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 Post subject: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:36 am 
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So, here's the conversation I just had (via text):

Me, 5pm yesterday: "Hi, I'm interested in the Marin that you have for sale. Do you still have it?"

Seller, 11.30pm yesterday: "Ye" (sp)

Me, 7am this morning: "OK. You haven't posted any pictures of the bike with the advert. Would it be possible for you to send me some please. My email address is xxxxx@xxxxx.

Seller, 8.30am this morning: "No"



Brilliant. :roll: :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:17 am 
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What a numpty!

Just as bad as eBay listings with no pictures, what's the point?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:38 am 
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Location: Bournemouth
if it's local, go and look at it. Then beat them down on price


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:05 am 
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Do they actually want to sell it, or is posting time wasting adverts some new craze that's sweeping the nation?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:24 am 
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In all honesty, the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear on it.

It's priced pretty cheap for what it is, it's got no pictures, it's not described very well ("gas shocks front and back"), there's no parts listings apart from the fact that it's got Hope wheels, and the seller seems unable to string more than one single syllable word together, which is a bit odd for somebody who's trying to sell a bike for a few hundred quid.

If the seller had been a bit more forthcoming with his replies, and actually bothered to snap a few pictures of the bike, then I might have gone to see it as it's literally just down the road from me. I think I'll steer well clear now though.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:26 am 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
if it's local, go and look at it. Then beat them down on price


may find wants to meet at the station or pub ? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:43 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Pyro Tim wrote:
if it's local, go and look at it. Then beat them...


:shock: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Sounds a bit squiffy to me...it's either borrowed or he's trying to s am people.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Seller Ever....
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:14 pm 
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ask him to do a sketch, and send it to your work address!!


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