Late delivery of an bike via ebay – any thoughts?
I won and paid for a retro roadbike on ebay on 2nd December (my birthday, so a treat to myself!). It’s in Belgium.
Anyway, no word from the seller and no response to any of my emails, although it does say on the listing that the bike has been despatched….but no sign of it!!
Should I be worried?
What should I do? I paid via paypal so I’m assuming I’ll get my money back if it doesn’t show at all – I’ve bought hundreds of bits and bikes on ebay and never had a problem – I suppose it had to happen sometime!!Posted 4 years ago
Might take a long time to get from Belgium,personally I wouldn’t buy outside of the uk as I’m usually left with paranoid thoughts even if I buy in Britain and it’s not here at the stated time,my mrs got something at the same time as you and it still hasn’t arrived yet and probably won’t until after Christmas now,yes you might as well open a case and get your cash back then if it turns up you can pay him again.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
That is slow… But, it can be messy, posting a bike- you discover the box isn’t big enough, or the packaging’s a problem, and then it’s a pain in the arse to get it posted. All around your day job. So it shouldn’t happen, but it can do.
Equally, he might be a thiefPosted 4 years agoneninjaMember
I’ve bought two frames from overseas sellers on eBay. One from France and the other from Malta. In both cases they arrived in less than a week and tracking was provided and good communications.
I would not hesitate to do the same again but you will sadly get dodgy sellers in every country the same as the UK.Posted 4 years ago
I get a lot of bike gear off e bay,most good some bad,there’s always someone out to rip you off,I’ve sent a few things to buyers that haven turned up,I refunded straight away but they might have been kyung that’s the chance you have to take,if I was buying a full bike I would pick it up myself but if it was from Bulgaria I just wouldn’t entertain sending money there.Posted 4 years ago
Hope you get it sorted,like no saint sais,I always check the feedback,even the positive feedback as people may give positive feedback but write negative issues,I have just had some thing and they said it was brand new and it had been opened therefore it should have been new/other,I gave positive feedback but wrote that item was not new and seller had lied.Posted 4 years ago
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