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Old 11-24-07, 04:06 PM   #1
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IS this a scam?

http://www.abbikes.com/specialized.html
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Old 11-24-07, 04:22 PM   #2
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Nope...Ifs thats used, the price is actually a little high. MSRP is only 2200.
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Old 11-24-07, 04:25 PM   #3
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They say that they're brand new. And it's not only that bike. Scroll down to see more amazing prices...
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Seems ok, but a little alarm bell rang when I read the 'Bank wire transfer only for international customers' bit.
Maybe just an anti card fraud thing.
Full spec S-Works hardtail for a couple of quid more than the price of the frame alone... Too good to be true?
($2600 = 1264) Frame costs 1200 fyi.
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I'm thinking scam.

I've seen too many ebay scams originating in Spain to believe this is legitimate. How on earth could ANYONE carry ALL those brands?
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Someone buy something so I can start saving up
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No phone numbers.

The page loads very weird.

I could be wrong, I thought that Specialized did not allow online sales.
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Claims to have been in business ten years, domain name registered 10/30/2007.

Only accepts wire transfers for international orders.

Prices sound too good to be true.

They're obviously legit...
Hey Pete, are you the same Pete with the red 996 TT, that I think I sent my OEM shifter to you a few years back?
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Old 11-24-07, 04:58 PM   #9
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A Spanish site with prices in dollars? That's a big red flag.
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Morgans or Bradford, just make sure to give them the correct information, like your credit card number.
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Looking at the Madone, they seem to be the 2007 models, they have a Calif. shipping address. Would be nice to know if they are legit. Contacting TRUSTe would be a start, they are touting their seal of approval.
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That's me, small Internet indeed. Glad to see you're alive and well
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MTBR forum:http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...highlight=scam

The exact same copy on the Morgan's Cycling was on some other place claiming to be in Helena, Montana.

TOTAL SCAM.

Covered their tracks, though:http://whois.domaintools.com/morgansbikes.com
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