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P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 167
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 pm quote
What do you think?
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/d/baltimore-1981-vespa-p200e/6930017755.html

1981 VESPA P200E
condition: excellent
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual
LOTS OF FUN, LOTS OF POWER. ALL WORK PERFORMED AND MAINTAINED BY MASSIMO AT MASSIMO'S VESPA SHOP IN COSTA MESA. CLEAN TITLE IN HAND. CURRENT REGISTRATION.


Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 8632
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm quote
Way to nice for the price.

Wayne B
Hooked
59" Allstate
Joined: 03 Aug 2018
Posts: 191
Location: TC Florida
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:14 pm quote
Its also listed as being for sale in Miami, Because of the low price i figured it was to good to be true, Now you've confirmed my thoughts.
Hooked
P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 167
Location: Alexandria, VA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 pm quote
Yeah, I figured as much. Too many flags on the post. Minimal information, and what appears to be stolen photos.
Molto Verboso
S 190. Custom VNB 150
Joined: 04 May 2009
Posts: 1484
Location: CT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:48 pm quote
Posted out of Hartford Connecticut aswell...
https://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/d/hartford-vespa-cc-210-scooter/6928992426.html
Hooked
58 VB1T, 68 SS180, 81 100 Sport
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 430
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:19 pm quote
And here in Southern California

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/d/temecula-1981-vespa-p200e-with-malossi/6930978756.html

This might be the original listing. At least it includes a phone number, and is close enough to Massimo in Costa Mesa.

Any Socal locals know this scoot?
Addicted
2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 602
Location: central Illinois USA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:04 am quote
Same photos as scoot up for raffle recently, at $100/ticket. Think that ad had the scoot in Connecticut
Banned
2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
Joined: 23 Apr 2016
Posts: 2038
Location: North Jersey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:29 am quote
I wasn't aware that Costa Mesa was a suburb of Baltimore!
Agree it's obviously a scam. They probably took someone's legit ad and corrupted it. But (location error aside) that ad there has an easy way to check if it's legit. Ask the seller his name and then call the dealership mentioned and ask if they've serviced said bike for said owner.

Shortly after I sold my BMW R1200CLC (for $6K) to a buyer in Michigan, my buyer sent me a link to a couple ads on the internet. They were my complete ad, pictures included, and the contact info and price were changed. The price was halved to $3K. He jokingly remarked he should have waited a couple weeks to buy my bike, he could have gotten a better price.
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Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2617

Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:47 am quote
You might as well close up this thread, and lock it down...this morning i sent a paypal deposite to each of those sellers. I can't wait for all four of those scoots to be delivered to me by the end of this month. I'm stoked to be a future owner of quadruplets! My plan is to only get one of them registered, and swap the license plate around between the four of them.
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Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
Posts: 902
Location: London
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 am quote
whodatschrome wrote:
You might as well close up this thread, and lock it down...this morning i sent a paypal deposite to each of those sellers. I can't wait for all four of those scoots to be delivered to me by the end of this month. I'm stoked to be a future owner of quadruplets! My plan is to only get one of them registered, and swap the license plate around between the four of them.
Goddammit you beat me to it. I was ready to ship them across the pond
Hooked
P125x (P200 Motor)
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 167
Location: Alexandria, VA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:02 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
You might as well close up this thread, and lock it down...this morning i sent a paypal deposite to each of those sellers. I can't wait for all four of those scoots to be delivered to me by the end of this month. I'm stoked to be a future owner of quadruplets! My plan is to only get one of them registered, and swap the license plate around between the four of them.
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