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Do Halfords have an Autumn/Winter sale..?

Fletch_BelfastFletch_Belfast Posts: 13
edited November 2013 in MTB general
Simple question, hopefully. Looking at a bike in Halfords, but don't want to buy it now and then it goes down in price...

So if anyone knows, historically speaking, do they put a sale on at this time of year? And if so, anyone know roughly when..?

Thanks.

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  • well a good way to get discount with out any sale been on is join the British cycling

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership

    the bronze membership is £15 but it will get you %10 off any bike at halfords, and even stuff thats in the sale

    so depends on if you do wait for any upcoming sale you may bag a great bargain, but the down side is by that time your bike may be out of stock or not in your size. but the 10% isn't a bad deal.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Halfords do random sales regularly. Normally just after they make up some bizarre RRP to mark down.
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  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    cooldad wrote:
    Halfords do random sales regularly. Normally just after they make up some bizarre RRP to mark down.

    Same as sports direct..
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    If you buy it from Halfords unless you have good staff I'd set it up myself.. they're notoriously bad at setting them up properly
  • ej2320 wrote:
    If you buy it from Halfords unless you have good staff I'd set it up myself.. they're notoriously bad at setting them up properly

    I may as well throw this question in here too then; is any amount of derailleur rub acceptable..?

    I had a Muddyfox that I bought from Argos, spent days trying to stop the chain rubbing on either the front or the back derailleur, but it didn't seem to want to play ball. It got sent back for that and other reasons.
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    ej2320 wrote:
    If you buy it from Halfords unless you have good staff I'd set it up myself.. they're notoriously bad at setting them up properly

    I may as well throw this question in here too then; is any amount of derailleur rub acceptable..?

    I had a Muddyfox that I bought from Argos, spent days trying to stop the chain rubbing on either the front or the back derailleur, but it didn't seem to want to play ball. It got sent back for that and other reasons.

    The Muddyfox.. what can you expect at that price?!

    If it's a decent bike then no, not if someone sets it up right
  • fredblobfredblob Posts: 196
    ej2320 wrote:
    If you buy it from Halfords unless you have good staff I'd set it up myself.. they're notoriously bad at setting them up properly

    I may as well throw this question in here too then; is any amount of derailleur rub acceptable..?

    I had a Muddyfox that I bought from Argos, spent days trying to stop the chain rubbing on either the front or the back derailleur, but it didn't seem to want to play ball. It got sent back for that and other reasons.


    its muddyfox and it came from argos i'd be suprised if it worked well
  • well a good way to get discount with out any sale been on is join the British cycling

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership

    the bronze membership is £15 but it will get you %10 off any bike at halfords, and even stuff thats in the sale

    so depends on if you do wait for any upcoming sale you may bag a great bargain, but the down side is by that time your bike may be out of stock or not in your size. but the 10% isn't a bad deal.

    This is probably the best option at the minute then. If I sign up, do I get the discount straight away? I mean, do I have to sit and wait for a membership card to come in the post or anything?
  • to be honest im not sure, i say this because it was advised to me before buying my boardman pro but just before buying my bike i got a special deal else were so i didn't join. somebody else might be able to tell you or if not email/ring the british cycling and see what they tell you. maybe halfords could advise you as the discount is with them

    so what bike are you going for ???
  • capoz77capoz77 Posts: 503
    OP what do you want to spend on a bike, and what kind of riding do you do?
  • why would you want to buy a bike from there?
  • Halfords do some good quality bikes at great prices, people dont like halfords i know, but were talking about the bikes they sell nothing else. dont let peoples views of the halfords company put you off
  • natrixnatrix Posts: 1,111
    Do a google search for halfords discount codes, B13BP20 used to get 20% off, but is now out of date.

    Get the British Cycling £15 Bronze pack membership for £9 by using TFL13 and direct debit. This gives you 10% off at Halfords

    Now buy equivalent vouchers from http://select.halfordsbusinessservices.co.uk/ which gives you 10% off.

