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Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #1 - 06/20/18 at 17:26:26
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That is suspicious !!!
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #2 - 06/20/18 at 21:53:49
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If I was local I'd be putting an eyeball on it though...  Somebody buy it and let me have the chair!  Grin
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #3 - 06/21/18 at 00:44:38
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Maybe they left off a zero?
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #4 - 06/21/18 at 15:36:13
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BPT wrote on 06/21/18 at 00:44:38:
Maybe they left off a zero?


That was my thought.
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #5 - 06/21/18 at 16:51:10
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You never know, which is the problem.

A guy ran an advertisement like this in Ebay a few weeks back "R90s, fully restored, all parts there, i am moving and don't have time to put back together, all in boxes, $3,500 pick up".

Now this guy lived only 40 minutes from me and I didn't even bother  responding, now did a lot of other people.

Well, we are all kicking ourselves because the buyer got a beautifully restored R90s (some assembly required). The buyer, once he got the goodies home, posted photos on "airheads downunder".

The photos below are not the full set. Once I'd brushed the tears away I did a quick catalogue on the full set and I reckon its all there.

Yep, $3.5k and 20 hours labour would have bought an immaculate R90s.

Sometimes even something that is too good to be true is true.


Now excuse me, I have to go cry a little while (again).
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #6 - 06/21/18 at 19:09:04
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If I were nearby, I'd certainly check on it.  I thought the zero was missing because $8,000 would be at least closer to normal.  I dobt you can find a Steib sidecar alone for $800 though.

As for that R90s deal.........  sorry for your loss!
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #7 - 06/21/18 at 20:54:28
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This day and age there is a lot of social ills where someone needs to turn something into cash to get well. They will sell anything at a price that will go "out the door" within an hour. Unfortunately even folks with BMW side cars can find themselves in that type of jam.

Ya just never know,  are they dumb, a scammer, or "need to get well". I always call...... ya just never know. Don't take anything but cash to that dance however.
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #8 - 06/22/18 at 10:32:00
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Tried to contact the guy, and messages were not returned. I'm guessing it's a scam. Sorry for the false flag. JB
  

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Re: Seems low - perhaps a scam? CL listing for a R80
Reply #9 - 06/22/18 at 17:03:51
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I just pulled this off the net if you local folks wanted to dig further.....


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