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Daniel Coon: Irresponsible (Bad) Trader(2 posts)

Daniel Coon: Irresponsible (Bad) Traderjhkelman
May 1, 2002 3:31 PM
Traded Mr. Coon (of Portland Oregon) my excellent condition 98 Bomber Z-1 Alloy for what he claimed was a 98 Atom Bomb in similar condition. Atom Bomb was actually a 97 (not a big deal, there's little difference, but why not be honest?), but more importantly it had blown seals. I contacted Mr. Coon regarding this, asking him if he'd had any problems to which he replied no. After having my trusted local shop confirm that the seals were indeed blown and that it would cost approx $80 for parts and labor, I e-mailed Mr. Coon two or three time asking what he would like to do to take care of his mistake. These e-mails were sent over a period of five days. With no response (while the trade was going on he had always responded within 12-18 hours), I pretty much assumed that he was going to rip me off and I needed the fork rebuilt so my girlfriend could ride (fork was for her bike). Thus, I went ahead and had the work done. The very same day, whilst the repair was underway, I received an e-mail from Mr. Coon stating that he "was sorry the trade didn't work out" and that he could think of nothing to do but trade back. Since I had already had the repairs done to the tune of $88, I couldn't trade back but was willing to accept responsibility for getting the repairs done too hastily. I then suggested we split the cost of the rebuild, and I haven't heard from him since (that was a week ago). Don't trade with this guy, as he apparently does not take responsiblity for his own damn mistakes.
His name is Dennis Coon, sorry for any confusion (nm)jhkelman
May 2, 2002 7:59 AM