Phew - it's here.

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  1. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    Last Monday I sent off a cheque for 500 quid to a complete
    stranger in Manchester for this bike that I "won" on ebay.

    http://makeashorterlink.com/?W2E232DB7

    After an anxious few days it arrived yesterday as proved by
    the yellow slip the delivery driver left in my porch. As I
    wasn't in he took it away again to a depot in Goole as it
    happens, but I'm mighty relieved that I will get *something*
    tomorrow as opposed to being duped, so it's a bit of a
    relief. I'll do a review (vs my hybrid) after I've put some
    pedals on and ridden it a bit.

    Might sell my new Strida folder on ebay now, seeing as I
    never ride it.

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  2. Mseries

    Mseries Guest

    Simon Mason wrote:
    > Last Monday I sent off a cheque for 500 quid to a complete
    > stranger in Manchester for this bike that I "won" on ebay.
    >
    > http://makeashorterlink.com/?W2E232DB7
    >
    > After an anxious few days it arrived yesterday as proved
    > by the yellow slip the delivery driver left in my porch.
    > As I wasn't in he took it away again to a depot in Goole
    > as it happens, but I'm mighty relieved that I will get
    > *something* tomorrow as opposed to being duped, so it's a
    > bit of a relief. I'll do a review (vs my hybrid) after
    > I've put some pedals on and ridden it a bit.
    >
    > Might sell my new Strida folder on ebay now, seeing as I
    > never ride
    > it.

    I would have gone to Manc to collect it. OK I am 60 miles
    closer than you but even so KUH to Manc is not 'that' far.
     
  3. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    "MSeries" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I would have gone to Manc to collect it. OK I am 60 miles
    > closer than you but even so KUH to Manc is not 'that' far.

    So would I but.... the auction ended on 6 MAR 04. I don't
    get my bonus until 22 MAR 04, so don't have the cash yet. I
    therefore paid with a credit card cheque and will pay that
    off when I get my salary next week. BTW sorry to hear of
    your P45 and hope you get fixed up soon :)

    Simon
     
  4. Mseries

    Mseries Guest

    Simon Mason wrote:

    > ......BTW sorry to hear of your P45 and hope you get fixed
    > up soon :)

    Thanks, I am confident that something will turn up. I have a
    couple of applications in already.
     
  5. On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 18:14:31 -0000, in
    <[email protected]>, "Simon Mason"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So would I but.... the auction ended on 6 MAR 04. I don't
    > get my bonus until 22 MAR 04, so don't have the cash yet.
    > I therefore paid with a credit card cheque and will pay
    > that off when I get my salary next week. BTW sorry to hear
    > of your P45 and hope you get fixed up soon :)

    If you pay by credit card cheque, do you get the same
    protection you get if you pay by credit card i.e. the
    protection under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (???? is that
    right, or is it the credit protection act?).

    In basic terms, purchases made by credit CARD are actually
    made by the credit card company: Not by you. So if goods
    fail to arrive, the credit card company lose out instead of
    you (you can claim your money back from them).

    But I'm not sure if this applies to credit card cheque
    purchases.

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  6. Sam Salt

    Sam Salt Guest

    Richard Bates wrote:
    > On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 18:14:31 -0000, in
    > <[email protected]>, "Simon Mason"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> So would I but.... the auction ended on 6 MAR 04. I don't
    >> get my bonus until 22 MAR 04, so don't have the cash yet.
    >> I therefore paid with a credit card cheque and will pay
    >> that off when I get my salary next week. BTW sorry to
    >> hear of your P45 and hope you get fixed up soon :)
    >
    > If you pay by credit card cheque, do you get the same
    > protection you get if you pay by credit card i.e. the
    > protection under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (???? is
    > that right, or is it the credit protection act?).
    >
    > In basic terms, purchases made by credit CARD are actually
    > made by the credit card company: Not by you. So if goods
    > fail to arrive, the credit card company lose out instead
    > of you (you can claim your money back from them).
    >
    > But I'm not sure if this applies to credit card cheque
    > purchases.

    Was reading an article about this recently.IIRC the
    protection does not apply to credit card cheques,also
    interest is charged from the date the cheque is cashed not
    the usual 56 or so days ( depending on statement date of
    course ) or whatever as with a card.

