Have to say I was surprised at the pricing ... and the business model is neither fish nor fowl with the direct delivery or click and collect at an LBS. We'll see what happens.I just checked out the Madison / Freewheel site. Bonkers pricing, I don’t see it lasting a long time.
You're not wrong. I thought the whole point of internet retailers was they undercut high street retailers by not having to pay for premises etc. The Freewheel pricing is daft, no justification seeing as they're the importer of much of it.
Freewheel, Bloody expensive.As mentioned up-thread Tredz is merely a different brand owned by Halfords (as are Wheelies and Cycle Republic) - doubtless it's a central purchasing and stock-keeping set-up ... and with the number of SKUs they have I'd bet a lot of items are obtained against orders from the wholesalers/distributors thus causing the delay.
As an aside, the major cycle trade distributor - Madison - has just launched a consumer website called Freewheel where you can order stuff from their MASSIVE warehouse with either direct delivery or click and collect at a nominated LBS. Chances are that Tredz is getting the stuff from Madison.
You mean to support the illegal price fixing that manufacturers & wholesalers are involved in.
So you believe that price fixing is not rife within the UK, my comment was not specific to cycling onlyNope,just the 'real' price for retailers to make a sufficient margin to keep going.
I know some peeps here don't give two hoots about their LBS's so I'll not say anything more on the matter.
Don't know about other retail sectors only cycling which I see from 'the inside'.So you believe that price fixing is not rife within the UK, my comment was not specific to cycling only
If you are as you claim on the "inside" then you know full well that price fixing is rife & that if you try to buck the trend & offer discounts on manufacturer 'suggested' pricing then you will suddenly run into stock issues, delays in manufacture etc. yet stock to the shops selling at the full MRP strangely manage to get stock.Don't know about other retail sectors only cycling which I see from 'the inside'.
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