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Posted September 23, 2011 at 11:56AM
As I have mentioned recently, I am offloading accumulated clutter from over the years. My garage contains loads of bike parts, is it OK to put any sort of disclaimer on an Ebay item?
This is what I have in mind, feel free to advise, I know I'm no diplomat:)
Please be aware that these motorcycle parts listed by myself are sold as described and shown in the photos. The boxes that they are in, along with the quoted part No cannot be guaranteed as correct as I have found out myself in the past. My description is as true as I believe, but as an old bike restorer, you may know different, in which case, I bow to superior knowledge. This is a garage clearout, some bits have been there for 30+ years.
Take a good look at the photos of any item you intend to bid on, and use your own discretion and personal knowledge as you would at an auto jumble. Once you buy it, it’s yours, if it’s not right, tough... buyer beware!
No offence meant by the above disclaimer, but there is bound to be someone that thinks the world is perfect...
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Posted September 27, 2011 at 1:18PM
I thought buyer beware was a legal phrase?
It is. Caveat Emptor is a well known and used legal expression. I would suggest that all you need is:
Please be aware that these motorcycle parts are sold as described and shown in the photographs. The boxes that they are in, along with the quoted Part Number cannot be guaranteed as correct. My description is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Take a good look at the photos of any item on which you intend to bid, and use your own judgement and personal knowledge as you would at an auto jumble.
If you have any queries please contact me."
Marketting should be inviting, not aggressive
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Posted September 27, 2011 at 1:30PM
I fully agree on what you say, I myself have purchased items in the past, just to keep other items working.
Still regret to this day, dumping some very old equipment that were a complete working Jap Montgomery girder fork Greyhound, plus a Series One Land-Rover (sold that for £40.00), a 1939 leather seated and wood panelled Vauxhall, all that I thought I had no further use for :o(
Having said that, there was an old large wooden farm threshing machine, in need of some minor restoration,plus a steam engine on eBay last year. The thresher didn't sell, but I was highly tempted. But at my age, the restoration might have outlived me. It would have been a challenge though!.
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