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This must be a new record for the number of Boas to surface at one time. There are currently three listed on GB. One seller has a 4 inch, and a 6 inch, listed, plus another 4 inch listed by a different seller. Brace yourselves for "sticker shock" if you decide to take a peek.
 

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That's what happens a lot.
You don't see something and then someone puts one up for sale. That item pulls in a Whopper price at auction and everyone then is willing to sell that same item at that whopper price.
It's the American way. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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It's just like when the 98% "correct" 2" Marshal sold recently for an outrageous $1500. Next week I may have to list my rebarreled Marshal. Cease the opportunity and move on to something more desired. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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There is something a little "fishy" going on here.

The current auction for the 4" Boa http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=35518296 appears to have been sold once before.

Look closely at the picture of the label on the box. Now go to this auction http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=33268237 and check the label and picture. It is the same gun. The description has been modified slightly.

Also, positive feedback was given by the seller on the 33268237 auction, indicating a completion of the deal. The buyer also left positive feedback for the seller.

So how is it the same gun is being sold by the same seller again after having already been successfully sold?

Now if that is not suspicious enough, check out the other current 6" Boa http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=35518221 up for sale. It would appear that this one also has sold http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=33268540 a month and a half earlier. However no feedback was given by either seller or buyer, which could mean the deal fell through.

There may be perfectly good explanations for the above transactions. But judge for yourself.

Despite sellers 100% positive feedback, manderson may have made a very good point.
 

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Great minds think alike!... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
I had the bright idea to keep track of the recent Boa listings to see if the price trend continued, so after lunch, I started looking them up and taking notes. The thing that caught my eye was the previously "sold" Boa listing had a "new listing number" heading(?), adjacent to the "Sold" heading. After comparing the listings, I found the same shenanigans as WS23. Including the comlimentary feedback swap. It appears "something is rotten in Denmark"... Of the four listings, the s/n's 911, 644, and 613 float to the top, with 613 being the recycled offering. Perhaps a couple of buddies are trying to set the trend in an attempt to create a premium market and snag a pigeon to, eventually, buy their own guns.
 

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There is something rotten, you say?

In the beautiful Dutch language I say:" Jullie worden belazerd".

IMO this is BS.

The seller is not only trying to influence the price but also is improving his rating on GB in a very obscure way.

Do this once you can give the guy the benifit of the doubt.
But come on guys! Who's kidding who here? You can't pull a stunt like that twice and certainly not with a BOA!
We all know how rare that snake is.

In the end this will also have its reflection on GB.
I think they should be monitoring what's going on there 'cause this could damage them even more then the seller. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
 
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