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Posted: Aug 13, 2019 at 12:36 Quote
Habaden wrote:
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2533162/ are these bars legit? Chromag commented on them saying they could be counterfeit.

I think that answers your question

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 12:43 Quote
Habaden wrote:
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2533162/ are these bars legit? Chromag commented on them saying they could be counterfeit.

As legit as anyone selling used goods on Pinkbike. Buy with PayPal for peace of mind.

The only thing is that you're buying new, but don't have the manufacturer's warranty. That's all

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 17:44 Quote
Yea chromag is just saying that they aren't a dealer and without the dealer status your buying a new handle bar but to them used it's used handle bar which negates your warranty

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 5:47 Quote
cyberoptixs wrote:
Yea chromag is just saying that they aren't a dealer and without the dealer status your buying a new handle bar but to them used it's used handle bar which negates your warranty
ahh alright thats what I figured. Thanks!

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 8:25 Quote
Habaden wrote:
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2533162/ are these bars legit? Chromag commented on them saying they could be counterfeit.

stay away

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 13:47 Quote
apatipsychonaut4 wrote:
Habaden wrote:
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2533162/ are these bars legit? Chromag commented on them saying they could be counterfeit.

stay away
Buying anything bnib from a non certified reseller will have zero warranty, I think crimson was trying to make potential buyers aware this.

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 at 7:34 Quote
As much as I want to be a trusting optimist, this is fishy. lol.
Last night "Johnsonbush" (allegedly in LA, phone 260 209 4973) joined PB and quickly posted two ads... A '16 Genius LT 700 Tuned, and a '16 Saracen Kili Flyer CF, each for $700 or "any offer". The Genius ad uses an old '90's Hard Rock pic. This morning "Scottman54" ("Phoenix" but the same phone number) just joined and posted the Saracen again for $800 any offer. The ads look copy-pasted from other ads... for instance conflicting info... Johnson's Kili ad talks about the Santa Cruz decals, stock DPX2 factory, and current Super Deluxe RCT. Scott's Kili ad says Fox Reba and will deliver to Seattle/Vancouver/Whistler... from Phoenix?
Last night I pm'd re: the Genius to snoop around, if it was stolen, or just a scam or what... No actual pics or very specific info listed.

I asked some questions …

10 hours ago
Johnsonbush says:

Thanks for the kind interest in our products. please can i have your phone number for quick communication

I declined to give my info Rolleyes and asked another question....


7 hours ago
Johnsonbush says:

I will be going back to school and i will not have time to be using the bike that why i want sale the bike


The ads are the only thing on the profile, besides the bio which is a copy-paste of the ad
"Genius"
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2627722/
Kili
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2628125/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2628195/

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 at 10:58 Quote
mtbikeaddict wrote:
As much as I want to be a trusting optimist, this is fishy. lol.
Last night "Johnsonbush" (allegedly in LA, phone 260 209 4973) joined PB and quickly posted two ads... A '16 Genius LT 700 Tuned, and a '16 Saracen Kili Flyer CF, each for $700 or "any offer". The Genius ad uses an old '90's Hard Rock pic. This morning "Scottman54" ("Phoenix" but the same phone number) just joined and posted the Saracen again for $800 any offer. The ads look copy-pasted from other ads... for instance conflicting info... Johnson's Kili ad talks about the Santa Cruz decals, stock DPX2 factory, and current Super Deluxe RCT. Scott's Kili ad says Fox Reba and will deliver to Seattle/Vancouver/Whistler... from Phoenix?
Last night I pm'd re: the Genius to snoop around, if it was stolen, or just a scam or what... No actual pics or very specific info listed.

I asked some questions …

10 hours ago
Johnsonbush says:

Thanks for the kind interest in our products. please can i have your phone number for quick communication

I declined to give my info Rolleyes and asked another question....


