Old 02-14-13, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Myosmith View Post
How do you confirm that the serial number listed on ebay is accurate? It's not like ebay is going to send someone out to flip your bike over to make sure you didn't lie. Transpose a couple numbers, change a letter "oops, must have been a typo" and the feature is worthless. Even less useful on something like Craig's List.

Nice idea but not practical and won't put a dent in bike theft or the sale of questionable bikes.
That's actually a pretty easy problem to solve. If the seller lists the wrong number and the correct number shows up on some list, EBAY can fix the problem (i.e., return the bike to the original owner and refund the buyer).

Not all bikes have serial numbers, but that could probably be worked around as well.
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