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    Another one of those eBay related shenanigans

    I thought I'd pass this one on for the general edification and amusement - admittedly, the bike frame in question has absolutely NOTHING to do with either classic or vintage. Just the same, I could see this same garbage happening on a '77 Trek frame just as easily as a reasonably current model.

    I'm bidding on this trek Equinox 9 (actually, the auction is already showing signs of going well beyond what I'll be willing to pay, so write this one off as another unsuccessful attempt at bottom feeding). As I write this, the auction has 3 days, 1 hour to go. And I get the following email - twice:

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    Hello Dear Buyer (sykerocker) ,


    I saw that you have bidded on Trek Equinox 9 (280154919148)

    Hello, You have a bid on my auction from eBay. Are you still interested? I need to sell it and the winning bidder said that he is not interested anymore. So i am willing to sell it to you for your last bid price. Let me know if you want to purchase it. Please contact me as soon as possible for more details directly at dennis.maclan@yahoo.com ! Respectfully yours

    IMPORTANT: When you e-mail us please include this message.


    Waiting for your answer!



    Best regards!

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    Uh, right. Like I'm going to bite on this one. By the way, return address says 'ebay member', period. No follow-up address, nothing.

    By the way, I love the guy's command of English syntax.
    Syke

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    If it's not in your ebay messages its a scam. . .plain and simple.

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    Yeah, an obvious scam... not the real seller. Forward a copy of the email, preferably with full headers: File > Properties > Details > Message source, then copy and paste full message to: spoof@ebay.com .

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    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by McDave View Post
    Yeah, an obvious scam... not the real seller. Forward a copy of the email, preferably with full headers: File > Properties > Details > Message source, then copy and paste full message to: spoof@ebay.com .
    Already done.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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