- Mark Anthony (activesport.co.uk) – Not that useless afterall
Highly likely the OP is actually Mark himself trying desperately to lose his bad reputation.
I’m sure all the bad press he has had must have hit him hard. He never did that well anyway doubt business is booming now.
Maybe the other poster who said he had a good experience is also Mark or one of his minions.Posted 5 years ago
I don’t believe it is a valid post for 1 second as no one gets a good experience heh dealing with them.
I should know!rephlexerMember
bunch of w*nk$rs
Needed my rear VanR bushings changed in a hurry a few years back when I was a lad and hadn’t figured out how to do it properly myself.
Shock had never been off the bike from brand new.
Guy in shop says ‘no problem leave it with me we can get those parts’ – left the whole bike in the shop and got it back a few days later and turns out he’d used a hammer and chisel to batter out the eylet bending the end of the shock and obviously ruining it. New bushings lasted three rides and after Stif diagnosed what had been done took it back and guy flat denied he’d done anything wrong and it was like that when I brought it in. Also laughed, asked me what I expected from coming back to the shop and invited me to take him to court.
Cowboy idiots who don’t deserve customers – avoidPosted 5 years agojasonm945Subscriber
Crell – Member
I’ve used them a few times, I can also remember when the shop was in Belper!
Was it? I remember Cyclone in the 90’s but not MA being there.
Definitely on the main street, 3 storeys of dingy 10×10 rooms, clothes on the bottom floor and toilet used as a changing room. Bought my Mrs a Trek 920 from them…
76 Bridge Street….Posted 5 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
I’ve never had a problem with Mark Anthony – or Dave Hinde for that matter, though I know that there lots of vocal and bitter people on here who have.
Went through Buxton today for the first time in a while and noticed that the Mark Anthony shop on the roundabout seems to have reopened since I was last there?Posted 5 years agobowie278Member
@MCTD, yeah apparently it’s not just bikes now. He does a few other bits and bobs I believe. We’re relatives, but I see him maybe once a year if that. And I know this sounds cliché coming from a relative, but regardless of his business and trading (I don’t actually buy from him), he’s a nice guy and it’s a shame he has a bit of a bad reputation. But, I suppose his reputation only mirrors his work ethic.Posted 5 years ago
Not that I feel I have to prove myself to the moaners on here… but here’s a photo of my invoice for my Sanderson ‘Breath’ and my nearly complete ‘Life’… Love It!
As someone on here said, might not be so lucky if and when I order from them next time… But you can’t really beat this deal!
Posted 5 years agoxcstuMember
Found them to be totally S@*t!!
Over the years foolishly made probably 4 orders and out of 4 zero product and an array of excuses and delayed money refunds!!
rjhazell .. You order a blue breath.. get a life in maroon!! if your happy far play… one of the few to get an order honoured even though it wasn’t what you ordered first!Posted 5 years agoMoseyMTBMember
The principle is don’t sell what you don’t have instock. In this case you got a better frame. Personally I love the life in that colour but what if you hadn’t liked it?
I think stock levels should be on every site and if out of stock don’t let people add it to the basket.Posted 5 years agomonksieMember
The guy got an upgrade absolutley free of charge and you mugs are seeing your arses about it?Posted 5 years ago
Really bitches? Really?
If he’d not wanted the upgrade, he could have declined and got his money back, surely.
Pauls’ Cycles sent me a 2012 Cannondale Supersix with upgraded wheels instead of the bog standard 2011 version for no extra cost. They telephoned me on a Sunday to check it would be OK before they posted it on the Monday. By your logic, I should have been gutted. I’m really not though.
nick1962 – Member
3 posts 2 slagging off Mark Anthony.
Using your logic you are clearly just a former disgruntled employee or MA is shagging your missus.
And it’s probably his cats crapping in your garden
If you read my first post properly it explains why I signed up.
I could see all these threads about Mark Anthony cycles/active sport and thought it only right I post the truth about him.
I have never worked for him in the bike scene sense and never bought anything from him.
I was around enough however to see what was going on and it’s not right how he does business and treats people.
I also love no where near him.
At the end of the day I know him and you don’t so who do you think is better places to make the correct judgement?Posted 5 years agodave_hMember
I have never worked for him in the bike scene sense
I still sense there’s more to the story…..
I’ve bought from them quite a few times both from the shop and online and never had any problems. Also had some nice chats with Mark and some of his staff too when in the shop so They’re all good from my experience.
Inaccurate stock levels on websites are annoying but then I’m old enough to remember when that was the norm so that doesn’t worry me too much either.
Maybe I’m Mark?Posted 5 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Yes, but several of us have had no problems with him – not doubting any of the stories that have been told, but if you want balance in a debate, you have to accept that other people’s experiences are valid even if they don’t match your own.
Oh, no, sorry, forgot – this is the internet! 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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