Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:11 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:40 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:36 pm
Posts: 763
Location: Gloucestershire
I have messaged 2 UK sellers on Pinkbike about shifters they are selling, both have read, both have just ignored. Whats all that about?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:44 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Yes but really dont expect too much from there. Its very common for users to do that on there. No idea why. I just pm ???? until they reply which is normally after i have already found what i am looking for which results in abuse from them.
Manners isnt it. Or lack of.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:47 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:36 pm
Posts: 763
Location: Gloucestershire
What total arses! I shall spend my money elsewhere then.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:55 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Well you can get some awesome bargains on there! Just expect the worst from it and the it can only get better. If your in a rush for parts it may not be the best place as indicated but otherwise it has come good for a lot of things for me.
It has a very large user base though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:38 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:08 am
Posts: 847
Location: French Alps/Annecy
Pinkbike is great, I've had some real bargains but it does seem to be populated with younger riders who actually have social lives and as such they are very slow in responding. As for getting the little scrotes to actually send anything.....I'm waitong and have been for 2 weeks a set of forks, first the guy couldn't post for three days until the paypal payment had been put into his bank account because he's skint, he then said it would be posted on the 2nd Nov, yesterday he sent me a message saying he posted the forks on Tuesday and forgot to remonve the bolt on stem which wasn't in the sale and needs it for his other bike so when I get the forks could I send it back, he can't pay the postage but 'you got the forks for a good price mate so you can pay'. Can anyone guess what my response was ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:51 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:15 am
Posts: 1887
Location: Getting fitter, I will beat the Surrey Hills....
B77 wrote:
yesterday he sent me a message saying he posted the forks on Tuesday and forgot to remonve the bolt on stem which wasn't in the sale and needs it for his other bike so when I get the forks could I send it back, he can't pay the postage but 'you got the forks for a good price mate so you can pay'. Can anyone guess what my response was ?

If your response to him was anything other than 'piss off, you made the mistake so pay your own postage', I would be dissapointed :twisted:
Jeez, just some manners from the lad would probably have made that situation a painless one.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:15 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
If you read it you most likely have time to reply.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:34 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Posts: 656
Location: Hampshire
It's not just restricted to PinkBike it happens on here alot. My new tactic might be to PM bomb them into submission.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:08 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:36 am
Posts: 4715
Location: Burlington, ON Canada
Best way to get someone's attention in a PM on Pinkbike is to start the message with "WHAT'S UR BIGGEST HUCK????".

Kids. :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: My_Teenage_Self and 31 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group