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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:18 pm

What I'm trying to say is, if I buy all of the parts separately, it comes out to $250. Since I am buying from another re-seller they still need to make a profit out of me (and the manufacturer needs to make a profit out of the re-seller etc.). I assume from this that Pro-Lite must be making a fair bit from each wheel, especially if they can buy the parts in bulk at a lesser price. Compared to other companies I guess pro-lite's profit margin is lower, but their R,D and technology/marketing seem to be too.

Cool!

I'll have a set for $250! Do you take credit card? Can it be on the courier today?

I'm assuming from your comments you won't need money for your time in building or selling them.

In all seriousness though, there are plenty of things that are heaps cheaper to do yourself, if you don't add a value for your time, the skills involved or the need to make a living from it.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby MarkG » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:39 pm

usernameforme wrote:What I'm trying to say is, if I buy all of the parts separately, it comes out to $250. Since I am buying from another re-seller they still need to make a profit out of me (and the manufacturer needs to make a profit out of the re-seller etc.). I assume from this that Pro-Lite must be making a fair bit from each wheel, especially if they can buy the parts in bulk at a lesser price. Compared to other companies I guess pro-lite's profit margin is lower, but their R,D and technology/marketing seem to be too.


Same, I'll take a pair at that price.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby usernameforme » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:10 pm

Ozkaban wrote:I'm assuming from your comments you won't need money for your time in building or selling them.


I knew I overlooked something :oops: ... It didn't quite feel right and I stand corrected. I always build for myself so money for building or selling them never really gets considered :? and I apologies for overlooking it. What my point was was that if I could get the parts for $250, with the manufacturer and the re-seller making money out of me, what price would pro-lite be able to source these wheels at?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby boss » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:38 pm

usernameforme wrote:
Ozkaban wrote:I'm assuming from your comments you won't need money for your time in building or selling them.


I knew I overlooked something :oops: ... It didn't quite feel right and I stand corrected. I always build for myself so money for building or selling them never really gets considered :? and I apologies for overlooking it. What my point was was that if I could get the parts for $250, with the manufacturer and the re-seller making money out of me, what price would pro-lite be able to source these wheels at?


For a sale price of $500, Pro-lite International (the MFG) would be sourcing at $50-100ish per wheel, including labour. This doesn't include setup, design, R&D, warrantee claim costs which I assume are reasonably large.

So you're probably looking at a cost, all up, of $150. Being generous with those above sunk costs.

Manufacturer, distributor, and retailer tend to markup 50-100%. Retailers aim for 100%. Manufacturers and distros tend to mark up less because they move large quantities, and take less risk than a shop does.

But the same thing is going on here as any other locally sold brand. The Aussie distro just don't get a very good deal (relatively speaking) from pro-lite international, because they can't move enough product.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:52 pm

jimboss wrote: The Aussie distro just don't get a very good deal (relatively speaking) from pro-lite international, because they can't move enough product.

when they were selling for the same price as CRC - see here, I don't know about that...
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby bardygrub » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:34 pm

Hi all,

Just found this site.

http://dx.com/s/cycling.html?page=11

the clothing looks the same as monton clothing.

they also have bike parts as well.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:00 pm

bardygrub wrote:Hi all,

Just found this site.

http://dx.com/s/cycling.html?page=11

the clothing looks the same as monton clothing.

they also have bike parts as well.


I've got lights from DX. a mate's mate has bought clothes. he said quality was good.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Comedian » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:25 pm

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


Good thinking. You could get a nice bike if you have twins before the cutoff!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby schroeds » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:47 pm

Now how could'ja go past a pair of US Postal shorts in great nick...collector's items or trash?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nike-USPS-knicks-cycling-shorts-size-S-/271083739052?pt=AU_Cycling_Clothing&hash=item3f1dd997ac
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby GasCyclist » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:11 am

Bummed I missed out on the Bracciano deal. $325 is awesome for quaility wheelset.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:04 am

GasCyclist wrote:Bummed I missed out on the Bracciano deal. $325 is awesome for quaility wheelset.


yeh. i just got minister for war and finance approval but too late is too late.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby usernameforme » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:24 pm

I'm tempted to start building for other people if they think $325 is such a good price for wheels... so little time though :cry: I guess thats the saying... should of, could of, would of
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby MarkG » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:37 pm

In this case, the saying is "put up or shut up"
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby AP81 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:46 pm

Not really a special, but I would buy this if I lived in NSW. Beautiful condition for it's age...

http://www.tradingpost.com.au/Sport-Lei ... M004903568
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby GasCyclist » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:34 am

Hey guys, Just saw this company selling the Pro Lite Bracciano rims for $299.00. Anyone here have any experience with this company?

http://www.footballwarehouse.com.au/Pro ... _2013.html
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby bardygrub » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:07 am

I rekon they are a drop ship company by the looks.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ball bearing » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:12 am

Bracciano wheelset $319 Chain Reaction.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:21 am

ball bearing wrote:Bracciano wheelset $319 Chain Reaction.


price is only for silver shimano and black campag
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ball bearing » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:47 am

jasonc wrote:
ball bearing wrote:Bracciano wheelset $319 Chain Reaction.


price is only for silver shimano and black campag

Torpedo special was only for black Shimano. I would have preferred silver.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jzr » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:17 pm

Cycling Express have Ultegra 6700 Carbon pedals for $140 only until 31/10 - not sure if this means beginning or end of day

http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/com ... dals.aspx#

Did a quick check of the usual suspects in the UK and these save a fair bit (up to around $50 from what I've seen).
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Philipthelam » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:40 pm

GasCyclist wrote:Hey guys, Just saw this company selling the Pro Lite Bracciano rims for $299.00. Anyone here have any experience with this company?

http://www.footballwarehouse.com.au/Pro ... _2013.html

It's a scam. You click on buy now and it just redirects you to wiggle.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby boss » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:32 pm

Philipthelam wrote:
GasCyclist wrote:Hey guys, Just saw this company selling the Pro Lite Bracciano rims for $299.00. Anyone here have any experience with this company?

http://www.footballwarehouse.com.au/Pro ... _2013.html

It's a scam. You click on buy now and it just redirects you to wiggle.


Goes to other stores too (not just wiggle) for cycling stuff.

Smart way of generating affiliate $$$.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby ozdavo » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:18 pm

Full Carbon Di2 Bike under $2k! ($1995)

http://www.tbe.com.au/amiata-trieste-2013-10226.html
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:00 pm

ozdavo wrote:Full Carbon Di2 Bike under $2k! ($1995)

http://www.tbe.com.au/amiata-trieste-2013-10226.html


showed up on ozbargain today and forwarded it to a workmate. looks ok to me
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby sb944 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:00 pm

I finally decided to get a Garmin 500 with cadence and HRM package, and Wiggle, Evans and CRC are all within a few dollars of each other, at around $241-$255. Is there any current voucher code for any of these sites to make this a little cheaper?
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