New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

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KONSTAAPO
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New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby KONSTAAPO » 10 Apr 2017, 11:45am

Hi,

I'm in looking to buy my first good bike and found this site http://www.atkraken.com/hybrid-bikes/7618-specialized-sirrus-expert-carbon-x1-2017-hybrid-bike.html that sells sirrus expert carbon X1 so cheap, that it seems too good to be real. Have anyone bought anything from them?

They have live chat and they told me that they buy bikes from bankrupt company's and that way can sell them so cheap, but still I'm a little suspicious. They also offer free shipping for the first bike!![url]/url]

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s1965c
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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby s1965c » 10 Apr 2017, 1:59pm

Website is only 86 days old.
It's registered through an anonymising service, so you can't find out the real website's owner.
They've got all sizes available on their web site - does that sound like something someone buying up bankrupt stock would be able to offer?

Your call, but I'd be looking elsewhere.
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whoof
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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby whoof » 10 Apr 2017, 2:19pm

Looking at the website every bike I've looked at is 30% off.
Lots of tourers.
For example a 2017 and Genesis Tour de Fer 10 is usually £1000 (I've seen cheaper ones but not 2017). On this site they are 833 euros or £708.

http://www.atkraken.com/82-touring-bikes#/page-2

It says it includes all taxes and is free delivery, see below.

kraken.jpg


Either a good deal or an elaborate scam.

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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby whoof » 10 Apr 2017, 2:38pm

Regarding them selling bankrupt stock. They say they sell Pinnacle bikes. These are F W Evans own brand sounds a bit odd.

http://www.atkraken.com/adventure-road- ... -bike.html

KONSTAAPO
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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby KONSTAAPO » 10 Apr 2017, 2:58pm

I too think that it's too risky to just buy, but I will keep the site in my favorites. They said that they will renew the site 20.5.2017 and add reviews from customers.

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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby whoof » 10 Apr 2017, 3:00pm

KONSTAAPO wrote:Hi,

I'm in looking to buy my first good bike and found this site http://www.atkraken.com/hybrid-bikes/7618-specialized-sirrus-expert-carbon-x1-2017-hybrid-bike.html that sells sirrus expert carbon X1 so cheap, that it seems too good to be real. Have anyone bought anything from them?

They have live chat and they told me that they buy bikes from bankrupt company's and that way can sell them so cheap, but still I'm a little suspicious. They also offer free shipping for the first bike!![url]/url]


I've just had a live chat with Evan's bikes to ask if Kraken bikes could be selling their Pinnacle bikes. Evans have talked to Kraken using their live-chat and where told they had bought them as bankruptcy stock in an auction. Evans say this is not the case.

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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby hamster » 10 Apr 2017, 3:01pm

Phone number wrong. Googling the address gives a toolmaker's factory....provided you leave off the incorrect post code.
Look at the payment options:
Except in special conditions requiring a special agreement, payment conditions are as follows:

a) Order payment by bank card ( Mastercard, Visa) **
b) Order payment by wire transfer *
c) Order payment by Paypal **
d) Order payment by COD **

Any of these payment options must first be authorised by our financial department.

*Limited time discount
**Country restrictions apply


I bet they will tell you they do not do Visa in your country...and who goes for finance department authorisation first???
Completely fishy.

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s1965c
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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby s1965c » 10 Apr 2017, 3:36pm

Apart from their bicycle business, they also seem to be selling high value guitars. That seems an odd mix to me.

It's got scam written all over it.
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Samuel D
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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby Samuel D » 10 Apr 2017, 3:43pm

They ‘sell’ anything that’s likely to attract a sucker. And KONSTAAPO has kindly signed up on our forum to tell us about it.

Come on, now. We’re not that dumb.

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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby mercalia » 10 Apr 2017, 5:16pm

claim to have an address in Germany but who knows? I wouldnt risk that amount of money without a go and look. I think we are all suspicious b********ds 8) :lol:

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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby ChrisButch » 10 Apr 2017, 6:00pm

.."battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep" perhaps?

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Re: New bike shop "Kraken" experiences

Postby CykelPendlare123 » 30 Sep 2018, 4:21pm

This is scam, but now they use staykraken.com.
Warning, do not order anything from this site.