free next day delivery?

ju5t1n
ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
edited February 2013 in Road buying advice
I noticed that Wiggle are charging £3.99 for delivery within 2 working days, with guaranteed Next Day Delivery being £5.99

Are there any online shops that offer next day delivery for free?

Comments

  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Just put your order in a day earlier - problem solved! ;)
    Faster than a tent.......
  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    I didn't have a snapped chain yesterday
  • Merlin offer free delivery and I've never had it take more than a day to turn up as long as you order before 14:00 :D
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    ju5t1n wrote:
    I didn't have a snapped chain yesterday

    But surely you were aware that things break so had already had them in stock months ago? I've got spare chains (at least two so I can rotate them in turn and reduce cassette and chainring wear), wheels, tyres, brake pads and cassettes though, somewhat irrationally, no spare brake or gear cables - I think I need to get onto the CRC private sale and remedy that! :lol:

    Seriously, always worth making sure you are covered for this sort of thing - you aren't saving money by waiting til a consumable breaks to order another one. You can pay for next day delivery but it isn't really a guarantee of next day delivery anyway. Wiggle stuff usually comes within 24-48 hours anyway IME.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    I've gone for the free delivery with Wiggle and had it in 24hrs.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Chain Reaction are very quick with free postage, and offer easy return service ie Collect+
  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    Prendas don't offer a next day service as such but everything I've ordered from them has arrived the next day. I don't know how they do it without charging a premium TBH. Excellent CS from them too - the best I've experienced, in fact.
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    jordan_217 wrote:
    Prendas don't offer a next day service as such but everything I've ordered from them has arrived the next day. I don't know how they do it without charging a premium TBH. Excellent CS from them too - the best I've experienced, in fact.
    Pretty sure they only do clothes
  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    mroli wrote:
    This is what your LBS is made for: http://www.banburycycles.com/index.php might be close?
    Not for high end stuff. Beeline in Oxford is closest and it's still a lottery finding what you're after
  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    I'll try the free option from Wiggle and report back
  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    Rolf F wrote:
    ju5t1n wrote:
    I didn't have a snapped chain yesterday

    But surely you were aware that things break so had already had them in stock months ago? I've got spare chains (at least two so I can rotate them in turn and reduce cassette and chainring wear), wheels, tyres, brake pads and cassettes though, somewhat irrationally, no spare brake or gear cables - I think I need to get onto the CRC private sale and remedy that! :lol:

    Seriously, always worth making sure you are covered for this sort of thing - you aren't saving money by waiting til a consumable breaks to order another one. You can pay for next day delivery but it isn't really a guarantee of next day delivery anyway. Wiggle stuff usually comes within 24-48 hours anyway IME.

    I have a few spares inc. brake and gear cables, Keo cleats etc.

    Not chains or cassettes though. Too expensive to keep one of everything!
  • beams87
    beams87 Posts: 151
    giant man wrote:
    Chain Reaction are very quick with free postage, and offer easy return service ie Collect+

    +1 for CRC - Collect + service is very handy. Had a 2nd pair of bibs on the way before I posted back my other ones!

    Have a couple of £10 off vouchers up for grabs, expire in a week. PM me. Min order £75 mind...
    "A beaten path is for beaten men"
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    edited February 2013
    ju5t1n wrote:
    Not chains or cassettes though. Too expensive to keep one of everything!

    No no no no nooooo! It doesn't cost anything! You will wear out chains, you will wear out cassettes (unless you do hardly any miles and sell the bike before it's hardly worn in). There will come a time even if the chain doesn't break that you realise it is skipping like hell. And, if you haven't got spare chains that you rotate regularly, you'll probably find that having waited 24hrs for Wiggle to deliver the chain, it still skips because you kippered the cassette as well!

    Running three chains in rotation is actually much cheaper than leaving one on til it breaks. And that's ignoring the point that potentially, all you need to do with the broken chain is replace the broken link and refit.

    Incidentally, yesterday I suffered my first chain brake in a good 28000 miles. The chain came off completeley. I dug out the multitool ready to start re-fitting pins when I realised that the break had occurred adjacent the quick link. So I just undid the quick link, removed the adjacent inner and the half outer that was left and reconnected. One chain fixed without any recourse to the multitool! I'll be dead before that happens again! :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Some shops price match so could always pop in to the likes of Evans.

    Or bite the bullet with the LBS, I like sending a bit of business to my nearest shop. Always great service as well, so don't mind paying a little extra.
  • rich164h
    rich164h Posts: 433
    ju5t1n wrote:
    mroli wrote:
    This is what your LBS is made for: http://www.banburycycles.com/index.php might be close?
    Not for high end stuff. Beeline in Oxford is closest and it's still a lottery finding what you're after
    Or Cotswold Cycles in Moreton, which would save faffing around trying to get into Oxford.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If I want something quick I'll pop down the LBS / Halfords. If I don't mind the wait I'll shop on-line. (Although I once regretted ordering a tyre from Ribble cos it took a while to show up, but they were the cheapest)

    I do sometimes buy spares when I see them on offer. I have a new 105 chain, some Ultegra BB cups and a 4 Seasons tyre sitting in a drawer. Pretty sure I'll be fitting them all at some point this year, so it's not money wasted. Should really order some cables and bearings for the hubs...
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    IME wiggle are slightly quicker than CRC with their free options.
    Wiggle normally come 2nd day after I order, but can be next day if you order early enough.
    For this reason I always (apart from one costly mistake where wiggles dodgy tactics worked :evil: ) tick free delivery.

    Wiggles returns are MUCH easier than CRC (sort it out CRC!). I am sending something back to CRC now and its a pain!
    They are both fantastic in their own ways though.

    Have a couple of those £10 off £75+ spend CRC vouchers too if anyone wants one (PM me).