Thursday, 1 October 2015

KTM 690 Enduro Selling Scam on Gumtree/Ebay???

Possible Gumtree / Ebay Scam:

KTM 690 Enduro R 2013 model - Seller called Lucy,

Looked at a motorbike advert yesterday, contacted the seller, when it came time to arrange the viewing I got this response

'Due to my location and since view or pick up is not an option I will agree for a 5-7 days of full inspection period ( after the date you receive the bike ). This means that you have 7 days to inspect the bike for any damages and decide if you want to keep it or not!
Because I will sign eBay's return policy, your money will be insured by them and you will have the option to reject the deal, only if we go through PayPal as well. If this is the case, you will receive a full refund (money back) from PayPal and I will have to take the bike back on my cost! 
You can read more about it following the link below:

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/buy/contextual/return-policy.html

Let me know if the above return policy is acceptable and if you want to purchase the bike please confirm your PayPal email for further instructions.' 

When I asked for the registration to do a HPI check, they have not replied since... funny that...

Reported it to Gumtree, but just so folks are aware... I think it's now been removed but buyers beware, this could be on any bike now!

Advert read like this:

First registered 27/7/2013
Both keys, handbook, document wallet and full original tool kit are with the bike.
The service book is stamped: 14/8/2013 at 533 miles.
1 previous owner before me
Rear handles and rear footrests are with the bike but not installed.

Extras:
R&G Tail tidy
R&G rear axle protector
R&G front axle protector
Full Scottoiler system (runs off the carb)
K&N Airfilter

All the original parts (like the bolts from the OEM rear tail unit and the tail unit itself!) are included of course.

Available at additional cost:

Rotating mirrors (see picture)
R&G engine protectors (never used)
Kriega front and rear grab handles
USB power socket

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