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Total Cycling Website Price question(6 posts)

Total Cycling Website Price questionTopGun8614
Dec 26, 2002 6:36 PM
Anyone ever buy anything from Total Cycling, and if so do you know how the prices usually end up if you are buying from the states? Im a bit confused
re: Total Cycling Website Price questiondickruthlynn
Dec 26, 2002 7:26 PM
I bought several components from them. The USA prices are on the web page close to the UK prices. You are charged about $22 for shiping and in most cases no duty. I also purchased Mavic wheels from them and paid the shipping and latter was charged duty of about $35 from France, but still cheaper than USA. I would do it again. They have a FAQ section.
re: Total Cycling Website Price questionkatie1
Dec 27, 2002 5:39 AM
I have had the same experiences as the previous post. I ordered some Vittoria tires from them (cheap). After paying for shipping fees, it worked out to $26/tire (plus free tubes). Much cheaper than the retail price in the States of $50+/ tire. I was a little surprised by the extra import fees for some Mavic Wheels but it was still cheaper than the local prices. They do show up in huge boxes so it is understandable.

You can use any currency converter to get an idea of total price:

http://www.xe.net/ucc/
re: Total Cycling Website Price questionTopGun8614
Dec 26, 2002 7:36 PM
thanks, yeah i noticed that, and i was a little puzzled because different products had a different form of showing the prices, and the fact it was just much cheaper. Thanks
Bought many things from them, from wheelsets to . . .Look381i
Dec 26, 2002 8:30 PM
components and clothing. They're reliable. The prices are charged in Brtish pounds, which will be converted to dollars on your charge card at the excahnge rate at the time of purchase. The dollar prices are estimates, but usually close.

Refer to their import duty schedule to find out whether duty will be charged upon delivery to you.
Bought many things from them, from wheelsets to . . .faberbz
Dec 27, 2002 10:58 AM
Watch the exchange rates closely. The US dollar is in steep decline while the GB pound and the euro are both getting stronger--every day.

For higher duty items, e.g. framesets, wheelsets, etc., it may not be as good of a deal as it once was. The margin of savings, now significantly reduced, may still make buying a product sight unseen worthwhile--you have to decide.

I've purchased wheels from TotalCycling before. Saved a bunch and experienced swifter service than from ANY US cycling retailer. I'm now interested in buying a frame from a different UK retailer and have been watching the exchange rates closely.

Given our (US) current economic and geopolitical situation, the dollar isn't going to rebound anytime soon.