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Damn, I'm tempted. Makes me nervous buying something like this unseen from eBay though. I may have to get rid of my '03 800 fast... ;)

-Jordan
 

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Yeah, I'm suspicious myself. I looked more carefully at the good rep the seller has, and all the reviews I saw were for stuff he bought, rather than stuff he sold. I guess anybody can rack up a good rep if you just pay for it on time. It's another thing entirely to keep the reviews good if you're selling stuff.
 

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Did anyone else notice that it is in Vienna? Even if it were legit, you would have to pay import fees, taxes.... oops, I am out of place here. Better let Scott tell you all that. He is the Economics major afterall.
 

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Scott, why are you taking me so seriously? I am just ****ing around. Trying to have fun at work. Its a slow day and I need some excitement. Take a break, go smoke a fatty and then all will be well.
 

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whenever you see "This listing is restricted to pre-approved bidders or buyers only" - move along, it's a scam.

If you email the "seller" he/she will offer you to buy it outside of ebay
 

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The seller just emailed me back saying somebody hacked their account, good call guys. On another note, pre-approved isn't always a scam, it usually applies to bigtime auctions, like Sotherbys art and expensive stuff like that...
 

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Below is the e-mail I recieved from the supposed seller. Seems more and more like a scam to me, especially now that others are reporting the eBay account has been hacked...

Let's all spam him, [email protected]


--- [email protected] wrote:
> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 00:43:07 +0100
> From: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Question from eBay Member
> To: [email protected]
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> Hello
> First you have to know that I want to sell directly.
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> Here are the details you need about the transaction:
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> -The bike is located in Vienna Austria.
> -The shipping is through FedEx(or another mail
> career if you want) and it takes 4 days. I will pay
> for all shipping costs.
> - For the payment I use Western Union wire transfer
> ,but because I know that is difficult to send the
> money to someone before you receive the product I
> will teach you how to make the payment so that you
> feel safe.When you make the transfer you send the
> money on a different name then my name,a name you
> will choose( a friend's name,your wife's
> name,etc)but send the money in Austria.After you
> complete the transfer you send me the details:
> -sender name,
> -receiver name(the name you put)
> -and the money transfer control number(MTCN)
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> With this details I will be able to verify if the
> transfer is correct
> but I won
 

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Any transaction that requires Western Union or (far far worse) MoneyGram makes me shudder. Run away, fast.
 

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I just recieved another e-mail, this time supposedly from eBay endorsing this seller. Sounds fishy to me, I'm going to have to investigate via message headers more...


--- [email protected] wrote:
> To: [email protected]
> From: [email protected]
> Subject: eBay Notification
> Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 13:22:54 -1100 (SST)
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EBAY RECOMMEND SELLER "eagle-kevin"


eBay Item Number:2441277071
Merchandise Description:Ducati : Monster : S4R

Ebay was recently contacted by Kenneth Rombaut,eBay
User ID:eagle-kevin([email protected])
,regarding the above item.
Kenneth asked our help in the following problem:


-Help me to show this buyer that I am a serious
seller(I prefer a Western Union wire transfer for
payment and it
 

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LOL "brake", at least the thieves are idiots.
 

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I know the carefully executed bad grammar/spelling is typically part of the "Nigerian Scam", but not when you are trying to impersonate eBay and Square Trade for f**k's sake!
 
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i posted that last night but it was taken down "for repair" within the hour. Momma always told me if it sounds too good to be true.................
 

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If anyone wants to actually do a transaction like that online, make sure you use a reputable clearing house for the transfer. I also thought that no one would be foolish enough to throw down big bucks on Ebay w/o actually seeing the product first hand. Well, I hate to admit it, I have a friend that bought a $35,000 Supra on-line and got screwed big time. He paid for it last November and just got it about 6 weeks ago. Oh yeah, and the car was all ****ed up. Needed new paint, had cracked plastic, electrical issues. What a shame. But there are gulible people out there.
 

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people don't sell stuff at less than wholesale. i'm sure any dealer would give this guy more than $6500. reminds me of the Bolivia watches and red clay (brick in a box) Sony camcorders people sometimes buy.
 

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brick in a box? i'm intrigued... how much are you asking? never mind, i'll just send you a blank check and you can fill in whatever you think is fair.
 
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