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Old 01-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #19501
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Good Lord people! It's a scam!
Settle down Francis we all know Craigslist is loaded with scammers...your right, all those ads appear to be just that.
My bad for posting it....nuked for your reading pleasure but I can't remove the quotes...
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:51 AM   #19502
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Good Lord people! It's a scam! There were about 10 bike scams posted this morning on CL! Did you see the tricked out Hayabusa for $3500, the mint Harley for $4000 or the cherry R69S for $4500?!...
yeah nice try Eddy..

we all know you're just trying to corner all the sweet deals for yourself.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:02 AM   #19503
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yeah nice try Eddy..

we all know you're just trying to corner all the sweet deals for yourself.
Well I just set up a bogus email account and sent a message to the seller / Scam Artist. If it is for real, it will be parked in my garage.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:18 AM   #19504
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Good Lord people! It's a scam! There were about 10 bike scams posted this morning on CL! Did you see the tricked out Hayabusa for $3500, the mint Harley for $4000 or the cherry R69S for $4500?! All they want to do is to get you send them some cash! At a minimum, they have, and can now sell, your e-mail address.

Surprise, all obvious scams!

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcd/3515982830.html

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcd/3515995427.html

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcd/3506703338.html

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcd/3515966688.html

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcd/3515936051.html

I GUARANTEE that if you inquire about any of them, you will get a lame story that involves shipping, escrow, forwarding money, overseas trip and the best one "you can inspect it and if you don't like it, I will send you your money back!", LOL!..I can't believe that people STILL fall for this!

Read and learn: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
Please enlighten me Mr. Craigslist expert.

I'm sure some are scams, but how can you know for sure? Yeah, I know the old adage that if it seems too good........ but until you at least inquire, how can you tell?

My CL South Bend lathe ad seemed to be too good to be true, but it turned out to be a legit ad and it is now sitting in my garage.

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:29 AM   #19505
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Please ignore the sarcasm - that was a serious question.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:55 AM   #19506
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I agree with Guy. When Burtonrider was looking at his WR, lots of people told him it was a scam. People sell stuff cheap for a number of reasons. Other people try to look like they are selling stuff cheap for a number of other reasons.

My suggestion is, get a free email account that you only use for talking to craigslist people. If they turn out to be full of it, then they are full of it. If it is a legitimate deal, then buy it if you want it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:04 AM   #19507
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Please ignore the sarcasm - that was a serious question.

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LOL!

Historically, scammers do a few things to give themselves away.
1. They post ads with stupid catchy exclamation points and other punctuation marks i.e. "^^^**2012 Honda GoldWing{}{}$3200 MINT!. Why they do this, I don't know. Maybe they think it catches attention. Tag Auto/Cycle does this too and they drive me nuts as well.
2. The prices are always absurdly low so that some poor sucker sitting at his desk fires off an urgent e-mail stating that HE wants to buy it ASAP!
3. For some reason, they love to list things at $2495, $2999 and $4495, again, I have no clue why.
4. They rarely list a city after the title.
5. They don't take the time to list more than one picture as it takes away from posting other BS phishing ads.
6. They NEVER have a phone number
7. Frequently, the English is horrible or odd...i.e. "Honda Goldwing, ride good like new and very beautiful" WTF, can you imagine any of us posting an ad stating this!?
8. The pictures will often contain an e-mail so that they can get you to e-mail them off of CL. See example: http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcd/3510466328.html
9. For fun, you can play with them, they will send you a e-mail about being sent to London for 12 weeks and that their bike is in a warehouse in Knoxville, TN, they can have their carrier deliver it to you, with a 72 return guarantee pending your inspection, oh, and they currently have no phone, no land line, they will tell you how urgent this is, send a deposit, etc...
The sad thing is that people still fall for it, if they put out 500 ads in a day all over the US and 30 respond, they might get 3 or 4 to send a $500 deposit. $2000 a day is A LOT of money in Russia! Most are no longer in Kenya.
10. The same bike can frequently be found for sale hundreds of miles away. People who only scan the Richmond CL would never know this but if you use something like searchtempest.com when looking for a specific bike, you would encounter it more often.

