To good to be true, colnago frame.

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by davidphilips, 29 May 2017.

  1. davidphilips

    davidphilips Über Member


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  2. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    You can find hundreds of bargains if you look at deals from China from users with zero feedback.

    You can probably find a few more from more advanced sellers who have invested some money from selling things to their own accounts to get some kind of feedback. You might even find some with usernames that look human created on the first pass.

    If you buy these without looking critically, you will likely find the eBay buyer protection wanting. But I am curious if they will ship anything whatsoever, and if so, what...
  3. pclay

    pclay Über Member

    It's a scam. Various recent CC threads on eBay listings like this. You can buy a full ultegra groupset for £15 from China via eBay. The seller will take your money and never post anything.
  4. MiK1138

    MiK1138 Veteran

    you'll find you cant pay with Paypal and I would not give CC details to a user with no ratings, remember if it looks to good to be true it probably is
  5. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Do not touch with a bargepole. At best, it's just a con to get money for non-existent goods. If they actually send you a frame, it'll be a extremely substandard and highly dangerous counterfeit which has nothing whatsoever to do with the genuine article. There's a (probably legit) C50 frameset currently on for £510 and a (probably legit) complete bike for £1699. The price difference should be all you need to know.
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Scam, you'll get nothing. Including from PayPal when nothing arrives in 6 months time
  7. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I have some magic beans for sale.
  8. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

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  9. lutonloony

    lutonloony Über Member

    Would you be willing to swap for a cow?
  10. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Can you deliver?
  11. lutonloony

    lutonloony Über Member

    Would have to charge postage im afraid
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  12. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Can only do chicken or lamb

    (It's a Peter Kay thing)

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  13. Dan B

    Dan B Disengaged member

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  14. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    A good read- not just as a warning, it's a good counterpoint to all those (including on here) who think that Chinese frames are always substandard/made in sweat shops/open mould etc.
  15. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Bought a 1989 Colnago frame here for £15 a few weeks ago. I'll post some pics soon.
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