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    Buyers beware!!! Scam sites

    http://www.bikelink-trading.com

    dont be fooled by this site...Another Indonesian scam site

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    Gotta love how they keep referring to credit card transactions in thier Terms of Service, but then only allow wire transfer as the only method of payment.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magixuser View Post
    http://www.bikelink-trading.com



    dont be fooled by this site...Another Indonesian scam site
    Lots of new scam sites pop up everyday SMH sad

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    lol. Theyll keep trying....someone is stupid enough to do it.

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    how do you know its a scam ?

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    Why would a shop out of Indonesia list all prices in US dollars?

    In addition, offering free shipping of complete bikes overseas is pretty expensive.

    For example:

    http://www.bikelink-trading.com/products.php?69&cPath=8

    Bike price is $190.......plus they offer free international shipping......which runs from $100-$150.


    Plus, Specialized, Cannondale and Trek do not allow their bikes to be sold via the internet....nor can they be shipped.

    Plus+...........Per their Terms and Conditions:
    3. Processing your Order
    A) Upon completing your order and submitting it through the checkout system, an order reference number will be issued to you via a confirmation email.

    B) We will not process your order until it has passed our internal validation procedures, for the purpose of preventing credit card or payment fraud.

    C) Upon processing your order and receiving payment via your credit card or debit card we send you a confirmation email which is your Tax Invoice



    13. Credit Card and Online payment Fraud
    A) Whilst we employ the latest in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and use Westpac Banking Corporations secure payment gateway, we will not be responsible for any damages, consequential losses (whether direct or indirect) suffered by a customer whose credit card is fraudulently used or is used in an unauthorised manner.


    However if you go through the checkout process......when it gets to the payment process.....only allows wire/money transfer.





    If it walks like a duck.......quacks like a duck......it is usuallly a duck. Scam it is.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themag221 View Post
    how do you know its a scam ?
    Because they're usually advertising brands that don't allow internet sales.

    Because the prices are too low to be possible.

    Because they don't take credit cards.

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    Linkcycle.net looks to be another one. Here they have a brand new Giant Anthem x3 29er (retail about $2400) for $1300.

    http://linkcycle.net/cyclery/product...2011-Bike.html

    But just to be sure, I think someone should by one and see what happens. If you get the bike I'll buy it from you and give you an extra hundred for your trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Linkcycle.net looks to be another one. Here they have a brand new Giant Anthem x3 29er (retail about $2400) for $1300.

    http://linkcycle.net/cyclery/product...2011-Bike.html

    But just to be sure, I think someone should by one and see what happens. If you get the bike I'll buy it from you and give you an extra hundred for your trouble.

    Gotta love it when they don't allow you to pick a size before you add an item to your cart.

    Would call it a scam.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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