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Essex shop changes test ride rules after thief rode off on £5,000 e-bike


1 year 10 months ago

I would not be letting any bike, e-bike included, out of my hands for a test-ride without having taken security from the potential buyer - AND having previously discreetly attached a GPS tracker.  £20 or so for a Vodafone Curve .. in a scenario where you know someone is buzzing around with high value equipment of yours that's basically a no-brainer, right?

1 year 11 months ago

Sorry the owner has lost money but honestly, who lets people take a bike of that price out without security? On average I sell a bike about once a year, even for a £250 bike I ask for photo ID (passport or driver's licence), car keys (that I've seen used on a car) or full price in cash before allowing a test ride. Genuine buyers fully understand the reasons for this.