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Postby jasonc » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:26 pm

Christina Brinkmann wrote:Multiple babies AUD3000. AUD5000 if you are quick :|


ha?
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Postby biker jk » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:54 pm

jasonc wrote:
Christina Brinkmann wrote:Multiple babies AUD3000. AUD5000 if you are quick :|


ha?


The Federal Gov't announced it will cut the baby bonus from $5,000 to $3,000 for the second and subsequent child but this won't kick in until July 1, next year (so you really need to be quick).
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:11 pm

Time for some grand fondling.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby nickdos » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:52 am

Torpedo7 hace the Pro-lite Bracciano wheelset (<1500g) on sale for $299.99 (plus delivery):

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/3LW ... r-wheelset

Won't last long at that price.
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Postby MarkG » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:15 am

diggerdantheman wrote:Time for some grand fondling.


Please do that in the privacy of your own bedroom :)
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Postby btothec » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:29 am

nickdos wrote:Torpedo7 hace the Pro-lite Bracciano wheelset (<1500g) on sale for $299.99 (plus delivery):

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/3LW ... r-wheelset

Won't last long at that price.


This was just posted on Pro Lites Facebook page.

I'm investigating what maybe counterfit Pro-Lite stock on a quite well known Australian/New Zealand website. The ONLY two On-line stores in Australia that you can buy Pro-Lite gear from and know its authentic with full warranty are:

http:
//www.pro-liteoz.com/store/


http://www.cyclingexpress.com/

If you buy Pro-Lite gear from any other online store it might not come with an Aussie warranty and even worse, it maybe counterfit.
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Postby Dan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:30 am

MarkG wrote:
diggerdantheman wrote:Time for some grand fondling.


Please do that in the privacy of your own bedroom :)


I think there's only three forum members who actually know what's going on with the grand fondle.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ball bearing » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:32 am

nickdos wrote:Torpedo7 hace the Pro-lite Bracciano wheelset (<1500g) on sale for $299.99 (plus delivery):

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/3LW ... r-wheelset

Won't last long at that price.

Good find. I am a sucker for specials. These will be my rainy day wheels.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby btothec » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:35 am

ball bearing wrote:
nickdos wrote:Torpedo7 hace the Pro-lite Bracciano wheelset (<1500g) on sale for $299.99 (plus delivery):

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/3LW ... r-wheelset

Won't last long at that price.

Good find. I am a sucker for specials. These will be my rainy day wheels.


See my above post. Wheels may be knock offs. Not saying T7 would do that but there are only two authorized dealers for Pro lite gear in Australia/NZ. So buyer beware.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ball bearing » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:41 am

btothec wrote:
nickdos wrote:Torpedo7 hace the Pro-lite Bracciano wheelset (<1500g) on sale for $299.99 (plus delivery):

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/3LW ... r-wheelset

Won't last long at that price.


This was just posted on Pro Lites Facebook page.

I'm investigating what maybe counterfit Pro-Lite stock on a quite well known Australian/New Zealand website. The ONLY two On-line stores in Australia that you can buy Pro-Lite gear from and know its authentic with full warranty are:

http:
//www.pro-liteoz.com/store/


http://www.cyclingexpress.com/

If you buy Pro-Lite gear from any other online store it might not come with an Aussie warranty and even worse, it maybe counterfit.


I bought a set before I saw this Facebook warning. I phoned Torpedo 7 and they claim that the wheels are genuine Pro-Lite with warranty. Just to be sure I put my order on hold until they confirm that the stock is genuine with their product manager.
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Postby Ozkaban » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:44 am

btothec wrote:
nickdos wrote:Torpedo7 hace the Pro-lite Bracciano wheelset (<1500g) on sale for $299.99 (plus delivery):

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/3LW ... r-wheelset

Won't last long at that price.


This was just posted on Pro Lites Facebook page.

I'm investigating what maybe counterfit Pro-Lite stock on a quite well known Australian/New Zealand website. The ONLY two On-line stores in Australia that you can buy Pro-Lite gear from and know its authentic with full warranty are:

http:
//www.pro-liteoz.com/store/


http://www.cyclingexpress.com/

If you buy Pro-Lite gear from any other online store it might not come with an Aussie warranty and even worse, it maybe counterfit.


