Anyone else been ripped off by a fellow WW?

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by stella-azzurra

Yeah that only happens in 1963.
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by SSB

Is it possible to have a warning system/list setup around here? I seem to be the only one having problems with 89daytona as far as I know, but I don't know anyone else who may have bought from him. I would hope that at least, that prospective buyers could be warned at least if he sells again here.

I will do my part by reporting it as theft, but I think what makes me more angry is the time wasted waiting for the product, now I'm left scrambling to find another pair of KCNC C7s.
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by HammerTime2

I presume viewtopic.php?f=5&t=102931&p=877374#p877374 "KCNC C7 brakes black new in box $170" posted on May 14 is the ad in question?

The same poster posted viewtopic.php?f=5&t=104465&p=891667#p891667 "Swissstop pads and carbon ones included. $210. New in box" posted on June 26.

So leaving aside whether the June 26 item is also black, it cost $40 more, but includes Swisstop pads vs. the May 14 ad. So would it have been worth another $40 to get (or perhaps, not get) Swisstop pads included?

Note: I have no first hand knowledge of this matter beyond finding posts by 89daytona.

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by SSB

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Yes, the first ad is the one concerned.

Just sent another e-mail off with a link to this thread. Seller sent me a picture with the brakes in a batch, as if it is supposed to prove they were sent out. I was not given the tracking number, and now it's conveniently been lost, thus the seller can't file a claim with Canada Post. By not having the tracking number and refusing to offer a refund/replacement, it's obvious that he has zero intention of making the situation right.
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After all that negativity, I'm happy to report back with an excellent experience through this board.

I bought a Garmin 500 from GripShifter, and that deal could not have gone any better :thumbup: . I hope I didn't discourage anyone from trading on here, because probably 99% of deals around here end well, just that one bad apple can really poison the rest of the lot.
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by tonytourist

I bought some KCNC jockey wheels from 89daytona and he was quick to reply and ship them. I'm not a fan of paying as a gift, so I just paid him the extra 3%.
I've bought and sold things here and haven't had any problems, but I think some kind of seller rating system would be a good idea.

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by roca rule

what are you guys talking about. it seems that most weenies selling their stuff on this site are out to rip off fellow weenies, i mean they post stuff for retail when they might be close to new but you still lose on the warranty among other things. well after getting that off i have only bought 2 things from fellow weenies
1 scott cr1sl fork for about $100
and a pair of bont vaypors for $150 from Mdeth1313 :thumbup:

a year ago i sold the frameset on ebay, but somebody from this forum bought it and pm'd for details and for $150 he got the bars and stem. buyer's user name was littlebear, bu i do not think he posts stuff here that often.

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by nogueira.nuno

SSB wrote:After all that negativity, I'm happy to report back with an excellent experience through this board.

I bought a Garmin 500 from GripShifter, and that deal could not have gone any better :thumbup: . I hope I didn't discourage anyone from trading on here, because probably 99% of deals around here end well, just that one bad apple can really poison the rest of the lot.


GripShifter is the Men for sales :beerchug:

Some prices here are really to good to be true so... carefull


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by Northoceanbeach

I was looking at the for sale classifieds at some tubulars. I've been looking on Craigslist but having found anything rare.

Is it safe to buy from a stranger on a forum? Has anyone been scammed from this site?

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by btompkins0112

I've bought and sold frequently on here with no issues.....safest bet is to buy from those with substantial, substantive posting activity.

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by fa63

Agreed, I have had nothing but great transactions on here, but they have all been with well-established forum members.

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by Miller76

I've been buying and selling, nothing but good experiences so far...

Just be sure to use PayPal and do not use the "gift option"

Good luck

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by crohnsy

I buy and sell frequently and have found things to be quite safe here. Like anywhere though, you need to protect yourself..

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by maverick_1

Good experience so far, do check the seller's number of post before committing or sending funds to them to be on the safe side.

Cheers.

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I've bought and sold plenty items, I've never had any problems 8)

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