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Going to purchase a Carrera TDF from Halfords today..

BustacappBustacapp Posts: 971
edited September 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi all

I'm going to buy a Carrera TDF from Halfords today (or at least order it). The main reason for buying from Halfords is because I have £180 in gift vouchers for the place. I've noticed the bike is advertised for £330 online, but in the shop it says £300. Could this be a misprint and would they have to sell it to me for that? Also - does anyone know if Halfords try to maske you buy any sort of 'service' package? What would be the point of a service package? Surely all they do is adjust the cables etc. It's a long time since I've owned a bike and to think they go in for servicing seems ludicrous to me. Or am I completely missing something?

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  • pmannion9pmannion9 Posts: 262
    Think Halfords offer an annual service package. Similar to AA in a way that allows you to bring in your bike to be looked at through out the year...
    Personally better offer reading online and learning yourself...
    2013 Kinesis Racelight TK3
    2011 Cannondale SuperSix
    2008 Specialized Allez Elite
  • BustacappBustacapp Posts: 971
    pmannion9 wrote:
    Personally better offer reading online and learning yourself...

    This is what I was thinking.
  • i got the £380 virtuoso for qround £300.

    ordered the bike online plus a helmet so you get online discount £380 + £30 = £410

    as i spent over 400 online i got £40 off = £370

    join british cycling using discount voucher so cost about £6 a year, then you get 10 percent off halfords

    so £370 - 10% = £333 (minus £30 for the helmet) = £303 is what the bike cost.
  • limoneboylimoneboy Posts: 480
    i got the £380 virtuoso for qround £300.

    ordered the bike online plus a helmet so you get online discount £380 + £30 = £410

    as i spent over 400 online i got £40 off = £370

    join british cycling using discount voucher so cost about £6 a year, then you get 10 percent off halfords

    so £370 - 10% = £333 (minus £30 for the helmet) = £303 is what the bike cost.

    you should go on countdown !
    last month wilier gt -this month ? bh rc1
  • limoneboy wrote:
    i got the £380 virtuoso for qround £300.

    ordered the bike online plus a helmet so you get online discount £380 + £30 = £410

    as i spent over 400 online i got £40 off = £370

    join british cycling using discount voucher so cost about £6 a year, then you get 10 percent off halfords

    so £370 - 10% = £333 (minus £30 for the helmet) = £303 is what the bike cost.

    you should go on countdown !

    yeah but im afraid it is all basic stuff, the young guy in halfords was struggling to work out 10% off with his calculator. I though duuh how did he get a job in here lol. I felt like shouting just divide by 10 you effin nitwit. :lol:
  • limoneboylimoneboy Posts: 480
    limoneboy wrote:
    i got the £380 virtuoso for qround £300.

    ordered the bike online plus a helmet so you get online discount £380 + £30 = £410

    as i spent over 400 online i got £40 off = £370

    join british cycling using discount voucher so cost about £6 a year, then you get 10 percent off halfords

    so £370 - 10% = £333 (minus £30 for the helmet) = £303 is what the bike cost.

    you should go on countdown !

    yeah but im afraid it is all basic stuff, the young guy in halfords was struggling to work out 10% off with his calculator. I though duuh how did he get a job in here lol. I felt like shouting just divide by 10 you effin nitwit. :lol:

    look's like they know as much about basic maths as they do about bikes then :)
    last month wilier gt -this month ? bh rc1
  • limoneboy wrote:

    look's like they know as much about basic maths as they do about bikes then :)

    yeah or arithmetic, twas what is was called in my day lol. I can say my bike has been fine so for once i cant slag em off. Im good with mechanics so dont have any issues if anything is not set or adjusted properly. I would not let them near my car though lol :roll:
  • Selling my tdf if you're anywhere near liverpool? :)
  • snowjhosnowjho Posts: 108
    limoneboy wrote:

    look's like they know as much about basic maths as they do about bikes then :)

    yeah or arithmetic, twas what is was called in my day lol. I can say my bike has been fine so for once i cant slag em off. Im good with mechanics so dont have any issues if anything is not set or adjusted properly. I would not let them near my car though lol :roll:

    It still is called arithmetic...although the kids are a little confused with concept of mental arithmetic!
  • I have the TDF, so far I'm please I have been to collect my new Shimano shoes and PD-540s this morning (Wiggle £79 for the lot). Its looks complicated to fit, take me time I'll be all reet,
    Don't call me sir I work for a living
  • jimbo0023 wrote:
    Selling my tdf if you're anywhere near liverpool? :)

    do you take halfords vouchers :wink:
    Bustacapp wrote:
    Hi all

    I'm going to buy a Carrera TDF from Halfords today (or at least order it). The main reason for buying from Halfords is because I have £180 in gift vouchers for the place.
  • so I went into the shop and suddenly the TDF was £330. They guy told me he had an ex-display virtuoso ltd edition (basically same as TDF but diff colours) which was already built. RRP £350 but he'd let me have it for £330. I told him if he fitted a bike computer for free I'd buy it. I was itching to get on the road!!

    So here is my first ever road bike:

    OOUuz.jpg
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