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So, you currently have at least $2500 (based on "passed 50%" and "25 left" posts) of trusting Trannies' cash in advanced payment on a product that doesn't have a ship date and which the Garmin web site says:

NOTE: This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

 

I hope everybody has a clear copy of sale terms and refund process etc

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I dont understand what your trying to achieve with this post?

 

I am acting on behalf of Velosophy in Moore Park, Sydney. We have placed an order of Garmin 910xt's from Garmin and they know we are taking pre-orders, other stores are taking pre-orders as well, we're just offering a discount and I thought I'd let you guys know about it. Garmin has informed us of a February arrival. I have spoken personally to many of the people who have placed orders, everyone knows who I am, everyone know's where I work, everyone has my personal email and everyone has got my mobile number if they have any questions.

 

Are you taking a shot at my legitimacy? Or the store? Or???

 

 

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I dont understand what your trying to achieve with this post?

 

I am acting on behalf of Velosophy in Moore Park, Sydney. We have placed an order of Garmin 910xt's from Garmin and they know we are taking pre-orders, other stores are taking pre-orders as well, we're just offering a discount and I thought I'd let you guys know about it. Garmin has informed us of a February arrival. I have spoken personally to many of the people who have placed orders, everyone knows who I am, everyone know's where I work, everyone has my personal email and everyone has got my mobile number if they have any questions.

 

Are you taking a shot at my legitimacy? Or the store? Or???

 

 

geeze tyno, someone does a good thing for us trannies and you wanna have a go. Poor form mate.

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You have a product that people want, with no ship date, but you have some of their cash.

Is there a process where a punter can say, I've had enough of waiting and get their cash back?

What if you have a barny at the shop and move on?

What if you get hit by a falling satellite?

What I'm pointing out is there is a massive scope for something to go balls up in this whole thing, some time between now and when ever the product arrives, if it ever does.

 

You may be a salt of the earth bloke, but I hope everyone involved knows where they stand.

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If a satellite falls on my or his head - then I will just forfeit the $100 I have paid so far.

 

I'm with Squid on this one.... Poor form T

 

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Poor form?

Why wouldn't you question putting money down up front to secure a massive discount on a much anticipated product, offered by a bloke on a forum, using a hotmail account as the primary contact detail? :huh:

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He has made it ubandantly clear that he is doing this thru/on behalf of his employer bike shop. If for some unknown reason something goes wrong, they will be liable to those who have put the money down. If it were someone selling out of a car boot or the pub, I'd be cautious, but given the reputation of the bloke and the fact he's provided the bike shop contact details, I am comfortable.

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Yes you are right but the first thing i done was a bit of homework. i checked the company he works for and the other recomendations of other trannie members on this forum. Mate its only $100 bucks deposit its not like i am gonna lose my house. I get the feeling your glass is always half empty. And he gave us his email, his mobile number, his work number, his work address and keeps us informed !!!

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Poor form?

Why wouldn't you question putting money down up front to secure a massive discount on a much anticipated product, offered by a bloke on a forum, using a hotmail account as the primary contact detail? :huh:

 

 

Of course you're going to do your research, any informed buyer would!

 

Secondly, what email service provider is going to make me seem more trustworthy?

 

Thirdly, mine is Bigpond, not hotmail.

 

Fourth, I would like to think I have been completely open, honest and transperant in everything I have said, If you have concerns then i have been willing to give out my own number to answer those concerns as I am only in store 3 days per week.

 

Fifth, I am not hiding who I am, half of you on here no who i am, for the other half my name is Ben Hammond and I work for Velosophy.

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Poor form?

Why wouldn't you question putting money down up front to secure a massive discount on a much anticipated product, offered by a bloke on a forum, using a hotmail account as the primary contact detail? :huh:

 

Tyno,

 

Didnt you just sign up for Busso? A year out you have put more cash at risk than anyone that has signed up for this.

 

Fairly easy to do research on the poster to see if he is legit - the wonders of the Internet.

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Funny thread , we haven't had a moral compass posting like this for ages.

 

Probably get trannie of the year for getting 59 trannies a 910 at a discount but it wasn't smooth sailing, he got condemned on the way for organising .... Lol

 

Make sure you guys go bernie over the caps .

 

Wish I had of thought of this when rocket salad did the delux stubby holders

 

Too funny

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Hey bj7, have you invested the deposits on the short term money market? Perhaps you should give an additional 3 cent discount.....

 

Fark, if you wanna go 4 cents, I'll send you a check for 59 cents..... Bugga it, go 5 cents and I'll pay a full two cents to each person for you, cheques in the mail.....

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Of course you're going to do your research, any informed buyer would!

 

Secondly, what email service provider is going to make me seem more trustworthy?

 

Thirdly, mine is Bigpond, not hotmail.

 

Fourth, I would like to think I have been completely open, honest and transperant in everything I have said, If you have concerns then i have been willing to give out my own number to answer those concerns as I am only in store 3 days per week.

 

Fifth, I am not hiding who I am, half of you on here no who i am, for the other half my name is Ben Hammond and I work for Velosophy.

 

Ok..... How do we know you haven't made 600 odd posts and been on here for 3 or 4 years in an elaborate plan to take deposits of people when garmin released the 910xt.

