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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby m@ » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:34 pm

JBark wrote:Love the look of the new Brunswick, also noticed it's now listed at $1399.

If they sold the bare frame/fork, I'd be mighty tempted to pick one up. I'm already happy with all the components on my bike, but I'd love to have a nice looking alu frame/carbon fork with and inboard mounted rear disc brake and two mounting holes on the triangle for a fender and rack. It's basically the perfect commuter layout, and I can see they're smartly targeting that market with the pictures of if nicely kitted out with fenders and rack with panniers.

And here's me looking for a groupset for a CX frame I've picked up... perhaps we should talk! ;)
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby JBark » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:39 pm

m@ wrote:And here's me looking for a groupset for a CX frame I've picked up... perhaps we should talk! ;)

Man, don't tempt me! Not sure I'd enjoy explaining to my wife why exactly I needed a new frame. She doesn't understand the whole n+1 bike rule. :)
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby koshari » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:37 pm

JBark wrote:
m@ wrote:And here's me looking for a groupset for a CX frame I've picked up... perhaps we should talk! ;)

Man, don't tempt me! Not sure I'd enjoy explaining to my wife why exactly I needed a new frame. She doesn't understand the whole n+1 bike rule. :)

what about the S-1 amendment,
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby Comedian » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:05 pm

Does anyone know whether the cell framesets like the Omeo 2.0 ever go on sale? :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:28 pm

Might do to clarify the wording on the latest email. "Free box of oatmeal raisin clif bars with orders of $130 or more"

*excludes cost of bars. So what's free? :?
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby MattyK » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:47 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Might do to clarify the wording on the latest email. "Free box of oatmeal raisin clif bars with orders of $130 or more"

*excludes cost of bars. So what's free? :?

It means the OTHER stuff in your order has to total over $130. then you get free bars. You can't order $129.99 of stuff and a box of bars, and expect to get the bars free.
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:04 pm

OHHH ok now i get it. That would never have occurred to me!
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby squeakywheel » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:48 am

I just went to put an order in and found postage had jumped from $6.95 to $9.90 for Sydney metro. After searching the site I found a large banner stating "New flat rate shipping only $9.90 Australia wide", which is great if you live in a rural area or interstate, but not so good for the home city dwellers. I've emailed for clarification and am awaiting a response.
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby fil_farina » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:13 pm

It's only 2.95 difference?
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby CELL Bikes » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:36 pm

squeakywheel wrote:I've emailed for clarification and am awaiting a response.


Hi squeakywheel,

Yes, Sydney now has $9.90 flat rate shipping as well.

Orders over $99 will be shipped for free.

We feel $9.90 shipping Australia-wide is quite competitive and will help us provide across the board service.

Daniel, our customer care specialist has also emailed you and we hope you will remain a Cell Bikes customer in the future.

Thanks for your feedback squeakywheel.

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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby squeakywheel » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:40 pm

Received, and thank you. Regards
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby CELL Bikes » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:44 pm

What do you think about our Sydney Bike Shop? Let me know! Help us improve!
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/contact-us
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby applio » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm

is cell also operating in oversea?
found this website is selling cell bike the omeo 2.0 which is much much more cheaper than we get it in here from cell australia,

http://www.swapbicycles.com/products/Ce ... o-2.0.html

only selling for USD 1680.00 plus shipping of USD 125.00 shipped to here, still pretty much around 1000.00 cheaper than what we can get it from cell australia around 2800.00
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby fil_farina » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:39 pm

Did ya buy one then?
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:41 pm

applio wrote:is cell also operating in oversea?
found this website is selling cell bike the omeo 2.0 which is much much more cheaper than we get it in here from cell australia,

http://www.swapbicycles.com/products/Ce ... o-2.0.html

only selling for USD 1680.00 plus shipping of USD 125.00 shipped to here, still pretty much around 1000.00 cheaper than what we can get it from cell australia around 2800.00


Dodgy Indonesian operation. Just expensive enough to stop your auto-dodgy alarm going off. Don't send them your money.
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby fil_farina » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:42 pm

Would be interesting to see what turned up for the money!
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby cage » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:49 pm

fil_farina wrote:It's only 2.95 difference?


Then why don't you send him the 2.95... :wink:
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby dalai47 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:33 am

fil_farina wrote:Would be interesting to see what turned up for the money!


Nothing would turn up...
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby CELL Bikes » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:06 pm

applio wrote:is cell also operating in oversea?


No we aren't.

Someone has just grabbed our images and 'opened an online bike shop'.

They don't answer our 'cease and desist' orders as well.

Please everyone...don't send them your hard earned cash!

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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby redsonic » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:42 pm

CELL Bikes wrote:
applio wrote:is cell also operating in oversea?


No we aren't.

Someone has just grabbed our images and 'opened an online bike shop'.

They don't answer our 'cease and desist' orders as well.

Please everyone...don't send them your hard earned cash!

-website mgr Mark


I noticed their "shipping and return policy" blurb was in much better quality English than the rest of the site. Copied and googled it and it looks like they have plagiarised a genuine Indonesian bike shop's website. They also don't take credit card payments from overseas.
Totally dodgy and avoid at all costs!
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:40 pm

Mark, the approach I have successfully used is informing the host / providers who usually very quickly realise that is is not good business to host a scammers website.


On the copied content, are you absolutely sure that the other indonesian bike shop was genuine? Were they also taking western union and promoting unrealistic prices. There is a whole series of scam bike shops from Indonesia at the moment - and they are really destroying the nations reputation for any genuine businesses. I put together a list of active Indonesia based scam bike shops here



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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby redsonic » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:06 pm

AUbicycles wrote:On the copied content, are you absolutely sure that the other indonesian bike shop was genuine? Were they also taking western union and promoting unrealistic prices. There is a whole series of scam bike shops from Indonesia at the moment



No, I'm not sure they were genuine but they showed a physical address and accepted PayPal. Thanks for the links to the scammer sites. There is always a risk when buying online (from any but the most reputable places) that the whole thing is a con.
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Re: Cell Bikes

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:58 pm

Well, I can vouch for Cell Bikes.

The dubious bike shops in the scam list all had addresses listed (all in Indonesia), so a UK, US, Australian, New Zealand or Western European based retailer all have a better chance or being more trustworthy.
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