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eBay story...wheelset(9 posts)

eBay story...wheelsettronracer
May 3, 2003 2:55 AM
I bought a record wheelset with 14/15 spokes, chorus cassette, and cxp33 rims for $300 buy it now. When I got it, I noticed the front skewer was a chorus not record and besides that it is bent. The seller claims he was selling for a friend and didn't even notice it. So I'm stuck with a minor problem.

Does anyone here have an extra record front skewer here they can part with? The one with the hollowed lever part as shown in the pic?I have the end nut so I just need the lever and axle part. I can trade stuff or pay with paypal.
Take it up with the seller...Spunout
May 3, 2003 3:45 AM
Find out the cost of a new skewer, ask him to deduct that from the price. If not, bad feedback always works. Report the seller to Ebay.
hmmmmTake it up with the seller...?tronracer
May 3, 2003 5:08 AM
Ya think? Bad feedback results in retaliation feedback. So I'd like to avoid that. I don't think they even sell the skewers seperately, but if you have a link where they do, I'm all ears. He sent me a record nut end after I told him about it, but says he doesn't have the lever and axle part, says he sold it for a friend. I'd like to find someone who has the front skewer, get it from them and see if the seller will reimburse me any costs I might have.


worth leaving negative feedback?weiwentg
May 3, 2003 4:41 AM
if the seller has a high feedback rating, chances are s/he is being honest. if you can't get their friend to correct it (asking for the cost of a new skewer is reasonable), you are, unfortunately, stuck. I don't think it's worth leaving negative feedback, but certainly neutral feedback would be OK.
this place seems to have themterry b
May 3, 2003 7:13 AM
but it looks to me like their search engine is just querying the QBP catalog, much the same way AEBIKE does.

If it were me, I'd leave neutral feedback and buy the same cheap set I use on all my bikes.
Thanks Terry....tronracer
May 3, 2003 7:33 AM
I'm going to see if I can find them tomorrow at the swap first
I can get you one...russw19
May 3, 2003 11:40 AM
But they are around $40 for just the front skewer.

But the point is, I can get it if you really need it.

I don't consider that a minor problempurplepaul
May 3, 2003 1:23 PM
You bid on Record and got Chorus. It doesn't matter in the least that he was selling for a friend. That's his problem, not yours. Will a skewer make a big difference in performance? No. But why settle for regular when you paid for premium? Tell the seller you expect him to make it right. Offer to let him exchange it as he may be able to get a better price than you. If not, and he won't reimburse you for a record skewer, mildly negative feedback simply saying, "wasn't as descibed, refused to make good" is justified. If I had been the seller, I would have been thoroughly embarrassed and gone out of my way to compensate you for the screw up.
Caveat Emptor!Rusty McNasty
May 4, 2003 5:14 AM
Man, if you really think everything you buy on EBay is exactly what it's described to be, you're living in a dream world, boy! I've bought used stuff from EBay, and it's NEVER as good as what the seller says it is. If you paid more than 50% of what that wheelset is WORTH (I mean today, used, cash on the table), then you paid too damn much for it.