The scammers may walk around a crowd with an expensive item that they claim was just purchased for an extremely low price. The scam artists may pass the item around without the customers noticing so that it appears that many customers have received a great bargain. When an actual customer buys the item, it is typically a cheap replica, a broken item, or even a box containing blocks of wood or other items to give it weight.
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