What's the most expensive thing you've bought off the classifieds?
Road bike for £500. But the seller was a real regular on retrobike (although it was for sale on both forums i supose i bought it through this one), and by all accounts on there (they have seller feedback threads) he is an all round nice bloke. Fwiw even from people I didn’t know much about I have had better ‘as described’ experiences from here than on ebay.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
£650 on a Rohloff wheel, a good few years ago.
I bought a pair of 2010 Magura Thors a couple of years ago. Cost me £225.
Sent them off for a £90 service a year later, found out the internals were mashed from being previously lubricated with engine oil. Cue £400 for replacement internals. The upside of that though is when the travel adjust failed, they were classed as new forks, so I got a brand new pair of the 2013 model under warranty 🙂
Selling, I sold my Singular Peregrine for about £900. Met the buyer in Scotch Corner service station car-park and swapped bike for a wad of cash.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
bought a 650 quid omega easton road bike. one off custom paint job with full ultegra in mint nick.
was a grand bike – but negligance on the part of my mrs killed it – seat pin stuck securely into the frame 🙁 which then proceeded to snap at the top tube when i was working on removing it.Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
Sold a £2k bike to the son of a Polish rally driver. His mate came up from London to look at it, bought it and then took it back to Poland.
Sold a £3k bike to a lad just getting into DH.
Not a single problem with either transaction.
I’ve bought and sold a load through the classifieds over the years and never had a problem. It helps to be cautious/selective though.Posted 4 years agotonydMember
Cheeky bugger then offered it on at a +400 price to someone I know who put a wtd ad up
Slightly off topic, but I’ve noticed that the last couple of times I’ve put a wanted ad up an hour or two later a for sale ad goes up with exactly what I’m looking for. Usually from someone with very limited posting history, sometimes with months in between spates of posts. Am I paranoid or do people stalk the wanted ads?Posted 4 years ago
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