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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:30 pm 
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BUGGERS :shock: :D :D

Outbid at the last second

Fair play to you if you are going to use the bike, I would hate to see it being broke for bits..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 500wt_1414


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Looks a great deal.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:55 pm 
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for a stolen/dodgy bike :roll:

here i/we have, poor spelling, cash only, 0 feedback.


manchester :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Always hard to tell isnt it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:03 pm 
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true but only today i was telling my mum the 'here we have' rule. :lol:

seriously, have a look at ebay on random 'high' value items and listings with 'here we have' will start ringing alarm bells for various reasons. i've only ever had great experiences buying stuff on ebay (barring chinese ti quick releases) and i reckon this simple rule has helped with that.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:11 pm 
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What is the rule then? Some people have dyslexia etc. so could often be down to thAt (bad spelling and such).


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:19 pm 
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if it starts with 'here we have' then i dont touch. i understand some people have various reasons for poor spelling and grammar but even then i still find it relatively easy to see though that and judge accordingly. to some degree its intuition and i do consider myself a decent judge of character even on first impression.

like i say, its not just poor spelling in the adds that rings the alarms, but the overall tone plus low feedback or where feedback is high, lots of bikes sportswear and car stereos for sale that gives it away.

i calls it CHAVDAR :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Still gutted.

Had my bid in at £315 as it was only at £260 1 min before end

Well specced bombproof bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:37 pm 
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I agree it is difficult to tell. Many of use will have been faced by buyers and sellers with no previous feedback. We all have to start somewhere though!

Nice bike though... always liked Giant's offerings.

** goes off to Google more pictures **


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Great rule!


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