7 hours ago
Johnsonbush says:

I will be going back to school and i will not have time to be using the bike that why i want sale the bike


The ads are the only thing on the profile, besides the bio which is a copy-paste of the ad
"Genius"
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2627722/
Kili
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2628125/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2628195/


This literally screams SCAM!

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 at 11:27 Quote
Gmoneyog1 wrote:
mtbikeaddict wrote:
As much as I want to be a trusting optimist, this is fishy. lol.
Last night "Johnsonbush" (allegedly in LA, phone 260 209 4973) joined PB and quickly posted two ads... A '16 Genius LT 700 Tuned, and a '16 Saracen Kili Flyer CF, each for $700 or "any offer". The Genius ad uses an old '90's Hard Rock pic. This morning "Scottman54" ("Phoenix" but the same phone number) just joined and posted the Saracen again for $800 any offer. The ads look copy-pasted from other ads... for instance conflicting info... Johnson's Kili ad talks about the Santa Cruz decals, stock DPX2 factory, and current Super Deluxe RCT. Scott's Kili ad says Fox Reba and will deliver to Seattle/Vancouver/Whistler... from Phoenix?
Last night I pm'd re: the Genius to snoop around, if it was stolen, or just a scam or what... No actual pics or very specific info listed.

I asked some questions …

10 hours ago
Johnsonbush says:

Thanks for the kind interest in our products. please can i have your phone number for quick communication

I declined to give my info Rolleyes and asked another question....


7 hours ago
Johnsonbush says:

I will be going back to school and i will not have time to be using the bike that why i want sale the bike


The ads are the only thing on the profile, besides the bio which is a copy-paste of the ad
"Genius"
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2627722/
Kili
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2628125/
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2628195/


This literally screams SCAM!

Yep. Hence why I posted it here; hopefully they can be dealt with before some poor fool gets duped, unlikely though it may be, at any rate it's annoying lol

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 at 23:12 Quote
He's baaaaack. https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2629113/
Smme as Johnsonbush etc. Now "Kumeer" in Florida. Rolleyes

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 6:07 Quote
Hey all just giving you all a heads up this guys is selling a Saracen but in the post it says commencal. The guys name is kumeer

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 7:46 Quote
manchas wrote:
Hey all just giving you all a heads up this guys is selling a Saracen but in the post it says commencal. The guys name is kumeer
Razz

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 9:50 Quote
Is there a seller rating thread that isn't purely for "scams"? If not, what would be a good forum to make the thread in? Asking b/c luckily I didn't lose money on this one, but still... therefore I figure it's more of a jerkish thing and not so much a scam, so I apologize if this is miscategorized; I am not aware of any alternative.

Was in the process of purchasing a bike from K-Ballin, was just trying to work out a mutually beneficial time to meet up on the weekend for pickup, he assured me I was first priority/dibs/refusal whatever so if someone else enquired before I could pick it up he'd hold it for me and let me know... well yesterday (luckily before I left) I'm scrolling through my PB feed and by happenstance notice he just marked the bike sold. I ask him what's up and I get a short "someone else just showed interest and should pick it up this weekend/tomorrow, it's off the market" and then he blocks me. As said, luckily I didn't lose money to him, but my dad and I rearranged our work schedules (for the rest of the year!) and I got parts from others to complete the build. I'm sort of PO'd, and at this point I don't really trust "local pickup", though I thought that would've been safer. Confused

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 12:04 Quote
Like you said, not any kind of scam - but definitely a crappy thing to do.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 18:22 Quote
User name: iibbmm
Member since Apr 29, 2012
Name: Daniel Hawley
Ladera Ranch , California
Phone Number: 760-969-0172

Ebay username: cyclistengineer

Appears to be another scammer. I sent money for the lefty fork he had advertised on here back on August 12 via paypal and now the guy refuses to respond to messages. After reviewing his ebay feedback appears he has done this multiple times in the past with other people.

Link to listing:

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2598480/


 
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