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Posted: Sep 1, 2021 at 22:37 Quote
ackerley72 wrote:
Just received this txt message for a bike I have for sale.. local sale only. Geeze!!

Thanks for your response,am okay with the price and condition,i will like you to remove the post as am sure buying from you,i will issue a certified bank check to you and once you get the check and clears your bank,i will engage the service of a shipper for pickup at your address,get back to me with your info to mail out check,i will need this info such as

Full Name :
Address or P.O Box:
City :
State and Zip Code:

Can't believe these clowns are still using this scam after all this time.... Morons.

Posted: Sep 2, 2021 at 5:06 Quote
no shit, right !?!? Rolleyes

Posted: Sep 2, 2021 at 12:02 Quote
They think we are stupid !?

Posted: Sep 3, 2021 at 11:00 Quote
sewer-rat wrote:
He’s been on the site 20 years, sold over 100 items and you’re calling him out because he hasn’t responded to 5 messages in 6 days?? You sound like a lot of work!! I’m pretty sure you’ll get your item and always pay friends and family as per the big yellow banner in all of your multiple messages

5 messages in 6 days when sending funds and no response. Totally reasonable and sounds like the dude is twat scammer.

Posted: Sep 4, 2021 at 0:47 Quote
Gerhardmn10 - this guy sold me a whole bike without telling me that carbon rims were badly damaged .and now asking to cover the cost. 150 usd offer? like for real? can someone block this dude from selling again please. now i cant even find a good replacement

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 11:20 Quote
The user apocalypsecyclery forced me into a PayPal dispute today.

User: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/apocalypsecyclery/
Ad: http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3144578/

I purchased the custom ti 29-plus frame built by Blaze Bikes from him. Everything seemed fine and the price was reasonable at $1200, so I paid with no questions through PayPal G&S.

Before it was delivered I thought to give Blaze a ring to glean some build info and whatever other insights. He immediately remembered the frame and told me about it:

The seller had the builder make him a titanium Trek Stache copy. The builder was not keen on the elevated chain stay but did it. The chain stay broke at the ST weld under normal trail riding. The builder re-welded it, stating the frame is not a reliable design nor in reliable condition. The chain stay broke again. The builder refused to repair it a second time and told him the frame should not be used. The owner of the frame subsequently had someone else repair the frame. Then he put it up for sale.

No indication of this history was mentioned in the ad. I told the seller about the conversation I’d had with the builder, that I would be refusing the delivery, and that PayPal agrees with my position and will open a dispute on my behalf if needed. At this point the seller agreed about the past frame breakage and stated that that was why the price was so low. (In effect admitting the ad was deceptive.) The seller agreed to refund me in full when the frame was returned.

Once returned and after some foot dragging, he refunded me $1100 – $100 short of the price I paid, stating that it was “fair” that he not incur PayPal and shipping fees. PayPal will attempt to contact him to pay the remaining hundred, and it will refund me if he doesn't.


It makes sense that someone who would try to get one over on an unsuspecting frame buyer would also try to pinch a hundred bucks out of his failed transaction. This guy is an unabashed rip-off (and a bit of a sweet talker) – steer clear!

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 12:05 Quote
rider001 wrote:
The user apocalypsecyclery forced me into a PayPal dispute today.

User: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/apocalypsecyclery/
Ad: http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3144578/

I purchased the custom ti 29-plus frame built by Blaze Bikes from him. Everything seemed fine and the price was reasonable at $1200, so I paid with no questions through PayPal G&S.

Before it was delivered I thought to give Blaze a ring to glean some build info and whatever other insights. He immediately remembered the frame and told me about it:

The seller had the builder make him a titanium Trek Stache copy. The builder was not keen on the elevated chain stay but did it. The chain stay broke at the ST weld under normal trail riding. The builder re-welded it, stating the frame is not a reliable design nor in reliable condition. The chain stay broke again. The builder refused to repair it a second time and told him the frame should not be used. The owner of the frame subsequently had someone else repair the frame. Then he put it up for sale.

No indication of this history was mentioned in the ad. I told the seller about the conversation I’d had with the builder, that I would be refusing the delivery, and that PayPal agrees with my position and will open a dispute on my behalf if needed. At this point the seller agreed about the past frame breakage and stated that that was why the price was so low. (In effect admitting the ad was deceptive.) The seller agreed to refund me in full when the frame was returned.

Once returned and after some foot dragging, he refunded me $1100 – $100 short of the price I paid, stating that it was “fair” that he not incur PayPal and shipping fees. PayPal will attempt to contact him to pay the remaining hundred, and it will refund me if he doesn't.


It makes sense that someone who would try to get one over on an unsuspecting frame buyer would also try to pinch a hundred bucks out of his failed transaction. This guy is an unabashed rip-off (and a bit of a sweet talker) – steer clear!

Why would you buy such a dumb looking frame in the first place?

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 13:11 Quote
zmcycle wrote:
rider001 wrote:
The user apocalypsecyclery forced me into a PayPal dispute today.

User: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/apocalypsecyclery/
Ad: http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3144578/

I purchased the custom ti 29-plus frame built by Blaze Bikes from him. Everything seemed fine and the price was reasonable at $1200, so I paid with no questions through PayPal G&S.

