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sdeals website closing?(4 posts)

sdeals website closing?ColnagoFE
May 15, 2002 10:00 AM
did anyone else get email notice that sdeals is closing their website? guess they are still gonna sell stuff, but not through the website anymore.
Its gone ... Bummer.pmf1
May 15, 2002 10:34 AM
I got some tires from them two months ago. Great deal. Went back to the site and saw it was closed. Sounds like they got in over their head. I gather this place is a shop that was getting too into internet sales for their tastes. Hopefully, they'll hire some more people (a shipping dept) and come back.
Its gone ... Bummer.da cyclist
May 15, 2002 8:05 PM
I don't know much firsthand about Sdeals other than they had a great deal on corsa tubulars. But from what I can gather from Cycling Weekly (a british bike mag) they are a traditional brick and mortar shop that sponsors a pretty good british team. I guess the internet thing just prove to be a bit too much for them.
re: sdeals website closing?Trent in WA
May 15, 2002 9:07 PM
I've bought a batch of stuff from Steve and emailed him after seeing that the internet store was down. From his reply, it sounds like their web ordering system wasn't robust or sophisticated enough to deal with their volume of business, which made for lots of extra work for them. He's leaning towards going to a stock control linked system and relaunching the site at the end of the summer. I hope he does--of all the internet shops I've done business with, sdeals is my favorite.

Trent