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  • whats wrong with people?? (moan plus stealth wtd ad)
  • Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    i just dont get it (literally)…..
    ive got a wtd ad in classifieds, and one similar on pinkbike. im after a mk1 cotic soul or similar quality 26″ medium twangy steel hardtail. i figured theyre not ‘fashionable’ these days so therell be a few at the back of garages or being sold for rad 29ers with plenty more bounce.
    ive had no takers tho, and narrowly missed out on a full build for £400 which was a bargain.

    regular page refreshes on pinkbike and earlier this week i suddenly spot a new ad, a full build soda for £700. yes im in!
    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2844972/

    contacted seller, said id have it, asked a few questions, hes from bristol, we’re going down to stratford for a couple of days tomorrow and he agreed to meet up there for the sale.

    then nothing. no reply to emails, texts, phone calls never answered. i then notice the bike is listed as sold. could it be cos ive bought it? hmmmm….feeling a little uneasy tho. then its removed (the link above is only cos ive still got it open on my pc).

    i sent a nice email along the lines of “come on mate, i dont bite, just be honest with me if youve sold it elsewhere, just talk to me”. no reply.

    ive only tried ringing once or twice a day at different times, im certainly not pestering, but my phone now goes straight to answerphone, so im guessing hes blocked me.

    id have loved that bike, right up my street, so apologies, im a bit grumpy and moany now…..

    why? why cant people just play nice and be honest?

    Onzadog
    Member

    People are dicks.

    FunkyDunc
    Member

    contacted seller, said id have it, asked a few questions, hes from bristol, we’re going down to stratford for a couple of days tomorrow and he agreed to meet up there for the sale.

    Did you pay a deposit ? If not I he has no need to speak to you again.

    He’s probably sold it already

    Yes its not polite or courteous but appears to be how a lot of folk are these days.

    nickjb
    Member

    Selling can be a pain so it’s understandable that people like to keep their options open. Driving from Bristol to Stratford sounds like a lot if effort so I wouldn’t be surprised if he changed his mind if a local buyer turned up. Would be nice if he told you though. Funnily enough I’ve just bought a 26″ steel frame. The seller said he had loads of interest and could’ve sold it many times over.

    FunkyDunc
    Member

    Personally I wouldnt be looking to buy any bike at the minute.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    ad says sold

    wordnumb
    Member

    Misleading communication is prickish but there are a lot of people trying to buy a basic all-purpose hardtail currently.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    Did you pay a deposit ?

    nope, im not out of pocket, just mardy cos i was excited about buying it and now im not :-/

    ad says sold

    yep, he changed it to sold a couple of days ago.

    Driving from Bristol to Stratford sounds like a lot if effort so I wouldn’t be surprised if he changed his mind if a local buyer turned up. Would be nice if he told you though.

    could be then but if he thought that id have been happy to meet closer to his home, its just the lack of courtesy that grates.

    People are dicks.

    youre certainly correct, i just dont get it tho, why be a dick when you dont have to be?

    wordnumb
    Member

    why be a dick when you dont have to be?

    This will still be a question long after the origins of the universe / world peace / infinite ecologically sound free energy all are solved.

    Not mine, but this the sort of thing you’re after..?

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/297599507959547/

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Maybe you were one of many who promised to buy it….

    I once had someone who promised to buy a frame, then ghosted me for weeks. Was really put out that I’d sold it to someone else when they tried to arrange collection after weeks of radio silence.

    Money talks.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    No wonder you were gutted, that Soda looks lovely. What a git.
    Something will turn up .. not all people are dicks 🙂

    Premier Icon DezB
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    There’s one just up the road from more, quite pricey though @£900! That’s more than I sold my Yeti for!
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/734182240475291/

    hols2
    Member

    People are dicks.

    This is my thesis too, problem is, I only have anecdotes, not structured evidence. I am keeping a mental notebook of people being dicks though, so in about 20 year’s time, I should be able to write a PhD dissertation on the subject.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    Maybe you were one of many who promised to buy it….

