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Greetings Cruze Team!!!

I'm just looking for some public opinion here to see if I have the wrong expectations from a person-to-person sale on here. I purchased the Yakima Rack System advertised on here last month https://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/53-...yakima-roof-rack-system-w-diffuser-locks.html. I got a fair price at $190 for what looked like a used complete system (I researched craigs list and saw anywhere from $150 to $200 for similar configurations). Here is what was advertised:

Parts included in this listing:
BaseLine Towers (Set of Four)
#8000146 ($199)
BaseClip 137 (B32-5)
#8006137 ($50)
BaseClip 127 (B41-5)
#8006127 ($50)
RoundBar Small 48"
#8000408 ($119)
RoundBar SL Adapter
#8003536 ($30)
34 inch WindShield
#8005016 ($109)
SKS Lock 4 Pack
#8007204 ($59)
Total: $616

So the seller was nice and the item arrived well packed within a week. I was busy so it took a few days for me to open and inspect. What I found was a used system in good condition as shown in pictures and I was pleased. So upon the Detailed inspection I found that there were NO keys for the locking system and only two(2) of the advertised four(4) locks. So I contacted the seller about the keys and he then realized that he had given the keys when he sold a Yakima bike rack. I took the Locks into REI (30 minute drive) to have them pull the cores (need blank key which also should have been with the rack...) and get the SKS key number for replacement. I emailed the seller the SKS key number and was told... AS IS, you got a great deal. So now to make this system "as advertised it will cost me another $50 plus waiting time. Seller says I'm trying to take advantage for asking compensation for his mistakes.
 

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There are only 2 things that matter. What was advertised and what was actually delivered. The selling price being a good deal, bad deal or free makes no difference. Bottom line, the seller owes you for making the deal whole, as advertised, as expected. There is no grey area. HOWEVER, busting your balls over $50 trying to get something that probably is not going to happen is pointless. REI??? Where do you live? Mountain biker??
 

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There are only 2 things that matter. What was advertised and what was actually delivered. The selling price being a good deal, bad deal or free makes no difference. Bottom line, the seller owes you for making the deal whole, as advertised, as expected. There is no grey area. HOWEVER, busting your balls over $50 trying to get something that probably is not going to happen is pointless. REI??? Where do you live? Mountain biker??

Outside Phoenix Arizona. REI was actually the closest place that would pop the lock cores from the casing to identify required key numbers. It requires a blank key (which should have also been included) to extract the core. No Mountain Biking LOL...too fat. Looking to do a basket for more storage ability.
 

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Ok, here's your only option probably. This guy is probably not going to reimburse you or it would have already happened. So, eventually you need find someone you don't like and sell them something over priced to make up your loss. Is it fair? Yes. Is it ethical? Kinda..in a not so much kin of way. But ethics have nothing to do with business. But that's where selling to someone you hate helps...since you are selling to someone you don't like, it'll make you sleep better.
 

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Yup. Though I did get his Venmo account ended.
I found his website, Phone #, and Address if that helps. Was he in Florida?



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I found his website, Phone #, and Address if that helps. Was he in Florida?



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Appreciate the research Eddy. Not much can be done though. USPS fraud line...maybe :th_SmlyROFL:
 
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