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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby usernameforme » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:30 pm

I don't think $325 is such a good deal for the Bracciano's. I suspect they only cost $250 to produce, and thats not taking into account the fact that pro-lite can bulk buy the components... each wheel might only cost them $200 to produce... But compared to all the other factory wheels, it is a good deal
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Postby Ozkaban » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:37 pm

usernameforme wrote:I don't think $325 is such a good deal for the Bracciano's. I suspect they only cost $250 to produce, and thats not taking into account the fact that pro-lite can bulk buy the components... each wheel might only cost them $200 to produce... But compared to all the other factory wheels, it is a good deal


Can't tell if you're being facetious or not. Should companies run on zero profit??? Or should they just be a free service?
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Postby usernameforme » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:43 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.
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Postby jaseyjase » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:55 pm

last day, Evans having 20% of parts.

*edit - 20% from list price it seems
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Postby jacks1071 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:16 pm

usernameforme wrote:I don't think $325 is such a good deal for the Bracciano's. I suspect they only cost $250 to produce, and thats not taking into account the fact that pro-lite can bulk buy the components... each wheel might only cost them $200 to produce... But compared to all the other factory wheels, it is a good deal


If you can produce the same product delivered to me for $250 including taxes with a warranty you'll back, I'll give you an order for 200 sets to get your business started.

The Bracciano's are a gift at the price we normally sell them at, with what we've done today - the price is ridiculous and its not a sustainable business practice. To those who've picked up a bargin, good on you :-)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Postby bardygrub » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:07 am

I rekon they are a drop ship company by the looks.
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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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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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