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buying from online classifieds(3 posts)

buying from online classifiedsthelc
May 28, 2001 7:40 PM

Hey, can anyone give me advice about
purchasing a bike from online classifieds?

That is, how can you be sure that you'll get
what you're paying for? Is it possible to get
some type of guarantee from the seller?

respond
Look at the picturesJonathan Zook
May 28, 2001 7:52 PM
I have purchased components from on-line sellers with great results (i.e. never been screwed). I make it a point to only look seriously at adds posted with pictures, that way I can see the condition of the item. I would ask the seller about guaranteeing what he/she is selling, and be blunt with them. You're correct in showing concern since you have no idea who the person selling is, and if they're out to get you. I should think sellers posting items on this site are very legitimate, so you should be safe in your purchase.
re: buying from online classifiedsWCC
May 29, 2001 10:35 AM
I bought a used bike from a seller on here. All in all everything went very smoothly. I was hesitant at 1st but talked to the guy on the phone and felt better about things after that. I don't think there is any way to 100% safe. He sent the bike COD so I didn't have to pay till I got it, but, even with COD you cant open the box and inspect it before you pay.