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sm72sm72 Posts: 7
edited September 2010 in The bottom bracket
My company finally agree to cycle to work and what do halfords do? Up the bike i was thinking of to £1199! Sureley they should keep it at a grand seems as they know thats the limit for c2w?...T*ss*rs

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  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Might be worth giving it a few weeks and then shopping around the Halford stores by phone. They often raise prices in one store so that they can announce a "sale" a month later. All retailers do this little trick and hopefully you will be able to get what you want at the original price. Good luck.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    If you are talking about the Boardman Team then unfortunately that's a permanent rise. ChrisB announced it himself saying that the manuf costs had increased a while ago and they had been delaying the price increase for some time...
  • hounslowhounslow Posts: 153
    Bobbinogs wrote:
    Might be worth giving it a few weeks and then shopping around the Halford stores by phone. They often raise prices in one store so that they can announce a "sale" a month later. All retailers do this little trick and hopefully you will be able to get what you want at the original price. Good luck.
    halfords change prices in all the stores, and list the previous prices and dates they were at that price on the ticket. its very clear and open, not a trick.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    sm72 wrote:
    My company finally agree to cycle to work and what do halfords do? Up the bike i was thinking of to £1199! Sureley they should keep it at a grand seems as they know thats the limit for c2w?...T*ss*rs

    A couple of weeks ago, if you said you go the C2W scheme for the Boardman at £999, they were letting it go for that price.

    Might be worth ringing them and explaining your situation
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,643
    It seems like Team Carbon sales have been spectacularly successful, and I presume Halfords & Boardman know what percentage of the sales are C2W. I can only assume they are willing to do without the sales for the sake of profit margin.
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 3,901
    hounslow wrote:
    Bobbinogs wrote:
    Might be worth giving it a few weeks and then shopping around the Halford stores by phone. They often raise prices in one store so that they can announce a "sale" a month later. All retailers do this little trick and hopefully you will be able to get what you want at the original price. Good luck.
    halfords change prices in all the stores, and list the previous prices and dates they were at that price on the ticket. its very clear and open, not a trick.

    It is a trick. Consumer law forced all retailers to clarify the original price to make it more transparent though. They all do it, not just Halfords
  • beverickbeverick Posts: 3,461
    morstar wrote:
    hounslow wrote:
    Bobbinogs wrote:
    Might be worth giving it a few weeks and then shopping around the Halford stores by phone. They often raise prices in one store so that they can announce a "sale" a month later. All retailers do this little trick and hopefully you will be able to get what you want at the original price. Good luck.
    halfords change prices in all the stores, and list the previous prices and dates they were at that price on the ticket. its very clear and open, not a trick.

    It is a trick. Consumer law forced all retailers to clarify the original price to make it more transparent though. They all do it, not just Halfords

    The fact that they only have to ADVERTISE one item at a single store for a minimum period is, of course, where the con comes in.

    Just ask the supermarkets.

    Bob
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Did anyone actually read my post?
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,505
    napoleond wrote:
    Did anyone actually read my post?

    I did wonder that....probably not is my guess.
  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    Will Halfords (or C2W scheme) allow you to pay the extra in cash?
    Cycling weakly
  • jim453jim453 Posts: 1,420
    napoleond wrote:
    Did anyone actually read my post?


    No one reads anyone's posts. Why should you be any different?
  • skyd0g wrote:
    Will Halfords (or C2W scheme) allow you to pay the extra in cash?

    No! I asked and they won't allow it. I even asked Leisure Lakes, who are one of their suppliers where you can go to spend your voucher, and they said no as well.
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  • Cycle to work scheme is dead in the water after the recent changes. You could probably save more money by doing a deal with the shop and buying it yourself.
  • I've heard there's been some changes to the C2W scheme. What's the changes? As for the OP I would keep an eye on the sales but I don't think they'll come down as they sell quite well.
    If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights. (Victor Hugo).
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