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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:37 pm 
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Have sold numerous stuff on here, and have found folk to be either the salt of the earth, or simply the worst folk to sell too. Or to elaborate, just simply don’t want to pay the money asked for, come up with a book full of excuses or lies, simply think your stupid.. However, on a positive note I stay on Retrobike because of the fab people I have bought or sold with, and are pure enthusiasts and just happy to share there joy. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:00 pm 
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Love selling here as it keeps things within the community,Ive had only 1 bad experience,I was selling two Bombers and I get a guy asks dibs on them asking me to get an international post quote and he`ll take them both.I did this,deal struck all good,packed them up with his name on them.End of month and he disappears of the face of the earth to emerge a few weeks later to say he changed his mind.I just need to vent this occasionally and needless to say dibs are not entertained....


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:11 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Location: Northest North Yorkshire. whippet real good...
I love the honesty and integrity of all but one member. No dodgy descriptions, clear pictures and fair postage rates. Plus a bit of haggling.

Karma is a wonderful thing.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:21 pm 
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Well if karma exists then these people are in trouble... like I said great people or just plain selfish lieing toads!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:39 pm 
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Mostly good, the occasional bad egg, the kind you reply to their wanted ad, take the requested extra pics and measurements, offer the part at a generously low price to help out said member, seal the deal, and then they simply don't reply to any further messages :roll:
Still, at least I dont get multiple requests to send items to an obscure far Eastern address, or get "wanna swap for a tracksuit? Only been worn twice"... :facepalm: :lol: as per some other routes to sell bits.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:48 pm 
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To be honest, it hasn’t been the occasional bad egg, I would say its like black jack, 50/50.. either great or appalling:(


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:04 am 
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I find most punters recently very cumbersome. Too pricey, the missus won't allow it (you need to grow some bollox mate, ffs :facepalm: ), not sure about the colour, etc. excuses are always ready, you name it, doh. Maybe their retro flash has burnt out, abruptly? And stuff must be sold at givin' away prices, or it's not needed at all. I don't mind a bit of haggling, but I won't be losing monies big time on my stuff either, no goddamned way. I'd rather sink them into storage and be happy owning them anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:15 am 
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fearfactoryüberalles wrote:
I find most punters recently very cumbersome. Too pricey, the missus won't allow it (you need to grow some bollox mate, ffs :facepalm: ), not sure about the colour, etc. excuses are always ready, you name it, doh. Maybe their retro flash has burnt out, abruptly? And stuff must be sold at givin' away prices, or it's not needed at all. I don't mind a bit of haggling, but I won't be losing monies big time on my stuff either, no goddamned way. I'd rather sink them into storage and be happy owning them anyway.



Totally agree..


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:29 am 
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There’s a couple of regulars on here that I know, before I even open the PM, are going to ask for a discount straight away. Doesn’t matter if it’s cheap or expensive part, or how good the price is. I find this annoying and don’t really entertain it any more.

Most of the time I still find trading on here trouble free.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:14 am 
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I'd rather buy and sell to well known established members.

Some days selling is like pulling teeth though

Rarely had issues but some seem to forget parts that are in their 4th decade may not be new old stock.


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