I have run into 3 people so far who have been victimized by online vehicle sales. I see the scammers on just about every bulletin board, classified and auction site. Too bad we can't come up with a way to send an electrical charge down the lines to zap them out of existence.
BTW, did you realize your address and phone # are on the article?
Why is a polished frame such a drawback? Just aesthetics? Or does it weaken the frame or something?
I'm the squidly sort (er, I would be if I could get off of my FOCKING Silverwing), and I always thought it looks cool. If it doesn't hurt the bike, it'd be great for me if it drops another $500 off the thing.