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  1. #1201
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    On the plus side it's "pretty clean" and 10% off...

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Merlin-Bicyc...sAAOSwtnFcetzL
    Not sure it's fair to post anything from their account. I think we could pick apart their sales for the next 200 years.
    WTB: Med Bontrager Ti Lite, PM Me...

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    Noticed a pattern with this buyer - on two occasions he did the following:

    1. contacted me in advance showing interest, seemingly agreeing on the price beforehand
    2. sets a date and time but fails to confirm until the last minute saying that he wasn't getting any emails
    3. is late but keeps saying is 5 minutes away
    4. Brings an older man with him claiming it's his father
    5. Says the bike is for his dad, and that the frame is wrong for him
    6. As he leaves, throws a lowball offer - less than 1/3 of asking price
    7. Says he is ooking at other bikes too but since he drove far he can settle for this one if the price is right
    8. Extremely polite the whole time

    He's done that multiple times to other people as otherwise he would have remembered me. 2 times, about a year apart. On another occasion, I also recognized him but on another app and I sold the bike before meeting him.

    He makes a living out of this but wastes people's time. His designed tactics create illusions, frustration and I take it people just say "OK whatever" after waiting for him for 30 minutes and falling for his story
    ...

    What can be done to stop this?

    As for me, I've accumulated about 15 bikes in the last decade, and now getting rid of them before moving in the near future. That's how I ended up coming across this dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npn View Post
    Noticed a pattern with this buyer - on two occasions he did the following:

    1. contacted me in advance showing interest, seemingly agreeing on the price beforehand
    2. sets a date and time but fails to confirm until the last minute saying that he wasn't getting any emails
    3. is late but keeps saying is 5 minutes away
    4. Brings an older man with him claiming it's his father
    5. Says the bike is for his dad, and that the frame is wrong for him
    6. As he leaves, throws a lowball offer - less than 1/3 of asking price
    7. Says he is ooking at other bikes too but since he drove far he can settle for this one if the price is right
    8. Extremely polite the whole time

    He's done that multiple times to other people as otherwise he would have remembered me. 2 times, about a year apart. On another occasion, I also recognized him but on another app and I sold the bike before meeting him.

    He makes a living out of this but wastes people's time. His designed tactics create illusions, frustration and I take it people just say "OK whatever" after waiting for him for 30 minutes and falling for his story
    ...

    What can be done to stop this?

    As for me, I've accumulated about 15 bikes in the last decade, and now getting rid of them before moving in the near future. That's how I ended up coming across this dude.
    Don't respond to his emails/calls.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Flex-Mo...-/262928895726

    Half that amount is way too much, and the seller description is BS.

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    You could be one of only 100.....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Trek-P...UAAOSwfSldPzPa

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