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Old 11-24-2003, 02:18 PM
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Helluva an ebay find, typo?

This must be a typo, or this car is carrying some curse...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2444959087
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:26 PM
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:30 PM
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I know, I am trying to find $15K
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:35 PM
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wow, I need 15k fast!
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:43 PM
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that car must be a divorce settlement...
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:45 PM
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supposedly this is a scam, with a hacked name. I know it was too good to be true, but isn't it fun to think for a split second that you can get a brand new M5 for $14K?
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:56 PM
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heck yeah... if only for a second

I even put thru a frantice call to my father requesting funds! The sale of my soul, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 11-24-2003, 06:22 PM
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supposedly this is a scam, with a hacked name. I know it was too good to be true, but isn't it fun to think for a split second that you can get a brand new M5 for $14K?
where'd you hear that this was a scam? you sure you're not distracting us long enough so you can scrounge up 14K?

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Old 11-25-2003, 08:48 PM
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Ok I bit here is the email he sent back.

Hello,

I am glad you are interested on my BMW 5 Series 4 Doors M 5.

The car is located in Italy(in Roma port),but it is still registered in
US.
The BMW was buyed from US,but i can't registered here because it have
US
standards and for modification to Europe standard(EUR 1) the cost is
very
expensive.

This car was verry important to me and will be a great bike for its
next owner.
The BMW don't have any problems!!

VIN Number: WBSDE93462CF90725

It have just 2730 miles.

The title is clear.

Well,i have to let you know the BMW:
Number of Cylinders:8


Transmission:manual

2002 BMW M 5 come with next standards and optionsUAL AIR BAGS ,AIR
CONDITIONING ,CASSETTE ,ABS , POWER WINDOWS , POWER SEAT DRIVER, POWER
DOOR
LOCKS ,LEATHER, 2 WHEEL DRIVE , AM/FM RADIO , DUAL AIR CONDITIONING,
POWER
STEERING MANUAL ,CD , HANDLING PKG ,8 CYLINDER 5.0 LITER ,CRUISE
CONTROL etc.

The warranty is international transferable until 4/2006-
(International


Transferable Warranty - this means that you can go to any authorized
service
center
and you will be provided with free professional assistance concerning
whatever problems you may have. In order for you to receive such an
assistance I will send you along with the car all the necessary
documents, including an invoice with your name on it as "the buyer").


The shipping is a thinkg about you shouldn't worry about because I
beleive that it is my responsability to deliver it to your location,but
for that
service you'll must to pay and please send me your address for i can
calculate
the cost..The service used is FeDex service,because i used to many
times this
service and i have some discount.


For i will can make the delivery i need an advance to $2000 and the
shipping
cost .
For that advance, the fastest ways to send money worldwide are Western
Union
wire transfer.

As soon as I have verifyed the transaction, I will ship you the car.


The package will be insured at the delivery service
If somethig happens on the road , you will receive the insurance from
the
delivery service.

I want to sell this car to this price($14400) for the reason i can't
used
here,unfortunately,and i think this is your chance and you will take it
like
this!

I'll waiting your answer,only if you are agree with my terms.


Thanks,M.Dirish
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Old 11-25-2003, 08:58 PM
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It's a scam

Sounds like a scam especially where he is asking for an advance.

I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole. The wording alone sounds like a variation of the usual Nigerian scamming (reference www.ebolamonkeyman.com recently posted on this forum).
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:00 PM
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"Oh quick, where can I come up with the $2000? Please please, someone help me so I can send this guy $2000 Western Union. I just need the downpayment money, I'll come up with the rest later!!!"

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Old 11-25-2003, 10:11 PM
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"Oh quick, where can I come up with the $2000? Please please, someone help me so I can send this guy $2000 Western Union. I just need the downpayment money, I'll come up with the rest later!!!"

Gilly
no kidding !! the thing that cracks me up is that there's always that one guy who falls for the whole scam...Hook, line and sinker.
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Old 11-25-2003, 11:17 PM
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I just had to find out what the scam was. While I detest people who try to scam others sometimes (not this case) you have to admire the ingenuity that is used.
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:35 PM
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Here's an idea, offer to pay his price on one condition. You will fly out to Italy and pick it up there, and give him the check when you see it.
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Old 11-26-2003, 07:04 PM
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hill:

Man, that previous post is a great idea. You've already expressed an interest in it, see what he says!!!

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