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Old 05-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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More EBAY FUNNIES

I couldn't resist posting this.
I almost wet myself laughing

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-1981-R10...577d86&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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$357.74 is pretty cheap for a one of a kind magneto.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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I couldn't resist posting this.
I almost wet myself laughing

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-1981-R10...577d86&vxp=mtr
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$357.74 is pretty cheap for a one of a kind magneto.
Am I has TequilaVision™, or did he just tack on $400 to that in the last couple days?

edit* - nope, definitely hiked the price, and added a link to this very thread!

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:14 AM   #4
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did he just tack on $400
and added a link to this very thread!
Holy &%$#@, yes to both. With a screen name like "roofis27", whatcha expect? This is, afer all, "ta'internets". The item is knowlingly misrepresented at an outrageous price, it needs to be reported as fraudelent. ;)

This yahoo is on Portland. Any idea which Inmate he is?

And the guy with the R80 engine has an attitude problem. Big time. Aurora CO, anyone know who this is?

Bad thing about this &#@% is that it drives decent vendors away as well as driving prices up.

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Old 06-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #5
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This yahoo is on Portland.
sounds like he's on more than just that

But definitely - as if used parts need to be capitalized in that fashion. There's no real reason that a used, incorrectly labeled magneto should be $350, let alone $750, especially when other replacements undercut that; unfortunately there's no real way to report someone on eBay for being ridiculous, but it seems like something that the FTC should frown on. This cat's high as a kite.

shit, $750 would be a more suited price for that $4800 "for-parts" engine.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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He may be on mortar or even snortin' drywall mud. Who knows.

I toyed with the idea of reporting ('tis my curmudgeonly nature ya see), but for what? And if someone buys a magneto for a /5 /6 or /7 for $700 and expects to work (as a magneto), who is the bigger fool? After all, cave canem (or is it caveat emptor, my Latin is rusty????).

Either way, it's Darwin in action....
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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Am I has TequilaVision™, or did he just tack on $400 to that in the last couple days?

edit* - nope, definitely hiked the price, and added a link to this very thread!
Not only did he add a link to this thread but he called us "my friends".
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:20 PM   #8
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$357.74 is pretty cheap for a one of a kind magneto.
Um, that price is EIGHTfourtyseven....
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
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Listings such as this always beg the question w/ me: does the seller know his product or not?

As you've pointed out in these threads Wirewrkr, some people see "bmw" & price at $1 million! There was a rusted, rotted clutch assembly listed for over one year, it may be still, that even had a visible water line. Now, even if you don't know anything at all about mechanicals, how can such an item not clearly be junk?!

Last week there was an item listed wherein the seller mentioned to ask about any other parts a buyer may want from a /7 he's breaking. So I sent an inquiry about the jugs.
The reply included zero information or pics just: " Yes I have them, how much are you willing to pay?"

That speaks volumes to me.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #10
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Maybe it's one of them CDi magnetoses? I'll bet that those magnets are realllly strong. At $360, I'd expect it to be tested for spark, though.

What a dilbert.


That is a (the?) problem with Ebay-- too many sellers have a fleamarket mentality. Put junk up for sale and leave it up til the right fool comes along.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:25 AM   #11
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It must be made of platinum!
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:52 AM   #12
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Uh... Rick's new Alpha Ignition is cheaper, new:

http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm

Maybe he is trying to offset buying one ;)
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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If only it was a magneto - the RTW types would love a legit magneto, no coils etc.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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How'd he come up with the .74 cents? eBay has jumped the shark for sure.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #15
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"This unit fits all magneto ignition bikes of the 1970s & 1980s.
Install and ride!"

What a moron.
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