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post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 
www.hermes-bikeshop.com
is a scam.

Just in case anyone's interested (or already been scammed):

Domain Name.......... hermes-bikeshop.com
Creation Date........ 2004-01-19
Registration Date.... 2004-01-19
Expiry Date.......... 2005-01-19
Organisation Name.... None
Organisation Address. 144 Hang Dog Lane
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. Wethersfield
Organisation Address. 30303
Organisation Address. CT
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... Louis P. Robitaille
Admin Address........ 144 Hang Dog Lane
Admin Address........
Admin Address........ Wethersfield
Admin Address........ 30303
Admin Address........ CT
Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
Admin Email.......... usercollection@yahoo.com
Admin Phone.......... 5527425783
Admin Fax............

Stay away or loose your money.
post #2 of 57
I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE, HAVING JUST VISITED THEIR WEBSITE, I WOULD HAVE GRAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM. LOOKING AT THEIR PRICES, IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, I MEAN COME ON, LOOK AT THE PRICES OF THE LITESPEED BIKES, NOT JUST FRAMES,BUT COMPLETE BIKES FOR FIFTEEN AND SIXTEEN HUNDRED EUROS. I MAY BE WRONG, AND ILL HOLD MY HAND UP IF I AM, BUT, PERSONALLY I THINK SOMETHINGS UP!!!
post #3 of 57
I'll take your word for it, and thanks for the tip, but what was your experience? Out of curiosity.
post #4 of 57
A Cannondale Ironman 5000, new with '04 Dura Ace and Zipp 404s, for 1300 EUR?

That's about $1640 USD, if I'm not mistaken. Something is very wrong.
post #5 of 57
Thread Starter 
Well statements like these at the site:

"We have all sizes and colours available!
If you need any other bike model, please name it and we do our best to have it within 5 days!"

Yeah right!

"HELITIS
8 av Beverini Vico
20000 AJACCIO

Tel/Fax: 0033679320454

FRANCE"

This set up by a mister Robitaille in wetherfield....January 19th ....

"HELITIS Group was established as beeing the first AJACCIO based company offering bikes. Run by motivated and experienced European staff always striving for providing the best possible service to our valued customers, we have quickly become the largest online bikes store located directly in the heart of Corse Island."

The guys at helitis will be sorry to hear they are selling bikes now. Look at http://www.helitis.com .

So what does your common sense tell you?
Can you get any Litespeed Blade for about 1700 USD within 5 days in any color from an obscure internetcompany on the Island of Corsika?

Be my guest and try :P
post #6 of 57
No, you're right; like I said in my last post, all it took was a brief tour of the site to see that something's wrong. There are other "deals" on the page, but the one that struck me was the new 2004 Cannondale Ironman (10-speed DA + Zipp 404s) at a 67% savings over retail ($1640 vs. $4999) -- again, available in all sizes.

Huh?
post #7 of 57
You guys are wrong. I just dropped $5000 on 3 bikes and they have assured me that they are on their way. Can't wait to get them.
post #8 of 57
post #9 of 57
Quote:
Originally posted by puma
You guys are wrong. I just dropped $5000 on 3 bikes and they have assured me that they are on their way. Can't wait to get them.
THIS WAS A JOKE. I JUST WANTED A FEW OF YOU TO SAY TO YOURSELVES "WHAT A MORON" BEFORE READING THE REPLY

I know most of you probably intercepted the sarcasm, but for those of you who didn't...
post #10 of 57
I'd guessed, but thanks for the clarification.
post #11 of 57
"Time is our enemy! We need to sell very fast!"

like before the authorities catch them?
post #12 of 57

Re: Stay away from this online shop! You are hereby warned!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by mrowkoob
www.hermes-bikeshop.com
is a scam.

Just in case anyone's interested (or already been scammed):

Domain Name.......... hermes-bikeshop.com
Creation Date........ 2004-01-19
Registration Date.... 2004-01-19
Expiry Date.......... 2005-01-19
Organisation Name.... None
Organisation Address. 144 Hang Dog Lane
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. Wethersfield
Organisation Address. 30303
Organisation Address. CT
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... Louis P. Robitaille
Admin Address........ 144 Hang Dog Lane
Admin Address........
Admin Address........ Wethersfield
Admin Address........ 30303
Admin Address........ CT
Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
Admin Email.......... usercollection@yahoo.com
Admin Phone.......... 5527425783
Admin Fax............

Stay away or loose your money.
mrowkoob, where and how did you come up with this information?
post #13 of 57
whois lookup on networksolutions.com most likely
post #14 of 57
Just out of curiosity, I took that address listed and pluged it into Mapquest, with the following results:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...submit=Get+Map

Zip code was bad...



The phone # is more than likely bogus as well. Results of an area code search:

http://www.superphone.net/areacode.html
post #15 of 57

Re: Stay away from this online shop! You are hereby warned!!!

this is the reason i stay away from internet purchases. With a local bike shop atleast if it's wrong you have someones neck close enough to strangle.
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