'Seller: Yes.

'Me: Great, I am heading up there in a couple of days, I would be happy to meet and purchase the instrument after trying it out;

'Seller: Sorry, the item is not located in Orkney, the item is located in Guernsey.'

'Me: So you managed to move the bass over 860 miles in 30 minutes?'

Yes, I played a similar scammer when a Bass was located seemwhere in the Higlands/Islands. I told him my brother was on holiday close by and he would be happy to look at it:  and BTW he was a Policeman. The Bass became suddenly unavailable.

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12 hours ago, rubis said:

They should be renamed scummers 

Not that I do but I'm afraid that reference is already taken.

Here in Pompey the good folk of Southampton are referred to as scummers (they call us skates).

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