Buying Shimano overseas.

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Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby bianchi928 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:33 am

Word on the street (LBS) is Shimano will not allow shipping to Australia from overseas from 1 January 2019.

May be best to get your online purchases before then.

Edit - made it a bit more clearer.
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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:43 am

Single speed brakeless it is then!
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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby familyguy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:39 pm

<hipster> SRAM did it first, anyway... </hipster>

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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby find_bruce » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:21 pm

I wonder when / if "wriggle / chain re-action / bike 24" realise this is going to destroy their business model & start to push back

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Postby OnTrackZeD » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:27 pm

I buy KMC chains and the odd Shimano cassette so no biggy.

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Postby Velt » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:52 pm

Bikebug and pushys are pretty competitive these days tbh

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Postby Trevtassie » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:14 pm

Oh well, it'll be a mail forwarder out of Europe as well as the US.

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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby BJL » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:29 pm

Well, it's getting to the point where I'll just wear out my bikes until they're completely dead and then give up on cycling.

I'm sick of hearing about the 'global economy' when it seems the only purpose it serves is to lower wages (god forbid Aussies who pay the highest prices for stuff like electricity in the world get paid more than workers in other countries who work for a bowl of rice a day and penalty rates for hospitality workers are obviously the work of the devil :twisted: ) but at the same time be subjected to what I consider to be illegal trade restrictions within this 'global economy' in order to push prices up. I've thought this way since the region coding of DVD's so it's not just cycling. I'm just fed up. I'll just walk everywhere for now on. At least I can buy $2.50 thongs at BigW. They'll screw up my feet big time but I'll just let Medicare fund the fix for that or end up crippled on a disability pension. :evil:

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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:51 pm

Does it break any Australian consumer laws?
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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby Ivanerrol » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:14 pm

Interesting to see what will happen to parallel importers such as Cycling Deal.
They have warehouses in Taiwan and the U.S. and here in Oz. They move stock freely between these warehouses.
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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby jackthelad » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:19 pm

I have my Websites for Sram purchases online.... in a bicycle producing country..
Outside the Monza/DSD Monopoly
Shimano will be the same... No biggies
just have to know how to look online, with a VPN....
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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby Warin » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:14 am

There are a few other suppliers who tried to do the same. Mavic for one. Probably because an Australian importer/distributor objected.

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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby gsxrboy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:19 am

It's ok, everyone knows that things spin backwards in the northern hemisphere so that'd make pedalling a bit weird using their stuff here.

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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby Calvin27 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:35 am

BJL wrote:Well, it's getting to the point where I'll just wear out my bikes until they're completely dead and then give up on cycling.

I'm sick of hearing about the 'global economy' when it seems the only purpose it serves is to lower wages


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Not the end of the world if the supply lines are maintained (i.e. Pushys/bikebug still stock) but unlikely after srams experience where everything got expensive overnight. Cyclingdeal is the only hope lol, either thta or we all go microshift.
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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby Bentnose » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:55 pm

Calvin27 wrote:Not the end of the world if the supply lines are maintained (i.e. Pushys/bikebug still stock) but unlikely after srams experience where everything got expensive overnight. Cyclingdeal is the only hope lol, either thta or we all go microshift.

Micro-shift it is then.
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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby Top_Bhoy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:27 pm

I had a look this week for Shimano MTB brake pad replacements and definitely, in spite of the current value of the Aussie dollar, the current prices at Bikebug/Pushys are level if not lower than the usual UK suspects. The cynic in me doubts whether this situation will continue should the Australian Shimano distributor get their way. Watch the Aussie Shimano prices soar!!

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Re: Buying Shimano overseas.

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:27 pm

The interesting thing is that in Australia, Shimano Japan has major stakes in the local Shimano Australia and to date the approach was that the purchase location doesn't matter - warranty / servicing is still accepted. Technically Shimano Australia don't record a sale that is overseas but as they are part of the parent organisation, the location of the retailer was not defined as a disadvantage.

SRAM have long held this approach and I feel this has reduced their market penetration.

And then there are the online overseas retailers who get very 'tricksy'.. the nature of the Shimano international setup would make this difficult to control.

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