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Old 01-03-21, 12:09 PM
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This A Scam?

https://www.johnnysportstore.com/

Anyone know if this is b***s***? They appear to be one of the only bike shops on the planet with CAAD stock...

Can't find much of anything about the seller online, so I am thinking scam, but I am surprised by the amount of customer service and contact information on the site. Everything is also Paypal protected...
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Indonesia? Hmmm...
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%100 scam. Scam bike shops usually has Indonesian addresses for some odd reason.
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This may come as a shock, but they're not listed as a dealer by Cannondale. Yeah, I know - I was surprised, too.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
This may come as a shock, but they're not listed as a dealer by Cannondale. Yeah, I know - I was surprised, too.
The prices also seem to be realistic. That said, I would still avoid.
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It has "johnny" in it so probably dodgy.
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This may come as a shock, but they're not listed as a dealer by Cannondale. Yeah, I know - I was surprised, too.
Well...neither is a very reputable LBS near me. It’s been open for more than 30 years.

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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Well...neither is a very reputable LBS near me. It’s been open for more than 30 years.

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I don't suppose you're near the Istana Kuta Galeria in Bali?
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I don't suppose you're near the Istana Kuta Galeria in Bali?
I’m just pointing out that the Cannondale app doesn’t work perfectly. It may not list scammer “shops” but it doesn’t list all reputable shops either.

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Originally Posted by Robius View Post
%100 scam. Scam bike shops usually has Indonesian addresses for some odd reason.
The cycling world's equivalent to those Nigerian Princes that keep wanting me to get a portion of their fortunes...
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Old 01-04-21, 07:54 AM
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I’m just pointing out that the Cannondale app doesn’t work perfectly. It may not list scammer “shops” but it doesn’t list all reputable shops either.

Dan
And I'm just pointing out that's it's an additional big red flag in a sea of red flags when it comes to this "retailer."
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That feels like the scammiest scam that has ever scammed.
Even if it isnt a scam, its sketch.

If a new bike isnt available in the continental US, or even Canada- it just wasnt meant to be. At that point, look for any of the half dozen offerings by other companies that will have eerily similar fit and feel.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
If a new bike isnt available in the continental US, or even Canada- it just wasnt meant to be. At that point, look for any of the half dozen offerings by other companies that will have eerily similar fit and feel.
But, but, but -

Specfically All Products Sports Are Shipped From USA
Doesn't that allay your concerns? It's super comforting to me. *shrug*
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Here is a good test that will give you the answer every time: Does this feel like a scam? If your own personal answer is yes move on. If you are having to ask people you know at that point it is a bad. If it was a legitimate shop there would be no cause for alarm. Whenever you find yourself asking that question, just move on. Right now people are out of bikes, it has been that way for a while, it will continue for a while and if you are desperate for a bike you might consider talking with your local bike builder and have them whip you up a custom frame. A lot of them are still plugging away in their shops because they are single people and can keep delivering bikes to you. Granted their supply chains are probably interrupted and changed just like everything else but you have a better chance.
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Old 01-04-21, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Here is a good test that will give you the answer every time: Does this feel like a scam? If your own personal answer is yes move on. If you are having to ask people you know at that point it is a bad. If it was a legitimate shop there would be no cause for alarm. Whenever you find yourself asking that question, just move on. Right now people are out of bikes, it has been that way for a while, it will continue for a while and if you are desperate for a bike you might consider talking with your local bike builder and have them whip you up a custom frame. A lot of them are still plugging away in their shops because they are single people and can keep delivering bikes to you. Granted their supply chains are probably interrupted and changed just like everything else but you have a better chance.
I appreciate all the replies. Please know that I am not even in the market for a new bike--just getting more and more into the CAAD series and interested in whether or not any CAAD12s are still around. My local Cannondale dealer says "Helllll no. Those got bought up during the pandemic."

You have all confirmed my initial impression: Scam. Scam. Scammy, Scam.

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Originally Posted by AJ1515 View Post
I appreciate all the replies. Please know that I am not even in the market for a new bike--just getting more and more into the CAAD series and interested in whether or not any CAAD12s are still around. My local Cannondale dealer says "Helllll no. Those got bought up during the pandemic."

You have all confirmed my initial impression: Scam. Scam. Scammy, Scam.

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I will call B.S. on that, when are people on this forum not in the market for another bike

If it smells like dookie it probably is.
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I will call B.S. on that, when are people on this forum not in the market for another bike

If it smells like dookie it probably is.
Actually, we're in the midst of a refinance, some for the first time in a while, I can say with no BS that there is no money for bike stuff! We'll see if that future saved money goes toward a race bike...
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
The prices also seem to be realistic. That said, I would still avoid.
I only looked at one price...S-Works Roubaix...about half price. Obviously a scam.
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My rule of thumb:

If I see something that makes me think "Is this a scam?" then I treat it as a scam.
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winter sucks in new york, looking at the google map of bali makes me want to move there just for the weather
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I'd say it's legit.
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