So, what's the scam? - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA.
Posts: 657
Garage
So, what's the scam?

Saw this ad posted on local craigslist so I called right away. I asked what the special circumstances were and he said that the engine would need to be moved to another frame. He said it isn't stolen but I would have to act as if it was. Anyone missing a 500?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rebel scam craigslist.jpg
Views:	211
Size:	73.1 KB
ID:	23759  

2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2017 Honda Rebel 500 (SOLD), 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 (SOLD)

Last edited by longbeachgary; 06-06-2018 at 08:56 PM.
longbeachgary is offline  
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 08:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Maryland, U.S.
Posts: 668
Garage
nope mine's in the garage!

maybe it "fell off the back of a truck"
Tree likes this.
Odin is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA.
Posts: 657
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odin View Post
nope mine's in the garage!

maybe it "fell off the back of a truck"
I'd recognize right away if it were yours....

2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2017 Honda Rebel 500 (SOLD), 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 (SOLD)
longbeachgary is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 09:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Maryland, U.S.
Posts: 668
Garage
well that's probably true. good looking out brother!
Odin is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 11:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Showmeguy66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 338
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
Saw this ad posted on local craigslist so I called right away. I asked what the special circumstances were and he said that the engine would need to be moved to another frame. He said it isn't stolen but I would have to act as if it was. Anyone missing a 500?
Well a couple things I notice are 1) description says "all black", Photo is not a black bike it's the matte grey. 2) 4000 is not half off dealer price. Don't go check it out they are probably waiting to knock you in the head!
Tree likes this.
Showmeguy66 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA.
Posts: 657
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Showmeguy66 View Post
Well a couple things I notice are 1) description says "all black", Photo is not a black bike it's the matte grey. 2) 4000 is not half off dealer price. Don't go check it out they are probably waiting to knock you in the head!
Oh **** no. He said hes in North Long Beach. A knock in the head would be the best outcome.
Kenny G, Showmeguy66 and fujirio like this.

2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2017 Honda Rebel 500 (SOLD), 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 (SOLD)
longbeachgary is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 12:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Showmeguy66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 338
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
Oh **** no. He said hes in North Long Beach. A knock in the head would be the best outcome.
I was being optimistic!
Showmeguy66 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 07:47 AM
Super Moderator
 
01-7700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,053
Garage
when i see ads like this on craigslist - i hit the "prohibited" button

Keith from Maine USA - Rebel R1
01-7700 is online now  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Senior Member
 
CGrazFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Cassia, FL
Posts: 141
Garage
The ad says "Clean off the showroom floor".... I'll bet it is! Two dealers in my area have been hit in the last month or so. Front windows smashed and bikes rolled right out of the store. One dealer got hit for 6 bikes, the other one (where I bought my Rebel) lost 2.



-CG
Lyoko likes this.
CGrazFL is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 10:03 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 3
To state the obvious...shouldn't this be reported to the cops (if it hasn't been already)?

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
Geodude1613 is online now  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome