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Anybody used to buying from the roadbikereview classifieds?(5 posts)

Anybody used to buying from the roadbikereview classifieds?OutWest
May 26, 2003 5:58 PM
There are a set of pedals I would like to but but I'm not sure how to go about it. What is the normal way of exchanging money/merchandise?
I bought my current bike this way.aet
May 26, 2003 6:49 PM
email or call the guy and set a price. try to get a feel for the person. if you are not comfortable, back out. if you decide it's ok, you send him a check or do paypal and he'll send you the item. my experience was a good one.
Thanks, wasn't too sure!nmOutWest
May 27, 2003 7:16 AM
I bought my current bike this way.willy2351
May 27, 2003 5:22 PM
I have purchased one bike from a Roadbike Review classified and two bikes off of Ebay. In each case, through email and phone calls, I came to a point of trusting the seller before commiting to the purchase. Some would say it is foolish, but I made payment and trusted the seller to send me the bike. In all three cases, the bikes arrived as promised and the sellers were more than fair in addressing post-sale issues.

Is it absolutely safe? No, it isn't. But it has worked great for me and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
re: Anybody used to buying from the roadbikereview classifieds?Steve98501
May 27, 2003 12:28 PM
I bought the frame I'm presently riding and about half the components from these classifieds two years ago. We exchanged emails about the condition of the equipment, and I just sent each seller a personal check. One guy sent me a chainring even before he received my check. It all worked well for me, and I'm riding a nice bike for about half the cost of new.