Fraud! They sell MP3 300 AT 100$!!!!!
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Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:31 am quote
https://www.vhelicon.com/piaggio-mp3-business-absasr-300-ie-farbenmarrone-120a-p-77452.htm
The peak of fraud. These guys sell the 300 at 88.41, which is $ 100. They even ask you to choose the color. This is what happens in Europe with covid -19. We went completely crazy. Are there so many suckers that will eat the bait?

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:10 am quote
Haven't you heard of the expression "if it sounds too go to be true, it usually is"

As for the pic posted, it screams red flags. 1) MP 300 - no longer in production, 2) Bike shown is a 2014-15 model 3) Pic shows a MP3 500, not a 300 4) Do you really buy a vehicle sight unseen just based on a web page 5) Price, 'nuff said. Shall I continue?

Those dumb enough to fall for scams like this need to put on their big boy pants and take some responsibility.

If you believe you can buy a bike for less than 100Euro then I've got a Nigerian friend who is looking to deposit his lottery winnings into your bank account.
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Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:39 pm quote
Okay Sbaert, your thoughts are correct and I totally agree. But what about that?
https://www.vhelicon.com/605290m001-abdeckplane-piaggio-mp3-x10-p-103898.htm
Authentic Piaggio hood for 41.31 from the same rogue seller. Its real price from Piaggio is around 90. I believe that many MP3 owners will send 41.31 and will receive fresh air.

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Mp3 Yourban 300 i.e
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Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:52 am quote
Be careful.. too cheap some time means scam.. it's the same worldwide.
Hooked
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Location: Belgium
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:00 am quote
As I stated already "If it sounds too good to be true . . . ."

I did find my Piaggio Bitubo shocks for almost half off, BUT that was through Amazon Italy. So if I got a box with a brick in it, Amazon would have to deal with it and set things straight.

On the other hand, I have that exact same cover and I'll sell mine for that price. Never used it.
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Mp3 Yourban 300 i.e
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Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:42 am quote
sbaert wrote:
As I stated already "If it sounds too good to be true . . . ."

I did find my Piaggio Bitubo shocks for almost half off, BUT that was through Amazon Italy. So if I got a box with a brick in it, Amazon would have to deal with it and set things straight.

On the other hand, I have that exact same cover and I'll sell mine for that price. Never used it.
Imho, first of all use PayPal, if you'll have problems they will support you and if someone has bad thoughts.. they won't accept PayPal payments.
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Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:45 am quote
Obviously I totally agree with sbaert, use common sense when purchasing something of high value and make sure there are safeguards when purchasing. But maybe do I say, not as I do haha...

I actually got my MP3 off of Ebay back in May. I was kinda drunk on a Friday night and thought it seemed like a good deal so I bid on it. $1750 for a 2010 MP3 250 with 8500 miles. Lots of pictures that showed it in good condition and the seller was about an hour away. I put my high bid at $1825 and ended up getting it.

Fortunately, Ebay has measures in place to make sure both parties are protected so I wasn't completely throwing my money at an imaginary seller. But I still bought it without seeing it first which I normally wouldn't recommend. Turned out to be one the best purchases I've made during the pandemic. I had the bike checked out, got a new set of tires and did the greasing of the steering tubes. Rides like a champ! But now it's only given me the itch to buy a new, larger one.
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