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Gowes cycles Yes it's a scam website

02 May 2016 18:28

I ordered a new 2014 BMC Granfondo GF01 from gowescycles.com Does anyone have any knowledge about Gowes Cycles? I paid with PayPal and they said once the bike reaches the U.S. I can track it with DHL. Hope I didn't make a mistake. I tried to cancel my order and asked for a refund and have not heard anything from them. It's a scam website.
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03 May 2016 00:07

The BMC website does not list Gowes in Jakarta as a retailer.
I notice Gowes sells Cervelo - this company does not allow their bikes on-line.
I suggest you contact BMC and ask them your question.
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Re: Gowes cycles did I make a mistake?

03 May 2016 00:27

hdforme95 wrote:I ordered a new 2014 BMC Granfondo GF01 from gowescycles.com Does anyone have any knowledge about Gowes Cycles? I paid with PayPal and they said once the bike reaches the U.S. I can track it with DHL. Hope I didn't make a mistake.

I hope you didn't make a mistake either. :eek:

Whatever the price is/was, you should spend a little time asking a few questions to people that know their way around bikes here in the forum.

I just went to their website to read their terms and conditions, you can still cancel your order up until the 28th day after you receive your goods. Seems like a generous policy if it's legit.

Maybe there's someone here in the forum that has dealt with them, like raywillingsjr or a few other members. Good luck.
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Re: Gowes cycles did I make a mistake?

03 May 2016 03:01

Thank you all for your help. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to help me. Everyone be safe and God bless you all.
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03 May 2016 10:03

I'm guessing you bought it from there as the price was "to good to be true"? Unfortunately, I think that might well turn out to be correct. Some previous threads:

viewtopic.php?t=4036&start=20

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11139

I would chase up a refund ASAP.
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05 May 2016 14:44

Do not order anything from goewescycles.com it is a scam website. I found out to late. I'm hoping PayPal will refund my money. I ordered a new 2014 BMC Granfondo GF01 and when I questioned them about shipping information and a tracking number they could not provide any information. I cancelled my order and have not heard from them. Buyer beware. Thanks to all that replied to my original post. God bless you and be safe on your bikes. Americans are always in a hurry so it's dangerous for us bike riders in Chicago. It's a beautiful city just rude drivers.
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06 Jan 2017 16:54

Hello all!

I have made the same mistake! I'have ordored a wilier toni bevilacqua from Gowescycles. They don't answer to my mails, they don't answer on the gowes website surface... I try to get back my money, but I don't know how can I start. PayPal say that the payment was not a purchase , only a money transfer. Do you any tips to me?
Thanks and regarrds, Daniel
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06 Jan 2017 18:15

derdos wrote:Hello all!

I have made the same mistake! I'have ordored a wilier toni bevilacqua from Gowescycles. They don't answer to my mails, they don't answer on the gowes website surface... I try to get back my money, but I don't know how can I start. PayPal say that the payment was not a purchase , only a money transfer. Do you any tips to me?
Thanks and regarrds, Daniel

Sorry to inform you but I think you already know that this is a scam website and you lost whatever money you sent them. That sounds harsh and I apologize for that but next time you'll be all the wiser as this has become an expensive lesson on internet shopping.

Throughout our numerous threads you can find reputable online retailers to purchase cycling equipment/gear/bikes with a simple search. You can even just throw out a question to the forum as to where you can find the best deals for online and brick and mortar purchases.

Good luck in the future, again I'm sorry that you had to learn a hard lesson that lot's of others have also had to learn.

Welcome to the forum! :)

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06 Jan 2017 21:12

Yes it was my mistake! The problem is that I'm not a forumman,.. I've just look for a nice bike, I tried this Willier Toni Bevilacqua then I've fallen in love to it... .. and I've ordored...
I thought that I ay by PayPall so what problem can I have?
After, the next day I've checked the net that how is going with GOWECICLES... ... I1have found the forum after the wrong dicision..
Yes, hard lesson!
Now I'm in contact with PayPal, I have not too much hope, but maybe I will have the protection...
If anyone has idea then I would say thanks!
Irondan, one bottle of wine... Chees!
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07 Jan 2017 05:53

Just some correction:
Yes it was my mistake! The problem is that I'm not a forumman,.. I've just looked for a nice bike, I found this Willier Toni Bevilacqua then I've fallen in love to it... .. and I've ordored...
I thought that if I pay by PayPall so what problem can I have? PayPal is a high security sistem, and they has buyer protection. - but GOWESCYCLES is not a seller, not a webshop. The payment is a directly transfer...
After, the next day I've checked the internet that how is going with GOWECICLES... ... so I have seen that it was maybe a mistake, I have found this forum just after the wrong dicision..
Yes, hard lesson!
Now I'm in contact with PayPal, I have not too much hope, but maybe I will have the protection...
If anyone has idea what could I do then I would say thanks!
Irondan, one bottle of wine... Cheers!
Daniel
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07 Jan 2017 22:25

Sorry to read about your experience. 5 minutes searching on Google before online buying is normally worth while.
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08 Jan 2017 00:40

If you tried the bike why didn't you buy it from the place where you tried it?

If you paid for the bike via PayPal and it hasn't been sent PayPal fees get you protection and they can reverse the payment.
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