|buying from online classifieds||thelc|
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?
|Look at the pictures||Jonathan 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 classifieds||WCC|
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.|| |