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    What You Know About Palace-Bike.com

    Hello. I open this account to ask this question. I can't find any topic about this web site. My friends and I gonna buy a bike. I found this site offers World-Wide Free Shipping on good brands with 2012 and older mostly models. Any one else thoughts about this site? Can we trust?

    here is the address.

    Palace Bike Store: Welcome to Palace Bike Store!

    Greeting From Turkey. Thanks.

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    Don't know if I would trust it. I would look elsewhere.

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    There are no similiar sites you can buy without shipping cost in this prices at least that i know. They have great quality brands and so cheap couse products are old models. Can you share me if you know sites like this?

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    Don't know but the site looks good.I would look on amazon or other site which i trust*********************l/ii6iY[/IMG]

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    Use a credit card with protection against purchase problems.

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    really wanna buy some of that.. Would u just look at it : Palace Bike Store: Pinarello FP1 Tiagra 2010 Road Bike

    i signed in the website, price become lower : 600$... in Turkey, price probably be like 1500$... If anyone ever make deal with this site, i will directly go for it!

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    It's a scam, they always are.

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    Scam.
    Google "Indonesia bike scams".
    They are selling Cannondale and Specialized - neither allow online sales.

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    If they accept paying with paypal, should i make the deal? I dont exacly know about paypal system but as i know, you sending to money paypal and money waiting there, when you get the product you confirm to send money to seller account. Is this a good way?

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    Sure, after everyone has told you it is a scam, why not give it a try? It will be interesting to watch.

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    There's a thread like this every other week.

    1. Poster finds some website that's clearly a scam.
    2. Poster asks MTBR knowledge base if website is a scam.
    3. MTBR wizards perform a public service by informing poster it is a scam.
    4. Poster ignores all advice given and considers a purchase.
    5. Thread dies and goes into MTBR archives.
    6. Repeat.

    Examples:
    sale-bikes.com legit?
    http://store-bikes.com/ legit?
    Another Indonesian SCAM website !
    Most Cycle Store - Hong Kong has anyone dealt with them?
    Bike Shops In Singapore
    asiaprobike.com
    bedi-sport.com

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    I contact with the website. You probably are right, its seems like scam, but what if it isn't? Here is the conversation :
    My question :
    > Hello. Is this for real? Can I buy this bike 5x without shipping prices to
    > Turkey? Other think i wanna know is can i buy different 5 model ? thank
    > you for reply back. (şu model için sormuştum : Palace Bike Store: Specialized Allez Sport Triple 2010 Road Bike)

    Answer :
    Dear Buyer,

    Thank you for your email.

    We over free shipping if you purchase more then USD 1,000.00, but for best
    price, you must follow the minimum quantity at our store.

    Yes, You can chose different model, you only make some note at the end of
    check out or Please leave us your detail shipping address, Your complete
    name, phone number, Detail your order(Bike, qty, size), So we can create
    your Invoice order.

    Feel free if you have more question.

    Best Regards,
    Palace Bike Store
    Palace Bike Store: Welcome to Palace Bike Store!


    After sending my mail, i did try to check out a bike and system send me automatic mail that says we will contact you, 1-2 hours later they send this mail:

    Dear Volkan Kozinoglu;

    We send you the Invoice Order with the bank account info for International
    order, Please check at your email attachment.

    We will wait your to complete the payment and please to let us know if you
    have done the payment and remember to send us the copy receipt of payment
    to easy track your payment and it's will help us to create your shipment
    immediately.

    Please input carefully our bank account, Input beneficiary name with: DODI
    MULYANA and Swift code with: CENAIDJA, or you can ask to your banker to
    input correctly like our bank account at invoice. Please confirm to us if
    you have done the payment, so we can prepare your order.

    You can forward the copy receipt payment to sales@palace-bike.com or
    payment@palace-bike.com or billing@palace-bike.com.

    We over free shipping if you purchase more then USD 1,000.00, we ship
    using UPS, it will take 3-6 Business day to Turkey.

    We will Waiting your payment confirmation, So we can prepare your order.

    Best Regards,
    Palace Bike Store
    Palace Bike Store: Welcome to Palace Bike Store!


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    It still could be a set up. I asked them is there option like retrieving item before paying the price, still waiting answer. Any other thoughts? Thank you...

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    LOL... That's all I have to say... You know what... Just go for it. If you feel it's a legit site and you trust them, then purchase away. It's your money.

    We cannot tell you how to spend it. Whether you choose to get robbed or not it's completely up to you.

    Just remember these phrases...

    "There's a sucker born every minute"

    "We told you so!"

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    I asked them to send bike first, then i will pay the money and they said only certain payment or deposit can be. It must be about 100$. I will give it a try probably.

    And i also asked for pictures of shop including proof that says its palace-bike shop. I will let you know.

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    LOL!!! C'mon really?!?!?!

    Who in their right mind would send a bike without commitment... and secondly... No big named bike companies allow the selling of their bike online for shipping.
    If they were a real bike store, then they would have lost their ability to purchase from "XXX" company for selling bikes to people via shipping.

    That company is not real, and if you put out that $100.00, then you'll learn a valuable lesson which would have only cost you $100.00

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    Here how about reading this... go a couple of posts down...

    Indonesian scam bike suppliers like mitracycles - WORLD Law Direct Forums

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    then only way i buy is i should see the shop or somethink like ebay protection.

    i also see that : Scamadviser.com | check a website for risk | check if dodgey | check is a website s |check website is fake or a scam

    (their score was %74 last night :S)

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