Like new, barely used, mint condition

James

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I don't know where some people buy their stuff new???

I just wasted another 3 hours of my life looking at a "LIKE NEW" bike this weekend. The picture on cycle trader looked good so I call the guy and then head down the road. I arrive to find a fairly dirty bike, with numerous scratches, a smashed radiator, 25% worn tires, and a worn out chain. Granted, the bike was very nice overall, but I would never try and pass that bike off as "LIKE NEW." I would have even bought it IF it were priced more like a used bike in good condition...but he was trying to get a LIKE SHOWROOM price for it.

Not too long ago, I received a "LIKE NEW" dented exhaust pipe from an ebay auction. The pipe is usuable and not bad overall...but once again, the picture was deceiving and the seller wasn't quite familiar with the fact that new pipes, or pipes that are "like" new ones don't have dents. I gave him a neutral rating and moved on.

Before that, I drove all the way to Southern GA to buy a "LIKE NEW" 2001 CR 250. Pictures looked great but when I got there, I could see where the bike had fallen terribly hard on the left side, bent handlebars, bent lever, smashed radiator, and it had about two pounds of sand in the intake/boot/carb. Which shop sells a new bike that is bent and full of sand?? :think: Price got better and I did drive all the way down there...so I brought it home. Parts of it looked new anyway and the outside was clean....it did clean up real nice.

Even longer ago, I received a "LIKE NEW" pipe that looked like it had been used to crush skulls in a DeNiro movie, run over by a lawn mower, and then a half-hearted repair attempt had been made. Once again, got burned by the picture and I did file a claim for this one. The seller is still pissed because he thinks I don't know what a "like new" pipe should look like.

I am finding that pictures may say a thousand words, but it's the words that are left out that get me.

I don't think I am being unreasonable.....I often buy stuff that is used and in good shape....but don't tell me something is like new unless it is.

PS: Everything I have bought from DRNers has been EXACTLY as described. :thumb:
 

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Originally posted by Truespode
I have a like new pair of underwear for sale if you are interested?

:p

Ivan
I have about two pounds of sand for you to pack up your :moon:
 

mx547

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i try to describe everything i sell as honestly as possible, even if it might hurt my sales chances or prices. i have 100% positive feedback.
 

Green Horn

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How much you want fer 'em, Ivan?? :laugh:
 

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I have been burned several times on e-bay with like new parts being complete junk or for the wrong year but I also have had good exp. as well. Hey I even got burned on here when I bought a Like New pipe that was full of dents and rust but I think this was a rare case because I have bought several items from here and have to say that everything went perfect.
 

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My wife is the worst eBay shopper ever. I should write a program to disable all keyboard/mouse input whenever she is browsing that site.

Most recently she bid on some doll clothing. Meaning to place a bid of $15, she mistakenly typed $1500. Needless to say, even with the "confirmation" page, she was the high bidder on that auction.

And just last week, she bid on a "Wizard of OZ" DVD. When it arrived in the mail, only then did she realize that it was not the colorful, Judy Garland, MGM version we're all so familiar with, no.... it's the 1925 black and white, silent film version.... and the storyline is different. The kids, especially my 3 year old, are going to love it as we sit around reading subtitles.

My wife is the easy prey that crafty eBay sellers hope for. While bidding on a $25 Trike for our son, she was ecstatic at the smoking deal she was getting. Well, that is until I pointed out that the seller was charging $69.95 for shipping and handling...

You can get great deals on eBay, but it's easier to get snookered these days.
 
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James

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#15
Originally posted by TheJunkMan
thats what ya get for being an e-bay'er
The money I have saved on stuff that I bought from honest people has paid for two bad pipes many times over. That's what I get for being an ebey'er.