CRC and Endura
Hi, was looking a few days back at some Endura products on CRC deciding on what to spend a voucher on. Now I cannot seem to see any Endura products at all on the CRC website ?? Is it something I am doing wrong or something amiss with my Browser. The site seems to be ok, but no Endura products listed or searchable at all ? please could someone else try, in case I am going nuts !Posted 5 years ago
CRC were been selling Endura stuff recently. In fact they even put out a mailshot about it. The max discount on 2013 was only 5%. Looks like Endura got wise to the CRC work-around of offering £10 off £75 etc and have decided to stop supplying again. Good luck to them. It’s about time someone stood up for the smaller shops and it would be nice to see some other manufacturers have the balls to do it too.Posted 5 years ago
Blimey, that happened quick ! They must have had some Endura stock though, I wonder what’s happening there. I was literally only looking at some Endura stuff a day or two ago. Dissapointed I like Endura stuff, but don’t want to pay shop prices. I know that’s a short term attitude, but when I can buy an Endura jacket for £50 online, or £80 full retail with no negotiation from a lbs. I tend to lose my loyaltyPosted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
For clothing people will end up trying on in shops and buying online, so in the end the online retailers use the LBS network as fitting rooms then take the profit. If a company wants to retain LBS as their network it’s up to them, also when products don’t change much it’s hard to see the difference between 2010 and 2013 but CRC will discount at the end of the year to clear the floor.
I can buy an Endura jacket for £50 online, or £80 full retail with no negotiation from a lbs. I tend to lose my loyalty
But if you asked the LBS you would probably get a bit off it, get to try it on and see different sizes. takes it closer to the CRC price and it’s there immediately.Posted 5 years agovotchySubscriber
Trouble is most LBS cannot carry the stock, dont know any near me that I can go and try different makes and sizes on as it’s prohibitive, places like CRC can afford to carry that stock and people like me can order 2 different sizes if I am not sure and send the ill fitting item back free of charge and get a refund, LBS will never be able to compete with that unfortunatelyPosted 5 years agotmb467Subscriber
If Endura didn’t print their name so blatantly over all their kit I’d be inclined to give a toss
As it is, it’s overpriced advertising and the quality isn’t anywhere near as good as some cheaper stuff.
LBS doesn’t make very much on selling clothing in comparison to the space they have to give to it…if its sold as concession then they make knack all on it. Ill support LBS but not by paying over the odds for stuff that they don’t even make money onPosted 5 years ago
Agreed my above statement, was not intended to start a debate about LBS CD megalomaniac online retailers its just fact. If there was 10% price premium in supporting your lbs then of course I would, when it gets nearer 30%-40% then I have to lower my ethical bar as I don’t have £30 or so spare to support a business simply on the basis of it not being a big retailer. I understand why they can’t compete, I just can’t financially afford not to go for the best price if its significantly cheaper.Posted 5 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Was odd to see a brit brand appear a while back on a German store, but still seems to be there.
Prices may or may not be any good. Depends whether GBP or EUR wins the race to the bottom of the currency pile.Posted 5 years agoTreksterSubscriber
But if you asked the LBS you would probably get a bit off it, get to try it on and see different sizes. takes it closer to the CRC price and it’s there immediately
But if you a regular at your lbs you probably wouldn’t need to ask for discount.Posted 4 years ago
My first new bike came from my lbs 45yrs ago, the current manager wasn’t born then! If they have what I need then I usually buy. If not they know I go elsewhere including the net….bhmartinMember
I wonder how many people see CRC advertising a big discount and buying without even trying their LBS.I live in Spain so things may be slightly different regards pricing but I will see a price online and then when I go to my LBS find that almost always he will be quite a bit cheaper.It is probably the usual rip off Britain,but worth checking the local shops.Nothing against CRC- I use them for anything I cannot get here and they deliver to Spain free.Posted 4 years ago
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