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300 GTS, Stella 4T
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https://reading.craigslist.org/mcy/d/reading-2010-vespa-gts-cc-only-3313/6998292110.html


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Sorry, not Jersey. Still seems too good to be true. Emailed them.
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2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
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"I am asking for $1000."

Sounds a bit clumsily worded.. Only 1 photo..And the price is too low.. Beware.
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2006 LX 50
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That same ad is all over cragislist in every city. Don't waste your time...like I did.
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Molto Verboso
GTS 300 Super ABS/ASR (sold), BV 350 ABS/ASR (crashed)
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GTS 300 Super ABS/ASR (sold), BV 350 ABS/ASR (crashed)
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Scam, it has been on DC Craigslist too
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Molto Verboso
S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
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S150 '09, Beo 500ie '08
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Agree, smells scammy. Photo isn't recent either, it's fall. Do not suggest reaching out with any information you're willing to give to a crook.

This kind of BS is why Craigslist is foundering to FB Marketplace. FB isn't perfect either but at least it's more work to create a convincing fake profile.
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2015 Vespa Primavera 150
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Total scam. Has a least 10 ads in the tri state area. They all get flagged and then removed eventually.
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2008 GTS250, 2009 S150, 2017 GTS300Super, 2006 GT200
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Has been on in Houston and Dallas too. I posted about it here. Wrote them and they gave me some song and dance about it being the late husbands bike and they just want to sell it. Said they'd moved to Butte but were going to sell it and ship it to me. For $1000. Lol.
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2008 GTS250, 2009 S150, 2017 GTS300Super, 2006 GT200
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Here's an email I sent them a month ago...
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I like to have fun with them. I offer like $2000 and ask if I can mail him Walmart gift cards for payment just like I use to pay the I.R.S.
Each ad I see I make a different deal and get the same generic response asking dote my email address and phone number.
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2009 GTS 250, 2013 Buddy 125, 2014 Triumph Bonneville
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Sold my BMW a couple years ago for $6,000 and shipped it to a nice gentleman from out of state. About a month later he comes across and emails me what seems to be my exact ad complete with all the pictures. Only changes were the price - now only $3K and the contact info. It wasn't on CL but another site. Ad looked great. Then I began seeing it elsewhere too.

Be careful out there. They're not only trying to kill us, they're trying to rob us too.
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Had the same Craigslist issue. Sold my bike to a guy, a month later someone else contacts me about the bike. I said I sold it a month ago. He directs me to my ad with a different contact info that some scanner put up.

Buyer beware indeed.
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GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
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Just showed up on CL in Phoenix. Conversations have begun...
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GTS300 Super (Heinz) GTS250 Super (Bulger)
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Syd wrote:
Just showed up on CL in Phoenix. Conversations have begun...
I just received this from the actual seller,

Hi,I have the clear title and the bill of sale. All the paperwork notarized by a legal attorney are ready to be transferred under the new owner's name. I also want to let you know that the price is firm, non-negotiable $1,000. Right now I'm at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana doing special training and getting ready for my deployment to oversea. The bike is already at the eBay warehouse, sealed and ready to be delivered to your place in maximum 3 days. The transaction will be done only through eBay. They will handle the shipping, the payment, and the paper exchange. By dealing through eBay, we are both covered 100% and nothing wrong can happen with my bike or your money. You will benefit from the free delivery (3 days top) and a 5 day period to test, inspect and accept the Vespa. The best thing to know is that the money won't leave your hand until you will receive, inspect and decide if you want to keep the bike.If you're interested, please reply with your full name, shipping address and the best phone # where you can be reached at. I will forward your details to eBay and they will contact you with more info on how to purchase it and how to make the payment.
Regards,

No thanks
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Tell him it's his lucky day because you live right near the eBay warehouse!
Ask for his name and the eBay warehouse number and you'll go right over and look at it and hand the eBay warehouse office team the cash. That saves shipping expense and he gets his money even faster. A win! Win!

And ask for his phone number in case you get there and they need to talk to him to verify that you can buy the scooter.
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2015 Vespa Primavera 150
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Ask him about the other ads you saw listed on craigslist in other parts of the country and would like to buy those scooters as well for the same $1000 price.

It would great great if he could have them all to the same Ebay warehouse and ship all the scooters at the same time. Laughing emoticon
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Honda CTX 700 DN Automatic Motorcycle
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Honda CTX 700 DN Automatic Motorcycle
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Same ad on Craigslist in Chicago...scam.
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2009 LX150, 2016 Primavera 50
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Location: Glen Allen, VA
 
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Syd wrote:
Syd wrote:
Just showed up on CL in Phoenix. Conversations have begun...
I just received this from the actual seller,

Hi,I have the clear title and the bill of sale. All the paperwork notarized by a legal attorney are ready to be transferred under the new owner's name. I also want to let you know that the price is firm, non-negotiable $1,000. Right now I'm at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana doing special training and getting ready for my deployment to oversea. The bike is already at the eBay warehouse, sealed and ready to be delivered to your place in maximum 3 days. The transaction will be done only through eBay. They will handle the shipping, the payment, and the paper exchange. By dealing through eBay, we are both covered 100% and nothing wrong can happen with my bike or your money. You will benefit from the free delivery (3 days top) and a 5 day period to test, inspect and accept the Vespa. The best thing to know is that the money won't leave your hand until you will receive, inspect and decide if you want to keep the bike.If you're interested, please reply with your full name, shipping address and the best phone # where you can be reached at. I will forward your details to eBay and they will contact you with more info on how to purchase it and how to make the payment.
Regards,

No thanks
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