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Ebay deal on C'dale R5000(5 posts)

Ebay deal on C'dale R5000Zman
Oct 13, 2003 6:41 AM
I am working a deal with a guy for a BRAND new (still in the box) 2003 R5000. The sell price, including shipping, is $1500.00.

I think the deal is too good to be true and I am having a problem dealing with it. He claims that his buddy owns a bike shop in California that is going under and needs to sell as much as he can at whatever price he can get. He has a 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60 in stock.

What do you guys think?

ask for a picture...loki_1
Oct 13, 2003 7:00 AM
of the serial number.

If he cannot provide it, well, that answers your question.

If he is able to provide it, perhaps someone on here will be able to help you get information on how to track the bike to see if it is stolen or not.

Be very wary of deals that are too good to be true. That being said, I have recently purchased a bike on ebay with no problems.
I agreeZman
Oct 13, 2003 7:06 AM
I know that Cannondale also has a "from Dealer" only policy, so it worries me that I would be getting a new bike based on the fact that it goes against company policy, not that that has never happened before.

sounds like a scam!marcoxxx
Oct 13, 2003 8:37 AM
or it's stolen. I would think his cost is more than $1500 and was wondering if c-d dealers can't return stock or at least sell to other dealers? Also any size you want is usually a good sign of a scam. You need to verify the "going under" story too.

Inside personZman
Oct 13, 2003 10:06 AM
I actually have a inside contact at Cannondale and am working a few angles.

I want the bike so I hope it is legit.