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So, i'm looking at some stuff on ebay and i come across an '03 dyna wide glide (100th anniversary model) with a bunch of aftermarket goodies on it with a "buy it now" price of $4k. I send the chick an email through ebay asking if she forgot the 1 in front of the 4 and this is the reply i got back...

>>Hi.
>>
>>Thank you for visiting my auction. I am so sorry it's taken me so
>>long to get back to you- my e-mail server has been a mess. The bike
>>is no longer on Ebay but we would still like to sell it if you're
>>interested.
>>
>>My name is Elizabeth and I live in Italy.
>>
>>Price is 4000 USD and i have to add the shipping cost.
>>
>>For payment I prefer wire transfer.
>>
>>Your Payment MUST reach me within 48 hrs!
>>
>>You MUST e-mail me within 24 hrs. and let me know your address , in
>>order to calculate the delivery fees and give you the total.
>>
>>You will hear from me with delivery confirmation within 24 hrs when
>>I receive your payment.
>>
>>Just let me know if you are still shopping-I do combine shipping.
>>
>>Even if I consider it "my business secret", I will tell you some
>>things about this low price so everything will be more clear for
>>you. You know some factories have a special price for its
>>employees? Well, one of my friends has this privillege.I am working
>>in other branch but i am making more money with this.I have people
>>which are helping me to find very good deals and i have the money
>>to invest in its immediately.My profit for one item is very cheap
>>but i am confortable with it. I think that's all I can tell you,
>>but I'm sure you see my point of view. Also I want to asure you
>>that my price includes also a little profit, enough to keep me in
>>business and to offer me some extra money.
>>
>>About the delivery costs, i am working with this company for long
>>time ago and i have weekly containers transports ( for my company,
>>even my business is different than selling bikes)by them so they
>>offer me some discounts.The shipping costs will be less that other
>>company charges.
>>
>>What other info. would you like on it?
>>
>>It's a 2003 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide with 4200 miles
>>that we purchased from someone who take unbelievable care of it. It
>>runs really well and has a kick start.
>>
>>We're located in Italy so it would have to be shipped if you decide
>>you want to purchase it.
>>
>>
>>Thanks for your interest.
>


Then i get an email from ebay customer service telling me to beware of people trying to do transactions outside of ebay and that they don't cover these transactions under their protection...

So i send the chick another email...

>Hi.
>You need to come up with a better idea if you want to scam people.
>"My business secret"????
>You are a moron.
>I hope you get what is coming to you, theif.

Then i get this reply...

Like i told you we will close the deal under Ebay protection you send the payment details to me and after that i ship the bike.Ebay anyway have a control about both of us and our activity like buyer and seller was anyway checked and quarented by them services.Even the bike is not longer listed on they site i am Ebay member and i have a 5000 USD account deposited to them and that will cover our transaction in case of something wrong will hapen.

So if you agree using Purchase protection and refund e-mail me back with the informations that i was required.I will forward them to Ebay than they will contact you shotly ,so let's do it .. They will insure our transaction and i trust them and the deal will go smooth as ever.

We will go through Ebay if you will give me all the informations about you like i am required(your complete name, shipping address and your Ebay user ID).As i don't have your informations yet it is imposible for me to open a case with them about our transaction, so i am waiting for your decision.

Thank you for your time and hope to do business.


Am i super high or does this sound like a scam?
I wasn't gonna buy the bike anyway, but thought it was interesting...
 

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Fukov Jakov said:
So, i'm looking at some stuff on ebay and i come across an '03 dyna wide glide (100th anniversary model) with a bunch of aftermarket goodies on it with a "buy it now" price of $4k. I send the chick an email through ebay asking if she forgot the 1 in front of the 4 and this is the reply i got back...

>>Hi.
>>
>>Thank you for visiting my auction. I am so sorry it's taken me so
>>long to get back to you- my e-mail server has been a mess. The bike
>>is no longer on Ebay but we would still like to sell it if you're
>>interested.
>>
>>My name is Elizabeth and I live in Italy.
>>
>>Price is 4000 USD and i have to add the shipping cost.
>>
>>For payment I prefer wire transfer.
>>
>>Your Payment MUST reach me within 48 hrs!
>>
>>You MUST e-mail me within 24 hrs. and let me know your address , in
>>order to calculate the delivery fees and give you the total.
>>
>>You will hear from me with delivery confirmation within 24 hrs when
>>I receive your payment.
>>
>>Just let me know if you are still shopping-I do combine shipping.
>>
>>Even if I consider it "my business secret", I will tell you some
>>things about this low price so everything will be more clear for
>>you. You know some factories have a special price for its
>>employees? Well, one of my friends has this privillege.I am working
>>in other branch but i am making more money with this.I have people
>>which are helping me to find very good deals and i have the money
>>to invest in its immediately.My profit for one item is very cheap
>>but i am confortable with it. I think that's all I can tell you,
>>but I'm sure you see my point of view. Also I want to asure you
>>that my price includes also a little profit, enough to keep me in
>>business and to offer me some extra money.
>>
>>About the delivery costs, i am working with this company for long
>>time ago and i have weekly containers transports ( for my company,
>>even my business is different than selling bikes)by them so they
>>offer me some discounts.The shipping costs will be less that other
>>company charges.
>>
>>What other info. would you like on it?
>>
>>It's a 2003 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide with 4200 miles
>>that we purchased from someone who take unbelievable care of it. It
>>runs really well and has a kick start.
>>
>>We're located in Italy so it would have to be shipped if you decide
>>you want to purchase it.
>>
>>
>>Thanks for your interest.
>


Then i get an email from ebay customer service telling me to beware of people trying to do transactions outside of ebay and that they don't cover these transactions under their protection...

So i send the chick another email...

>Hi.
>You need to come up with a better idea if you want to scam people.
>"My business secret"????
>You are a moron.
>I hope you get what is coming to you, theif.

Then i get this reply...

Like i told you we will close the deal under Ebay protection you send the payment details to me and after that i ship the bike.Ebay anyway have a control about both of us and our activity like buyer and seller was anyway checked and quarented by them services.Even the bike is not longer listed on they site i am Ebay member and i have a 5000 USD account deposited to them and that will cover our transaction in case of something wrong will hapen.

So if you agree using Purchase protection and refund e-mail me back with the informations that i was required.I will forward them to Ebay than they will contact you shotly ,so let's do it .. They will insure our transaction and i trust them and the deal will go smooth as ever.

We will go through Ebay if you will give me all the informations about you like i am required(your complete name, shipping address and your Ebay user ID).As i don't have your informations yet it is imposible for me to open a case with them about our transaction, so i am waiting for your decision.

Thank you for your time and hope to do business.


Am i super high or does this sound like a scam?
I wasn't gonna buy the bike anyway, but thought it was interesting...
If that was a phone conversation you could have hung up in her/his ear
way to good to be true and they know it. and so do you
 

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hudsoncustom said:
total scam. It is pretty easy to tell by the two completely different writing styles, that the person who wrote the ebay add, and the first email to you is not the person writing the second reply.
I didn't even think of that but now that i see it, you're right.
I guess the old adage still applies...
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
 
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