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Does anyone on this site know a Mark Bisnette? I have a problem with a purchase from the forum classifieds and can not get him to answer my e-mails. I think he is from the North Carolina area. Thanks to all for your help.
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Does anyone on this site know a Mark Bisnette? I have a problem with a purchase from the forum classifieds and can not get him to answer my e-mails. I think he is from the North Carolina area. Thanks to all for your help.
THAT guy??? You bought something from THAT GUY??? Oh my gosh.....



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Yea, Ha ha. Shame on me.
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um.......how bout a bit of a descriptor so those not in the know can know?
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We need something done where if you buy a item from a fellow member you would think it would be an honest buy. I purchased a rear tire and rim for my 06 LT Just to have a new rear tire available if needed. Paid 300.00 plus shipping. Ad look like a great buy. Advertised as new take off to trike a LT. received wheel looked good no scratches. Tire looks a liitle more warned than new. E-mailed Mark he said he thought maybe 3000 miles. No big deal until I mounted the rim and tire,(Bridgestone 020)and went for a test ride..I could hear a roaring sound that sounded like when your front tire wears and you go into a curve.Went back home looked and looked. everything tight Went for another ride with a old half helmet and could definately tell coming from rear. Rode to BMW shop for a quick look see. Sure enough, if you look at rim dead on or flat looks okay. Stand behind or directly over it when dismounted yoy can see where it had hit a pot-hole or something and pusded the rim out some on both sides. Put my origanal tire and rim back on and no roar. have been trying to get intouch with mark ever since but wont respond to any E-mails andn like a fool I did not get a phone number. Lesson Learned.



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Well let me know if you put a posse together I am in. LOL

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We need something done where if you buy a item from a fellow member you would think it would be an honest buy.
The vast majority of transactions between members here are unquestionably ethical and honest. We certainly cannot guarantee that all members are legit, but most are safe. You can do some diligence and make sure the classified ad is posted by a member who is currently active on the forums. If the member is not currently active or has very few posts, I would recommend a phone conversation before purchasing and making your payment through a method that offers some sort of purchaser/seller protection.

If any of you are burned by a person posting in our classifieds, send me a PM with their username, date of purchase and explanation of the problem you had. While we cannot become involved further than disallowing them to post an ad again, we can at least contact them through their registered email account and/or remove them from our membership.

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I have seen rims slightly bent that are still serviceable. I am guessing that the tire is making more noise than anything to do with the rim. You may want to try a new tire on that rim and see what happens then.

I have a spare rear rim that i got off ebay and know how handy that can be....especially if you change your own tires.

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FWIW, I have had great feedback with the members here. No problems buying anything ... yet.

good luck there..

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[QUOTE=Randy]The vast majority of transactions between members here are unquestionably ethical and honest. We certainly cannot guarantee that all members are legit, but most are safe. QUOTE]

I have bought items on four different occasions and one was an LT--never had any problems! Sorry for your problems though...

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I too have made 4 purchases from the classified with only one snafu. My fault. I bought liners for the cases and told the guy I would send him a certified check then sent him the $ via PayPal which was his first choice method of payment. Didn't write to tell him and then the stuff didn't come in the mail! Duh! Dropped him a quick note telling him I used PayPal and shipment was on my door step in 2 days.

Like many I am somewhat addicted to this forum and ya kind of get a feel for whether the person on the other end is legit. All my purchases have been from long standing active members.

Sorry about your possible loss.

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Actually...I was intrested in the tire...till I looked at the picture close. You can see the indent in the rim on the bottom.

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Bought my LT off a forum member...and he ain't gettin' it back!

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You,know, It's summer and the guy could just be on vacation or some other crap...

Maybe he's in Jail....

I hope you can get this worked out. A used tire is a USED tire as far as I'm concerned...

As for the rim... Take your 5lb sledge to it and straighten it out...

What was this guys username ?

That will get you farther than anything...

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I have tried just trying to get to talk to the guy to see if he even knew, but but no response. He first told me the tire and rim was a new take off for a BMW trike.. I am not 100% sure but the tire and rim I received did not look the same as far as tread wear. A few weeks later he posted another tire and rim with the same ad description. So live and learn. I have purchased items from the forum and sold also with no problems.Golfguy I just wish I would of checked it out better if you saw it in the picture or he should of disclosed it also.
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Bought my LT off a forum member...and he ain't gettin' it back!
Same here.

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I know this wont help you before the trip, but if you are interested I found a link that may be able to fix that wheel.

http://www.wheelwizard.com/service_rates.htm

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I did not think of that. Maybe someone here in BR that can do that.

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Ok I found this in BR. give them a call and see what they say.

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just a thought big picture wise; the iTrader feature is a pretty useful tool in terms of giving feedback (good, bad, or otherwise) on transactions. it dosent solve specific issues but it gives people a general idea as to whether or not someone is normally trustworthy or a deadbeat in the first place. its helped me before on whether to wait something out or pursue other options.

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. have been trying to get intouch with mark ever since but wont respond to any E-mails andn like a fool I did not get a phone number. Lesson Learned.
I'm just wondering, how long is "ever since"
like somebody else mentioned maybe he's on vacation,
has health issues or something else

I know it only takes "one turd" in the punch bowl to ruin it,
but I'd like to give (almost) everybody the benefit of doubt until proven other wise.

I've also bought an LT from a forum member
(and he ain't getting it back until I at least put another couple hundred thousand more miles on it)

and I've sold damn near a whole LT through this forum
I've always sent things out before I had payment
and never had an issue,

I even left parts sitting on my front porch
and came home to find the check in the mailbox

If somebody "screwed you" then we need to know who he is,
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I'm just wondering, how long is "ever since"
like somebody else mentioned maybe he's on vacation,
has health issues or something else

I know it only takes "one turd" in the punch bowl to ruin it,
but I'd like to give (almost) everybody the benefit of doubt until proven other wise.

I've also bought an LT from a forum member
(and he ain't getting it back until I at least put another couple hundred thousand more miles on it)

and I've sold damn near a whole LT through this forum
I've always sent things out before I had payment
and never had an issue,

I even left parts sitting on my front porch
and came home to find the check in the mailbox

If somebody "screwed you" then we need to know who he is,
but only if you're certain!
I'm with you on this one. I like and share your philosophy. Everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt and not called a scoundrel unless the proof is irrefutable. However, once someone has been proven a scoundrel, I believe names should be named.

I know people today who are worried about libel, but as a number of lawyer friends have told me "truth is always a solid defense." And, I am not a lawyer, but my layman's understanding is that to be guilty of libel you not only have to publish information that is false, but you have to have done so malicously. So, just being wrong in itself doesn't constitute libel.

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Sorry for the Hijack but couldn't help my self. Two years ago I bought a front wheel & brake rotors from Tony @ LTPARTS.COM for almost $700 that he had listed from a 2002 LT. when they arrived it was clear they were from a 2001 or earlier. I returned them & he has my money & his parts & won't answer my E-Mails. I'll never do any business with anyone again with out a real address & phone number again. I even offered him to send me anything of same value for the LT to settle this & nothing from him.

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Guys, From the beginning. Its not about the money. When I was in the process of buying and asking questions he responded to everyone of my concerns. He told me it was a new tire and rim and after delivery it was clear it was not true. I have tried for over three weeks with e-mails and no response. I just asked if anyone knew him and had a better way to get in touch.I am glad for the support from fellow members on both sides of this issue.
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Damn Dave, that sucks, I don't think I could let that go,
it's like Tim said "it's the principle" not just the money.

Somebody did me like that I'm just @sshole enough
to show up at their door no matter how far away they lived.


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