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    Warning!

    Hello,

    I just wanted to let every one know bikeshacksonline.com is a FRAUD! DO NOT buy from them!

    A guy I know got caught in it. He dished out 500 dollars for a bike and never saw hide nor hair of it. The same person/people are running several fraudulent/fake online stores. I mainly just wanted to get the word out and warn my fellow cyclists.

    If anyone has a means to spread the word about this, I would greatly appreciate you doing so in whatever fashion you can. I figured that this was a good place to start.

    Best regards.

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    Well, dang. They even have the "Internet Authorized Retailer" badge.

    Srsly, though, thanks for the heads up.
    Last edited by walnutz; 07-30-10 at 01:18 PM.

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    IM gonna sick the gov on that ! lol

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    Didn't "the guy" use a credit card? Then the card company could handle the mess.
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    I looked it up and the first hit spells it like this: "BikesHackOnLine." Appropriate.
    you can value democracy and at the same time think the people are stupid and need the government to tell them what they should hear or what to think...Voters are manipulable subjects, kinda like lab rats...You can respect people and understand that they're contemptible. There's no mishap of logic there...Authoritarian governments exist for the people too.
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    They claim to sell a Surly LHT (no way to choose size) for $650. I don't think Surly allows dealers to sell online.
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    yeah, I feel bad for your friend, but jeez, this site looks in no way trustworthy, even on first glance

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    based in england yet all the price's are in dollars .
    that send's alarm bells ringing for sure .

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    A bit of googling turns up this post.

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    the fact that they won't take Paypal, only western union, that's a red flag.
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    yeah, I feel bad for your friend, but jeez, this site looks in no way trustworthy, even on first glance
    +1. Anyone with any online shopping experience would immediately recognize this site as a fraud.
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    You can contact us at:
    COMPUTER WORLD LTD or by Mail at bikeshackltd@yahoo.com
    28 LAWN LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE, HP3 9HL.
    Registered No.04544431

    Someone in the UK, please run by there and check this out.
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