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Old 04-27-2012, 03:15 AM
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Default Ripped off! Watch out for this ad!

Ok so here it goes roaming craigslist last week and find this ad. (link is no good since I started harrasing him today)
*_*_*2006 Honda CBR*_*_*_*

Date: 2012-04-10, 4:48PM

2007 Honda CBR 600 F4i

Parts: engine ONLY 435 miles $650 or best Offer
Forks
Tach
Chain
Forks
Gas tank
Radiatior
Gas Guage
Esc.

Call 513-407-1470

No reasonable offer declined!
  • Location: Atlanta GA
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Original URL: http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/2950980135.html


SOOOO..... at any rate I call and talk to him and decide to buy a few parts off this guy ask to pay via paypal you know for some kind of protection says he doesn't do paypal. Well, I wasn't comfortable but decide to send him a money order and well parts showed up today. Parts are all junk nothing is complete and or damaged. He got me for 250.00 and now I still need the parts to boot. I'm so sick of people like this. If he wasn't so far. I would show up at his house. I'm tired of this I'm on a budget right now as is with this build as I have my money out in other ventures right now. I'm just venting I guess. Thanks
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:08 AM
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wow... spelling errors and craigslist so far away from you? no offense, but you should have known better... I only deal face to face, ebay or from people I know. too much scum out there...
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:30 AM
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Its a known fact. Craigslist is hit or miss. When he said no paypal that should of really raised a red flag
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:38 AM
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07 F4i? red flag anyone?

Sorry about your loss. The best defense is to being well aware of this crap in the first place.
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:43 AM
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Doh! I didn't even catch that... Lol
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:41 AM
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Not doing paypal= not a big deal. I don't use paypal.
Saying its an 07 F4i = bad news
Buying from somewhere many states away = worse news
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:51 PM
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No paypal is ok if youre doing a face to face transaction, but ordering stuff? He could have not sent anything and there would be very little you could do about it.
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:58 PM
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You sent some random dude a money order? Even on forums you gotta be careful. Ask for several pics of each part. Craigslist is for face to face transactions.
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:25 PM
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I should have been cautious but I have had a lot of good luck too. I try to not think every person you meet could be a fn scumbag. I prefer to find out first.
 
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Originally Posted by fordmanforever View Post
I try to not think every person you meet could be a fn scumbag. I prefer to find out first.
your preference came true. Craigslist I strictly deal face to face, cash. No questions, no exceptions.
 

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