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      11-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Alarming number of eBay zero rated breakers

I always keep an eye out on ebay for bits and bobs , but just recently there appears to be rather a large number of zero rated ebay sellers breaking High end 3 series BMW's .. is this coincidence or something a little more sinister ?
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      11-25-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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Even more of a coincedence that they are usually based where the vast majority are getting stolen from too.
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And my pet hate, stuff that ends up for sale on here of dubious origin. Usually stuff that's easily removed from a car and being sold by members with an interesting Google search result.
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I also noticed that so many sellers have zero ratings.. I stays well aways
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      11-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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And my pet hate, stuff that ends up for sale on here of dubious origin. Usually stuff that's easily removed from a car and being sold by members with an interesting Google search result.
Unaware of who this may be.Are you prepared to elaborate,so that we can steer well clear?
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      11-26-2012, 03:14 AM   #6
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I found this too.
So many of them there appears to be no reason to be breaking the car either...
No visible accident damage etc..
Very suspect....

Even saw one where in the picture the drivers side window was all the way open..., looked weird as it was clearly wet outside.
Made me think, wonder if that was smashed to get the car??
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      11-26-2012, 03:24 AM   #7
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Unaware of who this may be.Are you prepared to elaborate,so that we can steer well clear?
I'm not going to point fingers but having had items stolen from my E91 that are clearly destined for eBay or a forum it does make you stop and think about some of the classifieds you see here and elsewhere. As far as some sellers are concerned then I suppose there could be a genuine reason why they regularly have parts for sale across many different sites but I'm just a little suspicious. I'm certainly not saying that they've personally thrown a brick through someone's window but I do wonder if a brick has been involved at some point in the supply chain.

All just my opinion of course.
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      11-26-2012, 05:12 AM   #8
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Sounds very dodgey - ask him to post a pic of the log book as not many thieves have possession of that too I dont suppose. Then maybe inform the police if he cant.
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I too have noticed this... :/ That's why i stick to only the well known BMW breakers if i need something.
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      11-26-2012, 05:20 PM   #10
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I wonder if the Police follow/or are even aware of these people? Probably not.
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