 

Secondly, how did you know about the garmin 910xt 3 or 4 years ago and 600 odd posts back?

 

Thirdly, have you ever been abducted by aliens?

 

Fourthly, I'm still pissin myself at you copping a gobfull for doing people a favour.

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Of course you're going to do your research, any informed buyer would!

 

This is all I was getting at.

 

For me - a shop based email account would make me less wary. Probably not the hello@velosophy one though......

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Not sure were the problem is. The man gave his details I even went to the shop and paid there and have a receipt. the guy is doing us a favour as the price is a bargain. If he gets hit by a satellite then Velosophy are located in the EQ if the satellite however lands on the EQ we may have a problem on our hands. bigger than then 100$ we paid.

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All this talk about satellites will more likely looking skywards and riding up the back of a truck!

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I never agree with Gimili, but if he posts his bank details here, I'll deposit my 2c immediately.

 

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Ive raced ( I've used the term loosely) Ben a few times at Duathlons at Parra Park and can say that if he decides to do the Harold E Holt, I will not even bother trying to catch him.

 

I trust BJ

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Thanks BJ for going to the trouble of organising something for the members here.

 

He didn't force anybody to buy but has put an offer together that is mutually benficial to us as a group and the local retailler he works for, has been completely transparent with delivery dates and the release delay communicated by the manufacturer of the product!

FFS Tyno, we need more people like Ben on the site.

 

With the response to this offer and the much anticipated release by said company of another new product in the new year maybe if this goes well Ben might be good enough to put a special pricing deal together for us on that item as well? But not if people are sh*t canning him and the store he works for.

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FFS Tyno, we need more people like Ben on the site.

 

f-k, the cheek of me to question some guy I don't know!

 

How f-kin dare I?!!!!

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BJ, you still there? I have been watching the news and no reports of satellites yet....

 

And what happened to the other 6 BJ's? :unsure:

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this is hilarious..

 

where's my deck chair and the popcorn..

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Check - f-k

 

Oh, man, I can't even cuss properly, auto edit! :shutup:

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The other 6 were taken out by satellites :s 7th time lucky :|

 

Tyno, would you like a Garmin?

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f-k, the cheek of me to question some guy I don't know!

 

How f-kin dare I?!!!!

 

 

Tyno, you don't know him but others on the site have personally vouched for the guy, you didn't question him, you attacked him, big difference.

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if it was such a big deal, why didn't you contact him, I ordered from Ben and spoke to him at the shop, never met him before, but isn't this forum here for us to also help each other out.

 

Good way to piss someone off that is trying to do something for our community, I know if I was Ben I wouldn't go out of my way again to try to do fellow Trannies a good deal, hey maybe that Pee Pee bloke that reckons he has a bike shop and does offers for fellow trannies is also a scammer

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, hey maybe that Pee Pee bloke that reckons he has a bike shop and does offers for fellow trannies is also a scammer

 

:shutup::shutup::shutup:

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I can confirm that Ben does work at said store. Me being the cautious type rang the store to check. Order now emailed.

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Ordered one from Ben and Im in WA. Not just because his offer is less than $140 for one anywhere over here, but also because I think Ive got $349.00 worth of entertainment out of this thread alone.

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Tyno, you don't know him but others on the site have personally vouched for the guy, you didn't question him, you attacked him, big difference.

That must have happened in some deleted post. The guy simply asked Trannies to confirm where they were sending their money. The only person I can see being attacked is Tyno.

 

There is occasionally some lemming like behaviour on here which is most likely how scammers make their money.

 

We should be thanking him for taking the time to question what was happening.

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You must have missed this one Speedy

 

Can vouch for this young whippersnapper, good egg. Sorted me with a saddle toot suite, let me take it home and race on it then fix him up later. Almost worth venturing out of the shire.

 

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Let's just hope this unit is better than the 310XT when you get it.

 

Not very happy with my 310 - Fog has appeared after first use in the water ( 5 months of use on land had no problems ), after the firmware update it now takes 20 minutes to transmit data for a 90 minute run!

 

Polar need to get their GPS sorted and I'll be heading back to them.

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Let's just hope this unit is better than the 310XT when you get it.

 

Not very happy with my 310 - Fog has appeared after first use in the water ( 5 months of use on land had no problems ), after the firmware update it now takes 20 minutes to transmit data for a 90 minute run!

 

Polar need to get their GPS sorted and I'll be heading back to them.

 

 

That is not normal. Call Garmin ASAP.

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Nah, I saw it Nealo.

 

I did miss the part where Tyno "attacked" someone though.

 

 

Sorry misread your post.

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In fairness to Tyno.....does anyone remember the 9 month wait for tranny clothing after pre-payment??

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For everyone who has ordered Garmins off me.....our FIRST BATCH HAVE ARRIVED.

 

I will be sending them out in chronological order of who ordered. I have been in contact or left a message with everyone who will recieve one of the first batch.

 

To everyone else these will be filtering through over the next few weeks so sit tight.

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sweet :) can't wait to swim some laps without counting (and forgetting) what i've done

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Got mine. Looks very nice.

That is some shop there BJ - brimming with BMC, Scott, Focus and Look Porn....

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