|yet another ebay scammer...||darbo|
Mar 26, 2003 8:31 AM
|...but with a twist -- it seems this guy pulled pictures and specs of Lance's 2002 bike from Cyclingnews.com...
Mar 26, 2003 8:38 AM
|Seller pays shipping and accepts C.O.D. But I wouldn't bid on it.|
Mar 26, 2003 8:59 AM
|I sent an email asking for actual pics of the bike and the bottom bracket serial number. I told the seller I know it's pics of Lance's bike off cyclingnews, and with the rise of scams on ebay, I just want to be safe.
I will let you all know if he replys.
By the way, here's the cyclingnews link to Lance's bike, and they are the same photos....
|maybe not? Will you bid?||elviento|
Mar 26, 2003 9:06 AM
|low starting bid, no reserve, foreign seller with sunglasses and 0 feedback, pictures pulled from elsewhere, what else could scream "S-C-A-M" louder than this???|
|maybe not? Will you bid?||russw19|
Mar 26, 2003 9:11 AM
|Hell no I am not bidding on it! But I sent him an email anyways.... I just built a new Record 10 Pinarello less than 2 months ago, I don't need another bike.
|I know those PHOTOS!||DeanMoriarty|
Mar 26, 2003 8:54 AM
|Same photos used with this email attached
I have an similar 2002 56cm Trek OCLV 110 5900 Road Bike at : 2200 EURO all taxes included.
If you are interested to buy my product send me an eMail asap. I will wait your eMail soon.
Thank you for your time and for understanding,"
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.. Feel free to say HI ! ...Guess english is not his first language.
|Ha, I just saw that on ebay too.||elviento|
Mar 26, 2003 9:02 AM
|EBAY STOLEN AND QUESTIONABLE GOODS LINK!!!||shamelessgearwhore|
Mar 26, 2003 9:46 AM
|I saw one of these posts the other day and seeing as how I'm on Ebay a fair bit, I thought I would post this link.
You can submit this stuff yourself when you notice that it is obviously pretty fishy. If they get a few emails regarding the same listing, the offender will soon be history.
|Hey! Lance's brother must be selling this....||CaliforniaDreaming|
Mar 26, 2003 10:08 AM
|I've read so many times here about e-bay scams that I just had to find out for myself. I asked simple questions regarding the model year, miles, and headset. Stated I was a 58cm and looking for a good deal. I wouldn't take this any further, but I guess it goes to show that one must be careful...
my bike it is fabricated in 2003 and it is new brand and it is never used
before. i have that bike gift to my brother how live in italy and i dont know
anything about the bike that i sent on the auction more pic . my bike have tires
continental and wheels 700c.
mail me if you are interest
have a nice day"
|Here's the response he sent me...||russw19|
Mar 26, 2003 11:21 AM
|"dear sir my bike it is like in the pic but i can photo because it is in new brand box . i have this bike to my bgrother who live in italy and i dont despache the package since i fiind a realy buyer .ok?
i want to sell my bike you want to buy .?mail me soon
i think this is the serial number WL0079883
mail me if you are interest"
So he's consistent about the brother in Italy.
He lists that he's in Toronto. I may email him and tell him I am in Hamilton, right outside and ask if I can see the bike... just ignoring the part he says about it being in Italy. Or tell him I can pay him cash in person to make it easier.. see if he's really in Toronto.
His email is a free email account like hotmail, but they don't verify anything about the person setting up the account... like hotmail used to be.
I think it's a hoax.. but I don't really care anyways, I have a bike. But I sure hope no one here gets taken on a scam like this.