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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-24-2007, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Possible eBay Scam...

Checked out this auction and I think it might be a scam... I emailed this guy asking if I could stop by this weekend and check it out... His response said, 'no thanks, I have received better offers.' I am not going to bid on it, but was curious if others would get the same response... If so, we could help rid eBay of another scammer!!!
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I don't know he will "pick up certified check personally" might not be a scam. what did he mean by "no thanks I've had better offers."

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Did you actually offer him some money? If so, then increase your offer and let him know you'd really like to stop by and check out the bike. If you didn't actually offer him anything, then it sounds like it could be a scam. It's also possible that he mixed up your e-mail with someone else's when he responded to you.
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ugly bike, my opinion. doesnt seem like a scam.. just an ******* salesman
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Did you actually offer him some money? If so, then increase your offer and let him know you'd really like to stop by and check out the bike. If you didn't actually offer him anything, then it sounds like it could be a scam. It's also possible that he mixed up your e-mail with someone else's when he responded to you.
I didn't offer him any money... And I thought about him mixing up emails... Seems fishy to me...
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Yeah, it always seems fishy to me when an e-mail response has no connection to the original e-mail that was sent.
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Yeah, it always seems fishy to me when an e-mail response has no connection to the original e-mail that was sent.
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I'll let you know what he replies to me... here's my question for him..

I've got cash in hand what is your "buy it now price" .... i live about 170 miles away and would like to check out bike in person before the bid ends. could we work out a time for a once over on the bike... thanks p.s. I'll I can drive to you, not lookin to make you drive out to meet me..

I figure If it's legit he will give me a price if he is a scammer he will not agree to meet me for a once over on the bike...
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ugly bike, my opinion. doesnt seem like a scam.. just an ******* salesman
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I also emailed....told him I was half hour away and asked if I could come by.



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If I could access Ebay, I would e-mail him too.
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You guys should run the "ebay check sending" scam on him!




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well i dont think this guy is a scam, because that is me, lo9l, just joking but i see he has 14 feedback with 100% so i doubt he is a scammer. most scammers have like 0 feedback and just joined ebay. if he was a ****ty dealer he would have atleast 80% feedback but maybe just a scam hacker.

i will email him also.
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he told me he'd take 4100 straight up... but did not respond to my question about looking at the bike...
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I got a reply from him...he said I COULD come by and look at it.

And 2tire...I've seen scams where the scammer hacks into someones account...so dont go by feedback rating.



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I got a reply from him...he said I COULD come by and look at it.

And 2tire...I've seen scams where the scammer hacks into someones account...so dont go by feedback rating.


Score one for the good guys I guess...
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Score one for the good guys I guess...




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So get the info and have onesick go by!




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So get the info and have onesick go by!
Nah, too lazy...
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