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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Robin Hood HD were very good in many ways. Responded practically instantly to my email offer saying yes, but please ring us to discuss. I was expecting them to try and haggle at that point, but no they just qualified payment, delivery address and when I wanted it by to make sure it could be done etc. I did get phone call trying to sell me some gap insurance and a warranty but they didn't push it, just accepted my refusal and asked would I sign paperwork to say id been made aware of the benefits of it etc. I guess this is to show they tried? Everyone I spoke to was polite and friendly and everything they promised happened. I would certainly deal with them again.

    I liked that I got a phone call the day before to confirm delivery okay for next day, and then a text from the driver giving his sat navs estimated time of arrival. Bike turned up shiny clean with all the paper work, spare keys etc. Only one issue for me was the front tyre. Borderline MOT pass on tread amount, but it was more the condition of the tyre that bugged me as it is a bit cracked on the sidewalls. I suspect its the original tyre and is 10 years old. As I'd got 500 off I'll live with it and would rather fit a tyre of my choice, but i'm really not sure it should have been sent out with it on in that condition, but maybe i'm being too picky here? Also there was some bits to come with it, standard exhausts, rear mudguard etc, but someone forgot to put it on the van. I said I'm in no rush for them as they'll probably only go in the loft, but I would like them. Van driver said next time he's down this way he'll drop them off. Still waiting, but do believe they will turn up...
    Do you want me to stop by and pick the bits up ? No idea when you'd get them but least they'll be sat in my garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by couchcommando View Post
    Do you want me to stop by and pick the bits up ? No idea when you'd get them but least they'll be sat in my garage
    No, thanks all teh same though. I just had to sign and send back their sales invoice and stuck a reminder post it note in with it...

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    FWIW I spoke to these fellas

    https://www.thepotteries.co.uk

    They were polite, attentive, quick on replies via email and phone, called back when they said the would etc.

    We ended up not doing the deal on this https://www.thepotteries.co.uk/usedb...l.php?id=40432 but i was impressed.

    They're new to the game, lets hope they do well if they carry on like this.

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    Mate eventually got his bike.its lovely really nice and sounds smashing

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    Mate eventually got his bike.its lovely really nice and sounds smashing
    Needs more pics surely !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Needs more pics surely !
    I can't post pics .its a silver triumph street twin.
    really nice ,I'd have one .perfect for the roads around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTack View Post
    I can't post pics .its a silver triumph street twin.
    really nice ,I'd have one .perfect for the roads around here.
    Though I'd love a 690 for round here too.

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