Monthly Archives: February 2014

Evidential affidavits now recieved – and so much for Grant Kings “No fraud occurred”.

Grant King Offender Timeline 1982 – present-day

Grant King Media Articles Library Summary

Thank you to those who have submitted evidential affidavits and correspondence, in support of my Notice of Defence Hearing against Grant King on Wednesday 12th March, 10am, Auckland District Court, Albert St, Auckland.

Thank you also to those who will be appearing in person on the day of the Hearing.

Hearings of this nature are heard in closed Court.

As the Applicant in the proceeding, Grant King will present his case to the Judge in person.

As the Respondent in the proceeding, I will then present my Notice of Defence in person, and the evidential affidavits of what Grant King has claimed as non-existent fraud victims will have been read by the Judge by this time.

The Judge will make a decision on the day as to whether he  / she will hear from witnesses in support of the Notice of Defence, so please be ready to address the Judge if you are called to the witness stand.

You are allowed to have papers, notes, etc. with you in the stand. The Judge may permit cross-examination on the day – this will be up to the Judge, so be prepared to answer any question that Grant King may ask of you if the Judge gives the go ahead for cross-examination.

What is Grant Norman King doing hanging around in the pits of Western Springs Speedway, and are Western Springs Speedway aware of what Grant King did to the last Speedway organisation he was a part of?

Grant King Offender Timeline 1982 – present-day

Grant King Media Articles Library Summary

From the “Timeline”:

2001: Discovered to have defrauded a local car racing club of over $100,000.00 whilst the Treasurer of the organisation.

I have notified Western Springs Speedway of the risk, and am expecting some photos of Grant King on site at the venue to be emailed to me shortly.

This is the car that Trident Cycles are sponsoring at Western Springs, which doubles as Grant Kings “access pass” to the Speedway:


Grant King & Trident Cycles scheduled to appear at “Big Boys Toys” Expo in November 2014.

Grant King Offender Timeline 1982 – present-day

Grant King Media Articles Library Summary

Check out site # 2073 at the “Big Boys Toys Expo on 7-9th November, 2014, ASB Showgrounds in Auckland:

This could work out very well for any of Grant Kings fraud victims who may want to visit Site # 2073, and enquire of Mr King as to where nearly $3 million dollars in stolen money got to.

Since King will be running the stand, he can’t leave the site, so he will have little choice but to be a “captured audience” – as will anyone assisting him during the show.

Well, that’s my weekend booked on THAT Friday & Saturday.

I have advised the Expo organisers of what they could be letting themselves in for (ummmm, unpaid site fees to start), not to mention the risk to any consumer who buys a product from a company fronted by Grant King.

Caveat Emptor, Big Boys Toys.

Trident Cycles have sold just 1 bike on Trade Me in the past month, for $210.50.

Grant King Offender Timeline 1982 – present-day

Grant King Media Articles Library Summary

Oh dear, this isn’t looking good at all:

A grand total of $210.50 has been earned on Trade me by Trident Cycles for the month of February 2014, according to the feedback record on the “Cycles2U” Trade Me account.

Now, bear in mind that Trident Cycles trade exclusively through Trade Me.

Trident Cycles and Grant King  might still be listed with Trade Me, but if the feedback record is anything to go by, then they are doing almost no business whatsoever.



The Trident Cycles Sales process on Trade Me (and why it is so risky for the Consumer).

Grant King Offender Timeline 1982 – present-day

Grant King Media Articles Library Summary

So, you want to buy a bike.

You log onto Trade Me, and you locate a company by the name of “Trident Cycles”.

Trident Cycles is not a registered Trade Me Online store, but sells its products exclusively through Trade Me.

You see a bike that you might be interested in, and you make an enquiry about coming and having a look at the bike before you bid (a very common consumer pre-sale question):

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You are advised that the company is not allowed to divulge its address:

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You then ask if there is someone you can speak to about the bike, or a phone number, but you are told that that is not possible either:

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By this time, you are feeling a bit suspicious – why is Trident Cycles being so secretive about where it is, who works for it, and their contact details?

You decide that you need to “test” as to whether the answers you have been given by Trident Cycles are true i.e. that they will only give out their address details to an “auction winner” (see above).

You win an auction with Trident Cycles via a “Buy Now” option on one of their products:

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You receive payment instructions after winning the auction – but what you don’t receive is the address of the seller, as previously promised by the seller  – and you still don’t receive any contact or personnel details:

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You also discover that the name of the account holder, and the name of the company directors who gave Trade Me an undertaking that only they would be operating the Trade Me account, are different people.

Compare the name in the above screen shot, with the names of the Directors listed for “Trident Cycles: at the Companies Office  – they don’t match.

Have a look at the email address as well – its a Gmail account, not a commercial business account, and we all know who is fond of using Gmail accounts, posing as a real business:

Trident Cycles Business Cards

So, in order to buy a bike from Trident Cycles, you have to pay money to an organisation that won’t confirm its contact details, pay money to an organisation that won’t confirm its commercial address, pay money to an organisation that won’t allow you to look at the product before you buy it, and pay money to a company where even the company personnel are not who they say they are.

And if you get ripped off – you’re screwed – because you have precisely no information on the company that you have paid your money to.

And Trade Me permits this sort of business practice.

Dodgy, dodgy, dodgy, and dodgy.

When dealing with Trident Cycles, it’s Caveat Emptor, Consumers, Caveat Emptor.

As for me, I think I’ll stick with Bike Barn.