From: Kim Andrews on
In article <fa61f5l1job2fgc3j1kti3iv1cln9stvi9(a)4ax.com>,
evan(a)theobvious.espphotography.com says...
>
> On 3 Nov 2009 20:53:03 -0000, eBidder <remailer(a)reece.net.au> wrote:
>
> >Beat eBay's ever increasing listing fees, go to...
>
> According to a press release, the spammer is
>
> mark.wilkinson(a)ebid.net
>
> +44 208 123 1682
>
> Anyone able to call that and see if that's really eBid?
>
> Maybe give him a 2 AM Wakeup call?

That's the owner of ebid. I doubt *very* much if he's connected with
this crappy spam. Not their style.

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From: Kim Andrews on
In article <3bh3f5d7ngr0goil9ajp8bjberlbrruvr3(a)4ax.com>,
evan(a)theobvious.espphotography.com says...
>
> On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:02:59 -0000, Kim Andrews <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >That's the owner of ebid. I doubt *very* much if he's connected with
> >this crappy spam. Not their style.
>
> I'm going to go on a limb and say it is them.
>
> Shortly before the barrage started yesterday, I went to their website,
> posted a 'Contact Us", and said "Quit Spamming the eBay newsgroups.
> You're pissing people off."
>
> Not 30 minutes later, the barrage started.

I still think you're wrong. I emailed support there to give them a
heads-up and they said thanks, they were "aware of the activity" which
sounds more like "we're trying to nuke the bastards" than "hey it's us,
dontcha love it?" ;o)

There's another (the same?) twerp on Twitter who's registered what looks
like an official ebid ID (this time I know for a fact that it's not) who
is reposting every thread from the ebid forums. I think I know who it
is; could be the same guy as this, could be another idiot... but this
would be his style.

Sales on ebid are very slow, and we ebid sellers are always encouraging
each other to promote the site. Unfortunately some ebidders have more
enthusiasm than brains.

--
Cheers, Kimbo

Books, by Kimbo!
Used and collectible books at sensible prices.
Buy direct at www.booksbykimbo.com
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