It's really strange how some people have terrible experiences of selling and some people have really good experiences. I've sold hundreds of things on ebay and quite a few on here and have yet to have any real problems at all.
I'm sorry you have had many problems it's obviously very frustrating, Sorry I cannot be more helpful other than to show sympathy
Fortunately, I been pretty lucky as well. I've cleared out a collection of bikes, I've lost count of how many I've sold now but it must be around 40. The only idiot I've had was a guy who got a puncture 2 days after receiving the bike. He took it into Evans to get it fixed
I don't quite understand cyclists who can't fix punctures. The result was he wanted me to refund him the cost of getting his puncture fixed
But, despite it being good for me, I have to agree there are a huge number of fu@kwits these days!
ha! we had lots of these trying to claim for punctures under warranty
we even go accused of putting broken glass on the road up from the shop (until i pointed out the glass was outside a pub).
one bloke bought a bike for his daughter, brought it back 2 weeks later syaing the stickers fell off and demanded his money back, we gave it to him, it wasnt worth the argument, then his daughter came in a couple of days later saying her bike got nicked. we told her that her dad brought it back saying the stickers fell off and we refunded. she said she saw her dad peeling the stickers off for "security" and then told her it got nicked.
(her dad was a known druggie)
she was 12
1998 GT lts.1990 fisher montare/procaliber tribute.
1984 raleigh record sprint and the full set of Pacific Blue on dvd.