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    Senior Member f1junkie's Avatar
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    Pretty Uncool Auction If You Ask Me...

    Hey Folks -

    Saw this on a popular auction site and thought it was pretty lame:

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/PUMA-FIXED-GEAR-1...QQcmdZViewItem

    I remembered saving this on my computer a while back, and so I e-mailed the first bidder and told him/her that he/she was being taken, and that I'd e-mail it for free if he/she wanted, and also hoped that another sucker would place a higher bid to get out of the auction. Of course anyone here who doesn't already have it can send me a pm or e-mail - it was free, after all...

    So what are your opinions? Doesn't seem very friendly considering the SS/Fixed crowd is pretty easy going...

    Cheers

    Dave

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    Run What 'Ya Brung bonechilling's Avatar
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    This guy's been doing it for a while, and if you ask me, it's pretty ******y. If you look at closed auctions, some sucker actually paid $20+ for one a few weeks ago.

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    Email someone at Puma maybe

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    I can see why people think it's unscrupulous, but consumers are responsible for their own financial mistakes, especially considering the seller is not lying about the item.

    Good job, OP, for messaging the bidder.

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    I was looking at that guys stuff and he sells all kinds of weird stuff and it all looks pretty shady

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    I bought a jar of genuine Ontario air from this guy a few months ago. Unfortunately it broke in the mail. I should have bought insurance.

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    I agree, this is stupid but people are buying it without doing some research, so I feel it is their problem. Caveat emptor, and all.

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    capitalism isn't idiot proof.

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    a fool and his money are soon parted

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    I'm gonna go stock up on free .pdf books guys.

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    check out this sweet frame pad he sold
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=120132580547

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    kind of ot, but does puma have anything to do with bikes anymore? weren't they sponsoring a team or something?
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusprice View Post
    a fool and his money are soon parted
    Its true.
    The best was when the Xbox came out. Someone sold an Xbox box for over a grand. The ad clearly stated that it was just the box, but the game unit was not included.
    Idiots cant read too well, apparently.

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    pretty uncool book if you ask me...
    That book was totally worthless, i just read the one off of puma's site. has anyone ever read it and found /anything/ useful in it? It was pretty much just full of 100% common sense stuff.

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    I like the one illustration; the guy has "brak suck" tattooed on his knuckles. Thats hard core
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamalex View Post
    pretty uncool book if you ask me...
    That book was totally worthless, i just read the one off of puma's site. has anyone ever read it and found /anything/ useful in it? It was pretty much just full of 100% common sense stuff.

    Even more reason not to pay for it.

    Maybe we could all flood his eBay account and ask - how much to ship to Nigeria? LOL...

    Cheers

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    The Classic and Vintage forum has a "Numbskull bike seller" sticky where people post ads with exaggerations, lies, and misinformation. eg. somebody selling a Schwinn Varsity for $500 because it'd make a great fixie.

    For newbies coming in here looking for good info. a similar thread in SS/FG might not be a bad idea.

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    puma used to sponser a messenger team which consisted of squid, alfred, tom the hammer and so other. not anymore though. they had conflicts.
    Rebuilding the Left, Fighting the Right

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    Buzzards gotta eat, same as the worm
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zip22 View Post
    this made me want to wash my hands.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    my bike Owns me+my wallet Kol.klink's Avatar
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    Wow what a bum pirate, is it just me or does that "Fame pad" look alot like a pool noddle and some electrical tape?

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    Oh my aching ass.......

    What do you think a pile of Profile stickers is worth?
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kol.klink View Post
    Wow what a bum pirate, is it just me or does that "Fame pad" look alot like a pool noddle and some electrical tape?
    You obviously don't visit many underground New York bike shops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philatio View Post
    capitalism isn't idiot proof.
    - most people are a 'box of rocks'

    :-)

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