    Sam Salt

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  7. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    "Sam Salt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:c37qf0

    > Was reading an article about this recently.IIRC the
    > protection does not apply to credit card cheques,also
    > interest is charged from the date the cheque is cashed not
    > the usual 56 or so days ( depending on statement date of
    > course ) or whatever as with a card.

    Sam is right - there is no protection when you use a credit
    card cheque.

    Simon
     
  8. \ Dave

    \ Dave Guest

    "Simon Mason" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:eek:[email protected]...

    <snip>

    this bike that I "won" on ebay.
    >
    > --
    > Simon Mason Anlaby East Yorkshire. 53°44'N 0°26'W
    > http://www.simonmason.karoo.net
    >
    Never doing this again after paying £400 for a Sunn GP
    framed project bike from a guy in Hull ('won' on e-bay),
    full suss, disc brakes etc. described by the seller as a
    great all rounder. Gave it to my son for his 18th. He
    upgraded a few components over the course of a few
    months....couple of decent rides into the life of this bike
    and the rear swing arm snapped. Closer inspection revealed
    it to have been welded...it was aluminium..'nuff
    said!!...just glad it didn't snap on him when we were hair
    ars*ng down Snowdon. Wasted £400 and what's worse, gave my
    son something for his 18th that might've killed
    him...should've just gone out and bought him 400 quids worth
    of smack!! Dave.
    :-(
    I know, ya gets what ya pays for!!
     
  9. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    "(t'other) Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    > Never doing this again after paying £400 for a Sunn GP
    > framed project bike from a guy in Hull ('won' on e-bay),
    > full suss, disc brakes etc. described by the seller as a
    > great all rounder. Gave it to my son for his 18th. He
    > upgraded a few components over the course of a few
    > months....couple of decent rides into the life of this
    > bike and the rear swing arm snapped. Closer inspection
    > revealed it to have been welded...it was
    aluminium..'nuff
    > said!!...just glad it didn't snap on him when we were hair
    > ars*ng down Snowdon. Wasted £400 and what's worse, gave my
    > son something for his 18th that might've killed
    > him...should've just gone out and bought him 400 quids
    worth
    > of smack!! Dave.
    > :-(
    > I know, ya gets what ya pays for!!

    Was it new? I've gone over mine in detail and it's never
    been used so it should be OK. Glad your son wasn't hurt.

    Simon
     
  10. \ Dave

    \ Dave Guest

    "Simon Mason" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "(t'other) Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
    >
    > > Never doing this again after paying £400 for a Sunn GP
    > > framed project
    bike
    > > from a guy in Hull ('won' on e-bay), full suss, disc
    > > brakes etc.
    described
    > > by the seller as a great all rounder. Gave it to my
    > > son for his 18th. He upgraded a few components over
    > > the course of a few months....couple of decent rides
    > > into the life of this bike and the rear swing arm
    > > snapped. Closer inspection revealed it to have been
    > > welded...it was
    > aluminium..'nuff
    > > said!!...just glad it didn't snap on him when we were
    > > hair ars*ng down Snowdon. Wasted £400 and what's worse,
    > > gave my son something for his 18th that might've killed
    > > him...should've just gone out and bought him 400 quids
    > worth
    > > of smack!! Dave.
    > > :-(
    > > I know, ya gets what ya pays for!!
    >
    > Was it new? I've gone over mine in detail and it's never
    > been used so it should be OK. Glad your son wasn't hurt.
    >
    > Simon
    >
    >
    Thanks ;-)...no, it was a project bike and as I said, sold
    as good all rounder. Took my son to pick it up and give it
    the once over prior to handing over the spondoolies. I
    suppose there's a chance the guy who sold it to us wasn't
    aware of the welding as he may have picked the frame up for
    a song as part of the project. In addition to this some of
    the nuts and bolts were a bit loose. I'd advised my son to
    check it all out before we went on our first outing at
    Gwydyr in N.Wales. He'd assured me he had but half way
    round, when we stopped for a snack, he spotted the bolt
    holding the swing arm on was half way out, again, very
    lucky..... As I say, never again. Hope yours is everything
    you were hoping for, Dave.
    p.s. - he's now got himself a Specialised Big Hit Down Hill
    and transferred all the components onto that, so he's a
    very happy bunny now 8-D
     
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