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Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2007.03.15 09:56:00 - [1]
 

Hi there.

This is just a nice public notice warning for any new characters using contracts.

BE VERY careful with contracts.

Once anyone bids on a contract, you CANNOT delete it.
If you set the contract limited to a corp, only that corp can bid on it (if you are not in the corp, you cannot bid on it yourself!!)
Remember to set the MINIMUM BID to be something that is acceptable for you.

(and no i wasn't caught by this, just hearing lots of complaints about this in the help channel)

Marine HK4861
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2007.03.15 10:08:00 - [2]
 

If you're caught out, couldn't you bid on your own item or use an alt/ask a friend to bid for you?

That way, all you lose is the cost of setting up the contract auction.

Vir Hellnamin
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2007.03.15 10:11:00 - [3]
 


The scam is done so that the scammer asks to put a low start bid, high buyout (settled at the initial buy offer).

Then, scammer asks to put the bid to *scammer's* corp only. After that start bid is made and the victim cannot intervene anymore.

Loc Maythan
Gallente
Ty Bach
Posted - 2007.03.15 10:15:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Marine HK4861
If you're caught out, couldn't you bid on your own item or use an alt/ask a friend to bid for you?

That way, all you lose is the cost of setting up the contract auction.


As stated in the OP, if the contract is set to be private to an individual or corp, then only that individual or members of that corp can bid - unless you are lucky enough to have a friend/alt in the corp already (or can get one there pretty quickly), you cannot bid yourself. Also, most instances of this type of scam seem to be by alts in solo corps, so you won't be let into them anyway.

Either avoid this type of contract altogether - use item exchange or set the minimum bid to the agreed price.

Loc.

Shanur
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2007.03.15 14:25:00 - [5]
 

And keep this firmly in mind:

There is NO tax on a contract!

As such there is no reason to fool around with minimum bid and buyout.


 

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