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Now that SDEALS.com is dead(14 posts)

Now that SDEALS.com is deadPaulCL
May 8, 2002 12:38 PM
Where can I buy Vittoria Corsa's cheaply??

They were $23 each at Sdeals, $30 at totalcycling, anyplace else cheaper???? Thanks. Paul
noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!JS Haiku Shop
May 8, 2002 12:45 PM
We have decided to withdraw our on-line service due to pressure of work. Our quality of service will suffer if we try to maintain it and no one benefits that way.

We may reintroduce the online service when we have re-evaluated the situation but for now our intention is to satisfy our outstanding orders and concentrate on our local trade probably for the remainder of this season.

May I take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers from all round the world who have made the last decade of trading so interesting and colourful.

We naturally have a lot of stock and I will be putting certain items on this page as soon as I am able, many parts will be at reduced prices so watch this space!
Wait! This is all wrong!!TJeanloz
May 8, 2002 12:47 PM
Internet suppliers were supposed to put Local Bike Shops out of business. Where have you gone Sdeals, bike.com, and FogDog?

I couldn't help it.
bike.com is alive and welllonefrontranger
May 8, 2002 12:58 PM
Excel took it over.
bike.com is alive and wellTJeanloz
May 8, 2002 1:16 PM
I know Excel took over bike.com; but Excel is traditional mail-order, and bought bike.com out of internet pure play bankruptcy.

Excel pre-dates the internet, and we might expect them to survive as bike.com indefinitely; but bike.com the pure play internet company is long gone.
I appreciate a good digPaulCL
May 8, 2002 1:44 PM
Chalk one up for the LBS's. I support my LBS as much as possible, but....the Vittoria's are $65 EACH locally or $50 delivered for a PAIR from Sdeals. Not much of a choice.
Internet marketing looks pretty tough to me.Spoke Wrench
May 8, 2002 2:42 PM
It looks to me like internet sales are more price sensitive than brick and morter stores. Buyers can compare prices much more quickly, and they provide fewer adjunct services to offset a higher price. If you set your price points too high, you'll get no business. Set them a few pennies too low and you won't be able to cover your overhead.

Large quantity ordering makes it possible for internet companies to sell Shimano parts at or below the prices that brick and morter stores pay. Nobody, however, does a perfect job of ordering so they get stuck with quantities of things like rapid rise rear derailleurs that didn't sell.
Try critusa@aol.comdavet
May 8, 2002 12:59 PM
They often have the cheapest, or darned close to it, delivered price on Conti, Michelin, Vittoria and other brands of tires. Delivery time is usually a couple of days. Danny is the easiest guy on the planet to deal with. I've purchased from him multiple times.
I second Critusa. Great service and prices (nm)Dave Hickey
May 8, 2002 3:28 PM
Critusa@aol.com - So you just email the guy? (nm)B2
May 8, 2002 8:02 PM
try parker-international (nm)djg
May 8, 2002 1:13 PM
What's parker-international's webpage? NmPaulCL
May 8, 2002 1:45 PM
nm
http://www.parker-international.co.uk (nm)JS Haiku Shop
May 8, 2002 1:47 PM
totalcycling is still a pretty good dealsodade
May 8, 2002 3:31 PM
remember that totalcycling includes a tube with each tire...