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Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:04 am
by davla
Has anyone had any issues with Beedspeed recently? I’ve used them in and off for 20 years but over the last 5 weeks they’re been messing me around something rotten.

I got a call from them 5 weeks ago asking if I was still after a Lambretta long range tank with no cutouts in primer as they had a couple in stock.

I ordered one and they sent me one with a RH cutout. I called and they said they didn’t have any with no cutouts in stock but offered a stainless steel one at the same price which I didn’t want so I returned the tank for a refund.

I get a call from them saying that they’ve found a tank in primer and did I want the tank instead of a refund which I did.

I received the tank and the first think I notice is that it’s got no fittings with it. Then I notice that the primer is coming off and it’s actually a stainless steel tank that someone had blown over with great primer. Are they taking the P??

I phone them and complain and return the tank. 2 weeks later an 3 phone calls later and still no refund.

If I don’t have a refund by Monday then the next call I make will be to my credit card company to disputed the transaction.

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 am
by Tractorman
Not had any problems lately because I have definitely NOT dealt with them for years!!

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 am
by Scooterdude
Read all about Beedspeed on Facebook page “ Got a gripe about a scooter seller or dealer” page , looks like loads of people have had issues withbthem in recent weeks.

Personally I bought a few bits from them back in 2016 when i was new to scooters and didn’t know any better, quite a lot of the parts had to be returned due to poor quality or simply wrong.

I even got a full set of cables from them once that were meant to go to somebody else! I got the other guys address from them and forwarded them on.

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:47 am
by neily03
Yes! I had a nightmare with them a couple of months back. Ordered a load of bits, got an email that some are out of stock (even though they were showing in stock) and what would I like to do, I asked to send what they had and refund me for whats out of stock. Few days later I received the parts and awaited my refund (£45 through PayPal). After about 4 weeks and multiple ignored emails for my refund I had to claim the money back through PayPal which i got back.

I certainly won't be using them again.

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:27 am
by Lambretta67
I stopped using them a few years ago. Really shoddy quality & service not that good

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:14 pm
by cgt75b
Used them for donkeys years, not anymore!

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:26 pm
by HotPearlSnatch
Wow, i am really saddened and a little surprised.

Beedspeed have been stalwart scooterist supplies to me since the late 80s and i rarely had an issue with them.

Hopefully its a glitch, sh+t does happen after all.

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:25 pm
by Scooterdude
HotPearlSnatch wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Wow, i am really saddened and a little surprised.

Beedspeed have been stalwart scooterist supplies to me since the late 80s and i rarely had an issue with them.

Hopefully its a glitch, sh+t does happen after all.
According to form the problems started when Alan Beedman sold the business a while back, all on that fb page.

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:19 pm
by HotPearlSnatch
Scooterdude, that makes sense then, its a different animal, so sad.

Well i still got good memories of hankering after those legendary beedspeed drops from back in the day.

Never did manage to afford them though....

Re: Problems with BEEDSPEED???

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:18 pm
by nick b
when I used to use them they never seemed interested and they made me feel they were doing me a favour for being able to spend my money there i soon moved on