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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:22 am 
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Hi.

just thought i'd ask the question. Spotted this on Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marin-Mount-V ... 33848fed1b

Looks good, but given its on Buy It Now for £300 and theres no real write-up, my gut feel is it stolen.

What do you guys think?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:44 am 
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SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
Hi.

just thought i'd ask the question. Spotted this on Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marin-Mount-V ... 33848fed1b

Looks good, but given its on Buy It Now for £300 and theres no real write-up, my gut feel is it stolen.

What do you guys think?

Thanks


You'll get a much better feel for it if you ask the seller a question. I can't see the listing as I'm on my work computer, but if the description is poor then it could just be that the seller isn't brilliant on the computer (I've been in a similar situation as you before). Of course, there is also the possibility that it's a bit 'warm'..

If the seller is close to where you live, why not see if you can go around to view it? And make sure you go around to his/her house rather than meeting in a neutral location!

Oh, and if you buy it, pay through PayPal and not with cash!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:45 am 
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what makes you think it might be stolen? I had one like this a 2007 with mini mono,s and xt, fox rl100's and a rp2 propedal. It was decidedly average and probs only worth around the 300 mark so if anything I would say this one is 50 quid over priced.
It may well be worth more in bits though.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:54 am 
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Who'd steal a piece of crap like that. Dreadful machines. A wedding cake holding the wheel on would make more effective suspension.

I'd reserve judgement. Looks like he taken the pic on his phone and posted it straight to eBay, waiting til he's on a proper pooter to do the details.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:58 am 
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I'd lean towards it not being stolen if the price is in the right ballpark.

If it was stupidly cheap then I'd be wary.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:28 am 
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Chute55uk wrote:
what makes you think it might be stolen? I had one like this a 2007 with mini mono,s and xt, fox rl100's and a rp2 propedal. It was decidedly average and probs only worth around the 300 mark so if anything I would say this one is 50 quid over priced.
It may well be worth more in bits though.



Ah. Fair enough.

I have no experience with modern Marins. having XT on it made me think it should be worth more.

Thanks for the feedback


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:29 am 
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curiously, the seller has now ended the listing because of an error, apparently.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:31 am 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Who'd steal a piece of crap like that. Dreadful machines. A wedding cake holding the wheel on would make more effective suspension.

I'd reserve judgement. Looks like he taken the pic on his phone and posted it straight to eBay, waiting til he's on a proper pooter to do the details.



Fair Enough. thanks for the feedback

Are they really that bad? i've only ever owned hard-tails, was fancying a full-sus trail bike. can you suggest any better alternatives, at a reasonable price of course? :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:39 am 
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They're nowhere near that bad.

I had one ,only problem was the long stem ,120mm, and the flexy forks,SIDS.

Apart from that, great bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:50 am 
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if you are after a newish full sus for 300 quid I think anything you get will be disappointing tbh, however 300 quid spent on something made in the 90's.. well the rocks your lobster. GT lts/sts/lobo, kona stinky/stinky deeluxe, marin mount vision pro (yes i know), santa cruz heckler, trek y11 (carbon lovelyness, ignore the urt haters), what sort of riding you want to do?


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