    I once had someone who promised to buy a frame, then ghosted me for weeks. Was really put out that I’d sold it to someone else when they tried to arrange collection after weeks of radio silence.

    yeah, at that price im sure there was a bit of interest. like i said tho, id understand him taking a better offer, just bloody explain it to me, dont blank me!

    There’s one just up the road from more, quite pricey though @£900! That’s more than I sold my Yeti for!
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/734182240475291/

    thought that was going to be a link for a soda dez, but i spose its a newer model so probably worth the money. im after the mk1, before CEN regs dulled that steel twang 🙂

    Not mine, but this the sort of thing you’re after..?

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/297599507959547/

    looks nice that, must admit. dont know much about brodie, do you know anything about them? is chromoly a heavier, stiffer tube? im after that lively, springy steel feel.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Somebody on here probably bought it, expect it to be relisted with new photos for at least £900. It’s a seller’s market with the current bike shortage.

    Premier Icon LAT
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    I sold a frame on pinkbike. The number of times I went through through a whole q&a and price negotiation just to have the buyer change their mind became disappointing. Especially as the person who bought it simply asked if I’d take $x then paid the money when I agreed.

    Chances are he’d had enough of folk “wasting” his time. Doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be polite. Personally, I’d have let you know what was going on, because you never know if the deal will fall through.
    Probably another symptom of dealing with folk in a faceless environment.

    I suppose the lesson learned is that people selling on website listings don’t always see buyers as customers and if you don’t get a reply to your emails, let it go.

    edit: if that sounds pompous, not my intention. Very frustrating when you are ignored.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Just rude….how long would it take to write “Sorry mate, now sold”? Probably not much longer than the time it takes to block someone. You have my sympathies, good luck on your hunt

    You’ve never heard of Brodie Bikes..!?

    “About Brodie Bicycles

    Brodie Bicycles was founded in 1986 by mountain Bike Hall of fame welder and artist Paul Brodie, whose work has been featured in museums such as the Guggenheim. Over the past 20 years the company has quietly revolutionized off road bicycle design and influenced the drawing boards of the larger, better known companies in the industry. Design and testing for Brodie Bicycles is done the world over and is still coordinated through the company’s international headquarters based in Vancouver, BC.”

    Yes, they’re good. All decent steel is chromoly steel BTW – it means it’s alloyed with chromium and molybdenum.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    You’ve never heard of Brodie Bikes..!?

    heard of them yes, never really known much about them. thanks for the info.

    Cool – sorry, I didn’t mean my post to sound condescending at all! Keep an eye out for the last of the Voodoo steel models as well; I have a sliding dropout Wanga and it’s great.

    Edit: like this one https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/295016101555418/

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    sorry, I didn’t mean my post to sound condescending at all!

    didnt take it that way mate 🙂

    Keep an eye out for the last of the Voodoo steel models as well;

    problem is ive been so close to a mk 1 soul for £400, and that soda for £700, anything inferior to those deals will feel like a fail now. i want to be excited about what i buy, so other bikes im looking for are moon on a stick jobbies such as soulcraft, dekerf and the like…..
    im not going to get one am i 😀

    Premier Icon WildHunter2009
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    I have an old charge duster I could maybe be persuaded to part with? Its tange prestige I think steel and is a pretty lovely thing. Full bikes a bit if a hodgepodge build with carbon rigids.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    id certainly cast an inquisitive eye over it WH, thanks. id be wanting sus forks and 1x chainring on eventually but ill certainly have a look at the bike and parts if you can chuck a few photos over to my username at gmail dot com?

    thank you.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    i messaged you @WildHunter2009 but havent had a reply and not sure how reliable the messaging is these days so just trying the @username method…..

    Premier Icon WildHunter2009
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    Ah sorry mate, been working away plus total brain fart. Will dig out some pics of the current build plus frame only.

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