I got the below email this evening from a random Ebay user. Should I do it? Do you think this is strange? I understand being skeptical of ebay sellers, but I'm extremely skeptical when it comes to random/strange email requests. . .
Hi! I learned that you have just purchased an Ergobaby carrier from ********. Was just wondering if it was authentic?? Would you mind emailing me some pictures at XXXXXXX ? Especially the care instructions, the logo, zipper handle and the stealth? I would really appreciate it if you do because I'm also planning to get one for my daughter. Thank you so much!
i would be skeptical for sure, but then again i don't like ebay! it scares me! lol! hope someone else here can shed some better light on this, i know that the ergo site says they are VERY strict about who can sell them but they are everywhere anyway and there are a lot of knockoffs. good luck and yay for enjoying your ergo!
I haven't really used Ebay so I'm not sure. How does she know what you bought? Is that public information?
This sets off lots of red flags to me, mainly because of its overly friendly tone...if I felt the need to check out whether a seller had real Ergos, and was able to get the information of recent buyers in a non-sketchy fashion, I think I would do a lot more explaining of myself than this... feels weird.
I'm going with a scam too.
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That seems rather odd to me just because it's through ebay. I'd ignore it.
There ARE fake Ergos, but if you take a close look at Ergo pictures online and compare to one you own or about to buy most fakes most people can spot. The really bad fakes are the Kozy Mei Tai fakes. Kozy is a great MT, but due to how many fakes there are I wouldn't buy just from anyone.
Erin, she messaged me through Ebay. When you leave feedback it indicates what you bought, so she likely contacted everyone who bought an Ergo from that username.
Jackie, I just compared the pictures to the ones on the Ergo website itself to do my best to make sure it was legit. I guess she can do the same or go pay full price somewhere else. I've got too much going to to be taking a bunch of special pictures of something I bought and then uploading and emailing them. Since I don't know if I could send them to her via ebay and I'd rather her not have my personal email, I think I'll just ignore.
I would ignore it. Sounds sketchy for sure.
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