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    Do u think this is a scam

    so i found this add on craigslist and was wondering if u guys think its a scam cause i figure an 06 kona stinky would be worth more then a 180 dollars. here's a link to the add
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/776840853.html

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    i mean the fork is worth more and that frame is worth even more. whats the worst that can happen?

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    Looks almost definately stolen.
    Perhaps not a scam, but its still not something you wanna touch regardless

    The worst that can happen is you buy it, and end up losing it because it gets taken by the cops (and rightly so) as a stolen item....

    Or at best, you bought a stolen bike... helped a thief out and got someones ride ultracheap... not good, or fair.

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    i was thinking it might be stolen but im still going to email him and see if he will send me more pics and if he still has the receipt for it since its only 2 years old or at least a bill for having it tuned that is at least a year old

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    if it is legit, then i would wonder about how badly it has been abused

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    i was wondering that too but if its not stolen and in decent working condition i would be will to pay for some repairs and even if the frame is cracked at least i would have some good starter parts for a new bike since i really don't have anything like that at the moment.

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    In truth, asking for more details will probably get you no reply. Its almost certainly stolen.

    If it was abused so badly that it was only worth that, then there should be some visible signs - to warrent price being THAT low, there are not. If it was oringal owner, and the frame was trashed - either parts would be used to build something else, or sold as parts... It would be worth considerably more than $180 in either case.

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    Maybe they missed adding a zero on the end?

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