Frame further reduced in sale, not sure where I stand?

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  • Frame further reduced in sale, not sure where I stand?
  • Not sure the level of ridicule is necessarily required

    Oh, but it really is!

    slimjim78
    Member

    If I happened to have the jeans with me, unused… Well, elementary is it not?. If worn, too bad.

    Rorschach, I make that at least 5. This is gonna be one cozy night.

    slimjim78
    Member

    If you insist capt!

    As you were

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Hey slim,

    I would order the cheaper one and send other back.

    Or email asking if they can help in anyway, though they don’t have to of course.

    Your not the only one that would be a bit gutted, I would too.

    Your not killing anyone and we’re all supposed to be more money savvy these days aren’t we?

    It’s not about morality is about money, if it were about morality there would be dozens of bankers doing time after 2008.

    Do as you see fit my friend.

    dirtyrider
    Member

    meh, ill reorder stuff I’ve bought as presents when it goes on sale and return the unused sale item with the original invoice

    id return it and buy again if you’ve not used it

    v666ern
    Member

    Cmon then which frame?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Just give them a bell and ask – I bet they’ll sort you out.

    It’s not something I’d do in my lbs, but I might give it a go with CRC. Not exactly stealing food out of their babies’ mouths is it?

    slimjim78
    Member

    This thread was against the ropes, I thought it was down and out – but an incredible resurgence in the final round.

    I love you guys x

    dirtyrider
    Member

    but I might give it a go with CRC

    sssshhhhhhhh don’t slag em off, the thread will be pulled, free market and all that

    brooess
    Member

    ok, let’s turn this around and take a slightly different perspective on this:

    1. If you send your frame back and get the cheaper one, they’ll likely be selling the one which is currently yours at the new, lower price seeing as how they’re discounting it. That means a little less profit for the business, and a little less in the pot for payrises for the employees (prob not earning a huge amount if working in a bike shop) or for investing in future growth which would generate a few more jobs in area of the UK which ain’t that well off, overall

    2. At work, you do things usually at a certain speed. One day, you manage to be super-efficient and do something at twice the speed. Your boss now expects you to do everything at twice the speed but won’t be paying you any more or reducing your overall working hours (ie: halving the price of your labour). Feeling good or feeling exploited?

    I honestly don’t know how we’ve become such a bunch of calculating consumers – we know the price of everything and the value of nothing and then wonder why wages have gone nowhere for 10 years and the economy’s stagnant…

    Premier Icon angeldust
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    Not read the thread, but for £50 you are being a whiny little…….

    I once ordered a bike from CRC, that went down a further 5% before it was dispatched (~£200). I sent CRC a funny email asking if they would refund the difference to a loyal long term customer, which they did straight away.

    Premier Icon convert
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    Right now, as a student, £50 means a lot (nearly a weeks food shopping)

    Sod the frame, when did students spend more than £50 a week on food? Unless ‘food’ is a euphemism for everything solid and liquid (& chemical) that passes your lips.

    Once you start riding the frame instead of thinking about the price of it the £50 will be completely irrelevant. Or you could send it back and get the cheaper one…and keep it in a box…and see it discounted further…and send it back…and, well, never enjoy riding your new bike.

    ok, let’s turn this around and take a slightly different perspective on this:

    1. If you send your frame back and get the cheaper one, they’ll likely be selling the one which is currently yours at the new, lower price seeing as how they’re discounting it. That means a little less profit for the business, and a little less in the pot for payrises for the employees (prob not earning a huge amount if working in a bike shop) or for investing in future growth which would generate a few more jobs in area of the UK which ain’t that well off, overall

    2. At work, you do things usually at a certain speed. One day, you manage to be super-efficient and do something at twice the speed. Your boss now expects you to do everything at twice the speed but won’t be paying you any more or reducing your overall working hours (ie: halving the price of your labour). Feeling good or feeling exploited?

    I honestly don’t know how we’ve become such a bunch of calculating consumers – we know the price of everything and the value of nothing and then wonder why wages have gone nowhere for 10 years and the economy’s stagnant…

    😆 😆 😆

    I’ve changed my mind. Jim, send the frame back!

    Rorschach
    Member

    15-8 against at half time.
    And to be honest, if money is that tight wtf are you doing spending it on a brand new bike?

    brooess
    Member

    😆

    I’ve changed my mind. Jim, send the frame back!

    cmon, it’s a fair comment 🙂

    Premier Icon rone
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    Leave it alone.

    It should be about the bike not the price. You should be enjoying riding it.

    Don’t waste any more time on it. There will always be loads of possible scenarios.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    you send your frame back and get the cheaper one, they’ll likely be selling the one which is currently yours at the new, lower price seeing as how they’re discounting it. That means a little less profit for the business, and a little less in the pot for payrises for the employees (prob not earning a huge amount if working in a bike shop) or for investing in future growth which would generate a few more jobs in area of the UK which ain’t that well off, overall

    Yep, that £50 pays for at least another ten FTEs, who contribute to paying for subsidising your university fees.

