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Old 10-04-07, 07:38 AM   #1
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Questionable ebay Auction

Anyone as concerned about this as I am?
Doesn't look like the guy knows what he is selling (carbine steerer... wtf?)
and just concerned this might be a stolen bike. If it were just a fraudulent listing it would probably have the correct brands from a stolen listing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Orbea-Bicycle-Fu...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 10-04-07, 07:40 AM   #2
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Zero feedback. Run, do not walk, away.

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Old 10-04-07, 08:38 AM   #3
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A 9-day listing, and Paypal payment, seems pretty legit to me. But the seller does have 0 feedback. I would bid, but pay only after you see it in person.
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Old 10-04-07, 09:24 AM   #4
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looks like a "spell check" correction to me...
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email the person and voice your concerns. Perhaps they can sell through one of those "we sell it for you" ebay places. Maybe they can let you inspect it before hand if live near there.
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Old 10-04-07, 02:08 PM   #6
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Maybe, just perhaps, this is his first EBay sale.
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Old 10-04-07, 06:18 PM   #7
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I got a polar 720i from a first time seller for $167. Ask for hi res picks. We all had to start on ebay at some point.
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Any relation to this post?

'08 Orange Orbea Orca STOLEN from Indy Bike Shop
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Old 10-04-07, 06:54 PM   #9
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^^^^
Exactly what I was thinking.
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No model name, everything looks like it is just copied off of the brand stickers (i.e. Ksyzium Wheels). I'll ask the person. I was just hoping this wasn't a stolen bike or anything and wanted to check around as it seemed highly suspicious.
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Old 10-05-07, 03:43 PM   #11
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you could say you live in the area and might be interested in coming by to look it over before you bid...
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Maybe, just perhaps, this is his first EBay sale.
Could be, but one still worth running away from. His opening price is $2200, $2000 over the PayPal protection on that auction. It would be too big a risk for me to take.
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Looks like that bike was recovered. The connection came to my mind as well though.
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That an individual can't spell and doesn't know what they're talking about doesn't seem to be too much of a problem. At least it isn't for numerous posters here.
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Maybe, just perhaps, this is his first EBay sale.
Come on, quit being so naive. eBay sellers are born with at least 1000 positive feedbacks.
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That an individual can't spell and doesn't know what they're talking about doesn't seem to be too much of a problem. At least it isn't for numerous posters here.
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carbine steerer... wtf?
if you look at your keyboard, 'O' and 'I' are right next to each other. then again, who calls it fiber carbon?, and the 'E' at the end of carbine is suspicious. just dont buy from him, he doesnt seem to know anything.
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