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    Possible scam onlinebikeservice.com

    I was searching for the best deal on a freeride hardtail and found a Jamis Komodo 2 for $560 shipped from UK to US.

    Sounds too good to be true? I don't have proof but it probably is.

    The company name is Bike Service Limited. I found a post on www.bluetack.co.uk as well as a post by the company on forums.wvmtba.com claiming they were a legit company.

    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up to be careful buying online. I have avoided a scam in the past were I was asked to pay via Western Union. My guess is that is what will happen at this site as well.

    Anyone else with more input?

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    Big red flag here is that both Cannondale and Trek DO NOT allow their bikes shipped. You have to go pick it up. You can order it on line, just no shipping.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    This may be the same jerks from a previous bike website.

    Check out the thread on pinkbike.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listco...hreadid=102535

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    onlinebikeservice definitely a scam

    crap! I just ordered from them two days ago

    now they sent me an email asking me to send money western union

    dammit: they've got my credit card info

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    Mike, just don't send them any money Western Union and you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iammikeNYC
    crap! I just ordered from them two days ago

    now they sent me an email asking me to send money western union

    dammit: they've got my credit card info
    I would call the credit card company and tell them what happened , seems like they should cancel the card and send you a new one.
    TEX

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas
    I would call the credit card company and tell them what happened , seems like they should cancel the card and send you a new one.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iammikeNYC
    crap! I just ordered from them two days ago

    now they sent me an email asking me to send money western union

    dammit: they've got my credit card info
    Well, you did it right. Your CC company will cover any fraudulent charges. They could just charge you, then never ship. However, I'm thinking since they want Western Union, they don't have the proper Visa/MC set up.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Whois lookup:

    Ken Carter ([email protected])
    +1.8884304667
    Fax:
    3130 Butler Bay Dr N
    None
    Windermere, FL 34786
    US

    A quick google search pointed back to a Ken Carter in NYC. The dumbass might have used his real name with a forged address for the domain registration.

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    I almost ordered a bike from them this afternoon. I'm waiting for a return email from them to explain the "anywhere in the world" shipping for $55. This ought to be good.

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    Standard shipping $69.95
    Two Day $71.95
    Next Day $78.95

    No moss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13
    Standard shipping $69.95
    Two Day $71.95
    Next Day $78.95

    That's not what the email he sent me said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akoutdoors1
    That's not what the email he sent me said.
    I put a trek bike in the cart just for fun to see if it said they couldnt ship Trek bikes. It didn't. That was the prices in the shipping drop down. I thought it was funny because next day on a complete bike is usually double what it says there.
    No moss...

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