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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question 03 CBR 954RR for 3k good or a scam?

i was looking online and i found a 03 CBR 954RR for $3000 with shipping and a clean title and never dropped ...the guy said he is selling it for his cousin who just passed away ...what do you guys think is this a sick deal or a scam ...i mean if i do buy it i would send the money through paypal ....but i dont know ...whats everyone opinions on this?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 07:42 AM
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I would tread very carefully, as this sounds like it's a scam. Any time you are to send money instead of meeting up with the seller and taking posession right then is a big red flag.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 07:45 AM
 
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sounds suspicious. Try to see the bike in person before sending any money.



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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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yea i would like to see the bike in person also ...but he just emailed me and told me he in in england for "personal reasons" ...but he did say he would like to go through ebay to have a third party make the deal ...and etc .... im still not sure ...

p.s. thanks for the replies
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 03:36 PM
 
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SCAM SCAM SCAM!

99.9% sure its a scam, take some good advice, never ever buy a bike site unseen.

Wanna verify its a scam, ask him to fax, or email you a photo copy of the title, or the registration, see what kind of ecuses he comes up with next.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 07:12 PM
 
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I would NEVER buy something online through a seller who's not even in the country!

A lot of those scams involve people outside the US.

Where's the bike? Worst case, when buying something like that on Ebay you'd want to have someone in the seller's area go inspect it for you.

I'd move on...sounds like a scam.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 07:24 AM
 
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yep. As soon as they mention another country you know its a scam. If you want ask him to email you a pic of himself standing next to the bike with a bucket of ice cream (or something else he wouldnt have a picture off). Or just contact ebay and have them pull the auction



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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 08:55 AM
 
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+1 on Vash's suggestion...

I ran into a similar auction when i was buying my bike... The bike looked awesome and was underpriced by at least 1k but 'the bike was in london' (which def. reeks of a scam) ... so i told him i'd have a friend look it up and asked for the london add..of course i never heard from him.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 09:47 AM
 
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What is it with Ebay scams and always being $3,000? It seems like every single bike on Ebay is selling for $3,000.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 10:00 AM
 
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beginner bike budget...



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