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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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scam?

this is an e-mail i got from a guy with a REALLY cheap 2005 r6 raven on e-bay. the netherlands part kinda makes me think scam...but the rest almost seems ok...what do you all think?

<<<<<Hello,
Thank you for your interest in my 2005 Yamaha R6. I want you to know that I closed my auction earlier because someone has offered me the buy it now price, but didn't have all the money available.
Now the bike is still available. Everything about this bike functions perfectly.Incredible power, handling and reliability. If you are interested in buying, the price is $ 2,700 US .
I had to move with my family in Netherlands where I got a new job transfer. I brought the bike here with me but when I found out about the very high import duties and all the restrictions regarding registration and emissions tests here I've decided to sell the vehicle. I want to sell it in US because is still registered there. It is made for US market and has US specs on it. The buyer will receive it along with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it in his name.

The transaction will be done through Ebay for our own protection, no money first to me. I am registered with their secure trader department and they will handle the trade.
Your funds will be 100% insured by Ebay until you will receive and inspect the bike, and I will be sure that I will receive the payment.
You will have 10 days from the time you receive the bike to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.

If you want to buy my bike then e-mail me:
Full name for the title,
Shipping address

As soon as I have this information I'll start the official procedure, and eBay will notify you about this. You'll also receive important guidelines + instructions from them (please go through them exactly).
I'll handle the shipping, so this will be free of charge for you.

Looking forward to hearing from you,>>>>>
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Scam...

Rule of thumb, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 12:06 AM
 
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Scam...

Rule of thumb, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.




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SCAM... real people don't talk like that.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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thats what i thought........damn!
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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yup. scam.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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scam.... for one, the emissions in the netherlands are not as stringint as they are in say cali, and when they sell the bike from the showroom, they make it capable of passing emmisions in every state... that and the import taxes are no where near what they are in the states.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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scammmmmm and he is willing to pay for shipping thats gonna take like half of that 2700 he is asking for I don't think so
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 03:35 PM
 
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seen one toomany of these, cant believe people are still trying to "figure out" if its a scam or not. Rule of thumb, unless you can actually SEE the bike, dont even concider it. Its an investment you're putting that money into, are you really gonna go at it blind folded? there're plenty of bikes out there keep your eye out for one you can see and touch.
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seen one toomany of these, cant believe people are still trying to "figure out" if its a scam or not. Rule of thumb, unless you can actually SEE the bike, dont even concider it. Its an investment you're putting that money into, are you really gonna go at it blind folded? there're plenty of bikes out there keep your eye out for one you can see and touch.
AMEN to that. dont ever buy sight unseen.
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i know i know......the fact that there werent many spelling or grammar errors got my hopes up...guess they finally learned how to use spell check...
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