MTB - Scam

Discussion in 'General MTB Discussion' started by Jonb1760, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Jonb1760

    Jonb1760 Squid

    I am looking at bying a 2013 Downhill Norco Aurum from But cant find any info about the company. They are based in Denpasar Indonesia.
    1. Anybody heard from these guys or had any experience?
    2. What kind of import duties would I be up for on a $1300 bike?
  2. The Dude

    The Dude Likes Dirt

    Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

    If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is

    An XTR Hightower CC for $6k?
    I don't think so, Tim
  3. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Well documented scam.....

    Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  4. wavike

    wavike Likes Dirt

    It's the internet, what could go wrong.........
  5. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    If it is known as a scam, I suggest the thread title be update to represent that to warn the casual reader.

    Or we all pitch in and help this unfortunate Nigerian prince regain his rightful authority and await our just reward.
  6. Jonb1760

    Jonb1760 Squid

    So. Its definately a fraud, bit the bullet and ordered a bike but payed through PayPal. (How does a scam site work with PayPal???), no bike but a month later full refund from PayPal.
  7. creaky

    creaky Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Seriously ? You are a mad man.
  8. johnny

    johnny I'll tells ya! Staff Member

    Great job giving money to scammers.

  9. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    But the thread about that gets update to reflect the confirmed scam?
  10. ForkinGreat

    ForkinGreat Random Krishna

    Moderators, can this thread PLEASE be updated EG WARNING: SCAM
  11. Scott

    Scott bAdmin Staff Member

  12. Mywifesirrational

    Mywifesirrational Eats Squid

    Well... none because that bike does not exists and nothing will be sent.

    But if you had of bought a bike from a reputable seller, about 15% plus a 50-90 clearance fee.
  13. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Good work.

    Or a little more. Last time I was hit the fee was around $130. But fuck going into it again! A search would've found plenty of chatter about this shit.
  14. Mywifesirrational

    Mywifesirrational Eats Squid

    Nasty, I got mine cleared for $90 through an online broker, got a dodgy quote for $50, but it was going to be around a week wait... no ones waiting a week to get a new frame and save $40 - it also seemed to cheap vs everyone else, to good to be true and all that!
  15. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Damn...I wasn't given a choice. CRC picked the courier for me and they set the fee once the box was on hold. I guess that is the price you pay for free delivery? Oh no it isn' paid delivery would also have incurred the gst and import hikes. It a tricky game and a about to get even more cut throat when the Gerry Harvey fat lazy bastard tax comes into effect.
  16. ForkinGreat

    ForkinGreat Random Krishna

    Thanks Scott!! :thumb:
  17. c3024446

    c3024446 Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Wait, what? The first 4 replies said scam and you went ahead anyway? That's impressive.

    Anyone who reads this, please, please never try to buy a bike from Indonesia.
  18. RichJS

    RichJS Likes Dirt

  19. Snapcatcher

    Snapcatcher Likes Bikes

    PayPal should not cover idiocy. Old mate was told it was a scam, and still went ahead and wasted PayPal's goodwill.
  20. Jesus wept, Jonb... :wacko:
    Have to say, I'm with Snapcatcher on this one. You almost deserve a kick in the nuts.

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