    Order bike via Quidco for 3% cashback

    With a bit of maths the potential discount comes to approx 42% (including the BC bronze pack (that you then cancel dd)) for a brand new bike
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  • Ah, thanks guys but I decided I couldn't wait. I've just went ahead and ordered the Carrera Subway Hybrid bike at the current price.

    If I waited any longer I would probably have talked myself out of it. Need to get serious about losing some weight, so I felt I had to make the commitment now.

    Went down to the store to physically have a look at it, it seems like a decent piece of kit. It's probably not going to get much outdoor use anyway, I've ordered an Elite Crono Fluid Elastogel trainer to put it into (from Wiggle, since Halfords only have the 'Super Power' version of it).

    It should suit my purposes for training indoors. And when we get our 2 weeks of summer again next year, it's good looking enough that I can take it outside.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I don't see the point of riding a bike indoors. Serious boredom.
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  • I understand why you would say that, completely.

    Thing is, I'm currently stuck indoors all day every day anyway, with no exercise. So the addition of a bike to my indoor sedentary lifestyle is actually quite exciting to a guy like me :)

    Of course if the sun feels like showing his face on the occasional day here and there, and I'm feeling up to it, I'll be out there.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I understand why you would say that, completely.

    Thing is, I'm currently stuck indoors all day every day anyway, with no exercise. So the addition of a bike to my indoor sedentary lifestyle is actually quite exciting to a guy like me :)

    Of course if the sun feels like showing his face on the occasional day here and there, and I'm feeling up to it, I'll be out there.
    In jail? What did you do?
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  • natrixnatrix Posts: 1,111
    cooldad wrote:
    In jail? What did you do?

    I reckon he did over Argos, 'cos it sold him a dodgy muddy fox :D
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  • Nah, if some Sri Lankan in a factory can't make a bike properly I wouldn't be silly enough to blame it on Argos. Jail would be sweet though wouldn't it? Get all your meals made for you, not expected to look for work, sit and play the xbox all day. I hear there's no shortage of censored sex either. They must order girls in for that... right..? Oh no, wait...

    If that Marky Mark .gif is meant to be me freaking out 'cos I'm outside in the fresh air, that's pretty much accurate. :oops:
  • Nope, it's the confuzzled face of someone who just read that you have bought a bike to use indoors.
  • Hmm. "Man in indoor training shocker" the Daily Mail will say.

    If you found that confusing, wait 'til you see my blueprints for a human centipede. Target date Jan 2014.
  • The Daily mail, I imagine, would probably fully endorse the indoor use of outdoor equipment, due to the dangers of the drug taking unemployed (AND taking all our jobs) horde of illegal immigrants causing cancer outside.
    They may even run a series of articles on the safe use of fireworks indoors, or how to hold a pheasant shoot in your parlor, or white water rafting in the lounge.
  • check out this guys selling Halfords gift money, 675 for 600 viewtopic.php?f=40089&t=12940188
  • The Daily mail, I imagine, would probably fully endorse the indoor use of outdoor equipment, due to the dangers of the drug taking unemployed (AND taking all our jobs) horde of illegal immigrants causing cancer outside.
    They may even run a series of articles on the safe use of fireworks indoors, or how to hold a pheasant shoot in your parlor, or white water rafting in the lounge.

    can i get some tickets for the white water rafting :P :P
  • natrix wrote:
    Do a google search for halfords discount codes, B13BP20 used to get 20% off, but is now out of date.

    Get the British Cycling £15 Bronze pack membership for £9 by using TFL13 and direct debit. This gives you 10% off at Halfords

    Now buy equivalent vouchers from http://select.halfordsbusinessservices.co.uk/ which gives you 10% off.

    Order bike via Quidco for 3% cashback

    With a bit of maths the potential discount comes to approx 42% (including the BC bronze pack (that you then cancel dd)) for a brand new bike

    Thanks for the info on the British Cycling discount. Had to use a different code though CS13 to get the discount.

    The Halfordbusinesservices thing worked to, when I found a valid code. Just need balls of steel now when I walk in to halfords with a mass of £20 vouchers.
  • Just a quick note to say this definately works. I got 10% off for BC membership, 10% using Halford's voucher scheme, and it was a 10% weekend. Happy Days!
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