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Old 04-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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scam?

quick, do u think this is a scam?
http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/660914388.html

seems like they would be more successful if it was more realistic
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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quick, do u think this is a scam?
http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/660914388.html

seems like they would be more successful if it was more realistic
so should i re-list it for $13,000?

i only need $4,900 so i figured i'd pass the savings on to someone else
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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Probably a typo. Who knows?


You won't unless you call him. Shoot him a line and see what he says. If he starts off with the, "I'm out of state so send me a check ," you have your answer. Just follow the rules. Go and see it, check it over, ask for a test ride ect... If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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either a scam or a divorce a buddy of mine sold his old hot rod for about 7 grand and he had about 40k into it including the purchase price of the vehicle but the b had a good lawyer and was gunnin for his pride and joy
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:46 PM   #7
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Straight SCAM. Period. You send the email, they respond thanking you for your interest and then hhhhheeeeeeeerererererereree comes the sssscccccccccaaaaammmmmm!
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:50 PM   #8
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:54 PM   #9
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Ok, how many of you people 'ride' up to myrtle beach...from houston?

email the guy, he's gonna tell you how it's in a warehouse or some such... :-)
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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I am emailing this dude as we speak. I pray to I can prove you guys wrong. that bike is sweet.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:57 PM   #11
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i just saw at, rides nice
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:00 PM   #12
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better bring out the boots cuz its deep....
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:07 PM   #13
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Here's a previous that I tried to play with...

"Hi,
the bike is in great condition, it has been properly maintained, never been dropped or abused in any way. It has clear title and the price I'm selling it for is $2800 , which is including all the shipping charges.
I live in houston but currently I am with work in UK, London for the next approximately 7 months. Anyway, there shouldn`t be any problem, because I`m using a third party company so I can sell the bike without difficulty. the bike it`s already crated for delivery at the shipping company.
I left the bike at their warehouse before leaving to the UK. They will take care of the delivery. There`s a 14-day return policy so you will have the chance to test, inspect and ride it before final decision.
So if you want to purchase it, drop me a line and I will explain you how this third party company works and how we can move forward.
I am waiting your email.
Thanks"


...never did get the name of that warehouse or shipping company... :-)
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WOAH! all chrome screws?! I'm sold, e-mailing him all my 'questians' as we speak
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Another one...

Hello,
You made the right choice!My Honda CBR 954 is in great shape,no engine problems,damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never kept outside. I`m a single mother with 2 children because i divorced with my husband and after the divorce i own this bike,i don`t need it and that`s why i`m selling it so cheap. The mileage is 1.952 and the price is 3,800$. We will use eBay`s protection program for our safety. I just need your full name and address so i can open a case. (with no further obligation or fees).Have a nice day!

P.S : Please don't forget to send your full name and shipping address if you are interested to buy.
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:32 PM   #17
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Hello,
You made the right choice!My Honda CBR 954 is in great shape,no engine problems,damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never kept outside. I`m a single mother with 2 children because i divorced with my husband and after the divorce i own this bike,i don`t need it and that`s why i`m selling it so cheap. The mileage is 1.952 and the price is 3,800$. We will use eBay`s protection program for our safety. I just need your full name and address so i can open a case. (with no further obligation or fees).Have a nice day!

P.S : Please don't forget to send your full name and shipping address if you are interested to buy.
tell her she doesn'tneed your address, you will come pick it up
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:36 PM   #18
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True...just that after that email, and many others on different bikes I knew it was a con.
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:49 PM   #19
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lol i've been mailed by about 50 of these guys when i posted my bikes for sale on CL and facebook. all of them are either to sick to pick it up or out the country and want send someone to ship it and you pay with through western union

i went through with one (selling my subs for $300) he sent me a 3k check and said to send the rest back through western union...Chase Bank said it was a scam and if i cashed the check i would be help for fraud and not that guy cause i cashed it...
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Hello,
You made the right choice!My Honda CBR 954 is in great shape,no engine problems,damages or hidden defects. It was always garaged and never kept outside. I`m a single mother with 2 children because i divorced with my husband and after the divorce i own this bike,i don`t need it and that`s why i`m selling it so cheap. The mileage is 1.952 and the price is 3,800$. We will use eBay`s protection program for our safety. I just need your full name and address so i can open a case. (with no further obligation or fees).Have a nice day!

P.S : Please don't forget to send your full name and shipping address if you are interested to buy.

She could have made it sound a little less like a form letter. You would think a single mother with two children would find some time to pick up $3,800. Anyway why are you looking at bikes, didn't you just buy a 1k??

P.S. what do you think they were going to do with your name and adress?
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