i sent that link to my buddy.
our only concern with buing used online is getting them and finding out they are damaged, bent, need a full rebuild...etc.
not saying that is the case with yours, but i bought a rad off someone on ere last year and ended up getting burned. it was all clogged and caused overheating issues. after flushing the crap out of it with all kinds of chemicals and seeing what looked like sand come out it finally got enough flow.
rad is getting replaced with bran new this year.
does this forum have trader ratings?
Fair concern. One of the reasons I often try to sell on forums is I think there is a feedback loop. Once you get a reputation as a good or poor seller, folks often will post on your adds their endorsement if they feel it is warranted. I am relatively new here, so I guess I'm working towards that. I have so far sold over $1000 worth of parts from the two bikes and folks seem to be pretty happy. Most of my conversations with folks have happen in PMs, so I guess that does not help in this case either.
Most folks have used PayPal and I leave it up to them if they want to gift the funds or pay as a transaction. I appreciate not having to pay the the PayPal tax, but I also see it a as a fee for a worthwhile service. I'm not sure what the steps are in getting a refund if a deal goes south, but I can say the few interactions I have had with PayPal customer service make me think they would be easy to work with in such a situation.
The best I can offer at the moment is I'm happy to provide as much info and as many pictures as you would like of the forks, or anything else I have for sale, and then invite you, should you buy the parts or not, to post on the sale thread what your opinion of our interactions have been.
As a larger question, and possible can of warms, I have never really put much effort into examining what it takes to host a forum. I assume there is plenty of work to set one up, find or buy server space, and then make sure it keeps running smoothly. I don't know much about the world of websites, but the little I do makes me think it would be a big job for one, or a few to take on as a hobby. While I appreciate the work they do here, I will be honest, I had mostly taken them for granted before I started this reply. So, how does one get in touch with the powers that be?:O Is there a single moderator to thank and ask for such an upgrade as a feedback rating in the Marketplace? Is there a crew of members who keep the wheels turning? Have I missed the thread that explains all this? I guess I have some work to do as my curiosity is peaked. If you are interested I'll ramble on again once I educate myself a little more.