Pay a deposit

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Pay a deposit

Postby smitty » Fri 08 Nov 2019, 12:59 pm

I found a bike online and called the local store with a view to buying. They told me that they didn't have the bike
in that outlet of the chain that it could be in any of their shops around the country and could get in within a week for a test ride.
They also said that I had to pay a 20% deposit for them to get it in and I would get the deposit back if I didn't want the bike.
It seems a bit strange to me that they want a deposit has anyone encountered this before or have any thoughts?

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Re: Pay a deposit

Postby baudman » Fri 08 Nov 2019, 5:14 pm

If it's a model/size they're unlikely to have a buyer for, then yeah, it's not uncommon.

It means you're far more likely to come back and give it a test-ride. And yeah, if it doesn't suit, then you get your money back.

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Re: Pay a deposit

Postby mtb101 » Sun 10 Nov 2019, 7:57 pm

use your credit card in case you have any issues.
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Re: Pay a deposit

Postby smitty » Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12:52 pm

Thank you I decided not to pay I am really unsure of what type of bike to get

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Re: Pay a deposit

Postby mtb101 » Fri 15 Nov 2019, 7:58 am

start with bike exchange, price, range, components - bike shops that sell model, then online reviews, including youtube, then shop like ivanhoe cycles (big range). or like.
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