Craigslist?

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by CV-23, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. CV-23

    CV-23 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Williamsport, PA
    1990 270 Sundancer, 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited
    454 merCruiser w/Bravo 1
    I posted my motorcycle on Craigslist in Central PA. I actually bought my 270DA off Craigslist but went and looked at it in Ohio and took a bank check & cash with me. Here is a response I just got from VA for the motorcycle.

    Good to have your reply,I am Annie ******, from southwest VA and would have love to come for further face to face inspection at your residence myself, but I am a US Army Reserves working as a flight doctor under the auspices of the aircraft Maintenance here in Virginia. I am buying this for my son in Warsaw,Poland as a surprise gift and understand i want you assure me it's in condition described. I will appreciate more pictures if available and will be sending your money asap. My shipper will be available to pick this up as soon as payment is made. Do you have paypal account? because, I have a paypal account that I can easily send money through because, its good for business payments. Get back to me with your paypal email address and name in order for me to have your money sent on time. Confirm sale to me and remove the add from posting.


    Regards


    Annie ******


    Is this real or fake? I don't have a problem with getting paid by Pay Pal (do I have to pay a fee for this (3%)? Never sold anything and accepted money through them....only have paid others) but buying a 22 year old motorcycle as a surprise gift without riding it or hearing it run? I realize we are only talking $1500 but how do I transfer the Motorcycle Title to VA? Thanks for any advice, Mike.
     
  2. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    It's a scam. I buy and sell a lot on CL. I unfortunately, that email is a VERY common scam attempted on CL, and even more unfortunate is that somewhere, someone is falling for it. You were very wise to see through it.
     
  3. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    OH yeah, I have seen this a few times. Buying for sick father, or missing friend, or son in POLAND... If it isn't in person with cash on Craigslist I'm not selling it... Be careful who you give your pay pal stuff too. These people will get money any way they can...
     
  4. xravenx

    xravenx Member

    858
    Oct 5, 2006
    Baltimore, Md.
    370 Sundancer 1995
    8.1s (2013) w/ V drives
    I posted this on another forum:


    I've never dealt with Paypal, but something here doesn't pass the sniff test and I'd like to get your opinions.

    I listed some used a/c equipment on CL last night, get a text this morning and it went exactly like this:

    HIM do you still have the 3.5 ton Rheem a/c unit - $400) available for sale? and what's the present condition, please get back to me ASAP Thanks

    ME Yes good conditon been stored indoors

    HIM Thanks for your swift response, I wanted to buy this item for my uncle, I really want it to be a big surpise to him. And as for the pick up and delivery, I'll not be able to come and pick it up due to nature of my job. I'm marine engineer and really don't have time. Am intending to use PayPal because that's the only electronic way I can make the payment online. Log into www.PayPal.com and click on register. After the registration you will need to send me your (text ended)

    ME I could deliver it, would want cash upon delivery

    HIM Sorry I have a private courier shipping companythat will come for the pick up after the payment has been made, all I need now is your PayPal email address to put the money thru and note to include the place where the itemhave to be pick up so I can forward it to my shipping company in order to get me the shipping cost Thanks.


    What do you guys think, is this on the up and up or should I run away?


    You can view the thread at: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=145797&highlight=paypal
     
  5. 390x

    390x Member

    798
    Mar 12, 2009
    Moline, IL
    1989 390 EC
    454 Merc BWI
    Got three e-mails just like this when I was selling my Formula.
     
  6. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    WOW, she must really love her son "in Poland" very much to buy him all this stuff!:huh::grin:

    :smt017:smt018 Run Forrest, RUN!!!
     
  7. CV-23

    CV-23 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Williamsport, PA
    1990 270 Sundancer, 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited
    454 merCruiser w/Bravo 1
  8. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    As previously stated, Mike, it's a scam. I wouldn't waste a second of your time even replying to the emails.
     
  9. CV-23

    CV-23 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Williamsport, PA
    1990 270 Sundancer, 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited
    454 merCruiser w/Bravo 1
    Thanks! I'd sell for less but this of course this was the first nibble, Mike.
     
  10. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    Good luck. You will sell it fast, especially for the price and the time of year.
     
  11. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    My thoughts exactly... And it is a clean looking bike... Good luck Mike. Stay away from people without cash in hand on CL!
     
  12. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Nice bike, I bought a new XS1100 Special in '79. I'd hang on to it being one owner and all. Those bikes are getting looks as collectors. As far as the response to the ads...same format, all scams.
     
  13. dicor

    dicor New Member

    835
    Feb 19, 2011
    boat Barnegat Bay, NJ (hopefully) - live Bucks Cty
    270 DA 1998
    7.4 Merc w/Bravo III Drive
    The next request will be her telling you she will pay for shipping but you must purchase the necessary shipping and tariff permits and she'll make the arrangements. 100% scam. Anytime a buyer asks more questions about shipping and how they will pay instead of the actual item it means they are probably setting you up.
     
  14. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    Notice how they don't mention the item name? That is the first sign. Emails come in the middle of the night. The second sign.
     
  15. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    Blurr out your tag. Much info can be gotten from it.
     
  16. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    I sold a car on similar site. Got lots of emails on it, with comments like love it, can not view it, will pay by paypal, will send shipping agent. Cancelled add and reposted with this at end
    Terms cash, purchaser must pick up. Sold in a few days and got cash in hand.
     
  17. CV-23

    CV-23 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Williamsport, PA
    1990 270 Sundancer, 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited
    454 merCruiser w/Bravo 1
    Great advice Northern! Thanks, Mike.
     
  18. 66pony

    66pony Member

    588
    Oct 2, 2008
    Minnesota
    280 Sundancer 2008
    496/BIII,
    Has one just like that. favorite bike. got to love the torque. Sold to get married.
     
  19. Someday Lady II

    Someday Lady II Member

    300
    Aug 12, 2010
    RMYC, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    1991 350 Sundancer
    T-340 hp Bluewater 7.4 L
    Bravo II I/O's
    Scam. No doubt about it.
     
  20. DustinL

    DustinL New Member

    346
    Aug 26, 2010
    Huntsville,Al / Orange Beach,Al
    1987 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer
    Previous: 1990 Sea Ray 350 Sundancer
    1994 Stryker 2150
    1987 Ebbtide 19
    T-350 mags
    Alpha one drives
    I had the same issue while selling another boat before. You have to be careful about bringing it to them or meeting them somewhere to let them see it as well. Two weeks ago a guy was selling a stereo and met the purchaser only to get ganged up on and beaten up by four guys robbed and they took the stereo. That happened here locally and the poor guy is still in the hospital.
     

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