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buying on ebay(3 posts)

buying on ebayslacker
Apr 10, 2002 10:52 AM
Am considering buying a used XC trail bike on ebay. Don't know anyone who has done this (remarkably, since it seems to be very popular if the traffic at that site is any indication). What sort of experiences have people had? It seems that one might stand to save hundreds, is it worth it? Or do you tend to get what you pay for?
+ feedbackk mand
Apr 10, 2002 11:19 AM
I've seen some shady posts. I look for positive feedback from sellers and response to questions before the sale before I make the final bid. I've never bought a bike/frame but have bought alot of parts with great results. I sold a few bikes on ebay. I just hadn't been lucky enough to get a super deal on any of the bikes I was interested in buying and also, what makes me uncomfortbale is that it might not fit right.

Good luck.
re: buying on ebayMoney D
Apr 11, 2002 12:20 PM
I think this is the only way to go, providing you know what you're looking for and are patient. I got a nice Al frame, full Ultegra, and Spinnergy Rev-X's for $860 almost brand new. Buying knew just doesn't make sense, unless your ego requires your bike to be new. Make sure you get a feel for the seller like the guy above said. Multiple emails answering your questions, and check his feedback. Good luck.