Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:37 pm

Evanscycles ordered a pair of Bont Vaypor shoes Thursday, arrived yesterday. Sent via DHL which explains everything
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby rpmspinman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:38 pm

Ordered a pair of Shimano SH R315 shoes, Ultegra pedals/cleats, F&R lights, saddle bag, GP4000s tires and tubes from wiggle yesterday arvo. Chose Priority Despatch and Express post for the first time as an exercise to how much of a difference the delivery times take. Will post back when package is received.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Crittski » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:30 pm

Lol, just before xmas is an interesting time to run your experiment. For me they arrive after four working days when i choose that shipping combo.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby sunho » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:29 am

dougal_s wrote:So, in short, consider if you are brave enough to order from a company that ignores 4 requests to cancel an order, and then only pays attention when the request is posted on Facebook, lies about what they said and did, and makes no apology of any sort of the hassles encountered. I know I am not brave enough to deal with a company like that.


I ordered from Bike24 - Friday 14th Dec
Email received to send photo to confirm CC details - Tuesday 18th Dec
Package sent and in transit (DHL) - Wednesday 19th Dec

So far all good.

I can see they are only doing this because there is probably a lot of credit card fraud going on.
i suppose there is no excuse not to reply to 4 emails or do something as simple as cancel an order..
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby goneriding » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:47 am

Ordered a few bits and pieces from Cell last Friday week. Arrived Monday morning!
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Philipthelam » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:07 pm

goneriding wrote:Ordered a few bits and pieces from Cell last Friday week. Arrived Monday morning!


I am very happy with cell as well. I came home today at about 1:30 and couldn't believe what I saw! I ordered some stuff of cell bikes late LAST NIGHT and it arrived TODAY!
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:46 am

Cell have really stepped up on delivery. Are you in Sydney? I had the same with speedy delivery locally which is a delight.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby rpmspinman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Crittski wrote:Lol, just before xmas is an interesting time to run your experiment. For me they arrive after four working days when i choose that shipping combo.

I agree, it's not the best time considering the silly season, but this will be a good test to see how close to their advertised time frame they actually are during peak season.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby boss » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:04 pm

Bought some stuff from Pushy's... pannier rack, basket, couple of water bottles.

Ordered Tuesday night, shipped express Wednesday, arrived this arvo. Great, especially this time of the year.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Ross » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:14 pm

Finally received my thermal jersey from Monton today! Only took 50 days, better late than never.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby WMC1 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:44 am

I ordered gear from Chain Reaction but i have only received 5 items out of 20 that was on my order. anyone else had this happen from CRC?

i will wait and see if they have split the delivery but i have not had this previously on my other 10 orders. i have contacted them and they sent me an email to wait another 10 working days to see what happens. Then send them some info to recover the missing items.

Next time i will pay for the tracking mail option i think.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jcjordan » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:06 pm

Both provide and wiggle have sent orders in separate bags/boxes and normally the large on shows up t he next day
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:56 pm

I ordered a Kali Chakra Plus Helmet and some small parts from Velogear last Friday. Got a text at work from the lad Tuesday afternoon to say it had arrived. Quick is good.

Now comes the bad bit, one of the items was for three of the same but only one had been picked, that time of year I spose. :(
I banged off an email to Anton straight away and got a reply first thing the next morning apologising and letting me know they'd have them in the mail that day.. Guess what arrived today :D

I've spent quite a few dollars at Velogear over a few years and can never fault their customer service. I'm surprised they didn't tell me to goang halfway through the cloud of email that preceded my Wanga purchase. Give 'em a go.

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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Philipthelam » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:08 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Cell have really stepped up on delivery. Are you in Sydney? I had the same with speedy delivery locally which is a delight.


Yep in Sydney metro
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:52 pm

Wiggle - Yepp Mini kiddy seat

Ordered 20/12 - Thursday
Arrived 23/12 - Sunday

They might be a tad pricy by a few bucks, but i think its more then made up by its delivery times!

*edit* should add i did choose priority for an extra $8.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Bobbybobson » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:15 pm

I've never bothered with priority shipping with wiggle. The longest time between order and confirmation of packaging is about 12 hours, escluding out of stock items. My last order (monday last week I think) was packed about 3 hours after ordering. It is still to arrive: I was hopeful for today since the last few packages from wiggle only took 5 working days +weekend, but alas I must wait til after Christmas.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby danny the boy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:42 pm

Thought I'd give CyclingExpress another go, just a small order about $40 worth placed on the 16/12 and got despatched email on 19/12. Still waiting, and to give benefit of doubt, perhaps Xmas holiday rush at Aus Post is the delay but when I can order stuff from the U.K and get it 3 days later, yet a parcel that has to travel less than 1 hr by road takes longer, it makes it hard to believe it.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby orbeas » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:53 am

From WA, Has any one bought a product from 99bikes Fortitude Valley 10th Dec and hasnt arrived todate?
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby boss » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:22 pm

orbeas wrote:From WA, Has any one bought a product from 99bikes Fortitude Valley 10th Dec and hasnt arrived todate?


Time for a phone call I think
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby orbeas » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:51 pm

Sent them an email, 99bikes blame fastway for sending the GPS to melbourne..
99 bikes sent a dead end traking number to track fastway courier...
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby rpmspinman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:12 am

rpmspinman wrote:Ordered a pair of Shimano SH R315 shoes, Ultegra pedals/cleats, F&R lights, saddle bag, GP4000s tires and tubes from wiggle yesterday arvo. Chose Priority Despatch and Express post for the first time as an exercise to how much of a difference the delivery times take. Will post back when package is received.

Received the gear 4 days after making the order. Very happy with that. Will be happy to pay for this feature next time.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby Sparx » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:25 am

Not a happy Wiggle customer.

They sent me the wrong item (which was defective anyway). I sent it back over a month ago and they say they have still not received the returned goods. Boo!

Very happy with Cell though, excellent prices and very quick delivery.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby queequeg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:35 am

WMC1 wrote:I ordered gear from Chain Reaction but i have only received 5 items out of 20 that was on my order. anyone else had this happen from CRC?

i will wait and see if they have split the delivery but i have not had this previously on my other 10 orders. i have contacted them and they sent me an email to wait another 10 working days to see what happens. Then send them some info to recover the missing items.

Next time i will pay for the tracking mail option i think.


Yes, but they do tell you this when they dispatch. It is because they ship from multiple locations, which I don't think they have done previously. The last time it happened I was given multiple tracking numbers (free shipping option). one came via parcel express and the other via Royal Mail.
Oddly, that order only had two items in it!
Check your Order History and you can see which items they put into each shipment.
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby troyww » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:35 pm

Last order I got from CRC was a couple of wheel sets and some smaller stuff . The small stuff was sent via DHL and arrived within the week and the wheelsets were sent royal mail or maybe EMS ( I can't remember) and arrived within 2 weeks . All the one order with free shipping . I was pleasantly surprised and impressed they used DHL for free shipping .
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Re: Online Purchases - good and bad experiences

Postby queequeg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:55 pm

I just did another CRC Order yesterday. It has shipped today with the free shipping option via DHL Express and is already in the air on-route to Sydney.
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