I would be very surprised if they were counterfeits, though I guess it is possible. Much more likely to be parallel/grey imports. In which case warranty is provided by Torpedo7.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ball bearing » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:32 am

Just got a call from Torpedo 7 and they are certain that the Pro-Lite wheels are genuine as they deal directly with the Pro-Lite manufacturer. T7 are very upset with the Facebook posting which they believe is from an Aussie dealer who is upset by the keen pricing. This could get interesting.
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Postby jacks1071 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:34 am

ball bearing wrote:Just got a call from Torpedo 7 and they are certain that the Pro-Lite wheels are genuine as they deal directly with the Pro-Lite manufacturer. T7 are very upset with the Facebook posting which they believe is from an Aussie dealer who is upset by the keen pricing. This could get interesting.


They've lied to you I'm afraid. You should contact the manufacturer http://www.pro-lite.net and get it from the horses mouth.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby boss » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:45 am

jacks1071 wrote:
ball bearing wrote:Just got a call from Torpedo 7 and they are certain that the Pro-Lite wheels are genuine as they deal directly with the Pro-Lite manufacturer. T7 are very upset with the Facebook posting which they believe is from an Aussie dealer who is upset by the keen pricing. This could get interesting.


They've lied to you I'm afraid. You should contact the manufacturer http://www.pro-lite.net and get it from the horses mouth.


Torpedo 7 may not have lied - but they probably do need to explain where they have sourced the wheels from.

Just because they didn't source them from the Australian distributor it doesn't mean that they are counterfeits or fake or whatever.

It would appear that the Australian distro is quite upset at being cut out of the equation.

The fact that the Pro-Lite OZ distro has posted on Facebook without concluding their investigation is quite interesting. "Shoot first, questions later" kind of stuff. I would suspect they have left themselves open to a law suit if T7 is in the right here... they have certainly alluded to who the retailer is on their FB page, and have not removed the "You torpedoed my comment" comment... recent ruling says brands are responsible for what is posted on their page... not to mention direct reference to T7 on this page's post.

(I've got nothing to do with Torpedo 7 but am giving them the benefit of the doubt solely because they are a reasonably reputable retailer, it wouldn't make sense for them to do something this silly!)
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:52 am

jimboss wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:
ball bearing wrote:Just got a call from Torpedo 7 and they are certain that the Pro-Lite wheels are genuine as they deal directly with the Pro-Lite manufacturer. T7 are very upset with the Facebook posting which they believe is from an Aussie dealer who is upset by the keen pricing. This could get interesting.


They've lied to you I'm afraid. You should contact the manufacturer http://www.pro-lite.net and get it from the horses mouth.


Torpedo 7 may not have lied - but they probably do need to explain where they have sourced the wheels from.

Just because they didn't source them from the Australian distributor it doesn't mean that they are counterfeits or fake or whatever.

It would appear that the Australian distro is quite upset at being cut out of the equation.


The above poster says "they deal directly with the Pro-Lite manufacturer" - I've been on the phone to Pro-Lite and that is not true, the origions of the product are currently unknown by the factory.
Our Website is: http://www.pro-liteoz.com Find us on Facebook by searching for "Pro-Lite Australia"
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby MarkG » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:58 am

I think they are parallel importing or even doing what some of the shops in the UK do, which is buy the stock from other shops who are either closing down, or not stocking that particular brand / line anymore.
I remember asking a 'legit' UK bike store why they didn't always have consistent sizes of their bike shoes for sale, ie some times they'd have no size 10, 11 or 12, then the following month they would.
The guy told me that his shop basically went around the UK buying up discontinued stock, close out stock etc from other shops, and what ever they could get, they would sell on.

Maybe T7 does the same thing, as they seem to have the same thing going on with a lot of their clothing and shoes - ie not fakes etc, but limited sizes and quantities which vary from week to week.
For example, T7 is advertising 4 year old Northwave Aerlite 5s, but you have a choice of one colour and two sizes.
I'd say they've gone to Orbea (Aussie importer) and bought their old stock.
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Postby jacks1071 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:04 pm

Until the origions of the Pro-Lite product in question can be determined, to avoid any future fall-out of people comming to me looking for warranty or worse I'm going to match the Bracciano price.

This price is not sustainable, anyone who wants to take advantage of it go for it but be quick as the price will go back to normal as soon as we've traced this other gear back.

My stock is the latest specification, has full warranty, taxes are paid - its 100% legitimate.

The price is plus freight at normal costs which you can view on the T & C link on the bottom of my site.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby boss » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:07 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
jimboss wrote:
Torpedo 7 may not have lied - but they probably do need to explain where they have sourced the wheels from.

Just because they didn't source them from the Australian distributor it doesn't mean that they are counterfeits or fake or whatever.

