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Old 10-03-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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Ebay bike scam

So I was just looking around at bikes on ebay last week and I found a 04' gsxr 600 with 600 miles for 2800. obviously its a scam so i decided to screw with him a bit. I wrote him an email saying that I would buy the bike..here is our email conversation so far...any ideas what I should tell him next?

Hello,

Sorry for the delay, my computer has been down and I was not able to check my email.

This is a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R 600 with only 683 miles on it.This bike has been well taken care of, always kept in the garage.Flawless exterior condition,No Scratches,No Dents,No Rust, No Leaks. It has never been laid down,it runs and looks perfect.The engine starts and drives like new and the paint looks great.This bike is in pristine condition,rides out great and everything works as it should.This is a one owner bike and it comes with US clear title which will be signed and nothorized in buyer's name.

The price is US $2,800.00,shipping included.The bike is located in France and it will be shipped from here on my expance.
The transaction will be closed only through eBay, in this way we will both be protected.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you!

then i wrote

how do I pay you?


then he wrote..

Hi,

Shipping will be done via FedEx.The bike will be shipped crated from France (I am married here) on my expense,i will support the shipping costs and insurance.Shipping will be door to door,to your home address,it will take no more than 4 days,somebody must be home when the bike arrives to sign for the reception.It will be shipped crated and i will put in the crate 1 helmet,a cover for the bike and two sets of keys.The title and the bill of sale with the original manuals ,etc..will be together with the bike.So once you get the bike ,you will receive the paperswork.
I prefer the payment to be hold by a third party and only after you receive and test the bike, the payment has to be released to me.You will only discous about the payment with the third party involved in the deal.

Let me know if this is ok with you and i will initiate the transaction through the third party and you will be contacted with all the details regarding the payment.

Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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When i was looking for my bike I've heard a lot of people getting bikes with bent frams from over seas. Just look out. o and also one guy got the bike but with no plastics and with no tank. i thought that was funny but sucked. I know i'd be !
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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Just tell him that everything sounds good, and then give him a few third party companies.

His next move will be to come up with his own third party, and insist on using them.
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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Tell him to take a picture of the bike with a special request...like a tissue in your nose. Or your name on a piece of paper.
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tell him you want to pick the thirdy party site.
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Tell him to take a picture of the bike with a special request...like a tissue in your nose. Or your name on a piece of paper.
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haha welcome to the club. din and i always send out emails inquiring about bikes that are obvious scams acting like we are interesting. we always tell them we have cash and will drive to the door and do local pick up, but as usual they always have some kind of excuse. entertaining nonetheless.
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tell him you have a friend who is an army ranger on investigative leave for use of excessive force in iraq... he is currently stationed in france RIGHT NOW...

you would like to send him over to have a look at the bike...

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I just wrote him an email requesting him take a picture with the bike holding a frying pan, I will post the pic if he sends me anything
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Old 10-03-2005, 03:37 PM   #11
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This is becoming awesome! I can't wait to see this thing with a frying pan! :laughing4
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I just wrote him an email requesting him take a picture with the bike holding a frying pan, I will post the pic if he sends me anything
haha

other than the price, that all seems great. The only thing that could go wrong from here would be him demanding you use a third party that he supplies. Be very suspicious (aka DONT DO ANYTHING) if he sends you the link to the site. People like to set up dummy pages that just pipe them your information that look like a legit site. Suggest he uses Escrow and make sure you initiate the transaction from the Escrow site yourself. If that happens then your set.

Could be a huge bargain, prolly isnt. But so far hes saying at least three things a typical scammer wouldnt say.

1.Complete the trans. in EBay.
2.Third Party payment.
3.Hes speaking with you and not just TELLING you what to do.
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