|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 01:02 pm: ||
There's an 06 Uly for sale, $2400, on stumblehere.com....see below
He's claiming to use Ebay Buyer Protection and wanting money sent via Western Union, and sent me a very real looking Ebay invoice.
Have verified thru ebay that this is a scam.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 01:09 pm: ||
Usually with a scam like that they tell you the bike is in storage in another state and they're going through a divorce.
Very common on Craigslist
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 01:11 pm: ||
Pretty much anything involving the words "Western Union" and/or "Purchasing agent" and/or "Escrow" is a scam.
It looks like someone copied the text and pictures off a legit auction and then used them to try and bait people with that free classified ad.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 06:27 pm: ||
I always find a nearby town and say "I have a friend who can check it out for me" (easy to find a nearby town)
Sent him the following just for giggles:
I see you are in Boise, can I have a friend stop and inspect for me? I live in CA but he lives right there in Meridian and can check it out. I'd have him make payment for me.
An invitation to a face-to-face usually gets NO response.
This'll be fun.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 07:08 pm: ||
Generic response back:
Hello and thanks for your interest,
The bike is still for sale and is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures.
Some minor scratches,no accidents or any kind of damage and it has a clear title.
If you are interested in buying it, the price is $2,400 and this is with shipping costs to your location included. I'm selling the bike because I can't use it due to my new job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) and I don't have anyone in the US to whom I can give it.
All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the bike.
Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay Vehicle Protection Program so we can both be protected.
If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.
I am looking forward to hear from you.
I asked AGAIN - can I have my friend stop in to inspect. Will see if I get more than a copy/paste response.
$2400 includes shipping costs! (another "yeah... RIIIIGHT)
I just want to play with this a little bit.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 07:41 pm: ||
It's funny how the guy that is selling the bike writes a paragraph of response and doesn't answer your question.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 08:04 pm: ||
He emailed me that its in Colorado in a crate ready to ship. That's also where he wanted the Western Union sent. I forwarded everything to eBay and stumblehere. Oh, I have 5 days to inspect it and if I don't like it I ship it back at his expense. HA.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 11:22 pm: ||
Where in Colorado, plenty or people out there that are probably going to read this thread. Tell him they have hammers and nails or screw gun and screws to put the crate back together after looking at it.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 11:54 pm: ||
Yep... since it's moved from Boise to Colorado, we'll have a local friend look at it ...
|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 09:35 pm: ||
I had talked to a guy on the phone insisting on using paypal to protect him and me... yadda yadda yadda... I do not trust deals on the internet with strangers period.
If I can do a deal in person or send someone I know and trust to do it that is fine. As soon as this guy started to pressure me I hung up on him... easy to figure out who the turds are...
|Posted on Friday, January 06, 2012 - 05:36 pm: ||
Here's another one! This time for an S3T. I got the EXACT same reply that slaughter quoted above. BEWARE!