It would appear that the Australian distro is quite upset at being cut out of the equation.


The above poster says "they deal directly with the Pro-Lite manufacturer" - I've been on the phone to Pro-Lite and that is not true, the origions of the product are currently unknown by the factory.


All I'm saying is you guys are being very aggressive, very early. I understand you might be financially & emotionally invested in this... but as much as I love a bit of controversy and conspiracy theories, the odds of T7 dealing in fakes are low. Grey market, highly likely.
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Postby Sixx1101 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:09 pm

jacks1071 wrote:Until the origions of the Pro-Lite product in question can be determined, to avoid any future fall-out of people comming to me looking for warranty or worse I'm going to match the Bracciano price.

This price is not sustainable, anyone who wants to take advantage of it go for it but be quick as the price will go back to normal as soon as we've traced this other gear back.

My stock is the latest specification, has full warranty, taxes are paid - its 100% legitimate.

The price is plus freight at normal costs which you can view on the T & C link on the bottom of my site.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19


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Postby MarkG » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:10 pm

Awesome Deon, that's a mad deal.

He's not being aggressive mate, he's protecting his business.
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Postby jacks1071 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:17 pm

jimboss wrote:All I'm saying is you guys are being very aggressive, very early. I understand you might be financially & emotionally invested in this... but as much as I love a bit of controversy and conspiracy theories, the odds of T7 dealing in fakes are low. Grey market, highly likely.


I want to protect a brand that I love and have invested in heavily, no question about that.

What happens if I get people comming to me for warranty on stock we've not sold that we can't obviously honour (Which by the way has already happened last week), the investigation had already begun before the "sale" emails went out this morning.

The origions of the stock on the above mentioned site are currently unknown, I can tell you with 100% certainty that it has not come directly from the factory. Unless you speak to the factory yourself or see a factory invoice don't believe otherwise, I have this direct from the CEO.

Until those origions are determined by the factory I'm going to price match the Bracciano at least so the bargin hunters out there can at least be assured of getting genuine product with a real Australian warranty.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ball bearing » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:29 pm

jacks1071 wrote:I want to protect a brand that I love and have invested in heavily, no question about that.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19

Very understandable. Big retailers such as T7 do make it hard for the little guys. Your price match offer is very generous.
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Postby Ozkaban » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:40 pm

Sixx1101 wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:Until the origions of the Pro-Lite product in question can be determined, to avoid any future fall-out of people comming to me looking for warranty or worse I'm going to match the Bracciano price.

This price is not sustainable, anyone who wants to take advantage of it go for it but be quick as the price will go back to normal as soon as we've traced this other gear back.

My stock is the latest specification, has full warranty, taxes are paid - its 100% legitimate.

The price is plus freight at normal costs which you can view on the T & C link on the bottom of my site.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19


Your nuts!


I agree!

Bloody awesome deal. Tempted to buy a second set :-D
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Postby antipodean » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:41 pm

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Postby boss » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:02 pm

antipodean wrote:http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/3LWHSNNBR/title/pro-lite-bracciano-full-alloy-clincher-wheelset

SOLD OUT :D


They still have bars and other wheelsets at steep discounts.

jacks1071 wrote:
jimboss wrote:All I'm saying is you guys are being very aggressive, very early. I understand you might be financially & emotionally invested in this... but as much as I love a bit of controversy and conspiracy theories, the odds of T7 dealing in fakes are low. Grey market, highly likely.


I want to protect a brand that I love and have invested in heavily, no question about that.

What happens if I get people comming to me for warranty on stock we've not sold that we can't obviously honour (Which by the way has already happened last week), the investigation had already begun before the "sale" emails went out this morning.

The origions of the stock on the above mentioned site are currently unknown, I can tell you with 100% certainty that it has not come directly from the factory. Unless you speak to the factory yourself or see a factory invoice don't believe otherwise, I have this direct from the CEO.

Until those origions are determined by the factory I'm going to price match the Bracciano at least so the bargin hunters out there can at least be assured of getting genuine product with a real Australian warranty.

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19


I totally understand where you are coming from. But I still think you've been hasty in pulling the fake card. Time will tell.

As for warrantee, well it's quite clear isn't it. That's Torpedo 7's issue, not yours. As a matter of course I'm sure you either ask for receipts or ask customers to go through the shop where they purchased. If they purchased for Torpedo 7, that's not your issue. Nobody would expect you to deal with warrantee on a product you haven't sold.

I do commend you on the price-match.
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