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Old 05-10-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Hello,
As I told you at this moment I am in Naval Air Station Kingsville , TEXAS getting ready for Iraq. We have a very strict program in here,please believe me that i barley have time to open the computer .All i can tell is that the bike is in excellent condition, with everything working on it. All consumables(oil, brakes) changed, tires in very good shape.Delivery of the bike will takes 5 days .I will do this transaction through www.motorcycle.com . All I need is your full name and address so i can contact them and after that they will contact you regarding this purchase. They act as a third party and will protect both of us in this transaction.
I am waiting your e-mail.
Thank you.

--- On Mon, 5/9/11, wrote:



Subject: Re: 2006 Ducati Monster 620 Dark / 7,500 miles
To: "Bruce Sterling"
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011, 10:09 AM

On 5/9/2011 1:18 AM, Bruce Sterling wrote:
> Hello,
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> Thank you for contact.The bike is still for sale, very well maintained, no damages and no mechanical problems, no leaks, brakes are 80% left, oil was changed 500miles ago. The bike is in very good shape,has never been raced or abused,with everything working on it. I accept $2000 if you buy it now. I have to sell this bike as fast as I can because in 10 days I will be in Iraq and I think I'll stay there for a while, that's why I'm selling it. Currently I'm in Naval Air Station Kingsville , TEXAS and the bike is here with me. If you agree to buy the bike now ,i will ship it for free to you,i will use military service.Delivery will take less than 5 days. I will appreciate if you will let me know what you decide as soon as possible.
>
> You'll love the bike, I can guarantee you that!
> Thank you.
Bruce,

I would defiantly want the bike. I could pay for it today. My only requirement is that the funds be handled thru an escrow service. I would pay the fee.

Do you feel confidant that the shipping could do this with out damaging the bike? If not I could arrange for insured shipping.

Let me know if that works for you.

Thanks,
Fred Gilbert
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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I will do this transaction through www.motorcycle.com .
Yes VERY likely it is.

First, I don't think that Motorcycle.com does anything like that
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I'm pretty sure the military doesn't ship things free to "third party" addresses.

If he is offering the bike at a good price, he could likely find a local buyer and the whole transaction would be much easier.

Just exactly what is he offering to sell for $2000 anyway ??

And why are so desperate to get a bike that you would even consider taking a chance like this ??
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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The name "Bruce Sterling" also sound familiar to me - but I cannot tell from where (it may be just "one of those names").
Bruce Sterling appeared in over 26 feature-length films with Jenna Jameson from 2002 through 2008. Originally known for his enormous handlebar mustache, Sterling developed a loyal following after originating, and then repeatedly using his now-famous "Sliver Bullet" technique with Jameson.

Sterling passed away from AIDs related health problems in 2009.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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That would explain a Lot.
No doubt. NEVER trust a guy with a giant handlebar mustache. Just ask Buzz!
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #5
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There's another Bruce Sterling, too: Bruce Sterling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And, yes, that's a scam.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:35 PM   #6
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Scam. Tell him you happen to be in town on business & would like to just pick it up. He'll then tell you it's in posession of the shipper & they just need your address for free delivery.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:18 AM   #7
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A) It's a scam.
2) Why buy a bike just before you ship out?

As they say in Texas, "El Paso!" on that 'deal.'
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:11 AM   #8
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Just to clarify for everyone that may read this thread.

1) No military member is allowed to post, discuss, or tell loved ones exactly when and where they are deploying.

2) There's no such thing as "military delivery service". The military ships personal household goods when on orders to relocate by contracted moving companies. Otherwise everything goes through USPS.

So, if anyone is claiming to be a deployed or soon to be deployed military person on their initial email/ad ... IT'S A SCAM.

Always remember - "If it looks to good to be true, it probably is."
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