Hey everyone, I've been trying to sell my 10 for the past 3 weeks now and I recently received a suspicious email from someone browsing craigslist.com. Now, I've sold 3 bikes on there and never received an email like this. The context in which the email was written seemed almost like..well..."scamminess".. for a lack of a better word. I deleted the email but this is basically what it said...
::In regards to 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R:::
I was wondering if you could tell me the location of the bike so I can come look at it.
Well, first of all... here is my craigslist listing here. http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...211656903.html
I personally think I did a thorough job of listing the bike covering all base's like year,make,model, mileage,location, description. It says exactly that im located in Arlington VA. So I think nothing of it, most people ask questions when they are blatantly posted/answered in the listing. So I decide to email from my "junk" email address that has no name/address registered to my home (super paranoid person here) and ask for his contact info so I can call him first. I did this to see if a legitimate name and phone number came from that email address and it sure did. This is the response I received:
The name is Eric: My cell is XXX-XXX-XXXX. Call and
leave message anytime.
followed by this
work until 4:00PM, but you can leave a message with
a return contact number for me to call you back on.
Ok, at this point im like he seems like a legit guy so I call from my cell phone and leave a message. I get a call back that afternoon and the guy didnt seem like he know a whole lot about bikes... no biggie im thinking. He kept saying it was a clean bike and it looked like i took care of it, and that it was really clean ya da yada yadayada. He then asked me if my bike was garage kept or out in the open, so I said "It is in a car port, kinda like a garage I guess" and no more then 3 seconds after I said then the guy said he had to go and that he would call me back. I said ok and never heard back from him (although its only been a day or 2). I have sent an email asking if he was still interested and no response. Now maybe i'm over reacting but this somehow raised a red flag for me and im super paranoid. My craigslist listing states that the bike never gets rained on and never been in inclement weather. So just about 10 minuets ago I wrote this email and sent it to him::
Eric, for some reason I'm getting a bad vibe about this. I apologize in advance if I'm incorrect about things but it seemed odd that when you asked if my bike was garage kept and I said yes, you got off the phone rather quickly and never called back. The initial email that was sent to me seemed off, the context in which the email was composed is not the typical "Hey is the bike for sale" emails I've received from using craigslist. Im extra paranoid about theft (which is why I even lock my bike up inside my garage) and especially in this area with the recent motorcycle thefts that have been going on. Again I'm not accusing you of anything its just the way this was brought to me signaled a red flag. I wouldnt be surprised if it was a common thing for people to see a bike for sale online and see it in person to know if its an easy target for theft...
Now I'm awaiting his response but maybe I could be totally wrong, but wouldnt be surprised if he was looking for an easy target.
What do you guys think??