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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:01 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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Will make it short and sweet

I purchased these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0301281248

And just opened these, tyres which id say is far from EXCELLENT CONDITION with them sidewalls??

What you say?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:36 pm 
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don't look great it has to be said, i'd mount them to see how bad they are under pressure and decide from there, alot of tread doesn't mean they haven't been used just means they haven't been skidded and ragged alot, and not that this helps but i would advise against buying used tyres unless you can see them first, but remember you have paid £8 each for tyres that retail for £28 each so i'd run them and get my 8 quids worth and put it down to experience.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:46 pm 
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it's a tough call, but he did picture the worn areas - all be it very small, put it down to bad judgement.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:52 pm 
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hmmm I have to admit now studing the photo you can make it out but I do really go on trust and written description as photos are very hit and miss and quoting the words

"USED BUT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH VERY LITTLE WEAR AS YOU CAN SEE"

I would still say VERY misleading :cry:

You live you learn I guess


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:34 pm 
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It's an odd one, Panaracers always seem to have the cords very close to the surface - I had a Smoke like that. Tow rides and the cords seemed to pop out. It lasted for years however.

For £8 I don't think you've done too badly.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:28 pm 
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My Schwalbe Racing Ralph and Nobby Nick tyres developed that on their sidewalls after a couple of months use but which in no way affected their performance - not sure what causes it mind :wink:

In my mind like already said, you did get an uber bargain, but he probably should have mentioned it - but maybe, like me, thought nothing of it as there was no affact on performance :?:

I'll give you £5 for them if you don't want them :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:37 pm 
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I sent an email to the chap last night, didnt have a go or be rude just said my concerns and he sent a reply back which was very similar to Hamster, he has had lots of tyres that show there cord pretty much from new ( Have to admit I have never had this before?). It was a really nice reponse and have to admit pretty taken back, he offered a refund but I decided to just get my moneys worth out of them and thanked him for the offer etc. 5 mins later he refunded my postage.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:29 pm 
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daj wrote:
I sent an email to the chap last night, didnt have a go or be rude just said my concerns and he sent a reply back which was very similar to Hamster, he has had lots of tyres that show there cord pretty much from new ( Have to admit I have never had this before?). It was a really nice reponse and have to admit pretty taken back, he offered a refund but I decided to just get my moneys worth out of them and thanked him for the offer etc. 5 mins later he refunded my postage.


Cant grumble at that hey :D

The guy I brought my Zaskar off refunded me £30 as the paint on the RS's was shot (he forgot to mention it). So, proves there are decent people out there.


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