Thursday, February 25 2010, 06:03 PM
Hey, I'm just kidding- alright? It's too easy to misinterpret tone on the internet. :) Smiley-face!
No one gets me. :( Frowny-face.
Thursday, February 25 2010, 03:03 PM
Are you saying you're all out of pink and purple and teal t-shirts and gloves and spats and culottes and chaps and lobster bibs and shit?
Thursday, February 25 2010, 01:46 PM
Wish I'd grabbed those Fox Ultimatum Shorts in time; I wasted precious seconds perusing those (kinda busy) graphics, settled on the houndstooth as relatively understated... alas, too late.
How about slashin' those Royal Rivet Shorts? Still keen to unload those? I see you've still got >200 pr. on hand... how aboot some Mediums, just for kicks?
Anyone have anything to say about sizing on Royal Rivet Shorts, btw? I'm a 33 (32-34 waist)... thanks.
Thursday, February 25 2010, 01:26 PM
They had some Hutchinson Piranhas, and maybe some CB Smarty pedals... not sure.
Thursday, February 25 2010, 01:21 PM
Yeah, they're doing this "Freak Show"- thing today, blowin' out a bunch of odds 'n ends... sizes, color ways, styles... it's been pretty lean around here as far as components; I've seen a couple of stems today (RF Diabolous and Deuce, FSA XC-115) and some ODI Lock-On's... that's about it.
They don't toss a lot of components our way in general though- nothing new there, unfortunately. Sunline V1 HS or Bars, RF Isis BB, LX or Saint hydro calipers/levers/rotors... that's pretty much the status quo; mostly soft goods and random ancillary crap in addition to their "custom" build complete bikes.
Thursday, February 25 2010, 12:35 PM
Intense SS... $484 (80% off!)... S only... whoa!
Wednesday, February 24 2010, 02:30 PM
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Thursday, February 11 2010, 11:20 PM
"I won't say that it will never happen..." - Grant Baron (Thursday, February 11 2010, 01:43 PM)
Stopping just short of confirming the increasing on-line rumors, Chainlove.com is hinting of big things in store. At the very least, this sounds like a definite maybe, folks...
Unwilling or unable to reveal specific details at this time, tight-lipped sources today refused again to deny that the Santa Cruz Nomad will soon make it's much anticipated debut at Chainlove.com, a site featuring "primo cycling gear... at scandalous prices" which regularly exceed 50% off msrp.
No word yet on size/color options, or whether the Nomad will be offered frame-only or as a complete build, but at Chainlove.com prices, they'll certainly go fast.
Wednesday, January 20 2010, 11:29 PM
30-Day Unconditional Guarantee:
You can return any product for any reason within 30 days of purchase. No questions asked. Returns made after 30 days will not be accepted.
Yeah. Uh... just sayin'. The current policy's been in effect since 04/09...
Saturday, August 29 2009, 12:04 AM
Of course, it's entirely plausible that the cumulative MSRPs of all the components comprising CL's "Custom" build total $3500 (MSRP) in which case that's a notably unappealing build at that price point and it would appear to be a rather blatant ploy to inflate the MSRP and maximize the seller's margins with little or no concern for providing value for the consumer's dollar.
That's not to say it's not an appealing build spec at a more realistic (lower) price point.
Compare the manufacturer's build spec with CL's build spec and ask yourself how CL might justify their components (fork, wheels, brakes, etc.) against the manufacturer's spec, dollar-for-dollar. Is the motive to offer the consumer a fair shake -an honest bike at an honest price- or is there some other motive in play?
That's why Forkboy called "shenanigans". Whatever the purported MSRP of that build kit you don't have to be a brain scientist to presume that that figure is in no way representative of CL's cost in providing their generous offer.
CL should represent that their "Custom" build is a good deal at the $1,800 price point as an alternative to another (manufacturer's closeout) good deal at the $2400 price point. They're doubtless serving some consumers well by offering a complete bike with a slightly less expensive parts mix. There's a trade-off at those price points and the consumer can decide for themselves where their own priorities lie. Either way- the customer's (probably) getting a similar discount!
CL shouldn't be trying to portray that their giving twice or three times the discount as a marketing gimmick. Sure, retailers employ fuzzy math here and there, but this is a considerable discrepancy. There is nothing wrong with the seller turning an honest profit, but again- they're blatantly inflating the MSRP to suggest we're comparing apples to apples which isn't entirely the case. CL should treat their customers with more respect.
Friday, August 28 2009, 10:21 PM
There can be little doubt the bike's worth the $1,750 sticker any more than it was surely worth the former $1,995 asking price. Without checking his math, Forkboy's estimate of $2,400 sounds like a reasonable ballpark figure.
There's little question the bike is offered at a fair price.
The point (as I see it) is that it probably isn't worth the $3,500 msrp tag CL has hung on it, and it's plainly disingenuous of CL to represent that it's being offered here at 43% off msrp ($1995) or 50% off msrp ($1750). As Forkboy stated, CL should accurately represent that they're offering a tidy 18% (or whatever) discount. For the sake of marketing strategy, they'd probably say it more like this:
...we’re not afraid to take it off the back of a truck if our connect gets spooky. We’re talking completes, components, apparel, tools—just name your vice. We slap a primo piece of cycling gear on our site at a scandalous price. We sell it 'til it's gone. You leave feeling like a smooth criminal.
