I got mine off ebay, only had 31 miles on it when i got it, now its got over 400 and starts first time and is great fun to ride. I only paid £70 for it and I guess Ive already had that much fun out of it. You get what you pay for and never know what you bought till you get it home and start finding problems. Trouble with ebay is there are too many wheeler dealers and sharks who up the biddiing just for the hell of it. Whats the old saying, "buyer beware." How was I to know after 300 odd miles the rear brake on my bike was going to blow up and crack completely in half? there's also something very suspicious about buying so called new bikes from private individuals, like why are they selling it, were they the original buyer or did they buy it on ebay cheap and are now selling it to make a profit. Something about ebay stinks. But where else can you find a bike for sale cheap today?
anything the mind can concieve and believe it can achieve
A bit expensive the bikes from that link. My Kinroad was £610 on the road from Ebay and i've seen a few 125's selling for just over the £500 on the road with free helmet, gloves and jacket, almost bid on 1 but the wife was nagging so missed it. Its nice to have a spare after all.
Got my Baron off eBay from www.scootercentral.co.uk They were very helpful and delivered it to my work. They are a proper bike shop who use eBay as well. They are in Westcliff on Sea, Essex near Sarfend.
I've bought several bikes from eBay including 2 Chunlan 125s. Theyve all been ok so far. Most recent Chunlan cost £150 cos no ones heard of them
thanks, ive heard a few people moaning about chinese imports being c**p and not lasting five minutes but from what ive heard the same things were said about jap bikes when they were first introduced over here. How do you find them? I really apreciate your answers as I really dont want to throw my cash away on another rubbish bike
I think it would be fair to say that we hear a lot of stories about problems with chinese bikes on this forum, but this is a natural place for people to come and try to get help, so we will hear everything!
No Macro I have not bought a bike off e bay and having read the posts on here I would not and am glad I did not. Simar paid just over £600 for his e bay bike. The shock absober broke the first time he used it and so far they have not fixed it. The bike he got before that came with the wrong wheel. We only have one life and we need to take care of it.
i've had 2 bikes of ebay and they have both been fine my qt 9 was reversed over by a car and all that broke was 2 cracks in the plastic under the foot rest.
However both scoots were not ready to twist and go as many of the ebay adverts suggest "just put the front wheel and headlight on" i think this sort of item description is misleading as there is more effort involved then this, but at the end of the day you dont get somthing for nothing when you pay such a low amount £300 - £500 you should exspect to have to do some work especially when simular bikes like the honda lead are £1500
After a few tweaks like fuel mixture, valves, plug, wd40, block connectors all good
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2006 12:11:56 GMT by Macrofeet
I bought mine brand new off ebay. No major problems. The voltage regulator was no good (contacts were rusty) & I was missing a retaining clip for one of the brake pads. But the dealer sent me new ones right away. I will buy my next bike off ebay too