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Old 01-02-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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ok heres the story went to ASI last night for a little bit of fun and when we left on our way home we saw a cop following us so we pulled into a gas station we knew we hadnt done anything wrong so i went into the store with my girl and bought something when i came out the said who drives that black bike i was like its mine whats the problem the cop told me to come here as soon as i came close to him he put me on the hood and cuffed me told me the bike was reported stolen so they eventually let me go so beware of scammers i cause i took one up the wazoo real good didnt even lube it 5 months ago i was looking for a bike on CL and i posted that i would like to purchase one in payments with money down this guy named "mike johnson" called me and said he needed to get rid of his bike cause he was moving and having some problems so i said well then we can help each other out cause im in need of transportation he said ok we agreed that i would give him 1 grand cash and payments every month so we met half way cause he said he lived in woodlands when we met he had the bike,key and title only the title wasnt in his name and he said his father got it in his name well he showed me his I.D and we wrote out a bill of sale with the vin # with his name on the bill of sale turns out that wasnt even his real name and the name on the ID belongs to a black guy in dallas so he did the whole deal with a printed ID and he cant even be tracked so now i have no bike once again man this sux
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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, that's shitty... sorry to hear :(
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
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yeah CL has gotten shadier lately. sold an airbrush yesterday to a guy over off of telephone, near Beltway 8. after telling me that the thing i wanted 200 for was , almost looked like he was gonna pull a gun on me.
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... sucks to hear and sucks to read. punctuation obviously isn't your friend
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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That might possibly be the longest run on sentence in the history of motohouston!!! and you should always check out the history of vehicles before buying. . .
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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if anyone read that out load in one sentence, they would die because of the lack of oxygen.

ITOH, sorry to hear.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:50 AM   #7
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So, you bought a bike from someone who's name wasn't on the title? Sucks to hear bro, but there's a tough lesson in there somewhere..
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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shouldn't the title say "do research before you buy on Craigslist"?
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #9
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i can't get over the lack of punctuation
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Dang! That is one long sentence.

Sorry you had bad luck with CL! So far I have had nothing but great experiences with it both buying and selling.
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I didnt care about punctuation. I was to busy trying to type this up.


^^ Is this better for you guys!!!!!!
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what is hard to understand is that people in 2008 and going on to 2009 are still being scammed. This is supposed to be the information age, use it and verify anything before buying it. Right now, I'm trying to think of any big ticket item that I have bought in the last few years without looking up MULTIPLE websites to see what the specs, price, location, availability, warranty, and on and on and on. My new motto for any person to person purchase of a big ticket item is the almighty, THUMBPRINT. Just like the banks. Forget ID, even computer starting to have scanners as standard feature.
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Not picking on ya. But it is very hard to read and get a clear understanding of exactly what you are trying to get across with the lack of punctuation.
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There are too many resources out there to be fooled and buy a stolen bike. You described several things that should have set off alarms in your head.

"I'm moving and I just need to get rid of it"

The title wasn't in his name.

The name on the bill of sale matched a fake I'd that wasn't even him in the picture.

Man that bike was a BAD purchase from the very beginning.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #15
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were you the guy wheely'n lastnight ???
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That sux man. However, I bought MY bike off Craigslist and have had no real problems. I would never meet someone somewhere and buy a bike with a title that wasn't in their name. I did meet the person I bought my bike from in a parking lot, but I got her DL# and address, license plate number of her car and called in to verify the VIN# was in her name and wasn't stolen before I handed over any money. It also helped that the title was in her name.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:09 PM   #17
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Unfortunately those people are out there and its only going to get worse as people are let go from work and so on.

Theft will most definitely go up too. Its hurting everyone so try not to skimp on anything, even when buying a consignment from a noted dealer/shop.
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Yea a couple weeks ago I was looking on craigslist and checking out bikes and e-mailed my mom links to pictures of bikes i was considering. turns out, one of those bikes was stolen from one of her friends. So he called the guy and told him to meet hm at a certain place where he would buy the bike. When the guy got there, All he saw were the uniforms and handcuffs.

craigslist is a mass market for stolen property, I wouldnt do it my friend.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #19
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Peeps sell hot on MH too.

Gotta do your research.
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Your experience is not segregated to craigslist. Craigslist rocks IMO don't go there means better deals for me.
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