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7 bikes from RBR classifieds in EBAY scam!(10 posts)

7 bikes from RBR classifieds in EBAY scam!weekendrider
Nov 23, 2003 1:21 PM
Someone's selling the following bikes on ebay using pictures and descriptions from RBR classifieds.

2003 Litespeed Vortex RBR classified #39104 ebay #3640474
Litespeed Liege #39042
2003 Klien Carbon #39047
2001 Blade #38887
Trek 5900 03 #38558
Serotta Legend ti #39104
Giant tcr composite Team #38374

According to the RBR listings these bikes are in 5 different states!

The ebay sellers name is Cluciking feedback 64 positive 98.5%
I think it must be very easy to steal someones identity on ebay!

At least he's willing sell his bikes cheap he's only asking about half of the price in the rbr classifieds.
Maybe we can do something.High Gear
Nov 23, 2003 2:23 PM
I think we should contact our attorney generals in each of our states in referance to e-bay fostering fraudulent auctions. People have to be protected from the environnment e-bay has created. E-bay has shown no interest in stopping these auctions after repeted pleas for action.
I just want to say one more thing.High Gear
Nov 23, 2003 2:30 PM
I like e-bay and have sold over 100 bike related (garyd11)items and take pride in my good feedback. It pisses me off when someone uses it for bad intentions. I'm going through a bad transaction with saeco18 at the moment and think I have been ripped off. This just adds fuel to my hate of fraudulent auctions.
I agree,,,Dave Hickey
Nov 23, 2003 2:52 PM
It really sucks but the last time I checked there are over 23,000 cycling items for sale on Ebay. There are another 6,000 cycling items in the Collectable-Transportation catagory. If there are 100 frauds running, that's .4%.

Of course, if you are one of the .4%, it doesn't make any difference how low their fraud percentage is.
Maybe we can do something.djg21
Nov 23, 2003 3:24 PM
Did you report the scam auctions to Ebay? It will cancel the listings pretty quickly. Here, the descriptions violate Ebay's copyright policies (someone else's photos & descriptions) and they are fraudulent.

Here's the link to follow to report the fraudulent auctions to Ebay:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/index_popup.html
Maybe this will help......rogue_CT1
Nov 23, 2003 3:47 PM
Check this out:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3640570509

Maybe someone will see this and not get screwed!
Great Idea!oldbutslow
Nov 25, 2003 4:38 PM
I saw your auction when doing my daily rummaging. Cracked me up!

How much do want for your picture?
Great Idea!rogue_CT1
Nov 25, 2003 11:24 PM
Really I don't want anything. If a person would want a photo I'll save the emails and send them one when the bike arrives. I want to make it clear that the auction was never about me or my bikes. I just wanted to alert others to the tactics these fools use.
Who is hosting the images??Alexx
Nov 24, 2003 6:08 AM
If the image is being hosted on a seller's own server, and they notice the pic being used in a scam, they could just switch the pic. I would replace it with one of somebody holding a sign saying "Don't bid-this is a scam!!" Maybe a single-digit salute could add a bit to the pic....
Has anyone been in contact with eBay about this?cydswipe
Nov 24, 2003 6:37 AM
eBay has message boards like this one here. I can't believe bikes are the first or only high end "scamable" item. I wonder what other eBayers are doing to protect themselves? We've gotten 6 e-mails claiming to be from eBay security. Luckily my wife is on the boards there alot and we didn't get trapped by clicking on any links on the bogus message. I dig RougueCt1's eBay ad for scams. I think he should get his money back from eBay for helping to control the issue. As for bikes, I guess it is buyer beware, HOWEVER, don't all of these high end bike have serial #'s? There has been discussion about Trek's # system and how they control who sells their bikes. Ask the seller for the ser.# and check with Trek once. Maybe they might be interested in coming up with a solution. Especially if someone was violating Trek's "no-online" sales of new bikes. I'm all for getting a deal, but, I would like to put the brakes on the scams on eBay.