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Pro Bike Kit steals money(14 posts)

Pro Bike Kit steals moneydave woof
Sep 25, 2003 2:07 PM
I ordered a jersey and shorts from probikekit.
Total came to $76.

They tacked on an additional $1.51 after the transaction for my credit card. Didn't see it mentioned anywhere before or after the transaction that this 'fee' would be applied.

Anyone else see this?

It's not the amount. It's the ethics.

Remember - $1.50 x number of transactions daily = $$$

Dave
Need some cheese with your whine?northcoast
Sep 25, 2003 2:31 PM
"All purchases are processed through our United Kingdom office......However, some credit card companies charge for processing the exchange of currencies. If you are unsure, please contact your card issuing company prior to placing an order."

That's taken right on their web site.

Why not just buy it from your LBS.....? Then you could spend $76 for the jersey alone.

You got a great deal. Why bad mouth a company because you didn't read all the details???
Exactly right - I've had no problems (nm)deHonc
Sep 25, 2003 3:16 PM
Agreed, never had a problem (nm)geeker
Sep 25, 2003 3:56 PM
I just placed my first order with them.Ken of Fresno
Sep 25, 2003 4:35 PM
$28 for an official team jersey in my size was too good of a deal to pass up. Also picked up a Tacx Tao bottle cage in black for $11. I'll let you know how it goes.
Shipping charges are insanetoronto-rider
Sep 25, 2003 5:31 PM
Just ordered ONCE bib and shirt and CSC shirt. Total order came to 67 pounds, the shipping charges on the order 17 pounds sterling.Order will take up to 28 days.

Ordered a Chorus groupset from totalcycling, shipping charges 10 pounds and the order came in 2 days to Canada.

Do probikekit and Columbiahouse use the same shipping rates?
Shipping to US is $12 for any size order.Ken of Fresno
Sep 25, 2003 5:42 PM
Not bad when you consider where it's coming from. 10 pounds for 2 day shipping does sound very good though.
As an Aussie...deHonc
Sep 25, 2003 8:16 PM
I can tell you the shipping charges from the UK pail into insignificance when compared to the cost of shipping anything from the good ol US of A! The total charge that they (probikekit) hit Aussies for is generally under 10 bucks Australian which is what, $6.50 US?

By comparison, shipping anything from the States usually renegs on any cost saving of the item - ie up to $80-90 Aussie dollars delivery.
Hey Ken of Fresno...pnitefly
Sep 25, 2003 7:45 PM
That T-Mobile jersey that it appears you ordered looks real nice. But, did you know that is an all female team? Maybe it's for your wife or something...
Or maybe "Ken" is a size 4 (dress size) and a 32AA....nmfasteddie
Sep 25, 2003 8:17 PM
LOL!!! I knew somebody would catch that.Ken of Fresno
Sep 25, 2003 8:30 PM
A close female friend of mine works for T-Mobile. It's actually going to be a Halloween "costume" and sort of a joke. I won't elaborate.
Oh - come on - share! (nm)deHonc
Sep 25, 2003 8:50 PM
Nothing more that can be saidKen of Fresno
Sep 25, 2003 9:10 PM
At least not on this forum.

:-)
re: Pro Bike Kit steals moneydave woof
Sep 27, 2003 9:07 PM
Havn't seen that, but have you ever seen a pair of ankle reflector strips show up in your mailbox? Not even in an envelope.

-Thanks Dave,
--KK