Like Jeremy said, set up a fake e-mail and have fun! Buyer beware!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #19508
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LOL!

Historically, scammers do a few things to give themselves away.
1. They post ads with stupid catchy exclamation points and other punctuation marks i.e. "^^^**2012 Honda GoldWing{}{}$3200 MINT!. Why they do this, I don't know. Maybe they think it catches attention. Tag Auto/Cycle does this too and they drive me nuts as well.

7. Frequently, the English is horrible or odd...i.e. "Honda Goldwing, ride good like new and very beautiful" WTF, can you imagine any of us posting an ad stating this!?
Your odd use punctuation makes me wonder if this post is an ADV scam.

Oh and the example craigslist add is funny. I had an image from one that was the best add for an old 80s GM car ever. If I can find it I will post it up.{}{{}}^^^##

I also suspect the odd characters are to help confuse automated spam filtering.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #19509
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Is anyone going to the MOTORCYCLE SHOW this Friday? I may be able to go but have patients until 2:00.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #19510
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So I understand Friday is not crowded but are all the exhibits set up? I always went on Saturday and after a few hours it is packed.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #19511
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Is anyone going to the MOTORCYCLE SHOW this Friday? I may be able to go but have patients until 2:00.
I'm out. Realized I'm not excited to go. Hopefully I'll be going to pick up a new dog.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #19512
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I'm heading up Saturday. Can't get Friday off.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #19513
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Is anyone going to the MOTORCYCLE SHOW this Friday? I may be able to go but have patients until 2:00.
Yes, all of the same vendors/exhibits are there and set up. I am going but on Saturday, not Friday. It would be worth driving up after clinic on Friday as there always seems to be significantly less people in attendance when compared to Saturday late afternoon/evening. You could get a great meal after the show on 7th or in Chinatown and head home well after rush hour.

Friday:
5:00pmSHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA
5:30pmXDL Street Jam
6:00pmAdvanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Disalvo Speed Academy
6:30pmInternational Adventure Riding - Lois on the Loose!
7:00pmXDL Street Jam







Saturday:
10:30amInternational Adventure Riding - Lois on the Loose!
11:00amXDL Street Jam
11:30amAdvanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Disalvo Speed Academy
12:00pmLong Distance Riding - How to be brave and bold w/ Twisted Throttle
1:00pmIt's All About Traction - Motorcycle Tires Explained w/ Dunlop
1:30pmHitting the Road - Safety Equipment You Can Wear to Walk Away from a Crash w/ Northeast Sportbike Association
2:00pmXDL Street Jam
2:30pmSHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA
3:00pmOrigins - The First Techniques to Riding Motorcyles w/ David Hepburn of Apex Cycle
3:30pmInternational Adventure Riding - Lois on the Loose!
4:00pmXDL Street Jam
4:30pmAdvanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Disalvo Speed Academy
5:00pmLong Distance Riding - How to be brave and bold w/ Twisted Throttle
5:30pmSHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA

Sunday (kids get in FREE with paying adult)
11:30amAdvanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Disalvo Speed Academy
11:00amXDL Street Jam
12:00pmLong Distance Riding - How to be brave and bold w/ Twisted Throttle
12:30pmSHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA
1:00pmXDL Street Jam
1:30pmIt's All About Traction - Motorcycle Tires Explained w/ Dunlop
2:30pmDon't Give Your Bike Away - Motorcycle Theft Prefention w/
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3:30pmJ&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition Awards Ceremony
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #19514
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Ktm on Craig's list

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3456602695.html

04 KTM 625 sxc lc4 - $1000 (charles city)
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:50 AM   #19515
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04 KTM 625 sxc lc4 - $1000 (charles city)
This is very tempting, after waking up this morning and seeing this...

Two old dirt tires is all that is left after my son left early this morning back to school...the RMZ250 & CRF250 both gone & empty space is all that's left.

I have plans for the area...road trip Saturday to get another bike to fill up the space left, but if I knew how good of a deal the KTM was, I might end up with 2 more bikes before Sunday!!!
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