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2006 BMW LT on eBay - Buy It Now - $4700

I see the scammers are still at it, eager to separate some poor sod from his/her money.

They have an "executive demo" 2006 K1200LT listed in this eBay ad for only $4700 Buy It Now.

If only . . .

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post #2 of 13 Old Mar 12th, 2007, 3:28 pm
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I see the scammers are still at it, eager to separate some poor sod from his/her money.

They have an "executive demo" 2006 K1200LT listed in this eBay ad for only $4700 Buy It Now.

If only . . .
This tells the story . . .

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I see the scammers are still at it, eager to separate some poor sod from his/her money.

They have an "executive demo" 2006 K1200LT listed in this eBay ad for only $4700 Buy It Now.

If only . . .
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This tells the story . . .

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Indeed. Hence my characterization as "scammers."

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I see the scammers are still at it, eager to separate some poor sod from his/her money.

They have an "executive demo" 2006 K1200LT listed in this eBay ad for only $4700 Buy It Now.

If only . . .
Strangely, one of the payment options is "Cash, in person". Wonder how the scam could work if one selects that option? Surely no one will hand over cash until the merchandise is checked out.

Someone in Texas could use the buy it now option, show up with cash, and have a sheriff with them to handcuff the person if all is not well.

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I LIKE that option... someone's got to try it..
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Hey that is the General Managers bike at N. Houston. It is being advertised on their web site for $21K Here is the link and it has the same photo.

http://www.bmwmch.com/pre_owned_list.asp

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Hey that is the General Managers bike at N. Houston. It is being advertised on their web site for $21K Here is the link and it has the same photo.

http://www.bmwmch.com/pre_owned_list.asp
The same thing happened after I bought my 05 on eBay! Some scammer used the same photos, a bogus account, along with a brand spanking new Yahoo e-mail address (like created the day before). Only the price was $4.800, and was located in the Mid-West instead of FL. I immediately called the former owner and got the ad removed from eBay (took less than 10 minutes).
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The item is currently not searchable!
Die scammer, die!!! Go to jail, go directly to jail where you will become someone's b1tch, do not collect $4,700.00!
Look at all the auctions under the seller's name!!!
http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQf...sZjohndawson99
That's enough "cheap" bikes to make up his own riding club!!!

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Probably the same guy who is scamming on craigslist. Posted an ad for a 2005 Road King for $5500. His e-mail ID is "Allen Dawson".


One tip-off that an ad is a scam is when they specify the price is "U.S $4700" [sic] or list it as USD 4700. Almost no one in the U.S. specifically lists prices being in U. S. Dollars.


BTW, how did he get 21 listings to all end within two minutes of each other???

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I sent a heads up to the GM at N. Houston and he just wrote back saying they had the listing pulled.

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I just looked at eBay and all his ads are removed. I guess there wasn't enough suckers born that minute to paraphrase PT Barnum
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EBAY Scammers

.. couple of month ago I reported to e-bay fraud department, they did nothing about it
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.. couple of month ago I reported to e-bay fraud department, they did nothing about it
You have to provide lots of details and clear evidence that the listings are bogus. eBay may ignore a report of a fraudulent listing unless it is a rip-off of your own listing. The folks at eBay are not experts in every field (although the eBay Motors folks generally seem to know vehicle stuff), so if you tell them a listing is fraudulent, don't expect them to investigate and always know exactly what they are looking at.

In this case, one user who had just registered had 21 listings for high-demand motorcycles, quoting Buy-It-Now prices all around one quarter of fair market value for each bike. By the way, none of the auctions actually had the Buy-It-Now feature enabled. All 21 auctions ended within two or three minutes of each other. Three of the listings were for the same bike using the same pictures. Many of the listings had pictures that were easily traceable to other sites (dealers).

By providing all of these details to eBay, the investigator there can quickly and easily see that the listings are bogus. I'm not saying you didn't provide detail, but the more legwork you do and the more detail you provide in your report, the more likely the listings will be pulled.

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