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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
AMIATA TRIESTE 2013
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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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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:31 pm

sb944 wrote: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?


i thought CRC had it for 248 with free delivery. how do the other compare (once you add delivery?)
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby sb944 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:25 am

From what I can see Evans, CRC and Wiggle all do free shipping on a Garmin 500 order, Evans is $241, CRC is $249, Wiggle is $255.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby boss » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:48 am

sb944 wrote:From what I can see Evans, CRC and Wiggle all do free shipping on a Garmin 500 order, Evans is $241, CRC is $249, Wiggle is $255.


Remember to factor in the PITA factor if you have warrantee issues.

I bought a garmin from Highly Tuned Athletes - failed in the first two weeks (faulty button). Luckily HTA are local, send it Thursday, they got it Friday, sent me back a new one on the same day that I'll receive Monday.

I expect that same process with an O/S store would take at least a couple of weeks because of shipping times, and cost more than the $9.55 express bag I used.

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:03 am

jimboss wrote:
sb944 wrote:From what I can see Evans, CRC and Wiggle all do free shipping on a Garmin 500 order, Evans is $241, CRC is $249, Wiggle is $255.


Remember to factor in the PITA factor if you have warrantee issues.

I bought a garmin from Highly Tuned Athletes - failed in the first two weeks (faulty button). Luckily HTA are local, send it Thursday, they got it Friday, sent me back a new one on the same day that I'll receive Monday.

I expect that same process with an O/S store would take at least a couple of weeks because of shipping times, and cost more than the $9.55 express bag I used.

Just my 2c!


was my reason for buying locally
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby boss » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:35 am

jasonc wrote:
jimboss wrote:
sb944 wrote:From what I can see Evens, CRC and Wiggle all do free shipping on a Garmin 500 order, Evans is $241, CRC is $249, Wiggle is $255.


Remember to factor in the PITA factor if you have warrantee issues.

I bought a garmin from Highly Tuned Athletes - failed in the first two weeks (faulty button). Luckily HTA are local, send it Thursday, they got it Friday, sent me back a new one on the same day that I'll receive Monday.

I expect that same process with an O/S store would take at least a couple of weeks because of shipping times, and cost more than the $9.55 express bag I used.

Just my 2c!


was my reason for buying locally


I forgot to mention - at $329 for the bundle, $70 extra for peace of mind isn't silly money. HTA often have specials which brings the price back down to $299 - I snagged that price a few weeks back.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Purt » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:26 pm

jimboss wrote:Remember to factor in the PITA factor if you have warrantee issues.


It's takes just as much effort to send something to the UK as it does to send something to Melbourne.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby boss » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:58 pm

Purt wrote:
jimboss wrote:Remember to factor in the PITA factor if you have warrantee issues.


It's takes just as much effort to send something to the UK as it does to send something to Melbourne.


I'd debate that - UK requires customs dec and is around 2 to 3 times the cost.

You also conveniently ignored my mention of postal speed - you can mail to metro anywhere in Aus next day for under $10 for a 500g satchel. It will cost you $13 plus packing materials to post to the UK with no tracking, 10-14 business days.

On electronic stuff which has a relatively high likelihood (at least compared to mechanical stuff) of turning up DOA or failing within 90 days, you should at least consider buying locally, and factor in that price difference.y

I'm not a die hard 'buy local' guy - I'm simply pragmatic about it. I certainly consider the extra $50 well spent considering my garmin 500 had issues within 14 days. And from the sounds of things, I'm not alone, it's not an isolated issue.

Like I said earlier - Garmin went in the mail 4pm Thursday in Adelaide - arrived in VIC at Highly Tuned Athletes on Friday - Assessed Friday - New Garmin sent back via express post Friday - Expected arrival Monday. You simply could not expect or rely on that level of service from a UK based store.

And sorry for the hijack
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby lasertip » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:55 pm

Hmm I bought my Edge 800 with HRM and cadence from bike-discount.de a few months back for ~380AUD shipped which was significantly cheaper than wiggle, etc.

Looks like after exchange rate changes, now it's not much cheaper than the rest.

P.S. They ship by DHL standard, which is regular airmail (?). Took more than 5 weeks to get here.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby sb944 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:54 am

I can't argue whether or not it's worth an extra $50 (actually nearly $90 in this case) for convenience, because that's a personal choice, but I can offer a couple of points not mentioned.

I've worked in electronics retail, and seen the worst of the worst design flawed generic brand products not hit 10% faulty return rate. Garmin might be under 1%.

All 3 UK companies pay for your return shipping costs, so it's $0 out of pocket if your item is defective.

At that point, there really is nothing to fear about this, take the discount and run.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby dominicj » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:11 pm

CyclingExpress.com have a bunch of stuff cheap at the moment and there is still an extra 10% off with the code 10%OFF until midnight tonight (Monday 5th November).

Conti GP4000s $39.95 - 10% = $35.95

Cheapest I've ever bought them...

I just wish I could afford the Forza Di2 for under $2200 after 10% off. :|
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby sunho » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:12 pm

125 min spend though for cycling express discount

EDIT: Cycle or run clothing only..
WIGGLE
AUS10 for $100 spend AUS20 for $200 spend

effectively 10% max discount.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Philipthelam » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:34 am

well, I was looking through bikeexchange and saw this http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /102157452
$4 for a road bike!
Haha its probably a typo
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby petal665 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:02 am

10 speed super record. That's new.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby familyguy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:29 pm

S&A in Woolloomooloo are closing down, sale on now until everything gone, or christmas, whichever comes first.

If you were fitting outa fixie with ano parts, you can get it all (cranks, pedals, brake calipers, levers, stem, seat post) for sub-$250 I reckon. Some other parts there, generally min. 20% off.

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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Phil » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:25 am

Philipthelam wrote:well, I was looking through bikeexchange and saw this http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /102157452
$4 for a road bike!
Haha its probably a typo



Looks like it $4,500 now.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby nickl » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:18 pm

[quote="ozdavo"]Full Carbon Di2 Bike under $2k! ($1995)

Can someone explain how they can sell the bike at that price (and how the other cheap Di2 bikes are done - the Azzuri & Jamis for $2200 etc)?

Say they get the frame for $200 (which is possible I guess - single orders for carbon frames on ebay are as low as $350), and wheelset for $100 (can buy Aksiums online for $175), and then another $150 on seat, handlebars, stem, bartape, tyres, pedels etc. That is $450.

The complete Ultegra Di2 groupset is ~$1500 on ebay, so they must be getting it a lot cheaper to be able to make any real profit on this once you take overheads into account.

How can I get the groupset for that discount too?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby Dimma » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:29 pm

Buy in bulk, the price for a single item or 1000x is very different.
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby TZ2102 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:43 pm

Is the garmin edge 500, with premium hrm (red/black) on Evans for $270 a good deal or would this price go even lower around christmas?
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Re: Spotted a special - Post it in here!

Postby jasonc » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:57 pm

TZ2102 wrote:Is the garmin edge 500, with premium hrm (red/black) on Evans for $270 a good deal or would this price go even lower around christmas?


$270 for the premium bundle is excellent
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