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    I have one of these Honda generators that I bought off ebay about 6 years ago. It came from a pawn shop in Oregon, and looks like new. I asked the guy to be sure to drain the oil before shipping, and he said he would. Well, he didn't, and during shipment it was upside down, so the oil ran to the top side of the piston. When I opened the box, I pulled the recoil slowly, just in case it was hydrolocked. I pulled the spark plug and then the recoil to flush out the oil. OK, this isn't my question, but just a warning in case you have one shipped without draining the oil. BTW, these are wonderful, smooth, quiet generators.

    Now, 3 of these generators suddenly show up on ebay, all ending on the same day, and all by sellers with 0 or 1 feedback, and all with the same picture. They have the usual bids near $400 and end in the next 24 hours. I'll watch the feedback to see if these are good sellers, but how can a person know ahead of time?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-EU100...19.m1438.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-EU100...19.m1438.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-EU100...19.m1438.l2649
    Tom Wesenberg
    Senior Member
    Last edited by Tom Wesenberg; 12-11-2017, 08:47 AM.

  • #2
    Do you have the other two links
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • #3
      I just added the other 2 links, but now see they all look like the same link, at least they appear to be the same as posted in my links..

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      • #4
        Looking at their other items for sale they are all selling the same merchandise, but from different locations. Maybe it's a large company with many warehouses? You can probably write to one of them and ask the relation
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #5
        There is no way to tell how good the seller is with only a few sales. your link does not bring up one item. Maybe it was a scam and now the link is gone. Maybe now that hurricane season is over and Honda will be bringing out a new model next year, sellers are getting rid of them.

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        • #6
          The first and third links come back with 0 results, but the middle link shows it sold for $532 after 61 bids. Something smells fishy.

          https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-EU100...19.m1438.l2649

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          • #7
            Think about this, if it is brand new the seller would not want to open the box to take a picture and might use the factory photo for the ad. pay by paypal and be protected as a buyer.

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            • #8
              Check the sellers feedback on the completed listing, 3 positives and one neutral: "cancelled sale, after many days, no response to emails, did return payment" This joker wouldn't get my money!

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post
                The first and third links come back with 0 results, but the middle link shows it sold for $532 after 61 bids. Something smells fishy.

                https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-EU100...19.m1438.l2649
                So far no feedback on the Honda, and the seller is fairly new to ebay. He has only 3 feedbacks, and one is neutral, as follows:
                cancelled sale, after many days, no response to emails, did return payment Buyer:
                g***t ( 1068)
                During past month Feedback conversation
                Milwaukee M12 Cordless 3/8in. Ratchet (#132388233298) US $67.00 View Item

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                • Mitch
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                  It goes to show ya..
                  There is nothing like good honest Model A people

              • #10
                Yep, it was a scam as I suspected.
                I just checked the feedback on the Honda, and the high bidder said the seller requested double payment, then ignored emails, and cancelled after 14 days, so he left negative feedback.

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              • #11
                Here's another one that just ended with the seller having zero feedback. I'll keep watching it for a few weeks to check on the feedback for this Honda, but you can bet the buyer never gets a generator. I don't know what someone gets out of playing this game of selling something they don't have.
                You just can't buy a new Honda EU1000 for $164.

                https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-EU100...vip=true&rt=nc

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                • #12
                  They will tell you that their PayPal is broken but they take credit cards directly.
                  Yes sir and what is that little 3 digit code on the back of your card?
                  ((Poof))
                  They’re gone....
                  Regards - Randy
                  Randy's Rod Shop
                  1933 Ford Tudor "Bugsy"

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