So, I sold ,y set of X0 brakes on eBay this week, both seller and buyer have long standing 100% feedback.
I literally removed the brakes from my bike, gave them a clean up and sent them off - I'd been riding on them with no hassles (the odd bleed required) for 6 months, and they were unmarked.
Now, the buyer has contacted me saying,,,
I've tried fitting these today but they are not working correctly. There is a piece missing from the lever body so you can wind the contact adjuster right off & they pull right to the bar. That added to the fact they are far from "perfect condition" as described in the listing I would like to send them back for a refund.
I already own 2 other sets of these so I know what they should be like. These are incomplete & are not working correctly. I was prepared to accept the condition for the price I paid as they are far from battered but they are not "perfect" as they were described..."
Now, I'm not a d*ck, and would genuinely never send something out that's not as described - these really were spotless, and were photographed as such, the missing part but does concern me, because I can't picture what it is? Any time I've had issues with brakes I simply got the shop to bleed them, and they were fine again. If truth be told the only reason I sold them, and my Elixir 5's too, is because I'm sick of having to bleed Avids so often and have gone for some XT's instead.
So, what are your thoughts? I'm inclined to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, as I say he's got a long and good feedback score, which suggests he's a decent enough sort. But, I don't want to end up being stuck with something that's potentially been poached for spares / swapped out for an older/bashed set that ill get back I stead.
FWIW, they sold for £100, way less than half what I paid for them last year.