Guaranteed good laugh and seller beware scam story



I received a few scam contacts on a Davidson frame and fork I have for sale
on some internet websites. This exchange was probably the funniest of them.
Please notice how his name changes and how he never misses a beat on wanting
the bike!:
According to information provided by the Seattle, Washington bike shop that
handles the Davidson line, this is a pre-1987 Davidson Impulse. It is built
with Tange Prestige tubing and Takahashi investment cast lugs, and a frame
like this today would cost $1650 without the headset or derailleur. $375
professionally packed and shipped insured UPS Ground Service the lower 48
states. Pictures available on request.
I was searching for Frame, when i came across yours. well my name is Mr
Penny i am bussiness man that deals with items of so many kinds.I also help
my client over there in the USA to do their buying and also help
with their shipping. I will like to know the present condition and also i
will like to know if you will accept a Usa cheque as a mode of payment.
Please let me
know the final price and if possible provide with the condition, and your
phone number is also needed and i will want you send me the pics if
possible. please i will want you to respond as soon as possible.urgent
response needed.
Mr Penny.
The frame is really bent up and rusted after it was backed over by a rental
truck at a race, but if you are still interested I would sell it for $500.
Once again, I thank you for your reply towards my enquiry to :Frame from
you. Indeed, I want to buy the Frame and would like to inform you once again
that the mode of payment is going to be by cheque. This check will be sent
to you by my client who lives in the U.S and he is oweing me some amount of
Dollars which is($3,500)so I decided to use the money to buy the said Frame
from you. So as soon as you get the check you are to deduct your selling
price and forward the remaining excess fund to the Store. You may wonder why
did I not receive this check directly from my client. yes, I could have
receive it directly from my client but for the fact that it will take 30-32
days to clear in the bank here in Spain,So decided to use to buy the said
item from you. To make this payment available to you, I ill need the
following information from your Full Name,Address and mobile phone. Asper
the Shippment,my shipping agent will come down to you for the pick-up and
some other necessary arrangement tp be done.
Thanks, I didn't intend this to be an auction, but there has been much
interest in this frame! I have an offer of $2000 for the bike because the
buyer said since the bike was rolled over by the truck it will be more
aerodynamic and faster so he is willing to pay more for it. He also said
since it was broken in two by the force of the truck he will pay twice the
shipping, which is an additional $500. That makes the bike and shipping a
total of $2500, which he is going to send me more because someone owes him
money or something and I will send him the overpayment either by Western
Union or a US cashier's check. Do you think this would be a good deal for
Thanks for your mail, i just want you to know that am much interested in
buying the Frame and bike which is $2,500 with the $500 for the shipping and
i will make an offer for it for $2,800 for it. Hope to hear from you
soonest, and awaiting for your full informationwhich my client will send you
the check for the payment of the bike and frame.
Mr Johnson.
Sorry, but it sold for $15000.