|Buying used without getting burned||Michael 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.|
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 luck||jtolleson|
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.