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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:56 pm

Cycling Express - everyone deserves a chance, thought id give em a go

3T Arx Pro 100mm and 3T Ergonova Pros 42cm

28/9 - Order/Paid
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Semar » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:14 pm

Ordered a Record Group from Shiny Bikes in UK on 22/9. It arrived today, one day short of the guaranteed delivery date. :D

Best prices in the world, that I know of, for components and excellent online replies for advice on what I needed and what was in stock.

Praise be upon Shiny Bikes.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:11 pm

Sigh. How long is an acceptable wait for a CRC package? Usually here in a week or better, this one is up to fourteen days and counting. My build has stalled and is just taking up space in the shed :(
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:54 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Sigh. How long is an acceptable wait for a CRC package? Usually here in a week or better, this one is up to fourteen days and counting. My build has stalled and is just taking up space in the shed :(

Spoke too soon. Got back from a ride and it was sitting on the bench :D The build continues...
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby maryusdemetry » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:57 am

Mulger bill wrote:Sigh. How long is an acceptable wait for a CRC package? Usually here in a week or better, this one is up to fourteen days and counting. My build has stalled and is just taking up space in the shed :(


Same here twelve days and counting. :(
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:47 pm

jaseyjase wrote:Cycling Express - everyone deserves a chance, thought id give em a go

3T Arx Pro 100mm and 3T Ergonova Pros 42cm

28/9 - Order/Paid


Called this morning to see if i could add an item, girl confirmed was too late, guess thats a good thing.

2/10 - Dispatched
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Marto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:26 pm

Cell Bikes - Ordered 2 * Radbot 1000 tail lights and 6 *CO2 canisters on Friday 28th Sept.

Received Tuesday 2nd October (Monday was a Public holiday in Qld).

Real happy with the price on the Radbots ($16.50 each).
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Reman » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:14 pm

Cycling express 12.5% off everything - "storewide". Picked up a pair of road bb7s for the build for $132!

Edit: was meant to go in specials thread!
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jaseyjase » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:27 pm

Wiggle - Deda Zero100 bars, Deda expander bung, brake cables
TotalCycling - 3t stam cap, 3t Pro and Team tape, Deda stem cap

Both

Ordered 3/10
Dispatched 4/10

Lets see if they beat the cycling express order i put in last friday.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Comedian » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:01 am

Marto wrote:Cell Bikes - Ordered 2 * Radbot 1000 tail lights and 6 *CO2 canisters on Friday 28th Sept.

Received Tuesday 2nd October (Monday was a Public holiday in Qld).

Real happy with the price on the Radbots ($16.50 each).


That was a steal those radbots! Sensational price on a great light.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jasonc » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:02 am

Comedian wrote:
Marto wrote:Cell Bikes - Ordered 2 * Radbot 1000 tail lights and 6 *CO2 canisters on Friday 28th Sept.

Received Tuesday 2nd October (Monday was a Public holiday in Qld).

Real happy with the price on the Radbots ($16.50 each).


That was a steal those radbots! Sensational price on a great light.

+1 was very tempted to grab a spare or 2
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Marto » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:55 am

Good deals for Speedplay users at BikeBug. Most cleats are around the $35 Mark, which is better than any landed price I've seen.

My latest order from BikeBug:

Date Ordered: Sunday 30 September, 2012

Products
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1 x Finish Line Teflon Plus Dry Lube 4oz 120ml (T00040101) (AT) $10.75 = $10.75 Product Url
1 x Speedplay X Series Cleats (13040) (AT) $34.55 = $34.55 Product Url

Received Friday 4th October. Not Sure if the Qld public holiday impacted on the delivery times.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby coffeeandwine » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:16 pm

Comedian wrote:
Marto wrote:Cell Bikes - Ordered 2 * Radbot 1000 tail lights and 6 *CO2 canisters on Friday 28th Sept.

Received Tuesday 2nd October (Monday was a Public holiday in Qld).

Real happy with the price on the Radbots ($16.50 each).


That was a steal those radbots! Sensational price on a great light.

Picked up 2x Radbots, one for me and one for Mrs C+W-very effective (which is what we need commuting on rural roads)!!! Great price.

Ordered tyres, tubes, chain and a BB from wiggle on 30/9. Arrived today (5/10) at our country PO.
:D :D :D Very happy, as i need to replace a split rear tyre ASAP.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby boss » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:18 am

Bought a Garmin 500 + Premium HR + Cadence sensor from Highly Tuned Athletes for $299. Paid for at 3pm on Monday 8/10, they had got the shipping info lodged with Aus Post within 30 minutes, and parcel arrived Tuesday 9/10.

