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The 02 R1 is very Rated `R`!
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I have seen a few auctions lately with pre-approved bidding like this one. What is the deal with that? You have to email the person to be approved to bid!

Does sound like a scam though. Unless you have to fork over an early down payment to be on the approved bidders list. But then again there is only a Buy It Now option.

The seller does have good feedback though. I'm going to email and see what the deal is with the pre-approved bidders/buyers list.

Just emailed them and will wait for a reply!
 

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I have spotted these on E-bay about 4 times in the last month alone. These scammers need to be stopped.:fact
 

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hmmm.....
invalid item.....
Maybe somebody at e-bay had a brain after all.
 

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Just got a reply back from the person that was holding this auction on Ebay.

Heres his reply!

Hello,
I am very glad that you are intrested in my auction,
2002 Yamaha YZF-R1. The buy it now p rice is
3000$. The bike is made for U.S. use, and have U.S. spects on.
I will sart by telling you that my name is Bill Konn, and for
the moment I am located in ROME,ITALY. I am staying here at a
friend of mine that works at the main BIKES Factory here. He called me
and said that he can get good deals on such vehicles.
I heared that this kind of machines sell really good on eBay, and I
said we should give it a try. We are thinking that in the future, mabe
next year we can make a contract and start a dealership here, and find
buyers in the U.S. as well as Europe.
The bike is almost new, crated, 250 miles. It looks and works
perfectly, and it has a three year warranty that will be honored by any
dealer in your country.
The shipping will be done by LOUFTHANSA AIR CARGO three days, and along with the
bike, you will receive the title, the owner's manual, and all the
paperwork.
I hope to sell this one really soon in order to buy more, and sell
them online, the same way.
I am waiting for your reply.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Regards!
 

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This guy is crazy!

His name shows up as bill conn and his email address is ([email protected]).

I think he is a conn artist!

I am going to email him back and see why the auction is no loger available!
 

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Sorry guys, I wasn't trying to imply that the scammer was a member of this site. I was implying the scammer stole his pictures from this site. For those that haven't heard of these scams now they are VERY prevalent.

Be VERY wary of any deal online that you either receive a check from someone or have to wire money through western Union. If you want to learn more, just search for '419 scam' on google. There are all different kinds of these schemes going on now. I even have a friend that got scammed from one of these through a "job" through monster.com. He got taken for 9 grand.

If it sounds too good to be true it almost ALWAYS is.
 
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