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Old 06-06-08, 12:12 PM   #1
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Sellers' Excuses for NOT Shipping your bike...

All 3 were Centurion Dave Scott Ironman models. What's up w/that?

1-"My son died." Bike never shipped, PayPay got 80% back. Another bike he sold didn't ship, either.

2-"Vacation, appendectomy, and mental health." Frame did ship, arrived on 60th day. I believe him.

3-"My son was bit by a spider." It's been nearly a month now. The bike wasn't bit, was it?

What are the odds, eh?
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Old 06-06-08, 12:19 PM   #2
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Anyone tell you that they rode over a frozen lake and fell in?

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Old 06-06-08, 12:26 PM   #3
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Anyone tell you that they rode over a frozen lake and fell in?

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I'm just glad it was only about waist deep. I still "draw up" thinking about it.
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Old 06-06-08, 01:20 PM   #4
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They are all pretty bad. I think they must put the bikes on ebay, and once its sold think, oh merde how are we going to ship this thing?
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Old 06-06-08, 02:07 PM   #5
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I had a ebay guy never ship my item, after 2 months of screwing around with him, he did at least refund 100% of my $

his reason...he was "depressed" because his wife left him....wtf ?? I would be happy
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Old 06-06-08, 02:58 PM   #6
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I'll admit I've been slow to ship some items from time to time. But we're talking 5-7 days later than I had originally intended, not 60!
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Old 06-06-08, 04:17 PM   #7
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Waiting 5-7 days to ship an item gets negative feedback from me..
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A week after auction close: "I shipped your bike but UPS brought it back a couple days later all mangled up."

I knew better. The sale price and quoted shipping together didn't cover UPS' shipping fees. I wondered how she was going to wiggle out of that one.
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At least you got the one I sent.
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Old 06-06-08, 06:18 PM   #10
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At least you got the one I sent.
Who are to talking to? I haven't bought any bikes from Canada.
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Old 06-06-08, 10:03 PM   #11
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Who are to talking to? I haven't bought any bikes from Canada.
You didn't start the thread either. Our resident Centurion collector gathers them from the 4 corners of the world. (I should have quoted the 1st post, sorry for the confusion.)
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You didn't start the thread either. Our resident Centurion collector gathers them from the 4 corners of the world. (I should have quoted the 1st post, sorry for the confusion.)
I sincerely appreciate that fine frame, and as you know, it's a bad mamba-dog bike. I see your southern suburb won the Cup, again.

I think prettyshady and McDave have good points: people sell the bike, then wonder how they're going to ship it, or sell the bike, and realize that UPS is going to make all the money on the deal. It took me 3 hours to wrap and pack a Pinarello, but I tried to leave nothing in the box to chance.

On 4 bikes, I've actually offered to have the local UPS store ship the bike on my dime. Twice, it worked like a charm. Though I paid a lot more in shipping, the bikes, both Ironman models in great condition, were only $100 because the seller wouldn't ship. On the one that didn't ship at all, I offered twice to have him take it to the UPS store. When he told me it looked funny tied to the top of his car on the way to the Post Office, I knew he wasn't sending me anything but a story.

As a followup, the bike I bought May 16 arrived at the bus station yesterday. I'm interested in seeing how it made it, condition-wise.

BF folks are consistently better/quicker/more straight about it.
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1989 Centurion Carbon-R - Carbon Fiber

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Old 06-07-08, 01:39 PM   #13
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I won an eBay auction a few years ago for the minimum bid. The seller emailed me & said he took the bike to a shop for an overhaul before he shipped it & they found the frame was cracked at the bottom bracket. I didn't believe him for a minute, but what could I do? I figured he was bummed it sold so cheap & decided to keep it. A couple other of his buyers on other items emailed me & said he did similar flakey things to them.
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Old 06-07-08, 03:42 PM   #14
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I saw a GT mtb on Ebay that was located about 10 miles away. During the auction, I had messaged him and made sure that free local pick up was okay.

I won the GT for a song (something like $20, as I recall), and then saw that the same seller had another decent old MTB up for sale that ended in a few minutes with no bidders yet. So, I put in a minimum bid and ended up winning for less than a dollar. Yippie!

By email, he said that he would sell me both bikes for a total of $50. What? No way, buddy. Long story short, we did not complete the transaction on either bike and we both left each other negative feedback. I lost no money, but he was a complete tool about it. Very abusive emails also.

Other than that, I have had no real problem with Ebay sellers. Knock on wood.

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Precisely why I will NEVER buy anything from Ebay or any other used item over the internet. I have to be right there looking at it, touching it, smelling it.... ok well. That's a bit too much. But , I'm just glad I live in an area where every type of bike imagineable is available.. used. No rust either!
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