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    ebay

    how much do you guys trust it for new bike parts? im building, and i was thinking ebay might be a good way to go. can anyone give me some advice about it?
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    check feedback, watch for scams... but you'll probably be fine. I've never had any issue with eBay.
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    also, if you would like to buy maybe a new fork, make sure it comes with a box. Most forks will come with out boxes because its fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    how much do you guys trust it for new bike parts? im building, and i was thinking ebay might be a good way to go. can anyone give me some advice about it?
    Since you're in Canada, be aware of shipping costs and DO NOT use UPS, try to get the seller to use USPS. That way you won't get screwed with brokerage charges and the rates aren't too bad (though USPS did just recently change their service and the rates went up somewhat).

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    ebay sucks

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    my step-dad has used ebay a couple times, his firend at work actually does it for him. he told me you shouldn't buy from someone with feedback less than 9_%. it was 97% i think, cant remember. i want to buy new forks, not on ebay (jenson) but i might get something on ebay.

    and since im Canadian, should i use ebay Canada?
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    Theres no "s" on fork buddy, unless you want to try and put two forks on a bike. In which case, picsorban.

    Ive used ebay, bought a fork form the US and it was here in a week, all boxed up. I trust it.

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    i think we need a poll on this

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    Your getting the 14 year olds mixed up, this is norco_rider77
    Want a poll? Talk to MulletArgyleMan, he knows his ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    Your getting the 14 year olds mixed up, this is norco_rider77
    Want a poll? Talk to MulletArgyleMan, he knows his ****.
    my bad i new it was one of the guys that make 5 threads a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Since you're in Canada, be aware of shipping costs
    And customs waits and charges. I won't sell to Canada anymore. I had one item sit in customs for over a month. Meanwhile the buyer was getting very angry, and accusing me of not shipping. It took me a while to figure out that it had left the USPS tracking and had entered Canadian mail tracking (I think its someone on horseback following your package, right?).

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    I've used Ebay for several things. I bought two chainsaws, a seat for my classic truck and many books and things. Never bought bike stuff though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    (I think its someone on horseback following your package, right?).
    actually same system as you guys (same idea i mean)

    just like we dont live in igloos, we dont have pet beavers (the animal), poutine isnt a disease, etc, etc, just saying, thought id clear some of that up.


    yes, fork, not forks, my bad, so much stuff is plural these days, your finger just wants to jump to the "S" key at the end of the word.


    i plan to use ebay Canada to avoid customs and duties, buy from sellers in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    my bad, so much stuff is plural these days
    Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Classic.
    You mean classicS.. classicS

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    Common sense and you'll be alright. I bought a 2008 XT front derailleur, crank, and a Chris King headset from eBay. No problems.

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    That's good, but I think that it pales in comparison to this classic(s):

    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    as for flats, i agree with Steviek, but Ohio seems to be decent. heres an elevation map of the USA. it might help you find somewhere to live. the right side is lower and flatter, left higher and a bit hillier.



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    Just ......wow.....
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Just ......wow.....
    yeah, I don't even really know how to respond to that "map".. just... wow.

    How can a 14yo canadian give advice about where to live in the United States? I mean.. come on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike.dansey View Post
    actually, yes. ive seen that show (yes, i get it here in Canada! ) and i would have won, well, as far as anyones gotten, except for all that american stuff, since im Canadian, but if it didnt involve the US, i could.

    now could we get back to the point, ebay?
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    That's really great, norco_rider77. How do you think you would have done on "Are you smarter than a 10th grader?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by b52v23 View Post
    That's good, but I think that it pales in comparison to this classic(s):
    That's inspiring. Maybe one day I can live on the hilly side of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    That's really great, norco_rider77. How do you think you would have done on "Are you smarter than a 10th grader?"
    i wouldnt win the top prize, unless i got lucky, since im in grade 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    That's really great, norco_rider77. How do you think you would have done on "Are you smarter than a 10th grader?"
    I will be the first person to say that I probably wouldn't do too well...

    hehe... Norco's a minor niner... wee little freshman..... gotten hazed yet?

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    If you are buying new I wouldn't be too concerned. If you buy used ask every annoying question you can think of. i.e. any dents dings, threads ok, need any work, etc.

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