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Stolen bike for sale on ebay?(9 posts)

Stolen bike for sale on ebay?Dave Hickey
Nov 11, 2003 5:43 PM
I don't think this is your typical Nigerian scam but there is something wrong here

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3637860291&category=7298

Here's what the seller says:

I received this cycle from a friend of mine and now i have to sell it because i don't need it anymore.Don't ask me questions because i don't know much things about it.If you like it, bid it and you can have it.I also have more pictures so please e-mail me if you want to see them.Thanks for understanding! Please be serious and good luck!!
Nice friend.KG 361
Nov 11, 2003 5:50 PM
Something is definately wrong there. A KX with Zipp wheels and at least Ultegra components? Statrting bid $500. That bike is worth at least $3k new.
I suspect you are right...biknben
Nov 11, 2003 5:53 PM
With that description and requiring payment via moneygram it's got "stolen" written all over it.

I was gonna bid on it with my "Auction is a scam" username but the high bidder's IDs are private. Won't do any good.

I'll report it to ebay.
I smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly!baylor
Nov 11, 2003 5:56 PM
A completely bizarre posting.

Also, if you follow the seller's lone feedback, it was for an item marked "private" and the feedback was just posted today. That person, in turn, has only received feedback for sales marked "private" from two people, one of whom is the seller of this bike and both on "private" sales.

Probably three bogus user IDs (all with feedback of "1" or "2") belonging to this seller.

As in his words, "please be serious!"
Free shipping?gala7516
Nov 11, 2003 6:08 PM
This is a new low for Ebay scams.

That rear wheel would cost more than $500.
LOL, I missed that. Except to Indonesia? nmDave Hickey
Nov 11, 2003 6:10 PM
That caught my eye 30 minutes agopitt83
Nov 11, 2003 6:13 PM
Sent this email and, obviously, haven't yet heard anything back. Doubt I will.

Possibly interested, but need more info. What size is this bike? What group / component parts are on it? Thanks

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Question from: pitt83
Title of item: Used But New Look Cycle!! No Reserve!!!
Seller: bissell68
Starts: Nov-11-03 13:48:45 PST
Ends: Nov-16-03 13:48:45 PST
Price: Starts at $500.00
To view the item, go to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3637860291
That caught my eye 30 minutes agospankdoggie
Nov 12, 2003 1:04 AM
Ha ha.

I just sent him this message on ebay:

"Would you accept $2400 for this bicycle? I know it is less than the bike is worth, but I love to ride bikes, and I promise to send the cash first if you are honest.

Thank you!!!"
His reply (Really playing this one)pitt83
Nov 12, 2003 4:24 PM
I don't realy know much things about it but i can send you more pictures if you want and maybe we can have a deal.

Regards,

Adriano

Amazing, isn't it. Bike is either stolen or ficticious.