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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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2004 999 In Texas For $3,920 - Scam?

Hey Guys!
Ran across this ad in Craigslist - Palm Springs - for a 2004 Duc 999 for $3,920.

Naturally, I was curious and sent an email, asking why it was $10k less than it should be. A woman responded saying she needed to dump her son's bike due to medical expenses, etc. The bike is supposedly in Houston, TX, but I have no idea why its listed on the Palm Springs, CA site.

Here's the posting. http://palmsprings.craigslist.org/bik/311354569.html

Does this sound like a scam to anyone else? I just can't figure the angle. Stolen bike??
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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #2

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Sounds like a scam to me. Reminds me of a 749 with a sil motor exhaust I saw on ebay, which the buy it now price was around 10,000. Well 3 months later there was a ad for a 749 for some ridiculously low price and I swear it it was the same pictures as the previous ad(I loved the look of the bike thats why I remember so much about it). Rather than showing the entire bike, they just had the close ups on different parts, including the exhaust. A total scam. My guess is that they just found pictures for a bike posted a while ago and then used those. Tell them your serious and want to test ride it first and see what they say, you'll most likely find out if its a scam that way.

However, I could be completly wrong.

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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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Old April 19th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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I'll find out. I sent her an email and said I would like to see it. If she replies and tells me it's in Houston, I'll inform her that I am also. If it's a fake, I expect a lot of stammering and excuses about why I can't go look at it and why the deal has to be done through her in Palm Springs. This might be fun.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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I'll find out. I sent her an email and said I would like to see it. If she replies and tells me it's in Houston, I'll inform her that I am also. If it's a fake, I expect a lot of stammering and excuses about why I can't go look at it and why the deal has to be done through her in Palm Springs. This might be fun.
Paul --- if by some bizarre stroke of luck it isn't a scam --- I'll buy it off you for $4,000. LOL.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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No response. I'm sure these "scammers" looked at my 713 area code and figured out it was in Houston. Damn, I really wanted to jack with them.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 09:42 PM   #7

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-...QQcmdZViewItem

This one is for sure a scam(not a 999)

saw this bike posted a couple weeks ago and now, here it is again........
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