• I'm going to see if they'll agree to pay postage first. They have kind of agreed they made a mistake in sending the offer before the question so I'll see what they say.

  • If anyone is interested, buyer got back to me. Apologised profusely for the unnecessary misunderstanding and their condescending attitude, thanked me for selling the jacket to them and said it's perfect for them.

    Weird one.

  • Haha! Nice result.

  • Bought some.forks on eBay.
    Username checks with a regular retrobike poster. May be on here?

    After purchase I realised a-c was not right for me so I sent a polite message to seller asking if they were happy to go ahead with the sale as sale price was v cheap. They wanted to so I paid knowing I'd find a use for them somewhere.

    Unwrappwd them today and the forks are out. Not sure if it's the legs, dropouts or both. See pics. Tried with 2 wheels.

    Messaged the seller with the photos and they replied that 5mm out is nothing for steel forks. They suggested i bend them back or get LBS to do it.

    I suspect they think I'm trying to pull a fast one. The forks are damaged.

  • But 5mm is not nothing; it’s 5mm. If the seller didn’t state that they’re out then they’re clearly not as described and you’re entitled to a full refund; once you’ve sent them back.
    Weird attitude; I’d maybe accept ‘slightly less than completely true’ but 5mm is a lot in my book…

  • Are there pics of the forks?

  • Just open a claim and you will either return the fork for a refund, get a partial refund or a full refund. Sadly there is little resolution sending more than 2 messages to the other party

  • Whoops I thought I'd attached photos

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  • They were shipped.without a axle brace between the dropouts. I'd expect shipping damage to crush the fork ends. Something else has happened to these forks.

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