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Buying used without getting burned(6 posts)

Buying used without getting burnedMichael Lamb
Dec 26, 2001 10:30 PM
What is a good way to make sure that when you buy a used bike on the internet that you get what you paid for? I had a very close call with a COD bike that had parts missing/switched.
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Dec 27, 2001 5:15 AM
I really don't think you have to worry.High Gear
Dec 27, 2001 2:20 PM
I have sold and bought lots of bike stuff and never had one problem. The expensive things like frames or wheelsets you go COD and your protected. I believe most cyclists are honest.
I really don't think you have to worry.Michael Lamb
Dec 27, 2001 3:09 PM
Just recently tried buying 2002 Trek 5200 off the classifieds from a guy named David Rossi. He sent me a bike with different wheels, seat, derailleurs than original on bike. Said bike was stock. UPS COD will not let you open package.
E-BAY? is it safe?bear
Dec 28, 2001 6:43 AM
whats up with e-bay... I just send some one a MO ( praying,,LOL ). I think e-bay warrantee the purchase,,is only $15 so is not such a big risk,,i am planning to sell alot of my stuff thatI have hanging aroung and pick up some odd stuff I seen there.

any feed back guys??
I've had great luckjtolleson
Dec 28, 2001 7:58 AM
In probably 40 eBay purchases, I've never been ripped off, and only once was I disappointed with the quality. I prefer sellers who take credit cards because I feel better protected, but I've even mailed personal checks.

Just bought a back-up old Bianchi on eBay. Woo Hoo.