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Got to love Craigs list........!

Tooling around the net, looking for the occasional good deal on parts and what knots, I came across this...

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BMW R100 Damaged Headpipe Charity Ride

I'm reaching out to all members of the Bay Area BMW motorcycle riding community for your support of a fellow BMW rider who's fallen on hard times. Anyone who's perused the CL motorcycle listings at least once during the past year has seen the posting for the BMW R100 Head Pipe (damaged). I, like you, initially thought this posting was made as a joke for our entertainment but the subsequent weekly posts have convinced me that not only is the seller serious, persistent, and probably destitute but the clear signs of impaired judgement indicate he may be delusional as well. This individual, in his own way, is crying out for our help.

Nobody in Northern California actually needs or wants a damaged headpipe and current economic conditions have dictated a good belt tightening for all of us. May I therefore suggest a "Damaged Headpipe Charity Ride" as a means of both generating the $35.00 the seller so desperately needs and of showing him that BMW riders can be counted on to be there in his time of mental and emotional need. We can do this with minimal impact on our own wallets. There must be at least 350 motorcycle riders in the Bay Area willing to bite the bullet and cough up a dime apiece to help the poor dude. (May I suggest you get "pledges," from your workmates, family, employer, etc. to help in this donation effort if you too are facing financial challenges but still want to help). We can set up a group ride to the sellers' home in the Pleasanton/Livermore area on a mutually satisfactory time. Or, we could wait until next Summer (I'm sure the ad will still be running then) and do it when the BMWMOA has its' big rally in Oregon. Once the circumstances are explained to the Rally attendees I'm convinced we could get 3500 riders to not only cough up a penny apiece in support of this challenged individual but ride down en-mass for a $35.00 presentation ceremony on the fallen Brothers' doorstep.

Let me know if you're in.. Thank you and God bless you for your help.
Now I don't care who you are thats priceless....Well maybe not. I saw another ad for an '05 LT. Not in bad condition, says they have a clear title. What could be wrong you ask? How about $2800! Hell I'll bite, not that I would replace Barbara or anything... So, I send an email and this is the response....
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Hello ,

The BMW K-Series K1200LT I'm selling is in excellent condition, no damage, no engine problems, garage kept and has a clean title.The selling price for the BMW is $2,800.00 with all the delivery and handling costs included.I want to tell you that I am not selling this BMW for profit or due a lack of money. All I can say is that some recent events in my life made me change my perception of certain things, things that Iíve considered important in the past. I will donate all the money to charity after I sell this K1200LT. I am currently on a trip for UNICEF. I donít want to offend you but the K1200LT is priced for a fast sale so please if you intend to apply for a loan or financing do not reply.I want to be sure that we do this transaction in the safest mode possible for both of us. I recommend we do the transaction using eBay because they offer the highest rate of safety and reliability during online transactions. I've already included the K1200LT into the eBay's Vehicle Purchase Protection Program, so I will only sell it through eBay. If you want to buy the K1200LT and you agree with my terms please reply so I can give you a detailed description of the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Program. Will wait to hear from you.
P.S. More details regarding this bike at :http://s1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/kvetman20/


Thank you,
Karen. .
Kinda brings a tear to your eye don't it.....

So do I have any takers to go half with me? Its Ebay and its protected. What could go wrong?
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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

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Here's an Idea, what country are you serving UNICEF? I too have been in the Corps and have high ranking friends in the program. I could most likely get the money too you through the network. How would we handle getting physical possession of the bike? Did you sign the title? I would be willing to work with you to get the funds to the needy and I may be able to match that with contributions. Let me know!

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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

I think it's a scam. It smells like one to me. If you want to lose your money let me give you my address. :-)

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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

Hey guys! Look at picture 12 of 25 on photobucket and tell me that's not a LEO car in the reflection on the rear bag!

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Hey guys! Look at picture 12 of 25 on photobucket and tell me that's not a LEO car in the reflection on the rear bag!
Why yes, it is.................still gives me a false sense of which country to send my donation.to...........
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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

"Flagged for removal".. .doggone, missed another one..
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Hey guys! Look at picture 12 of 25 on photobucket and tell me that's not a LEO car in the reflection on the rear bag!

Sure is, but when viewing the pic, my antivirus kicked in

Garbage!

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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

Al nails it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4sALru9IJk

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LMAO wearing red speedohs and a hockey mask................

good video

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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

Dang, by the time this thing sells, its going to have a million miles on it..On the 25th it was in the San Francisco Bay area.

Now its 1,900 miles away in Iowa city!!!!
http://iowacity.craigslist.org/mcy/1571701755.html

or is it in Yuma, AZ
http://yuma.craigslist.org/mcy/1568581495.html

or....is it in appleton-oshkosh, WI
http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/1568457042.html

o.k. get the point? here are still more
Appleton: http://appleton.craigslist.org/mcy/1568457042.html
Flagstaff: http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/mcy/1565527816.html
Prescott: http://prescott.craigslist.org/mcy/1566873328.html
San Luis Obispo: http://slo.craigslist.org/mcy/1564281494.html
Omaha: http://omaha.craigslist.org/mcy/1563512793.html


I'm plum tuckered now... There are about another 50 posts.. Beware, Let yur freinds know...I never did get a response back from my second email? Wonder why?

Take a look, they are easy to see...http://craiglook.com/all.html?q=k1200lt

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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

I swear this guy just zipped by me like Santa Claus on IH-35 headed south near Austin!! Maybe he's raising money on a BMW version of RAAM!!


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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

This same bike is on Craigslist in Las Vegas with 4 pictures and the same info/email address.... I flagged it.

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Re: Got to love Craigs list........!

...and in Palm Springs, CA http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/mcy/1560727443.html
I flagged it too.

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