Today is a very sad day for my best friend (New member to 600rr). Since moving back to the area after a stint of playing college football in Ohio, my best friend landed a good job. Now he was in the market to purchase a bike since he had sold his 03’ Honda Shadow before moving to Ohio. Anyways, I let him take a spin on my 600rr (first person to ride it other than my self) and he fell in love with it. So instead of a cruiser he now wanted a 600rr (don’t blame him). So let the search begin… A week and 1/2 ago he found a 03’ 600rr on Ebay for $4k I think. I was like BS, but the seller gave my friend a story that he took the bike with him from the states to the UK but could not ride it because the taxes and registration on the bike were too much $$$ & he could not sell the bike in UK, thus the excellent price on the bike. My buddy wins the auction on Ebay and gets an email from Ebay and Squaretrade with payment instructions. To make a long story short he did not hear from the seller for a week after payment was made so he filed a complaint to Ebay. Today Ebay informs him that the seller of the bike hacked some old ladies Ebay ID who sells stamps on Ebay and the two Emails (one from Ebay and one from Squaretrade) were hoaxes. So basically my Friend paid for a bike that he will never see and have to pay for a loan worth nothing but the fact that it is going to make him sick every time he has to make a payment on it. Lesson learned, “If it is too good to be true, it probably is!” And two, make payment directly though Ebay so that the funds can be tracked! Damm I fell for him…now I am going to have to wait to ride with my buddy because some jacksauce in Europe ripped him off…MOTHER F**KER!!!!