[CR]Re: [BOB] RE: [FIXED-GEAR] nagasawa scam on ebay

Example: Production Builders
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From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <stevens@veloworks.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 14:04:50 -0500
Subject: [CR]Re: [BOB] RE: [FIXED-GEAR] nagasawa scam on ebay

If they really wanted to do it right, they'd forget the bikes, and start stealing photos and descriptions of Brooks Swallow saddles, and early Simplex derailleurs.

At Monday, 17 February 2003, Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown. com> wrote:
>At 12:10 PM -0500 2/13/03, Michael Bennett wrote:
>>This is at least the 4th instance I've seen in the last week alone
>>of an eBay scam involving bikes. At MTBR.com last week, some poor
>>innocent guy was trying to sell his completely custom bike
>>legitimately, but another seller copied his entire ad, stole his
>>pics, etc. and claimed it to be his own.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chuck Schmidt
>>Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:07 AM
>>To: fixed-gear@lists.davintech.ca
>>Subject: Re: [FIXED-GEAR] nagasawa scam on ebay
>>David Perry wrote:
>> >
>>> 89272
>>> That's my Nagasawa for sale on ebay.
>>> It's a fraud, a scam, an impractical joke?
>>> I'm not selling it on ebay.
>>> Thanks Ginz for noticing that.
>>> Now I tell ebay and see what happens.
>>> Dave Perry @ Bike Works NYC
>>The auction lists the seller as being in NYC but here is the seller info:
>> rithard2003(0)
>>Member since: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003
>>Location: France
>>Sounds like a fraud to me too.
>>Chuck Schmidt
>>South Pasadena, CA
>Somebody, also in France has tried to do the same thing with my
>unique Hercules "woody." I'm guessing it's the same scam.
>The photos and description were lifted from:
>Sheldon "Caveat Emptor" Brown
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