So I’m not sure how many Canadians are in this group, but for those that are, please be aware of the following scam.
There is an a-hole on Kjiji Canda, that buys large numbers of Northrock Bikes from Costco. As many might not know, these drop in bulks of 10-14 pieces per selected store every 12 months or so (so VERY limited) and cost $399 a pop. They are NOT available online. You also have to assemble them (which should be done by a professional preferably to avoid getting a face full of gravel).
Now what this a-hole does is, he buys up as many as he can get his hands on, assembles them in the shittiest and quickest way, then sells them for $800 a pop while claiming it was “professionally assembled”. I have a friend who stupidly bought one….his brake line popped out, and he ended up a foot away from being run over by a car on the road.
Some of you will call this scalping (which i guess is not a scam scam, but the scam i see here is this person lying the product is “professionally put together” when they dont know how to match a peddle with a L sticker to the left side. This individual has also lied about how he acquired the product, despite it being a costco exclusive. The person then has the audacity to charge a hefty scalping premium, knowing that only people who arrive at 8 am and see that price tag with their own eyes will know the true price.
Please do not buy NorthRock Bikes from anyone on Kjiji, especially if they are “assembled by a pro”. And if you find one being sold for over $400 please report them. At a time like covid, where everyone needs a way to get their health (both mental and physical) in shape, essentials like bikes shouldn’t be hoarded and resold at scalping prices.
The content was posted by Maximus_Sial on 2021-03-15 16:41:01 via reddit