Before it was delivered I thought to give Blaze a ring to glean some build info and whatever other insights. He immediately remembered the frame and told me about it:

The seller had the builder make him a titanium Trek Stache copy. The builder was not keen on the elevated chain stay but did it. The chain stay broke at the ST weld under normal trail riding. The builder re-welded it, stating the frame is not a reliable design nor in reliable condition. The chain stay broke again. The builder refused to repair it a second time and told him the frame should not be used. The owner of the frame subsequently had someone else repair the frame. Then he put it up for sale.

No indication of this history was mentioned in the ad. I told the seller about the conversation I’d had with the builder, that I would be refusing the delivery, and that PayPal agrees with my position and will open a dispute on my behalf if needed. At this point the seller agreed about the past frame breakage and stated that that was why the price was so low. (In effect admitting the ad was deceptive.) The seller agreed to refund me in full when the frame was returned.

Once returned and after some foot dragging, he refunded me $1100 – $100 short of the price I paid, stating that it was “fair” that he not incur PayPal and shipping fees. PayPal will attempt to contact him to pay the remaining hundred, and it will refund me if he doesn't.


It makes sense that someone who would try to get one over on an unsuspecting frame buyer would also try to pinch a hundred bucks out of his failed transaction. This guy is an unabashed rip-off (and a bit of a sweet talker) – steer clear!

Why would you buy such a dumb looking frame in the first place?

Way to rub salt in the poor guys wounds, ZM.

Last I checked, insulting someone's taste in bikes wasn't high on the list of ways to attract new customers. But if pretension and alienation is your thing, keep it up I guess?

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 13:56 Quote
So
ahootes wrote:
zmcycle wrote:
rider001 wrote:
The user apocalypsecyclery forced me into a PayPal dispute today.

User: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/apocalypsecyclery/
Ad: http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3144578/

I purchased the custom ti 29-plus frame built by Blaze Bikes from him. Everything seemed fine and the price was reasonable at $1200, so I paid with no questions through PayPal G&S.

Before it was delivered I thought to give Blaze a ring to glean some build info and whatever other insights. He immediately remembered the frame and told me about it:

The seller had the builder make him a titanium Trek Stache copy. The builder was not keen on the elevated chain stay but did it. The chain stay broke at the ST weld under normal trail riding. The builder re-welded it, stating the frame is not a reliable design nor in reliable condition. The chain stay broke again. The builder refused to repair it a second time and told him the frame should not be used. The owner of the frame subsequently had someone else repair the frame. Then he put it up for sale.

No indication of this history was mentioned in the ad. I told the seller about the conversation I’d had with the builder, that I would be refusing the delivery, and that PayPal agrees with my position and will open a dispute on my behalf if needed. At this point the seller agreed about the past frame breakage and stated that that was why the price was so low. (In effect admitting the ad was deceptive.) The seller agreed to refund me in full when the frame was returned.

Once returned and after some foot dragging, he refunded me $1100 – $100 short of the price I paid, stating that it was “fair” that he not incur PayPal and shipping fees. PayPal will attempt to contact him to pay the remaining hundred, and it will refund me if he doesn't.


It makes sense that someone who would try to get one over on an unsuspecting frame buyer would also try to pinch a hundred bucks out of his failed transaction. This guy is an unabashed rip-off (and a bit of a sweet talker) – steer clear!

Why would you buy such a dumb looking frame in the first place?

Way to rub salt in the poor guys wounds, ZM.

Last I checked, insulting someone's taste in bikes wasn't high on the list of ways to attract new customers. But if pretension and alienation is your thing, keep it up I guess?

Sorry I didn't mean to be rude, but that frame did not look safe at all:


The reason I said dumb was more in refence to the weld he is talking about. It just doesn't look safe to begin with.

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 13:59 Quote
For clarification, the frame looks very very unsafe and my comment regarding dumbness has to do with the weld being in that manner. I don't understand how it could have the support needed for long term riding abuse.

To clarify the seller is bad for not mentioning it and not clarifying about the issue.

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 14:04 Quote
As well below is an image of Blaze's typical MTB frame:

As you can see, the position of this chain stay is not on the seat post.

It's a dumb design that just doesn't make sense. Clearly the custom frame's design was flawed to begin with.

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 at 18:14 Quote
All good! This post can be deleted!
Thanks

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 at 1:11 Quote
After a lengthy drawn out series of messages with Zapomnialem (https://m.pinkbike.com/u/Zapomnialem/) I decided to remove my bike from sale. He kept pushing for part payments and even sent payment via PayPal using the friends and family option. I refunded immediately and requested they use the service payment option to no avail.

Please watch out for this "buyer"

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 at 11:38 Quote
.. exactly why when I sold on Ebay, it was no Paypal, only USPS money order upfront.

And when I stopped selling on Ebay, it was local sale cash in person only.

I understand I am avoiding nationwide/worldwide marketshare, but I dislike stress and I really like to always win 100% of the time.

Story of my life.

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 at 19:15 Quote
Anyone ever deal with this guy? https://www.pinkbike.com/u/emersonfrank/


 
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