I have the ducati listed for sale, transcript from him. How can we screw with him?

Scammer:

Hello,
Do you have ducati for sale? I saw the ad on Craigslist and the bike looks good, had you any problems with it recently?

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Me:

I do still have it, I have one guy coming tomorrow or Thursday to look at it, but he said he wouldn’t have funds until the end of the month. It’s in great shape, the only issue that wasn’t mentioned in the ad was it had a dead battery this weekend. Just finished putting a new on in and it’s good to go. Check back with me Thursday evening and I will let you know if he put a deposit down on it

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Scammer:

I apologize for late reply, it’s so crazy right now with everything going on. Have to admit, your bike looks very good. Do you some papers for it beside title, like vin report or something?

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Me:

Just wanted to let you know, the guy today liked the bike, but is waiting until the end of the month to be paid before he makes the purchase. He said he wouldn’t be offended if I still show it to other interested. I’m available after 5 on the weekdays and I’m usually pretty flexible on the weekends

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Scammer:

I would like to check actual ducati report. However I don’t plan to run it myself, but thank you for offering VIN. Would you mind getting one instead? In case we don’t make a deal you can still use it for other buyers while I’d have no use for it. My mechanic recommended to me vinsdungeon.com for such reports. He says it is cheaper than carfax but more accurate when it comes to bikes so I would suggest using that service. I am planning to come next week to check your bike, assuming that report comes clean, please let me know.

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Me:

Sorry, no. Far to many scams involving crap vin check services. If you’re truely interested, feel free to come check the bike out and then we can talk about history reports

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Scammer:

If you think this is a scam or a sales pitch, I will stop contacting you. However, if you reconsider, please get back to me with report I asked for - I’m very interested in the bike, but I need trusted report before deciding what to do next. I don’t want to spend money, because if it’s bad, then I surely won’t buy that bike. I hope you understand my point, good luck and good bye.

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Me (Just wasting his time at this point):

James, if you are interested in the bike, I would highly suggest you come check out the bike in person, you can even have a mechanic come look over every bolt. If you decide you like it, I will pull any history check you feel is worthwhile. The ball is in your court. However, I will not buy any report if you cannot prove to me that you are a genuine buyer, period.

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Scammer:

Please accept my apologies for sounding rude, but I need to see that report to make sure everything is in order. Feel free to blackout VIN or other personal data in case that’s what worries you. Six months ago I purchased a bike with clean carfax. Very soon it turned out to be a lemon and other report from vinsdungeon.com showed numerous recalls. I don’t want to make same mistake again and that’s the only reason why I’m asking for specific report now. As you know from my previous mails, I am planning to come next week from SD to check the bike if that report comes clean. Please keep me posted.

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