Ok, so I was on Craigslist.org the other day and came across this posting for a 1998 Valkyrie
for sale for $2970! Great deal, I'm thinking... especially since I could just go pick it up in Fayetteville, AR, about 2 hours from here!
I emailed the guy and here's how that went...
Sorry, but it sounds kind of fishy to me... good luck on selling it!
----- Original Message -----
From: paul racman
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 12:45 PM
Subject: RE: 98 Valkyrie
the bike is in Oklahoma City (at MoneyBookers official location). It could take up to 25 days to set up an appointment to pick it up and I am not going to wait that long because I am paying some fees each passing day.
If you want to purchase it, let me explain you how MoneyBookers works and how we can proceed:
To start the official transaction, I need your full name and shipping address.
As soon as I receive your info, I will forward it to MoneyBookers, they will start the transaction and notify you with all the instructions (payment, shipping, my account status etc.) One of their agents will be assigned to handle the payment. You have to make the payment using the exact details they will provide you with and when the payment is complete, you have to send them the payment information, they will verify it and take care of the delivery. You will have a 14-day return policy, so you will have the chance to test and inspect the bike and decide either you keep it or not. If you decide to keep it, they have the power of attorney so they will transfer the title into your name and release me the funds, if not they will be responsible for the return shipping and you will have a complete refund within 3 days..
I am waiting your email.
Lesson: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is... lol
A friend of mine had been trying to sell a horse and horse, so I told her to list it on Craigslist, she did it and got a reply from a "Prince in Africa" asking her to pay like $2700 for shipping and he'd like reimburse her or something crazy like that... for a horse?!? He went on to say that they don't have any horses over there really and they import them all the time... yadda yadda.. whatever. She learned the same lesson, I guess.