Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Here you can ad your leftovers.

Moderator: minetymenace

Post Reply
lathejack
>160
>160
Posts: 173
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:52 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
Flag: Great Britain

Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by lathejack » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:33 pm

Over the last year I have been looking at BSA spare parts on EBay, and I have seen some slightly dodgy parts that do not seem to be quite as described, not necessaraly deliberately.

Last week I was looking at what was described as a B44 bottom end and priced at £650, the auction ended on 21 Feb. I don't know how to do links but the item number was 222025601061. Did anyone else see this?

The crank is a mass of filth and rust, and I may be wrong, but sticking out is what appears to be the slightly oxidised alluminium alloy conrod of a B25, and the barrel studs look like the shorter 250 items. The crankcases have no serial number stamped on them, how convenient.
Last edited by lathejack on Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
minetymenace
Gerry1
Gerry1
Posts: 7179
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Between Reading and Newbury, England
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 22 times
Flag: England
Contact:

Re: Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by minetymenace » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:53 pm

to do a link, tap the URL box and after the URL and before the "]"type "=" then the web address. After the first "]" type something....hey presto
eg: this is how you do a link to a bottom end on evil bay

He does have a Beagle parts list listed, but most of his stuff is over priced junk :(
There is no evidence to support the notion that life is serious.
Abyssinian Wire-Haired Tripehounds Gnash.

lathejack
>160
>160
Posts: 173
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:52 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by lathejack » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:47 am

Thanks for the info on doing a link.

As for the engine bottom end in question, I am sure that anyone after a B44 lump would spot the 'error' when picking up the item, but a lot of wasted time and effort.

If a buyer had payed for it to be delivered by courier then how sick would they be to discover that the desirable 441 lump turned out to be just a B25....Aaaagh!!

User avatar
Chris Pellett
>1000
>1000
Posts: 1061
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:18 pm
Location: Sussex
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Flag: Great Britain
Contact:

Re: Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by Chris Pellett » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:52 am

Looks like a removed number rather than unstamped

lathejack
>160
>160
Posts: 173
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:52 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by lathejack » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:23 am

Chris Pellett wrote:Looks like a removed number rather than unstamped
Yes you are right, the raised pad does appear to have had a little work done on it. I didn't think that it had been unstamped from new. All in all a rather unsavoury item. It does look like a B25 lump to me, what do you think?

midgie
>1200
>1200
Posts: 1257
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:50 pm
Location: church crookham hants
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Flag: England

Re: Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by midgie » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:14 am

lathejack wrote:
Chris Pellett wrote:Looks like a removed number rather than unstamped
Yes you are right, the raised pad does appear to have had a little work done on it. I didn't think that it had been unstamped from new. All in all a rather unsavoury item. It does look like a B25 lump to me, what do you think?
I agree.

User avatar
SteveS
>420
>420
Posts: 422
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:28 pm
Location: Nuneaton, Warks. U.K.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
Flag: England

Re: Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by SteveS » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:08 pm

Hi

I would suggest on this occasion that this was a genuine mistake. I have been buying items from pipwippit via ebay since 2011 and not had any problems.

Whoever purchased the item is going to be disappointed but I am sure he will sort it out. Most of the stuff he sells comes in from the States

Regards Steve
Steve Sewell

lathejack
>160
>160
Posts: 173
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:52 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Somebody is going to be dissapointed.

Post by lathejack » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:25 pm

SteveS wrote:Hi

I would suggest on this occasion that this was a genuine mistake. I have been buying items from pipwippit via ebay since 2011 and not had any problems.

Whoever purchased the item is going to be disappointed but I am sure he will sort it out. Most of the stuff he sells comes in from the States

Regards Steve
Yes you may be right, I did suggest that this sort of thing is not necessarily done deliberately, if the seller isn't too clued up or hasn't looked to closely he may be just repeating what he has been told the item is. I was more concerned about the issue for the buyer, rather than with the seller.

Post Reply