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aniki

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    As title; 1 x continental GP4000s ii 28mm tyre
    £25 shipped

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    ebay feels like such a waste of time at the moment. I had a few surprisingly decent sales around xmas time but now it's back to the old shit offers and very few sales scenario. I'm not even bothering to list a lot of stuff as I know it'll just be disheartening.
    The last two items (Used but 8/10 condition and functionally perfect) I've had offers on:-
    One item (RRP £130) listed at £75 ONO got an offer of £50, I countered, no response whatsoever from bidder; they don't even bother to hit the 'decline offer' button. Just nothing.
    Then another item (RRP £250) listed at £150 ONO got an an offer of £100, same bullshit.
    These are both quite rare items that hardly ever appear on the used market.
    Seems like people are basically saying 'I don't care what it would cost me to buy brand new, I obviously can't afford it anyway so I'll just send a shit offer and try my luck'.
    This is why i hate the best offer bullshit. Trouble is, whenever I list anything at a fixed price I still get emails asking if I'll sell for a shit price.
    Pricks.

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    I would be extremely careful with this one and would say your first port of call is going to be to give ebay a call and see if they can advise you. This is exactly why I don't use the GSP!
    I had a similar incident a while ago but I was the buyer (UK) and the seller was in the US. Once I'd raised the case, the onus was on the seller to provide me with a pre-paid shipping label to get the item back. The ebay system wouldn't actually allow this due to me being in a different country so the seller kept saying they would talk to ebay. Eventually after seven days with no shipping label the ebay system refunded me the price of the item (which I still had) and my postage!
    The seller was seriously out of pocket; in my case they were a total dick about it so I didn't lose any sleep.
    I would imagine the cost for the buyer to get a wheel back to you is going to be a fairly large chunk of the value of the item in which case the best thing would be if you can persuade them to keep it.
    The GSP is a bit shit to be honest and doesn't accommodate international returns at all well.
    At least if you can get ebay to shoulder some of the problem they may be able to help determine the best way to proceed.

    Regarding the jacket the buyers obviously a twat but best thing is to cancel the transaction (specify reason as 'requested by buyer') relist and move on. Block the buyer also. If you still have the item there's never a good outcome trying to force a sale. Even if you got them to take the item; they could just say 'not as described' or damage it themselves, claim damage and ask you to pay for the return!!

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    Oh man!! I felt sick just reading that 😖

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    That’s pretty rank!! I’ve never understood adverts where people say “could do with a wash”; my immediate reaction is ‘well fucking wash it then’!
    Unless it’s rare or a massive bargain I would return it.
    I’ve sold a few items of cycling clothing on ebay and always advertised them as freshly laundered.
    This isn’t difficult because the first thing I do after a sweaty ride is chuck everything in the washing machine. I do drag a few days out of my commuter gear but would be ashamed and embarrassed to sell something without washing it...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This ‘head turner’ could be yours for just £220....

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    So the verdict; not a hope in hell of these tyres fitting!
    Looking at the pic of the 25 it does look like there’s a reasonable amount of clearance. This is with a year of stretch and about 4000 miles of wear.
    The 28 however, on my wheels anyway, is absolutely MASSIVE.
    The width got bigger but still with about 1mm clearance at the fork but the height!! The height grew so much that the wheel wouldn’t even fully locate in the dropouts without the tyre hitting the caliper.
    Fair to say that there’s no way this will work whatever caliper I use.
    Thanks for all the help. The 28 hasn’t gone to waste as it fits the rear just fine.
    Actual width is about 31mm.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Do you know what the internal wheel width was with this combination? This is what’s causing me a problem as the wider wheel makes the tyre taller.

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