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Originally Posted by smallwheeler
the funny thing is, although it's an obvious scam, you're still baited by it.
the possibility of getting something for nothing overwhelms logic and reason. that's why obvious scams work often enough to be profitable.
Even worse, I've seen at least 15 people buy these so far. The auctions appear; and usually within a day or two all quantities on the auction are sold.
I actually sent the seller an ebay message asking how they could sell them so cheaply? Of course I never got a response. It's easy enough to search for similar bikes on ebay to see whether it's a good deal or not, and when you do, you *should* quickly realize that the pics are stolen and connect the dots.
But apparently some people just see the low price and hit Buy it Now.
*edit* so within a couple hours of my initial posting, either 4 more people purchased these bikes, or the seller took the auction down for whatever reason.
I just checked and the auction has ended.