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Ebay - talk me out of it

Discussion in 'Shopping, Services, Offers and Reviews' started by Tin Pot, 6 Oct 2017.

  1. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Seen a huge bargain on a bike 50% RRP, unused.

    Seller 100% somewhere in darkest Wales.
     
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  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Ask to see a receipt/proof of ownership before bidding

    Then book a B&B and have a weekend away to collect
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    That's not talking me out of it!
     
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  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Has it been used at all ?

    Is it being sold by retail outlet or private person ?

    But then if its deepest Wales it was more than likely owned and ridden by a sheep that bought the wrong size or wanted to try and do some exercise and gave up after putting it in the shed .

    On a serious note there are loads of bike out there that get bought ridden once or twice then go back in the shed or such and sold off after 6 months at a bargain price , just look out if its on a cycle to work scheme
     
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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Well do you need or want it? Can you afford it? Do hope it's not another Cinelli though ;)
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Want, need, afford...these are all relative terms...
     
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  7. Bimble

    Bimble Bimbling along ... Staff Member

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    Last edited: 6 Oct 2017
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  8. OP
    OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    No, pedals haven't even been put on, private.

    If it's cycle to work, does that mean it's the company's and not his to sell?

    Unless it's stolen or a dodgy Chinese copy, the only other scenario I can imagine is that it's C2W somebody did just to get the readies.
     
  9. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Yes, if it is in the hire period.
     
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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    or he has not made the final payment
     
  11. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    As long as it's theirs ... enjoy seeing the mountain sheep :tongue:

    C2W means no sale until paid for or the company can claim it back. I've seen people get a bike just to re-sell for the cash. However, tracking a sale could be hard to do.
     
  12. helston90

    helston90 Eat, sleep, ride, repeat.

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Post the link and we'll tell you if it's worth a punt or not :okay:
     
  13. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    1) Check feedback. If ok, then 2) send a query by email. (Check the cut of his/her jib). If good response, consider 3) send another query. (For same reason). If ok then proceed if you still want it, knowing your protection as a buyer is pretty good, so long as you play by ebay rules.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Well, they've said not c2w and have a receipt, so this is awkward.
     
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  15. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    It's legit. Enjoy Wales *


    * OK, I know that's not "talking you out of it" :tongue:
     
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