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BUYERS BEWARE!! BIN TAN aka bt95@columbia.edu(9 posts)

BUYERS BEWARE!! BIN TAN aka bt95@columbia.edujust ripped off!
May 10, 2001 7:47 PM
This piece of garbage should not be selling anything on this site!
In my own personal opinion that is. Email for details.
cant you take him to court nmishmael
May 10, 2001 9:00 PM
nm
What did he do?DrD
May 11, 2001 8:17 PM
Come on - ya' gotta give the details! (all I saw listed by him in classifieds was a Ti frame and some Spinergy SR3 wheelsets - both in the past two weeks - did he cash a check but not send the goods? was something used/damaged which he claimed was new?)

I'm just guessing, but I imagine factless slander like this is why the good trader/bad trader was taken off-line...
What did he do?tpa
May 12, 2001 7:37 AM
In short, the promised goods were not as promised. I replied to his May 2nd ad, three separate posts had no mention of size. I emailed him....Are they 650's? He replied yes. So I decided to purchase them. I was expecting a brand new set of 650c Spinergy SR-3's, with skewers. What arrived was 700's w/o skewers. My note with paypal clearly stated that payment was for a brand new in box, 650c Spinergy SR-3 wheelset, with skewers. That note is part of a legal transaction, if I wanted to pursue I believe the courts would side with me. For $310, just not worth the hassle. If you have ever been in the market for 650c wheels you know how difficult they are to find, (used). This joker wanted the sale so bad that he ignored the note and shipped them anyway. I have email proof (worthless proof that it is) that he replied they were indeed 650's. There are far better deals on 700's should I have been in the market for that size. I would not buy from him. That being the reason for my slam on his name.
Hey moron......NO IQ
May 12, 2001 8:02 AM
His ad clearly stated they were 700c. Are you braindead,stupid or illiterate?
can you read?DrD
May 12, 2001 10:29 AM
There were a number of adds for the same thing (do a search on bt95 to find them) - while some of the messages said 700C, some did not.
That sucks.DrD
May 12, 2001 10:27 AM
If he emailed and said they were 650's, he should have sent 650's - looking at the adds, some of them said 700c while the others said nothing about the size - it also mentions two sets - one used with no mention of skewers, the other new with skewers - if you bought the new ones, he owes you them at the very least!

One thing to consider in the future - use an escrow service - if the item arrives and it's not what it's supposed to be, you ship it back, and your money is refunded (you are out the return shipping, but that's it). I have used Escrow.com in the past - quick and painless.
That sucks.tpa
May 13, 2001 5:29 AM
Thanks for the good advice, I'll check that site out. As for the skewers.....this guy still says they shipped with the wheels. Live and learn. I've come across a few people now that have had bad dealings with this guy. Once I get a few more I can take the matter back up with paypal. Thanks again.
re: BUYERS BEWARE!! BIN TAN aka bt95@columbia.eduJohnG
May 12, 2001 9:13 AM
I had some email transactions with him that made me decide NOT to buy from him.

JohnG