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Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:23 pm
by Baalzamon
Another one is biting the dust. Yep Assos after all these years, got a card in the mail. Go check their website for details.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:25 pm
by reefer

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:31 pm
by RonK
Baalzamon wrote:Another one is biting the dust. Yep Assos after all these years, got a card in the mail. Go check their website for details.


Not quite - if you read the front page of BNA you'll see a new distributor has been appointed.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:49 pm
by Baalzamon
Ah don't go to front page much
But there are specials at the old supplier tho

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:03 pm
by Purt
Pretty expensive for specials... :|

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:04 pm
by Baalzamon
Purt wrote:Pretty expensive for specials... :|

Only checked out the chamois cream and it beats wiggle lol

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:18 pm
by AUbicycles
Thanks for the link - Echelon announced an Assos-Relaunch.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:52 pm
by danny the boy
Purt wrote:Pretty expensive for specials... :|



Went in a few weeks ago when they first announced they were closing and found it remarkable the closing down special prices were no different to the regular special prices they send out all the time.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 pm
by AUbicycles
Just got the card as well and can now understand the confusion. It is specifically worded to naturally assume assos will no longer be available which may well be intentional.

They are promoting a closing down sale on assos.com.au noting that they have winter and autumn cycling wear - until March 31. 2013
I also didn't spot remarkable discounts but they may still come.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:39 pm
by sogood
I note that some of their "special" prices are closely matched to UK mail order price. They are not stupid are they? As Chris suggested, let's see if heavier discounts are available closer to their deadline. At the same time, typically those specials are of odd sizes and odd colours.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:08 pm
by danny the boy
sogood wrote:I note that some of their "special" prices are closely matched to UK mail order price. They are not stupid are they? As Chris suggested, let's see if heavier discounts are available closer to their deadline. At the same time, typically those specials are of odd sizes and odd colours.



They didnt have 1 pair of medium gloves in the whole store a few weeks ago, yet the rack was full of all different colours. Its more like an advertise and get rid of the junk and old stock type sale while the stuff that will sell is going somewhere else.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:13 pm
by sogood
Irrespective of the outgoing distributor's business philosophy and practice, I do like Assos products. The bibs are just excellent for my rear end.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:58 pm
by __PG__
Well I bought the Mille bibs today from the store. Prices were cheaper than Wiggle. ($175 vs $191.26)

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:44 pm
by RonK
Saw the new Assos distibutors' van at Southbank the other weekend...speculating that they are going to open a store near 2XU perhaps?

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:51 am
by petal665
Echelon have a room set up in their warehouse, that's it. It's very impressive though. Say good bye to any chance of getting decent Assos prices in Au as well. In fact, apparently Assos will be cracking down on online prices worldwide, We shall see if that is true.

Re: Assos Australia Closing down

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:56 am
by bomber
petal665 wrote:Echelon have a room set up in their warehouse, that's it. It's very impressive though. Say good bye to any chance of getting decent Assos prices in Au as well. In fact, apparently Assos will be cracking down on online prices worldwide, We shall see if that is true.


Good thing there are so many decent, well priced alternatives now...