    Pfft.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    What frame is it? I’m dying to know!

    *adds slimjim78 to the list*

    poly
    Member

    So if you return it and the discover no stock to reorder at the discounted price, would you be disappointed? There is your answer.

    v666ern
    Member

    Ns eccentric?

    So if you return it and the discover no stock to reorder at the discounted price, would you be disappointed?

    I know what I’d expect the retailer to be doing in this instance….

    “Computer says no….”

    🙂

    Premier Icon teadrinker
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    I don’t see a problem with this to be honest. If you can get it cheaper because they’re offering it cheaper then why not.

    I purchased a frame in the summer from Evans and if you find it cheaper within 7 days of purchase they refund the difference. I did and it just so happened it was on there website, I found out through an email they sent. Phoned them and they happily refunded me some cash. If they’re happy to sell it for that price then why shouldn’t you have it for that price?

    wiggles
    Member

    “sorry sir there is no stock left in that size… however I can order another in for a £50 special order fee” 😉

    andyrm
    Member

    Youre missing out on building and riding time! Just crack on and build the damn thing.

    slimjim78
    Member

    Don’t waste any more time on it. There will always be loads of possible scenarios.

    You’re name is Rachel and you are my therapist.

    slimjim78
    Member

    if money is that tight wtf are you doing spending it on a brand new bike?

    I’m guessing you’re either minted with a collection of lovely bikes, or, you do not carry the impulsive cycle hording gene

    TiRed
    Member

    You are perfectly within your rights to do so. Every time you ride that bike it will remind you of the £50 and the fact that you shouldn’t have bought it because you couldn’t afford it. Send it back.

    Personally, I’d just suck it up. It won’t be the last time it happens.

    ok, let’s turn this around and take a slightly different perspective on this:

    1. If you send your frame back and get the cheaper one, they’ll likely be selling the one which is currently yours at the new, lower price seeing as how they’re discounting it. That means a little less profit for the business, and a little less in the pot for payrises for the employees (prob not earning a huge amount if working in a bike shop) or for investing in future growth which would generate a few more jobs in area of the UK which ain’t that well off, overall

    2. At work, you do things usually at a certain speed. One day, you manage to be super-efficient and do something at twice the speed. Your boss now expects you to do everything at twice the speed but won’t be paying you any more or reducing your overall working hours (ie: halving the price of your labour). Feeling good or feeling exploited?

    I honestly don’t know how we’ve become such a bunch of calculating consumers – we know the price of everything and the value of nothing and then wonder why wages have gone nowhere for 10 years and the economy’s stagnant…

    Well said.

    Sounds like you don’t really want the bike anyway. Send it back; get your money back; donate it to charity; become a buddhist.

    Although we live in an era of ever compressed product lifecycles, timing does suck in this case.

    Personally, I’d have written a nice email rather than started a thread, accepted whatever decision CRC made in good grace, and kept it. Judging by a few of the posts here, CRC seen not entirely unreasonable in these cases – more than can be said for some online retailers…

    kerley
    Member

    £50 is £50 but a frame reduced to £800 which you were just about happy to pay has now been reduced to £750. It really isn’t that much difference on an £800 item.

    If you can’t really afford £800 then you can’t really afford £750. You are probably suffering a bit of buyers remorse at spending the money at all.

    If it was £100 and went down to £50 I could see more of a problem

    (Yes, realise I will now be in your haters list)

    slimjim78
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    I feel my haters post may have been misinterpreted slightly,, bad choice of words on my behalf perhaps, did not intend it to further alienate my position. Only started this thread as I was genuinely on the fence about whether any action should be taken. Mildly staggered by the response but still happy to have taken the collective opinions on board.

    There’s no wy I’d go to the hassle of sendi g the frame back for the sake of £50, but that’s not really the position.

    Realistically, you’re in a situation where one polite email or short phone call will get you £50. Be daft not to.

    b r
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    Is your time to do this worth £50?

    Also, if you order before returning (to make sure you get the ‘bargain’) you could have paid for both frames. So what if you cc goes into a statement?

    If you don’t order before returning, Sods Law says that the ‘bargain’ has gone.

    And do you need to be in to sign for the parcel, another wasted day.

    andyrm
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    yunki
    Member

    I sold my flat 20 years ago for £57k..
    I noticed recently that it’s now on the market for £185k..
    I think I’ll be sending them an email later 🙂

    slimjim78
    Member

    Ok guys, as of today, the frame is reduced by £100.

    Email sent to CRC, £100 is enough to have me no longer longer morally conflicted.

    Peace x

    slimjim78
    Member

    Yunki – best post award to you my friend

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    My bike got dropped by £600 shortly after I bought it (see the Cannondale thread). You saw the price and you paid it. Enjoy the bike and move on.

    Prices change.

    Get over it.

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