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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:37 am 
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Hi All

Worst decision I made in the past year or so on this site was to deal with Mr Bonty here, I wanted his Haro frame, so I asked if I could pay half now half in a week, ben said yes I could so I duly did this when I said I would. Ben sent me a reply saying will post early next week............. So the week after he said he would post it I contacted him................... Will send it out Thursday. I was going away on Monday with no way of getting anyone to collect it, so I asked for a refund.............I got told NO you can't have a refund it is booked and ready to go. I told him this is not my problem as you didn't post when you said you would. Things got a bit heated and he told me that he had booked guaranteed next morning delivery at extra cost so it would be there on Friday.........Well it didn't turn up and not on Saturday either.................So I refused delivery in a note on Monday...........After another 2 weeks haggling I finally got some of my money back minus £35 for delivery.

Also his entire attitude stinks he was rude and sarcastic from the outset of the problems. I will never deal with him again and would suggest neither do you.

Mark :twisted: :twisted:


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 Post subject: BENBONTY's Feedback!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:01 pm 
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See my post http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=225874


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Not being funny or anything but, What's happened Bonty? You've had good feedback for ages!

Communication was quick and efficient until I paid. The item I paid for is good, arrived as described and well packed.. There end the positives. :(

I paid for the item concerned on the 15th of November, he said he would post it the following day if I chose to go ahead. Cutting a long story short I recieved it yesterday - 4th December after much vagueness and a falling out.

benbonty wrote:
Photos finally added! Please excuse my underwear in the first one :lol:


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The addition of pants in his advert ^^ is quite right - All MrBenbonty did was talk pants until things eventually materialise.

Like anyone else, I can understand and accommodate for delays, time away due to commitments/issues IF they are accounted for with communication. He did 'come good' in the end but I had to chase him up- hard- to do it. I'm none too pleased with the tone taken with me when I did address matters with him

Not impressed :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:54 am 
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Purchased Mavic/Sugino wheelset

Great seller - patient, well packaged, exactly as described, very happy

Top Guy :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:01 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Hi All

Worst decision I made in the past year or so on this site was to deal with Mr Bonty here, I wanted his Haro frame, so I asked if I could pay half now half in a week, ben said yes I could so I duly did this when I said I would. Ben sent me a reply saying will post early next week............. So the week after he said he would post it I contacted him................... Will send it out Thursday. I was going away on Monday with no way of getting anyone to collect it, so I asked for a refund.............I got told NO you can't have a refund it is booked and ready to go. I told him this is not my problem as you didn't post when you said you would. Things got a bit heated and he told me that he had booked guaranteed next morning delivery at extra cost so it would be there on Friday.........Well it didn't turn up and not on Saturday either.................So I refused delivery in a note on Monday...........After another 2 weeks haggling I finally got some of my money back minus £35 for delivery.

Also his entire attitude stinks he was rude and sarcastic from the outset of the problems. I will never deal with him again and would suggest neither do you.

Mark :twisted: :twisted:


i wish i had seen this before i bought some mags of Ben.

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A very nice set of early Mag21 with the black Bontrager crown. Service before I bought them and used once since. The service included the addition of Enduro seals so that they can be run without boots (the boots are included in the sale). Paint is pretty good and stanchions show no wear, one of the rockshox decals is missing from the left hand leg but these are readily available. They have a 1" threaded steerer, the dimensions of which I will need to check this evening.

Photos show the fork test fitted with a KOOKA brace, this is no longer available and the fork will be supplied with the standard RockShox black brace.

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I'm looking for £125 posted in the UK for these. NOW £110 posted UK


I paid in the middle of October and waited a while -maybe 2 weeks to get them - i wasnt in a rush as the frame they were to go on was going away to be repaired.

alas when the frame came back in January it was apparent that they had a horrendous air leak :( I've now managed to rob an airseal of another fork to fix the RH leg which would go flat in about a minute- unfortunately under 25 psi in each leg and a ride to the post office this morning both legs are leaking oil quite badly. money wasted and i need another set of mags to replace the "serviced one" i got ripped off royally for, my own fault for trusting and not checking immediately on receipt. Rude comms and uninterested in resolving the problems as he sold them untested and unused from the previous buyer and would chase him up.. which he didnt.


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 Post subject: Re: benbonty's Feedback!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Second deal with Ben - bought some cranks, arrived safely well packed. Cool beans.


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 Post subject: Re: benbonty's Feedback!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Got a set of XT Vs and levers that arrived super promptly with no fuss. Well happy. Thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: benbonty's Feedback!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Bought an XTR rear mech from Ben.

Quick and easy transaction.

Thanks very much.


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 Post subject: Re: benbonty's Feedback!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:29 am 
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A long story, but bought some levers/shifters from Ben, which turned out to be 2 right-hand shifters.
Took 2 months and a dispute procedure to get a refund but got there in the end.


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