Was looking to upgrade my Cafe 7 Felt with accessories like a basket or rear rack but came to this add on OfferUp for a Felt Road Bike. Thought maybe I should just get into a faster bike. I didn’t expect how this conversation escalated to this.
Maybe I was rude at the beginning. You be the judge. If you were selling you $2000 Felt bike.
Me: what’s the serial number? Are you the original owner and where did you buy this bike from?
10 min later
Seller: decided to keep it its so sweet
Seller: I have sold Felt TK3 54CM bike. Thank you.
Well that brought such suspicions reaction to my questions.
I then asked.
Me: Are you the original owner? Should I turn you to the police?
Seller: do you see my 37 all 5 star?
Me: it is a sweet bike and I contacted you regarding it and al of a sudden you want to keep it and it’s sold? Upon the questions that I have asked you?
Seller: that doesn’t mean it’s stolen
Me: you have proof that you are the original owner?
Seller: Call me
( at this point I didn’t know what the seller is asking me because I have not asked for his/her number)
Me: for what?
Seller: to speak about this.
Then the seller began to bombard me with a lot of messages regarding how he was mistreated on this app and how dare I request serial numbers and rightful ownership documentation.
I was just trying to buy an accessory for my cafe 7 not to get involved with this.
I did jump into conclusions that this bike might have been stolen but the sellers reaction has told me other wise. Have I done wrong? Please help me understand his reaction so I do not offend people.