Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

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bryan.fanson1
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Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby bryan.fanson1 » 2 Jun 2018, 3:17pm

Whilst looking for a new bike for my wife I stumbled upon Oxford Cycles. They seem to offer a good service and very good prices, maybe too good. Anyone had any dealings with them? I can't really find anything about them. Their website is www.oxfordcycles.co.uk.
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hondated
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby hondated » 2 Jun 2018, 4:30pm

Bryan
http://www.oxfordbikeworks.co.uk/
Is this more like the site you are looking for !
This company trades in more touring types of bikes and seem competitively priced.

Annoying Twit
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby Annoying Twit » 2 Jun 2018, 4:42pm

The link in the first post is a very different business from the Oxford bike works.

The prices on the site in the first post do seem very low. E.g. a Scott Speedster bike with 105 groupset, alloy frame and carbon fork for £549. http://www.oxfordcycles.co.uk/product/s ... road-bike/

I googled, but I couldn't find out anything about them. They may be new.

It could be a case of the prices being too good to be true.

EDIT: Odd, the descriptions of the bikes are internally inconsistent. The link earlier on in this post has brakes described with a Tektro pad product ID, unless I've got that wrong. This one: http://www.oxfordcycles.co.uk/product/s ... escription says Ultegra groupset in the paragraph at the top, but lists Tiagra in the details further down. Apart from the prices being low, something doesn't look right.

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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jun 2018, 5:02pm

I thought they were cheap,but they do have a trading address a contact telephone number to check if they have stuff in stock.
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby foxychick » 2 Jun 2018, 5:08pm

Looking at the prices for the mountain bikes defo 100% scam, just ring the number and listen to the answer machine and then make your own mind up. 01865 981 441. Bet you never ever get to speak to a person. Think this needs reporting to the police.

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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby thirdcrank » 2 Jun 2018, 5:09pm

Annoying Twit wrote: ... They may be new. ... .


If ever I check something like this because of my own doubts, I look on google maps and streetview. I can't see any sign of the firm on Pony Road with mapping dated 2018.

foxychick
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby foxychick » 2 Jun 2018, 5:16pm

When you put stuff in your basket their are no options to pay by debit or credit cards or paypal.

These are the instructions below on their website on how to pay

Make your payment via Online Banking or Mobile Banking Apps. Please use the details provided on the next screen to make payment (these details will also be emailed to you). Please use your Order ID as the payment reference. Your order will be processed as soon as your payment has been verified.
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brynpoeth
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Jun 2018, 5:20pm

Seems an interesting mystery, I do love stories where no-one dies
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott

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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby Annoying Twit » 2 Jun 2018, 5:24pm

foxychick wrote:When you put stuff in your basket their are no options to pay by debit or credit cards or paypal.

These are the instructions below on their website on how to pay

Make your payment via Online Banking or Mobile Banking Apps. Please use the details provided on the next screen to make payment (these details will also be emailed to you). Please use your Order ID as the payment reference. Your order will be processed as soon as your payment has been verified.


There is a strong fishy odour emanating from that site, in my opinion.

foxychick
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby foxychick » 2 Jun 2018, 5:27pm

These are their bank details where they are asking you to send the money to.

Our bank details
OXFORD CYCLES:
BANK:
SANTANDER
ACCOUNT NUMBER:
17587099
SORT CODE:
090129

brynpoeth
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Jun 2018, 5:30pm

foxychick wrote:These are their bank details where they are asking you to send the money to.

Our bank details
OXFORD CYCLES:
BANK:
SANTANDER
ACCOUNT NUMBER:
17587099
SORT CODE:
090129

IBAN is compulsory now, right? %-(
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott

brynpoeth
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Jun 2018, 5:31pm

Maybe someone would care to order an inner tube and see what happens
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott

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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby slowster » 2 Jun 2018, 5:33pm

The website was only registered last week according to whois.com (https://www.whois.com/whois/oxfordcycles.co.uk). Their address (Unit 16) does not appear to exist.

I think someone ought to report this both to Action Fraud and to Santander.

reohn2
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jun 2018, 5:35pm

It's looking more like a scam with each successive post
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brynpoeth
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Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Jun 2018, 5:36pm

Anyone live nearby care to cycle round for a look?
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott