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Pristiwani Cycle Store - Legit?

Old 04-21-20, 01:51 PM
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Pristiwani Cycle Store - Legit?

I could not find anything online about this store except their own website. The website looks pretty legit; it looks professional, high quality and up to date. The prices for a bike I was looking at purchasing is about $500 less on their store than anywhere else I could find. They appear to be somewhere on the eastern hemisphere, so that could be why, but they have a currency drop-down that includes USD, so I assume they do business with people in the US, or at least are prepared to.

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this online seller.
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Old 04-23-20, 11:27 AM
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Im looking for the same info. They have a bike for $2k less than ANYWHERE in the USA. I figured they would do a switcharoo and send me last years model. I searched the web extensively and found noting. Nothing on Google Maps. No Reviews.

I emailed them and they replied about 40 hours later. I might contact paypal and see what protections are available.

Thank you for contacting us.

Yes sir, this model is already in 2020.
For the purchase process, you can check out and register directly on our website page.

Note :
( Delivery time Standard will be 17 - 21 days by Air and 30 - 35 days by Sea freight )
and For shipping costs, it will automatically come out on our website if you have registered and checked out ( Maybe USD $25 - USD $ 650 ) / Tax fees included
( Shipping costs depend on whether you want to be sent by Air or Sea. )
The fee will be known after you register and check out on our website.
We have money back guarantee if the item :

1. Broken within delivery time.
2. Not Original.
3. Not arrive more than 40 days.

We will return your full payment or sent the new one.
Depend the case, you can choose want to receive the full refund or receive a new unit.

Feel free if you have another questions,
It's my pleasure to assist you.

Thank you
Best Regards

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Old 04-23-20, 10:00 PM
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Interesting. I'm slightly tempted, but also cautious...
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Old 04-24-20, 06:23 AM
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If it sounds too good to be true...
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Old 04-24-20, 10:08 PM
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Hi everyone, looks like Iím in the same boat. Did anyone pull the trigger?
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Old 04-25-20, 07:04 AM
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Iím wondering why not much info yet their site claims they have been operating since 2018?
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Old 04-25-20, 08:05 AM
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Iím wondering why not much info yet their site claims they have been operating since 2018?
maybe they just started shipping internationally this year...??
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Old 04-25-20, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike.g369 View Post
maybe they just started shipping internationally this year...??
thank you..could be..they have good deal on giant stance bike I like..just hesitant from lack of info out there
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Old 04-25-20, 08:17 AM
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Indonesian online retailer with prices too good to be true? 100% guaranteed scam.
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thank you..could be..they have good deal on giant stance bike I like..just hesitant from lack of info out there
Iím looking at the fuse expert. Bike Barn has it 1800, on line store here in the US for 1600 but they donít have my size. This site has it 1350...hopefully shipping is under 100. i will decide by this weekend but very hesitant. Iíve disputed fraudulent charges on a CC before and it was always easy but never an amount over 500.
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Indonesian online retailer with prices too good to be true? 100% guaranteed scam.
Thatís where I was headed.Also Iíd rather support made in USA especially right now..Any reasonable shops you could recommend?
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Old 04-25-20, 08:41 AM
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Thatís where I was headed.Also Iíd rather support made in USA especially right now..Any reasonable shops you could recommend?
I've never had a problem with any online retailer in Europe or the US. Customer service can be a little variable, but you won't get completely ripped off as a shop in Jakarta is likely to do. I've also had good luck with aliexpress for little stuff.
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Originally Posted by Jrob View Post
Thatís where I was headed.Also Iíd rather support made in USA especially right now..Any reasonable shops you could recommend?
most of the higher end bikes are made in Taiwan. The price of the bike Iím looking at is not to good to be true so thatís not throwing up a red flag for me plus from what I have heard the mark up on these bikes are high.
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Old 04-25-20, 10:01 AM
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Google maps shows three bike stores in the area of their address which seems to be a mall. None are Pristiwani.
Emerhub reports "Congratulations! You found 0 companies in Indonesia searching for pristiwani!"
Let us know how it works out for you.
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Old 04-26-20, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kingston View Post
I've never had a problem with any online retailer in Europe or the US. Customer service can be a little variable, but you won't get completely ripped off as a shop in Jakarta is likely to do. I've also had good luck with aliexpress for little stuff.
Below is an example of a fraudulent US-based site that operates for years, but is not getting shut down:

https://www.dealscube.com/

To convince yourself that the site is fraudulent, without actually getting burnt, you need to read carefully the reviews:

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.dealscube.com

They are so deprived that they go after customers, who they scammed or attempted to scam, who tried to fight back in posting about their experiences. Oh, yes, they have excellent prices and items in stock that nobody else has.
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Old 04-27-20, 09:28 AM
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Yeah, for me, it's just a little too risky. Even if I can dispute the charges and get my money back, who knows how long that will take and I don't have time to deal with crap like that anyway right now. I have a Giant bike shop less than a mile form my house and I have no problem giving them money. The only reason I stumbled on that online store is because I wanted to check that the price at the store was comparable with everywhere else; which it is except for Pristiwani. Thanks for all the replies!
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Old 06-09-20, 08:05 PM
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Not a Scam

My brother in law lives in Singapore, so I had him check it out when he was in Jakarta. He gave me the green light to order from them. He said the store is amazing in person. So I ordered a 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo Expert Carbon through PayPal. Took about 28 days by sea. Bike arrived exactly as described. I paid $6670.00 total with shipping and tax. That is over $2k cheaper than I can find it anywhere in the USA. Super stoked it all worked out. Just thought I would let you guys know its all good.
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Buggywhips26, can you post of photo of your bike? That's exactly the bike I've been looking for.
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Old 06-12-20, 07:50 AM
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Nice job, fellas. Super convincing.
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So by accident you were interested in exactly the same store out of the myriad in the world and your brother-in-law by another accident was brought to the vicinity of that store. What are the chances of that?? Sounds like the question whether the operation is fraudulent is pretty firmly answered
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I've had some email correspondence with this alleged bike shop. I've asked to do a video conference and see the actual store and bike they are advertising. I'm still miles from being convinced that it is legit, but I'll keep everyone posted on the process.
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It sounds to me like fraud in progress.
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Originally Posted by Buggywhips26 View Post
My brother in law lives in Singapore, so I had him check it out when he was in Jakarta. He gave me the green light to order from them. He said the store is amazing in person. So I ordered a 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo Expert Carbon through PayPal. Took about 28 days by sea. Bike arrived exactly as described. I paid $6670.00 total with shipping and tax. That is over $2k cheaper than I can find it anywhere in the USA. Super stoked it all worked out. Just thought I would let you guys know its all good.
Can you post a picture of your bike?
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Old 08-07-20, 02:33 AM
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I've been living in jakarta for 35 years, there is no pristiwani cycle store at the written address

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