Except that -at best- by "primo" they mean "hard to sell", by "scandalous" they mean "reasonable" and by "smooth criminal" they mean "not a chump".
At worst, they're apparently saying... "Hey buddy! Ovah he-ah! Weez sellin' deez puh-reemo brand-new speakahs outta dis van cuz' we work at da speakah fact-o-ree and deez speakahs nevah got in-ven-tor-eed at da wayahouz! Lookat diz, man! Dey'z brand-new in da box! Two hundred bucks, pal! You wannem or what? How much you gonna give me fa deez tings? Lookit- weez gotta get outta heah, so youz gonna take deez tingz offah my hands or what? Huh? Hundred fifty bucks. Truss me pal, deez iz puh-reemo speakahs heah! Fogettabouddit! Last chance, pal- weez gotta roll!
I suck at math but I know douchebaggery when I see it.
Wednesday, August 26 2009, 04:20 PM
First, I've also enjoyed many great deals and been satisfied with the generally excellent customer service at BC and their myriad affiliated sites.
Be an educated consumer or a shady used-car salesman somewhere will see you coming and don't put it past them. Caveat emptor- let the buyer beware. No one likes to feel cheated.
No one can calculate percentages in their head, but if you don't recognize the difference between 45% off and 18% off it might cost you. Get a calculator and learn how to use it. Practice with it. Get used to the way it feels in your hand. With time and practice you'll gain the confidence of knowing that you are fully capable of defending yourself and your loved ones should the need arise.
Wednesday, August 26 2009, 03:04 PM
Or... did I just say shenanigans again?
Anyway, this is still the place to shop for ridiculous-to-stupid-ugly off-brand jerseys and gloves, so... there's that.
Wednesday, August 26 2009, 02:36 PM
I looked into this when the Racer X came up the other day and Forkboy's right on point. Kudos to him for calling Chainlove on it. It's the same-old lame-ass deal with the Motolite: the bike offered is no where near the msrp Chainlove lists... not even close! Hence, the "45% off" discount here is absolute crap.
Shop around, friends. Don't be sold a bill of goods.
I think it's fair to say that this sort of thing (trolling for suckers by slapping a sub-par hodge-podge parts mix on a discounted/closeout frame and then advertising a deep discount by referencing the msrp for a completely different bike! is the modus operandi at Chainlove.com. No surprise- yet another online retailer with no scruples... meh.
Don't get me wrong, the actual price on these complete bikes is a fair price if you don't mind paying retail, but it's certainly not a deal of the caliber Chainlove would portray.
MSRP $3995?! They must've added up the msrp's on all those crappy left-over parts and passed ZERO savings on to you, the consumer. Kinda negates the entire objective of buying a complete bike in the first place wouldn't you say? The conventional thinking -of course- being that, by offering a complete bike, the manufacturer or dealer is able to provide a suitably spec'd ride and is able to pass some (considerable) degree of savings along to the consumer.
At the very least, go buy a Motolite with manufacturer spec'd "Mountain Kit 1" at Hucknroll for $2395. (An extra) $200 well-spent, IMO. Better yet, check the deals at a more reputable dealer.
Chainlove isn't trying hard enough to get my business.
Thursday, August 13 2009, 02:23 PM
It's more like revolving sushi shinkansen.
"Oh, man- I missed the tempura..." Chainlove's definitely more temporal... less bird-brained-transcendental...
Clever verse, regardless. Kampai!
Thursday, August 06 2009, 02:11 PM
@ wsiu7941055: Yes (presumably). There are laws, after all.
Your sales receipt explicitly states the applicable exchange/return policy as it existed at time of purchase. ("Our Guarantee", etc.)
Thursday, August 06 2009, 01:30 PM
Tell us about the prizes, SCRAPAh KING. What kind of prizes? Cash prizes... or the other kind? Where are the prizes, SCRAPAh KING? How do we get the prizes?
Thursday, August 06 2009, 01:17 PM
Wait... don't rush him. He's got to work this out for himself. This could be the breakthrough we've been waiting for...
Wednesday, August 05 2009, 06:31 PM
re: Dakine Drafter
This item's been offered twice today. It'll likely be offered again in the near future. There are 197 of them in stock @ BackcountryOutlet.com (132 White Box, 65 Logger Flannel).
You can view the item history here: chain.gearattack.com/items/23245
From that page, you can click-thru the "buy it at a discount" link to buy the item (or any item in stock at BC Outlet) at (a minimum discount of) 40% off. The discount's applied when you add item to your basket. The Dakine Drafter comes to $44.97 USD (either color) and BC Outlet offers free shipping on all orders over $50.00 USD, so your cost's probably about the same as waiting to pay $36.99 USD (52% off) plus shipping here, and BC Outlet offers a 100% Unconditional Return Policy as opposed to the 30 Day Return Policy offered here, and... no waiting. Hope this helps.