The guy may be a scammer (or someone may have spoofed his identity in your second-chance offer) but as to legitimacy of this particular auciton, I can vouch for the fact that Mougulpal did indeed purchase a red 52cm Gran Criter ium frame, #D8033 on eBay in Feb 2005 for $496. And he has evidently put quit e a bit of time and effort into restoring it (and it's quite possible that the N OS #5267 Gran Crit with Campy 50th group, which less than five weeks earlier ha d sold for $4101, may have inspired him to embark on this project).
At any rate, I'd say the odds are good that this is a legitimate auction.
Bob Hovey Columbus, GA
> Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 22:40:08 -0700 (PDT)
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> Hi Folks:
> Just a note about a scammer operating with impunity this very day. I'm a
> little humiliated to reveal this because it shows my ignorance when I was brand
> new at E-bay purchases. Nonetheless, I want to educate others as to what's
> going on & warn you not to deal with a known con artist.
> Right now, you may notice two bikes currently listed on E-bay by a
> "mogulpal". One is a Masi, the other a Gios (here's a like to the Masi:
> I dealt with Mogulpal several months ago- bid on his Gios, didn't win it a s
> it never reached reserve. Contacted Mogulpal thru E-Bay after the auction