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Old 01-27-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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you must see it 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 - $3700

its on craiglist and well i thought this deal is too good to be true and so i emailed and of course i get a reply. its a different story but have you ever seen this scam before.
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The bike (2007 Yamaha YZF-R6) is in absolutely perfect condition, no scratches,dings, dents or other imperfections. Never accidented, Always garaged. Clear title, no leans. I will accept $3,700 if you buy it now. It has only 1,036 miles, 600 cc, and also 6 months of Yamaha waranty...transferable. The bike will come with the helmet, a pair of gloves and the jacket also.

Firstly, I need to tell you that i am located in Anchorage, Alaska. I sell the bike urgently because my platoon has been sent back to Iraq and don't want it to get old in my garage. The price is low because I need to sell it before Feb 15th...I will take care of all transport arrangements.Usually shipment takes maximum 3 to 5 days depending on your location and will be fully insured against damages, shipped in a crated container.....on my cost!!
I am a member of the eBay buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 5 days testing period after delivery. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money.
If you agree with my above terms, I'm sure that we can close the deal as soon as possible.
I have reserved the bike for you until I will have your final answer.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Congrats you have found a scam. Here is a picture of a cookie for your trouble.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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i agree. scam. if the dude is shipping to you in a container from alaska... sheesh. that should send up some kind of signal in contrast to the crazy low price for an 07 bike.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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ya, if they tell a story in the for sale description, it's a scam.
i seen a 2007 gsxr 1000 in perfect condition, 2500 miles, for $3000, selling in divorce settlement. Yadadadada. Bike was in mississippi, even though they showed up on houston's crigslist. Anyways, they said the process is easy. Just send cash to a p.o. box in Indiana, and whallah, you'll get a bike shipped in a crate for free.

and just FYI, i spent $500 shipping a moose head from Fairbanks to Houston. Can't imagine shipping a bike!
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #5
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yea you see those all the time !

how about the emails ? i get them all the time saying i have one like 3000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 euros and they need my info to deposit the money, or they want me to clame the benf on a dead guys account , its all !
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:55 AM   #6
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When I was looking for a bike about 4 months ago I found 6 or 8 scams on CL.

Funny thing is, all the scams involved either an R6 or an R1.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:07 PM   #7
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:22 PM   #8
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Many have seen this scam. The type of scam doesn't change, just the location and the person foolish enough to fall for it does.
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