|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
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!"
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? nm||Dave Hickey|
Nov 11, 2003 6:10 PM
|That caught my eye 30 minutes ago||pitt83|
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
Question from: pitt83
Title of item: Used But New Look Cycle!! No Reserve!!!
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 ago||spankdoggie|
Nov 12, 2003 1:04 AM
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.
|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.
Amazing, isn't it. Bike is either stolen or ficticious.