Liverpool man's £1,000 bid for bike refused because he was a 'Scouser'
Man from Liverpool says he was ‘shocked’ after eBay seller refuses his £1,000 bid for a bike because he would be ‘unhappy to sell to a Scouser’
- Ray Watt, 53, made bid of £1,000 on second-hand Giant TCR Advanced Pro bike
- The keen cyclist said it looked like a reputable eBay seller with positive reviews
- He was shocked to get a message saying: ‘Would be unhappy if I sold to Scouser’
A cyclist from Liverpool was left ‘shocked’ after an eBay shop refused his bid for a bike because he would be ‘unhappy to sell to a Scouser’
Ray Watt from Calderstones, Liverpool, tried to buy a second-hand Giant TCR Advanced Pro Bike from eBay shop Lainhead_electricals but his bid was rejected.
The 53-year-old made a bid of £1,000 on the bike but received a notification that his offer had been declined.
Ray Watt, 53, (pictured) a keen cyclist from Calderstones, Liverpool, decided to put a bid on a bike being sold on eBay because it looked like it came from a reputable seller with positive reviews
He got a message that read: ‘Hi sorry too low, and would be unhappy if I sold to Scouser.’
Ray said he ‘nearly fell over’ when he saw what the eBay seller had messaged him back, he said: ‘I thought I’d bid £1,000 initially and then go up if needs be.
‘I got a message back to say declined, I expected them to say we won’t take that price but would take another price, maybe £1,200 or £1,300.
‘But he came back saying he wouldn’t sell to Scousers. I nearly fell over when I read it, I couldn’t believe it.’
Ray wanted to purchase the bike because he is a keen cyclist, however, he said he ‘wouldn’t even take the bike for free now’.
He made bid of £1,000 on second-hand Giant TCR Advanced Pro bike being sold on eBay shop Lainhead_electricals but his offer was rejected
He decided to bid on the bike because he saw it came from what he thought was a reputable seller with positive reviews. The eBay shop has 99.9% Positive Feedback.
Ray told the Liverpool Echo: ‘They’ve got a lot of positive feedback so when they came back saying that I couldn’t believe it.
‘I messaged back and said ‘surely this is a bit of tongue in cheek?’ but they haven’t replied.
‘I was tempted to write something nasty back but, of course, wouldn’t want to. I was shocked more than anything, it’s just crazy.’
The shop selling the bike refused to comment.
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