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#1944612 - 08/17/12 04:04 PM Funniest piano scam in spam box today  
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I received this email in my spam box today. I thought it was pretty funny. The scammer couldn't keep their con straight, lol.



Hello
Am Lori Mario,I will like to Know if you still have the Piano for sale,Please get back to me with the Price and the Condition of the Bike.Have a Nice weekend

Waiting for Your Quick Reply





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#1944618 - 08/17/12 04:09 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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Now that's good! I hope you let her know about your Hallet & Davidson Concert Cruiser with the 88cc straight strung agraffe torque converter.


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#1944627 - 08/17/12 04:22 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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Marty. Too boring. I sent her a video link to Xtube.


G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
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#1944629 - 08/17/12 04:28 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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Obviously your spammer thought you were selling one of these.

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#1944635 - 08/17/12 04:38 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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This reminds me of the time when I was selling my Yamaha U2. I got a phonecall from a person who posed the strangest questions, which I tried to answer to the best of my knowledge. After some minutes, I finally realized he was answering an ad about a Yamaha motorbike, and barely knew what a piano was.


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#1944693 - 08/17/12 06:34 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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That's a good one, Curry. smile

When I've advertized a piano for sale I've received a few of those... you can usually tell pretty easily, as in your case. When they say things like "I am interested in your item"... on yea, exactly what item would that be? smile

Scammers are everywhere...

Rick


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#1944809 - 08/17/12 11:43 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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I love responses that say "I am kindly asking your best price, my son has just graduated from university, I cannot stop by or call because I'm far away and we are prohibited from phone calls here" WTF? Yeah, I'll give you my PayPal info! HAH!!


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#1945056 - 08/18/12 11:58 AM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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Pianolance. LOL!


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#1945063 - 08/18/12 12:20 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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If you search the archives here, you will find lots of threads about my infamous “Tokai” grand piano. In fact, if you Google “Tokai”, chances are, most hits will be here on PW. smile

Anyway, in keeping with the subject matter of this thread, when I got ready to sell the Tokai, I did list it for auction on eBay. I did get a few offers, but it also “sold” on eBay.

Not long after it sold, I got an email from the buyer (who turned out to be bogus) and wanted my PayPal user name and password, so he could send me the payment. Of course, I knew that is now how things worked and had my suspicions. Later that same day, I got an email from eBay saying the buyer was not an eBay member in good standing and to beware. Huh??

Anyway, it took about a month for eBay to stop sending me emails about the fees for the bogus sale, even though I had relisted the piano. I finally gave up on eBay and sold it through an ad on Craigslist.

Seller beware… smile

Rick


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#1945160 - 08/18/12 05:14 PM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: ChatNoir]  
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Originally Posted by ChatNoir
This reminds me of the time when I was selling my Yamaha U2. I got a phonecall from a person who posed the strangest questions, which I tried to answer to the best of my knowledge. After some minutes, I finally realized he was answering an ad about a Yamaha motorbike, and barely knew what a piano was.


Which reminds me of the man who was trying to sell a Mercury Couger only to find the newspaper had placed his ad under "Pets."


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#1945905 - 08/20/12 12:48 AM Re: Funniest piano scam in spam box today [Re: curry]  
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This whole thread is way too funny.


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