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Old 09-06-12, 10:35 AM   #1
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Is Karibu in Netherlands a good place to buy Dahon Vitesse D7?

I am thinking of buying a Dahon Vitesse D7 as I bought one for my husband and really like it. I looked on Amazon UK and where they have outside dealers at the bottom of the page is Karibu.nl advertising the Vitesse D7 with shock absorber and free carry bag for almost £100 less. Has anyone bought a bicycle through this website? Are they reliable? Thank you for any advice.
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Old 09-06-12, 11:56 AM   #2
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329 euros plus 15 euros delivery anywhere in europe sounds too good to be true. The picture shows a bike with a suspension rear end, is that a genuine Dahon spec., i wonder ?

http://karibu.nl/62/dahon-usa.html?g...FYTMtAodBBcA5g



there is a UK company on Amazon offering a normal Vitesse for £375, presumably plus delivery, that sounds a safer bet to me.
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Old 09-06-12, 01:53 PM   #3
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a] The company exists, and is located where the website says it is. b] They have been advertising with several Dahon Vitesse types for a couple of year now on the Dutch eBay daughter Marktplaats.nl, like here. They could not do this had there been complaints.

I know people who have bought things there -- but we all live close by. Don't know how they are with shipping abroad.
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Old 09-06-12, 02:41 PM   #4
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That looks like the Dahon Courser which was only available in China, like a step down from the Jetstream. I had one, briefly, the vendor sold it as a Jetstream, returned it. It had entry-level componentry on it. That would be the reason for the competitive price.
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Old 09-08-12, 01:48 PM   #5
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Thai you for your input. I agree that the bike they are selling doesn't seem to be the same so I am sticking with Amazon UK's dealer.
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first i bought 1 from beginning i thought this is really (to) cheap, i was surprised delivery after 2 days with UPS
no also some friends of my bought, really an bargain
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It's a fraud.
More precisely it's a sort of licensed look-alike to the Vitesse. If you look precisely at the pics and those at Dahon's site, you ought to notice. If you know German, here is a thread about someone buying a "Vitesse" there and then trying to get them send him a "real" Vitesse.

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i bought this one http://karibu.nl/77/dahon-vitesse-usa.html € 349 i checked on local bikeshop and it is original made by dahon
maybe the type € 299 is diverend
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