Hello, I could use some advice on dealing with a transaction that has gone sour. I bought a bike from a fellow list member. I asked all kinds of questions and received answers prior to buying.
Specifically, I asked how the chrome fork was. "Good" was the answer. Upon receipt of the bike, I see the fork is completely pitted and pocked marked from one end to the other and it doesn't polish out. From 5 feet away it looks ok. I think this condition is fair at best and that I should have been told about the pitting.
I feel I have been taken here, the fellow list member thinks his description was accurate. I have cancelled my check that I wrote, which costs me $25, fellow member says his bank will charge him the same.
I feel we are both out the $25 bank charge. He shipped the bike to me, I will ship it back to him. We are both out the same monies which to me seems the fairest way to resolve the matter. He thinks I should pay for everything as he would have refunded my money, less shipping costs. This is very honorable on his part, but after his description of the fork condition, I felt this person's integrity was questionable.
I wish to resolve this fairly, based upon your responses.
Thanks for your opinions, Rod Kronenberg (snowing in late May, CO)