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Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Too good to be true?

Hi folks,

I stumbled upon this near perfect 1969 CB350 online and after asking the seller if it was still for sale, I received this reply:

"Hello and thanks for your interest,

the bike is still for sale and in excellent condition. I have the title in hand so I'm ready for a quick deal. I have dropped my price to $2,000, since this is an Urgent Sale! All documents, including owner’s manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the bike. I'm forced to sell it a.s.a.p. because I work on a cruise ship now and I'm offshore most of the time.
The bike is in Florida Keys but if you are serious about buying, I will ship it for no extra cost and would like to close the deal through eBay's Vehicle Protection Program because it offers protection for both of us.
Unfortunately I can't use my cell at work but I will check my email several times a day.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
XXXX."




Does this look like a scam? Can a bike be purchased through eBay's protection program if it's not listed on eBay?

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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I would b very careful. You can offer him COD (some vehicle delivery co offer it). Or ask him to do a private listing on EBay. Shipping from FL to AZ will cost about $600 to $800. No way he will eat that. Tread carefully and good luck. This could be a great find. But I smell rat.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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Hi folks,

I stumbled upon this near perfect 1969 CB350 online and after asking the seller if it was still for sale, I received this reply:

"Hello and thanks for your interest,

the bike is still for sale and in excellent condition. I have the title in hand so I'm ready for a quick deal. I have dropped my price to $2,000, since this is an Urgent Sale! All documents, including owner’s manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the bike. I'm forced to sell it a.s.a.p. because I work on a cruise ship now and I'm offshore most of the time.
The bike is in Florida Keys but if you are serious about buying, I will ship it for no extra cost and would like to close the deal through eBay's Vehicle Protection Program because it offers protection for both of us.
Unfortunately I can't use my cell at work but I will check my email several times a day.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
XXXX."


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SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!! don't even consider it and cut off any communication with this prick. if he can get an email address he may gain access to personal info!

the second sentence makes it brutally clear its a scam. the further you read, the more obvious it becomes. and to top it off,the bike ships free.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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can't be very good cosmetically if it's in the Keys. Things don't last long down there, especially bikes, unless he kept it in the living room all it's life.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:56 PM   #5
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It sure is a scam but even if it wasn't, buying sight unseen always requires the use of an escrow account where your money is held until the bike is shipped and accepted by the buyer. Then and only then are the funds released to the seller. If legit, everyone is safe and you both split the escrow fees.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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It sure is a scam but even if it wasn't, buying sight unseen always requires the use of an escrow account where your money is held until the bike is shipped and accepted by the buyer. Then and only then are the funds released to the seller. If legit, everyone is safe and you both split the escrow fees.

...and ebay doesn't do escrow accounts...
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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Not only is it clearly a scam, but it's not a good deal on that bike.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #9
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Funny this should come up,as I've been looking at a 2009 Ural Patrol for $4,000 in Reston Virginia with only 69 miles on the odometer. Upon further contact I found out the seller works on a cruise ship and is Italian,oh and BTW the bike is in Italy and He can send it COD.

I'm thinking "SCAM" ,So I said no thanks!
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:53 PM   #10
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How can you get scammed if it's COD? If it's not what you asked for, you refuse the shipment. If the guy that "owns" this Honda would offer to send it before I pay him, I'd go for it.
The deal for the Honda wasn't COD.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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Well, since there is no photo or ad to look at, I don't have much to go on. That being said, there's pretty much no CB350 I'd be interested in. Gimme a CB450 or SOHC4 any day.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:57 AM   #12
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Funny this should come up,as I've been looking at a 2009 Ural Patrol for $4,000 in Reston Virginia with only 69 miles on the odometer. Upon further contact I found out the seller works on a cruise ship and is Italian,oh and BTW the bike is in Italy and He can send it COD.

I'm thinking "SCAM" ,So I said no thanks!
If the bike is in Italy the odometer would be in kilometres not miles.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #13
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I got the excact same scam on a different bike several months ago.word for word
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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Its a scam! I have seen these on Craigslist before. A trick I learned was to try and communicate back and forth as much as possible and you will most likely lose contact with them after 2 or 3 times. A lot of times they just want your email address. Be careful.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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I got the excact same scam on a different bike several months ago.word for word
Yep, me too several times.
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