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Hi Everybody,

I haven't been on here for awhile. Sold my 800ss a couple years ago, and now I'm interested in getting another one. I've been searching for about a month now, and came across this add. It's exactly what I'm looking for. Condition, color, everything... The price seems too good to be true. What do you all think?

2002 Ducati Supersport Senna US US 2000 00

The guy emailed me, and said he only takes payment through ebay to protect both of us. I told him I only buy something after I've seen it with my own two eyes, and I only pay with cold hard cash...

This is the email he sent:







Hello and thanks for your interest,




the bike is still for sale and is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures.

Some minor plastic scratches,no accidents or any kind of damage and it has a clear title.

If you are interested in buying it, the price is $2,000.00 and this is with shipping costs to your location included. I'm selling the bike because I can't use it due to my new job (I work as a casino dealer on a cruise ship) and I don't have anyone in the US to whom I can give it.

All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the bike.

Also about payment and shipping I will use only eBay Vehicle Protection Program so we can both be protected.

If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through eBay.

I am looking forward to hear from you.




Thank You,

Alan M Carley
 

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The bike seems a little too good to be true, but then again there is that $450 748 guy!

I would be weary, don't send him your info yet. Ebay/paypal are actually excellent escrow services so IF he goes through the proper channels youre fine. But I think he will send you a bogus link that looks like ebay.
 

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scam o rama . he will tell you the bike is overseas somewhere in a shipping containter ready to go. or the bike is in a certain city waiting shipping.
 

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The grammar in this one is better than a lot of them, but I don't think english is his first language.
 

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No such thing as E_bay vehicle protection program, SCAM written all over it.
that, the grammar mentioned before and any type of money wiring is a sure way to part a fool from his money.
 

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Scam. Stick to your guns and insist on paying cash once you are in the bike and title's presence and watch how quickly the 'seller' insists on you paying electronically, sight unseen.

It's such a cheap price you might be tempted, and seller will have some seemingly good sounding reason that this is the only way he can do the transaction, but just don't do it.

I had some [email protected] try this same scam on me a few years back. I finally sent him an email telling him to stop wasting his time because no-one is that stupid. He replied back within minutes saying "yes they are, I've been paid for the same nonexistent bike 6 times this week already".
 

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I wonder what response you would get if you asked for a photo of the rear showing the plate number. Can you guys get title searches through the DMV?
 

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It sounds VERY similar to a scam I read in another motorcycle forum a while ago.

The whole cruise ship thing sound pretty fishy, although I'm a little sad to say that myself, as I am from Chile, buying a bike from a man in Nebraska, through a friend's company in Miami...I wouldn't want the seller doubting that I'm a serious buyer! :(

I suggest insisting on the cash in person idea, and see what he responds.
 

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Sounds like a scam first off he uses km for the service interval then uses miles for the mileage. Why the km in the first place, to many upgrades for a clean title to only be asking 2000 i say FAKE!!!!!!
 

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...and doesn't it just make you wish you could set up a meet with the guy in a nice dark alley? :mad:
 

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We had the same thread going over at the Pelican 911 Tech forum. I mean right down to the "casino on a cruise ship" line.

Stay away.
 

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I see similar ads on Craigslist all the time. I tell them I will come get it personally with cash, and they never respond, or the story starts getting complicated. If they aren't willing to do this basic premise of selling a vehicle, I would stay away.
 

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Don't do it. The out-of-country scam is the most common where they ask for ANY payment up front.
 

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This site is all scams. I bought a Sport 1000 on ebay, and for months after people kept posting links to an ad on this site with the exact pics and description from the ebay ad I bought my bike on, but priced at like $2000. Stay away.
 

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Thanks Everybody. Yeah, it seemed too awesome to be true. He never responded after I offered to show up with cash in hand. I hope no one falls for this.
 
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