- PinkBike – questionable?
Here’s my cautionary tale…
Went to view a high end bike I’d seen on Pinkbike. Didn’t take any cash, just in case. The guy seemed reasonable, not an obvious scally. But, his tale of where he got his bike was patchy and full of contradictions. So I left it.
This week Plod come calling. Someone has seen their nicked pride and joy on Pinkbike, reported it to the Rozzers and they’d gone calling. Matey has my details so says I bought it. Great.
I considered telling Plod to do one and come back with some paperwork, but instead invite them in for tea, biscuits and a look at my bikes. All above board and receipted.
Give them my side of the tale and I think they were satisfied.
This is the second time this year that I’ve had unwanted Constabulary visits about nicked bikes. That’s 2 too many.
I think second hand bikes are becoming too hot to handle. Might be shops for me in future.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
is it just me or does the PB classifieds seem to be a particularly shady place to purchase these days?
I’ve noticed more dodgy so-called “bike shops” on there too, whether they’re traders or just outright fences I don’t know but they’re on eBay as well.
In contrast to Northwind, I find PB users less timewastey than the SYW classifieds crowd tbh. Though I’ve done business with some very nice people via both recently.Posted 4 years agotomasoSubscriber
I am scanning all channels for my stolen bikes at the moment.
From personal experience I’ve sold quite a few bikes and frames etc on Pink Bike with no hassle and quite quickly. And I’ve bought a couple of bits and bobs.
I think it is the same as any site – good and bad.Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
Posting just a link on the classifieds should be banned!
Include the whole ad in your post. Don’t just lazily put a link to your ad on another website – include all the details in your post. Links to ads on other websites (with the exception of eBay ads that conform to our eBay ad rule) will be deleted.
Oh! Mark entered the thread whilst I was reading it. 😳Posted 4 years agoStevelolMember
I’ve bought and sold lots of stuff on pinkbike, some high end things like a frame, forks, shocks, and never had any problems apart from plenty of time wasters which you can get anywhere.
I think when you’re dealing with second hand things you always need to be as cautious as possible, regardless of the website.Posted 4 years ago
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