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I was the one who posted it. It looks bogus for sure, but I can't say that for certain. How could they sell a 26K bike for under 9? I thought for sure somebody would have come across it before.

If it's legit put me down for a silver GTL with all the options!
 

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Software on my computer indicates the website originates in the Russian Federation. Alarm bells all round.
 

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bikebits said:
Software on my computer indicates the website originates in the Russian Federation. Alarm bells all round.
I need that software.
Thanks for watching out for us! ;)
 

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bikebits said:
Software on my computer indicates the website originates in the Russian Federation. Alarm bells all round.
Yes, I would be interested in the software too.
Thank you for the post.
 

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OU812 said:
I need that software.
Thanks for watching out for us! ;)
It's an add-on for Firefox browser. (I have been a confirmed Firefox/Mozilla user forever).

It is called Flagfox 4.1.13. It displays a tiny national flag icon of the web page's country of origin in the address bar. There is a drop-down list that displays the site's domain name, IP address and name of the host country as well.
 

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bikebits said:
It's an add-on for Firefox browser. (I have been a confirmed Firefox/Mozilla user forever)
+1 I've got a few add-ons, but I missed that one. Thanks, it works very well.
 

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Thanks bikebits! That is a great add-on!
 

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GRB60 said:
I was the one who posted it. It looks bogus for sure, but I can't say that for certain. How could they sell a 26K bike for under 9? I thought for sure somebody would have come across it before.

If it's legit put me down for a silver GTL with all the options!
Only because I want to see everyone make a profit, if you buy one - a full-size BMW GTL with a legal, registerable title from this company - for the advertised under $9K price, I will pay $11K to buy it from you - making you a profit of over $2K for your time and effort.

Let me know when you have the bike in hand and I will hop on a plane to fly and pick it up after transferring the title to my name and paying you.

Someone needs to jump on this great deal. I have no problem letting you profit from me... :histerica
 

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You'll get the SECOND one I buy! Stand by and I'll let you know. Should be a nice cross country ride back home.
 

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And payment via Western Union as well, I see....
 

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Don't be one of those referenced by P. T. Barnum.
 

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Just installed the Flagfox add on.

Thanks for the tip!

Bob
 

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WOW! A 2012 K1300GT for $6k!...... Except, there is a big problem. The K1300GT was discontinued after 2010.
Hopefully nobody gets taken by this scam; or others like it. The site appears to be a legit website; I probably would have bitten if I was looking for another cycle. I wonder how many other sites there are like this..... Scary.
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bikebits said:
Software on my computer indicates the website originates in the Russian Federation. Alarm bells all round.
Thanks for the insight! It does look real.
 

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I noticed the McAfee Secure logo at the bottom of the home page; it says "tested secure Oct 16". They copied it and the other logos from other sites and pasted to theirs.

That and the fact that they are selling bikes for a third of the MSRP, of course. ;)
 

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GRB60, you get the Eagle Eyes award!

In checking out the McAfee Secure web site they say:
"Some sites that do not subscribe to the McAfee SECURE service try to fool consumers by placing a copy of the trustmark on their website in order to give the appearance of security. This practice is called 'Scrapping.'

Real McAfee SECURE trustmarks are 'live' and will show today’s date."​

This was a real eye opener.
 

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Well I just tried to buy one - well not really, but I was rather curious as to what credit card payment provider they were using, but I couldn't get past the delivery address screen.
 

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You can report obvious scams like this to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at this URL. And It IS legit... I know know some of the guys working there...

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
 
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