Earlier, this week, I was contacted by an eBay buyer who was banned back in March of 2012. He was nice enough to create a fake profile and create a dialog with me about what he had wanted. Unfortunately, he wasn't smart enough to know that the fake profiles will sometimes show some signature traits from the actual person he was attempting to hide. The real buyer doesn't spell or punctuate properly at all. Interestingly enough, the fake profile showed the same traits. Also, the fake profile was dumb enough to give me his exact user id on ebay! I didn't even have to wait for him to bid on the items before blocking him!! Here's an example of the dialog:

David Parker
hello i have seen you work an i like to buy some do you sale those poles i just get on here

Scale Modeler
really.........................and what scale do you model? I can't answer your question until you tell me what scale you're modeling.

David Parker
HO Scale for now

Scale Modeler
is that so? So what do you need?

David Parker
do you have any 3 line poles

Scale Modeler
sold them all

David Parker
ok do have any 1 line pole
i think they are call singer phase

Scale Modeler
not right now. I have a buyer from National Grid and Duke Energy buying these.
I have nothing in stock. I have sold all of my reserves!

David Parker
i had like this www.ebay.com/itm/HO-Scale-DELMARVA-POWER-Themed-Deadend-Lead-Fuse-Poles-3-/281198568796?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item4178bda55c#ht_556wt_1170


Scale Modeler
how 'bout that. Did you bid on it?

David Parker
i will soon

Scale Modeler
what's your user id? I can watch for it.

David Parker
it is ddavidparker-us i like in somerville tn

Scale Modeler
That same lineman plans on buying everything that I have on ebay, so it's unlike that you're going to get it. I'm going to be getting off of ebay and I will be doing business strickly by email

David Parker
i think you slould stay on ebay

Scale Modeler
I make more money off of it and there's no fees when I sell OFF of ebay. When I get emailed requests, I get actual phone numbers and addresses. At least that way, I know if a buyer is legit and not a scammer. Also, my nephews and a niece are making these, too, and they are doing business a lot differently than I am.

David Parker
Well can you save those poles on eBay

Scale Modeler
save what?

David Parker
That pic I showed you

Scale Modeler
I have a gentleman, from Delmarva Power's corporate office in Wilmington (DE) that wants them.

David Parker
All ok

Scale Modeler
Your best chance is email requests. Ebay wouldn't be an option for you.................

David Parker
Ok I think of something

Scale Modeler
why didn't you bid on the poles that I had showed you earlier?!
they're used and CHEAPER!

David Parker
They are to small

Scale Modeler
they're the same size as mine. Didn't you read the description?
By the way, I made those 4 years ago!

David Parker
They look like your work

Scale Modeler
Why wouldn't they?! I made them! Try getting those!

David Parker
Ok do you have 24.4 kv poles

Scale Modeler
I do, but I'm not posting on ebay anymore!

David Parker
Ok well can I buy 1 set of pole for just now

Scale Modeler
from where? which ones?

Scale Modeler
You're definitely not an adult. How old are you?!

David Parker
34.5kv I see somebody have bid on it it is 3 phase pole you have

Scale Modeler
By the way, "Danny C_____n" is about the same age as you and "lives" in Somerville, TN....................like you. Also, when "Danny" uses his cell phone to facebook message me, I see "Somerville", "Cordova" & "Lakeland"................the same towns that I've seen pop up when you message me. Are you still going to tell me that you don't know this guy?!

Scale Modeler
Both of you write and spell the same way...........in fact, it's almost identical. Also, neither of you message me at the same time. When you message me, "Danny" isn't logged on. When "Danny" messages me, you're logged off. Quite a coincidence................isn't it?!