- (another) cycle to work question
It’s up to the shop whether or not they want to offer you a discounted bike. However, since the shops has to pay a 10% commission to the Cyclescheme organisers, you can see that they could easily end up providing it to you at a loss. It’ll depend on how desperate they are to get rid of it.Posted 4 years agodaftvaderMember
The post office uses 2 different schemes now….halfords and cycleplus. The halfords one he will be able to get their sale stuff. Not sure about the other one yet. I phoned them and they weren’t the most helpfull. However most of the shops that use cycleplus will either only sell full price or, like on one, charge the extra 12% they get charged by cycleplus…. ive had mylast 4 c2w through halford which haven’t been toobad. HthPosted 4 years ago
My m8 said he could use the scheme in the local shop, so imagine its the cycleplus one. I was hoping to get the LBS to get an 2013 (old stock) order in and discounted to match one’s on sale at other (non-local) shops. Sounds like that out the window & we’ll just have to see what they’ve got in stockPosted 4 years ago
..m8 been asking for a recommendation for a bike to buy on his companies scheme, IIRC there some reason you can’t get discounted bikes on the scheme?
Not something I’ve ever looked at, but seem to remember something along these line when scanning other posts on here..
Basically I want to know if he can pick up a end of year bargain using the scheme?Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
The reality of BtW for me turned out to be a bit of a let down TBH.
Constrained to a certain retailer, & paying full wack etc.
Then having to pay 20% back to get out of the scheme to have another bike after a year. In the end it looked better to go for a 0% finance deal.
I got so bored with it all I gave up in the end, & built a bike from bits picked up S/H.
Also, for me, there is little excitement in wheeling a fully built bike out of a shop. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Indeedy Takisawa, 0% finance on a discounted bike is starting to sound a much better deal.
Trouble with Halfords is, though they’re not limited and should be able to get most brands in, IIRC you loose the original manufacturers warranty (a big blow when buying say a spesh with a great warranty)
Will be going to talk to the LBS (with my m8), but wanted to be forewarned/armed with as much info as possible 1st.Posted 4 years ago
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