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  • sc-xc
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    Just looking for examples of Halfords being involved in fraudulent activities…I see ‘Halfrauds’ here enough to realise that there must have been a number of pretty high profile cases that passed me by.

    Can anyone point me to any links etc?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Lol, to be fair some of halfrauds staff are getting more knowledgeable the more bike kit they are knocking out at decent click and collect prices!

    Jamie
    Member

    Can anyone point me to any links etc?

    ‘Halfrauds’ started being used after this story.

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    What are you on about?

    Ive paid halfords money for a bike and it arrived and was exactly as described and rather good.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Nah Jamie that’s the one where Shimano were exposed as using faeces to make their products, leading to the “Shitmano” scandal.

    Jamie
    Member

    Ah, my mistake. Must have been this one then.

    Premier Icon riddoch
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    I cant believe I’ve just been rickroll’d

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Chapeau Jamie….

    Jamie
    Member

    I cant believe I’ve just been rickroll’d

    What now?

    gogg
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    Premier Icon burgatedicky
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    Well done Jamie, 10/10!

    Premier Icon dknwhy
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    I’ve had a couple of bikes from them and not had a problem. Staff have been really helpful too.
    With 100’s of stores,there are bound to be some poor experiences.
    I think people rush to whinge about them.

    damascus
    Member

    Quality!

    Could have been worse, could have been a link to download a virus! We are all so trustworthy on here.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    I bought a bike from them in 2007. The saga would take all night, solicitors would need to be involved again, and I may have the restraining order re-imposed.

    Best not.

    orangeboy
    Member

    I see them as being one of the biggest threats to the traditional lbs trade

    Jujuuk68
    Member

    I had a terrible experience in 2009, where I used them to source my cycle to work scheme bike.

    They ordered me a bike from a brand they don’t usually stock, and it was delivered promptly when they said it would be. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the bike itself was well set up. The person doing the transaction even asked if I wanted the naff reflectors fitted that it came with before I left, were happy to do so, but assumed I’d not want them. They were right.

    Overall I still have sleepless nights knowing they’d allowed me to leave the store with a a non fat tyre, non rigid, non singlespeed with clown wheels bike that might not fit into an Audi.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    They changed some really awkward to get at bulbs on my car for about 6 quid. The bastards.

    mooman
    Member

    Never had a problem on the few occasions I have used Halfords.
    Can’t say the same for a few LBS I’ve used though ..

    Premier Icon cubist
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    They did undercut every LBS in my vicinity by nearly £30 on a XT cassette and had the audacity to help me dislodge the stuck old one for the princely sum of £0!

    PS I really wanted the LBS’ to come up trumps but they wouldn’t budge from £70 and even offered to remove the old one for a tenner. It does make it hard to chose the ‘right’ option!

    iolo
    Member

    They do great socket sets. Buy some pro ones when the sales are on.

    freeagent
    Member

    I’ve got two Boardman bikes from Halfords which have pretty much faultless…

    ste_t
    Member

    I went in once because there was something I needed.

    They had it.

    I bought it.

    Bastards.

    jonnouk
    Member

    I’ve got no issue with them. I rarely buy bike stuff from them and it was all fine.

    I’m usually in their for motorbike & car related sundries.

    Top-tip: their Halford Pro socket sets are great value and quality.

    Never had an issue with them apart from when they said they had Argon bottles in stock and didn’t when I turned up.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    orangeboy – Member

    I see them as being one of the biggest threats to the traditional lbs trade

    Did they introduce a myriad of competing standards that LBS’s cannot possibly hope to stock?

    Did they suggest that £2000.00 was the amount a beginner should be looking at to spend on a first decent MTB?

    No, that would be the bike industry and their media chums.
    Both of which are bigger threats to the long term survivability of the LBS than Halfords, imo.

    Premier Icon Jon Taylor
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    Rickrolling Jamie? 2004 wants it’s internet back. GET OUT

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    They used to be fairly shocking as a place to buy crap gear at over inflated prices, and then there was the bike stuff. They hit a good market with own brand/cheap filters and oil etc and having all the stuff fora cheap diy car service in stock.

    The problem in the Bike Hut was generally due to it being staffed by the same guy who sold banging stereos to the chavs.

    It seems they have a business model of buy lots and undercut the rest, probably subsidised by having the shop costs paid for by the automotive side. They managed to upset hope by not sticking to price guides and wanting more discount and to undercut all the LBS – hope told them to go as they saw the value in the LBS in their business model.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Often buy bits and pieces from them or decathlon. I used to use a little independent in the centre of Southampton but he ended up closing (nice guy, commuting and utility focused shop) but with the proper shops being far from central if I need a tube or puncture kit or cable caps etc I am not going to take the car to work to do an eight mile trip to get that sort of thing.

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    It’s not the bike bits that earned them that nickname. Price up a set of discs and pads for your car from them. Then give your local independent car factors a call. You can probably buy a full service kit (oil, filters and plugs) with the difference.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    They changed some really awkward to get at bulbs on my car for about 6 quid. The bastards.

    My lbs wouldnt even entertain doing that for me. Workshy layabouts….

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    Difference between local auto factors and halfords is the quality of the parts yiu are buying.
    If you price up like for like they wont be much more expensive
    A lot of motor factors **sell cheap brake pads that are verging on dangerous, and wear our in double quick time
    ** sweeping statement, not all auto factors sell cheap imported parts

    shermer75
    Member

    I’m an idiot, what is an auto factor?

    Houns
    Member

    Inserts hidden meatspin link HERE

    Anyway, back on track. I view anyone who writes “Halfrauds” or other such witty play on words as being a twunt

    (Daily fail/Heil excluded)

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    Decent set of brake pads ordered on Wednesday, delivered to my local store on Thursday.

    Bastards

    lalazar
    Member

    Went in last night looking for a head unit for the van. Saw one at £79.99 , sales bloke said come back tomorrow it’s gonna be £25. Can you believe the cheek of it.

    shermer75
    Member

    Your honour I bring to te attention of the court ’exhibit 2′

    They sold me a double-din head unit for the focus for 1/3rd the price it was elsewhere. C****

    They even had the cheek to remove half the trim on my car to change a bulb, replace it all properly, and then charge me £6 for the privelage of them doing it there and then while I had to wait!

    I even blagged a new new cassette under warrenty for my MTB when it wore out in <6 months. The mechanic even too the time to go through a long list of what wasn’t wrong with my bike when I asked loads of stupid questions like “why is there play here” (shimano freehub), “why doesn’t the adjuster work” (blanking topcap on fork). Not quite so wet behind the ears now, or at least I know that cassetts dont last indefinately!

    nealglover
    Member

    Anyway, back on track. I view anyone who writes “Halfrauds” or other such witty play on words as being a twunt

    I see what you did there.

    (Did you?)

    Houns
    Member

    Yes, yes I did

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    Rusty Spanner – Member

    “I see them as being one of the biggest threats to the traditional lbs trade”

    Did they introduce a myriad of competing standards that LBS’s cannot possibly hope to stock?

    Did they suggest that £2000.00 was the amount a beginner should be looking at to spend on a first decent MTB?

    No, that would be the bike industry and their media chums.
    Both of which are bigger threats to the long term survivability of the LBS than Halfords, imo.

    Sir, you make an excellent point.

    sc-xc
    Member

    Anyway, back on track. I view anyone who writes “Halfrauds” or other such witty play on words as being a twunt
    (Daily fail/Heil excluded)

    This is what I mean. I put it up there with ‘wendyball’ and other wacky things…

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