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Old 09-13-07, 06:54 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-13-07, 07:03 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-13-07, 08:05 PM   #4
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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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Old 09-14-07, 04:25 AM   #6
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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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Old 09-14-07, 05:55 AM   #7
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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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Old 09-14-07, 06:54 AM   #9
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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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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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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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Old 09-14-07, 01:01 PM   #13
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(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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Old 09-14-07, 01:31 PM   #14
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my bad, so much stuff is plural these days
Classic.
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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):

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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.....
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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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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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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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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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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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