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    Is this a real shop ..washington people ????

    Hey can any one tell me if this is a genuine bicycle shop ...they are offering amazing deals on ebay on 05 stock but i am afraid its a scam

    http://www.dolfbicycles.com/index.htm


    Any one bought from or no of this shop

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    That site sure looks suspect. And if you check under About Us, they state that they are located in Helena, MT. When describing the shop, the include the fact that they have FREE PARKING. Come on now... you can park wherever you want in Helena, MT for free! Just the fact that that is in there would make me think twice about their legitimacy!

    Quote Originally Posted by mzungo101@yahoo.co.uk
    Hey can any one tell me if this is a genuine bicycle shop ...they are offering amazing deals on ebay on 05 stock but i am afraid its a scam

    http://www.dolfbicycles.com/index.htm


    Any one bought from or no of this shop

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    According to mapquest, there is no 923 Washington Street...
    Just another nighthawk at the diner

    Rock -n-roll means well but it can't help tellin' young boys lies...

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    Plus I would think that they would have to be a really large shop that sells a lot of bikes. Specialized and Trek both require a large investment/bikes on the floor.


    Also, Free worldwide shipping. You realize that it usually costs $150+ to ship overseas. No legitimate seller is going to eat that much shipping on a product they are barely making money on.

    mtnibkej

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    did qwestdex on bikes in Helena MT. Nothing there for DOLF..Scamm........


    Googled the street address: this is what I got...

    eBay Forums: Escrow Fake! ...
    address: 923 Washington St., Helena, MT, 59601, USA toll free number: 800-746-3720
    website: www.mobybicycle.com email: mobybicycle@yahoo.com ...
    forums.ebay.com/db2/ thread.jspa?threadID=1000065958&tstart=0&mod=1129758075499 - 85k - Cached - Similar pages


    Also note on the upper right corner, they took the performance biker image:
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    Last edited by Haroow; 11-11-2005 at 10:37 AM.

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    I'd say Bogus site

    first Trek/Specialized/Gary Fisher can't be sold over the internet...They're In-store purchases only. second look at the prices of the ellsworths, like 800 less than MSRP...
    Too good to be true.

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    You guys are right ..to good to be true but iam going to post the emails they have sent here so others can be warned.

    Look at the shipping site these people are really out to catch a punter as we say in the UK ..
    what really busts it for me is the English is reall quite odd.

    Dear customer,

    We have it available.

    We would like to make a fast and secure transaction.

    We have used escrow.com in past but we received
    payments after 3 weeks after our customers told them
    to send us payments. We will not use this company
    anymore.

    We have found a very good company who can handle
    shipping too and that works as a Third Party Company.
    We work with them for 5 months and we are satisfied
    with them.

    The company is OTT Express Shipping and their web site
    is www.ottexpressshipping.com. Please take a look and
    make a decision (Read the HOW IT WORKS section). We
    accept to support their fees.

    Delivery will take 7 days.



    We look forward for your reply,

    Ken Rogers,
    Sales Dep.,
    Dolf Bicycle ltd,
    address: 923 Washington St., Helena, MT, 59601, USA
    toll free number: 800-961-5709
    website: www.dolfbicycles.com
    email: dolfbicycle@yahoo.com



    Dear customer,

    Thank you for your interest in our bikes. THIS IS A
    STOCK LIMIT OFFER!!! We give this discount because we
    are liquidating the 2005 stock.

    We have all sizes and colors available on stock right
    now in this model.

    The buy it now price for the complete bike is US$1100
    . In this price all shipment costs are included too.

    We want a safe transaction to be made and we prefer to
    use a Third Party Company (escrow company) to handle
    this transaction and both to be protected from fraud.
    We will support all the fees for a fast transaction.

    If you decide to buy it now, please email us
    imediately and we will give you more details.

    You can check our website at www.dolfbicycles.com


    We look forward for your reply,

    Ken Rogers,
    Sales Dep.,
    Dolf Bicycle ltd,
    address: 923 Washington St., Helena, MT, 59601, USA
    toll free number: 800-961-5709
    website: www.dolfbicycles.com
    email: dolfbicycle@yahoo.com


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    > to the UK.
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    > I would like to use some form of escrow (as your
    > feed back is quite low)
    > to ensure a safe transaction.
    >


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    Just did a domain name lookup. Total scam.

    Both their shipping company (OTTexpressshipping) and dolf bicycles are owned by the same company. Total scam. I dropped an X-post in the Montana forum just to make sure, but I'd be 99% confident that these guys are fake. I also got some lame automated message when I called their "toll free" number. Do not use these guys.....

    Here's the domain info. for both. Dolf bicycles was just registered yesterda and OTTExpress shipping was registered earlier this month.

    Cheers,
    EB

    Domain Name: DOLFBICYCLES.COM
    Registrar: ABACUS AMERICA, INC. DBA NAMES4EVER
    Whois Server: whois.names4ever.com
    Referral URL: http://www.names4ever.com
    Name Server: NS2.ABAC.COM
    Name Server: NS1.ABAC.COM
    Status: ACTIVE
    Updated Date: 10-nov-2005
    Creation Date: 10-nov-2005
    Expiration Date: 10-nov-2006


    Domain Name: OTTEXPRESSSHIPPING.COM
    Registrar: ABACUS AMERICA, INC. DBA NAMES4EVER
    Whois Server: whois.names4ever.com
    Referral URL: http://www.names4ever.com
    Name Server: NS2.ABAC.COM
    Name Server: NS1.ABAC.COM
    Status: ACTIVE
    Updated Date: 01-nov-2005
    Creation Date: 01-nov-2005
    Expiration Date: 01-nov-2006

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    you could also check w/ mfgers to see if they are an authorized dealer

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    Definitely a scam.

    Any place that lists a Cannondale R1000 for $1000... yeh, right. That's a bit under dealer cost if I remember right.
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    Website was there a minute ago and now is gone
    1:35 central time(dallas) 11/11/05
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatphil
    Website was there a minute ago and now is gone
    1:35 central time(dallas) 11/11/05
    Yep it's gone, kinda scary to think how many other scam E-shops are out there? there was quite a bit of work into the site... Nice photos of inside the shop...wonder what shop that was of?

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