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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby moreegolfer » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:48 pm

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stinhambo wrote:Aren't there warranty issues with Garmin units bought outside of Australia?


If it stuffs up you need to send it back to the uk. Personally I can deal with that to save a few hundred (garmin 610).

I had an issue, sent my 500 back to Wiggle and they sent me a new unit. Clean and easy just takes a little while for postage both ways.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:45 am

It isn't exactly on special but Bike24 have the Feedback Sports Pro Elite work stand for a decent price. 210 Euros.

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;n ... 87;mid=195

Take the 20% VAT off, add on the 30 euros to ship it and the foreign currency conversion fee and I finished up paying $265.

The best local price I found/was given for the same thing was just shy of $400 delivered. Even the UK and US mobs could only get as close as $340 delivered with most much closer to the local retail.

The sliding euro could provide some useful prices in the sorter term...
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Nhutty » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:42 pm

silentbutdeadly wrote:It isn't exactly on special but Bike24 have the Feedback Sports Pro Elite work stand for a decent price. 210 Euros.

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;n ... 87;mid=195

Take the 20% VAT off, add on the 30 euros to ship it and the foreign currency conversion fee and I finished up paying $265.

The best local price I found/was given for the same thing was just shy of $400 delivered. Even the UK and US mobs could only get as close as $340 delivered with most much closer to the local retail.

The sliding euro could provide some useful prices in the sorter term...


wow that is one serious bike stand and quite expensive as well!

I have this one from harvey normann big buys

http://www.harveynormanbigbuys.com.au/B ... =UO8928TS1

The price has just gone up to $49, i paid $39 pickup a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jheeno » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:28 pm

it's a bargain coz ts free
free dot 4 brake fluid for all those who use avid hydraulic brakes dot 5.1 can be interchanged with dot 4
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:50 am

Two wiggle specials that have caught my eye:

Charge Spoon Saddle with Cromo Rails : £17.49

I have a charge spoon saddle and it is my favourite saddle - ranks extremely well against the bigger brands for a fraction of the price

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Knog N.E.R.D. 5 Function Wireless Cycle Computer: £26.59

Not really for the road cyclists - but a fun cycle computer that is nice for commuting and has the silicon strap to take on and off.

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Sven Nijs » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:31 pm

Nhutty wrote:
I have this one from harvey normann big buys

http://www.harveynormanbigbuys.com.au/B ... =UO8928TS1

The price has just gone up to $49, i paid $39 pickup a couple of weeks ago.


At $39, it'd be a good stand for washing bikes.
It's a bit warmer here than Scotland isn't it!
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:23 pm

Sven Nijs wrote:
Nhutty wrote:
I have this one from harvey normann big buys

http://www.harveynormanbigbuys.com.au/B ... =UO8928TS1

The price has just gone up to $49, i paid $39 pickup a couple of weeks ago.


At $39, it'd be a good stand for washing bikes.



You're a funny guy. Ever heard of a star picket and a few dead tyre tubes?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Sven Nijs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:32 pm

silentbutdeadly wrote:
Sven Nijs wrote:At $39, it'd be a good stand for washing bikes.

You're a funny guy. Ever heard of a star picket and a few dead tyre tubes?

Currently hang it off an old piece of timber between two wheelie bins :lol:
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:02 pm

Merlin Cycles have compact (50/34) ultegra 6700 cranks for $128.98 less 5% sale (plus shipping).

Ordered 4pm,marked as shipped (with a few other bits) at 8pm. If that's right I'll be a happy camper :-D

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:24 am

Local business will see this and probably say "I thought so". Even Wiggle are saying they have done a deal with the devil (Didi Senft).

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Coincides with a Wiggle deal of course - 10% off everything from 28.06 - 02.07.2012 to mark the start of the Tour de France.
code: EXTRA10

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:07 am

Cycling Express are doing 10% off this weekend - Code: SW10%
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:24 am

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby gururug » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:04 pm

56%off ain't bad. Sean Kelly Vitus Road frame. Cheap as chinarello.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=72966
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby troyww » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:39 pm

Wiggle.co.uk - Free Shipping to Australia with No Min Spend + 10% off Code


ripped from Ozbargain
"Wiggle is currently shipping free to Australia as part of its Europe Free Delivery Promotion. Yes, it says Europe but some other countries get a look in as well (inc Australia). Wiggle normally offer free shipping to Austrlia but this time there is no minimum spend. This promo expires August 8th.

And until July 2nd, you can apply the 10% off Tour de France code EXTRA10 to almost any item, again with no min spend. If you are spending more, there may be better codes to use (see http://www.wiggle.co.uk/h/option/Vouchers )

Both offers confirmed as working as of time of posting."
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby msconfig » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:08 pm

Nhutty wrote: http://www.harveynormanbigbuys.com.au/B ... =UO8928TS1

The price has just gone up to $49, i paid $39 pickup a couple of weeks ago.

Would these stands be fine to use as permanent storage over a long term? i.e would it be fine for me to hang my bike on this whenever I'm not riding? Or will they cause some stress points on the frame?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby petal665 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:12 pm

If that causes stress points on your frame then I wouldn't be riding it on the road. :-)
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:28 pm

What type of frame?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ezzy » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:31 pm

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby msconfig » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:32 pm

petal665 wrote:If that causes stress points on your frame then I wouldn't be riding it on the road. :-)

:)

Mulger bill wrote:What type of frame?

an aluminium frame
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:23 pm

Shouldn't be a problem then.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Peacewise » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:31 pm

Quite a bit of campagnolo gear at half price or thereabouts at chainreaction.
Keep flexing, spinning, rolling, coasting, pushing, pulling, drafting, sprinting, time trialling, touring, climbing, descending, hot dogging, crit-ing, racing, weaving, dodging, dropping, tanking, chasing... but most of all - just keep f'ing riding!
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby elStado » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:56 pm

I bought 14 pairs of Shimano R106 shoes from Cell bikes who had them on sale for $9.90 each. Thought I had the bargain of the century. However they just sent me an email saying it was an error and they have cancelled my order, giving me a $10 voucher for my troubles.

Who can I contact about getting my order enforced? Ministry of Fair Trading? I have screen shots of the advertised product and my final order confirmation.

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby gururug » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:04 pm

The most that will happen is that they are slapped on the wrist and you spend a few hours of your time to be again told that it was an error.

There are provisions which allow traders to make mistakes and only if a shop continually uses poor practices ( i.e. happens to 20 more cell customers ) do regulatory bodies take action against retailers which will result in fines for them and not retrospective order resolution.

This does look like an honest mistake. Probably had 1 pair, and their systems/staff failed on this item.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby elStado » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:28 pm

gururug wrote:The most that will happen is that they are slapped on the wrist and you spend a few hours of your time to be again told that it was an error.

There are provisions which allow traders to make mistakes and only if a shop continually uses poor practices ( i.e. happens to 20 more cell customers ) do regulatory bodies take action against retailers which will result in fines for them and not retrospective order resolution.

This does look like an honest mistake. Probably had 1 pair, and their systems/staff failed on this item.


Well they've taken my money and not refunded it yet.. they should just honour the sale. 8)
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Purt » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:38 pm

Looks like it was meant to be $99.

Personally I'd be happy with the $10, every shop that has marked prices wrong before for me has just refunded without even an email to say my order has been cancelled.
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