Thumbs up! :D
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby sparkyscott » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:52 pm

Highly tuned athletes is a great place to deal with - I received very similar service when I bought my Garmin GPS watch.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:56 pm

jaseyjase wrote:Wiggle - Deda Zero100 bars, Deda expander bung, brake cables
TotalCycling - 3t stam cap, 3t Pro and Team tape, Deda stem cap

Both

Ordered 3/10
Dispatched 4/10

Lets see if they beat the cycling express order i put in last friday.


Update

Cycling Express - 3T Pro stem and 3T Pro ergonova bars
Ordered - 28/9
Dispatched - 2/10
Arrived - 8/10

Wiggle - Deda Zero100 bars, Deda bung and a brake cable
Ordered - 3/10
Dispatched - 4/10
Arrived - 8/10

Total Cycling - 3T stem cap, Deda stem Cap, 3T pro and team bar tape
Ordered - 3/10
Dispatched - 4/10
Arrived - ....
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby boss » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:37 pm

Not happy with pro bike kit.

Bought helmet, 5 tubes, chain lube and some water bottles early Friday 5/9. Paid more than elsewhere for the helmet as they had the colour I wanted.

Get shipping confirmation 9/9... Helmet not on the list. So I send them an email asking what's going on with the helmet...

Email comes back a few hours later... Helmets not in stock, not back in stock till mid November.

All well and good, but when were they planning on letting me know? And I mean, 3 full working days to ship is slack.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Nhutty » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:59 am

jimboss wrote:Bought a Garmin 500 + Premium HR + Cadence sensor from Highly Tuned Athletes for $299. Paid for at 3pm on Monday 8/10, they had got the shipping info lodged with Aus Post within 30 minutes, and parcel arrived Tuesday 9/10.

Thumbs up! :D


Hi Jimboss, how did you get that bundle for that price?

On their website, its listed as $349
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:07 am

Nhutty wrote:
jimboss wrote:Bought a Garmin 500 + Premium HR + Cadence sensor from Highly Tuned Athletes for $299. Paid for at 3pm on Monday 8/10, they had got the shipping info lodged with Aus Post within 30 minutes, and parcel arrived Tuesday 9/10.

Thumbs up! :D


Hi Jimboss, how did you get that bundle for that price?

On their website, its listed as $349


am pretty sure you can get it from pbk for that price at the moment (with a discount code)
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Nhutty » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:26 am

jasonc wrote:
Nhutty wrote:
jimboss wrote:Bought a Garmin 500 + Premium HR + Cadence sensor from Highly Tuned Athletes for $299. Paid for at 3pm on Monday 8/10, they had got the shipping info lodged with Aus Post within 30 minutes, and parcel arrived Tuesday 9/10.

Thumbs up! :D


Hi Jimboss, how did you get that bundle for that price?

On their website, its listed as $349


am pretty sure you can get it from pbk for that price at the moment (with a discount code)


Yeah I can get it cheaper on Wiggle with their current 25off coupon. But I figured I'd try and support a local business as well as making it easier for myself with RMA if anything were to go wrong.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:33 am

Nhutty wrote:Yeah I can get it cheaper on Wiggle with their current 25off coupon. But I figured I'd try and support a local business as well as making it easier for myself with RMA if anything were to go wrong.


same reason i bought mine locally
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby boss » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:57 am

Nhutty wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Nhutty wrote:
Hi Jimboss, how did you get that bundle for that price?

On their website, its listed as $349


am pretty sure you can get it from pbk for that price at the moment (with a discount code)


Yeah I can get it cheaper on Wiggle with their current 25off coupon. But I figured I'd try and support a local business as well as making it easier for myself with RMA if anything were to go wrong.


Look what they did there! Prices just went up!

I definitely paid $299, so did a friend from work. I read on another thread on here that it was a special, so I guess they pulled it.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Nhutty » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:00 am

thats a shame,

I remember it was $299 for the premium bundle during this years TDF, only problem was I wasn't in a financial position to buy.

I might email them and see what they say, if they won't do that price I may have to go down the wiggle route
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby richbee » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:18 am

I mostly use Wiggle for my online purchases. So far this year (in separate purchases) bought new Fulcrum wheelset, Saris Bones Solo bike carrier, various bits & bobs, and most recently Garmin Edge 500. In every instance goods purchased were despatched within 24 hours of ordering and delivered in less than 10 days. The Garmin Edge I ordered Wednesday last week and arrived yesterday.
Nothing but good service from Wiggle.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby boss » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:46 pm

Bicycle Express (bicycleexpress.com.au / Halifax St in Adelaide)

Ordered Continental GP4000s last night approx 10pm - $49.95 + $9.90 post - pretty decent price.

Dropped in at work by one of the staff members today at 3pm.

I work a few kays away but expected them to just drop it in a post bag... score!
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