Shimano price rise
I tried to order an ultegra sl rear mech yesterday on cycle store site yesterday at £40 and a few pence. Their website wouldn’t let me get past the dispatch address section, came up with ‘pace cannot be displayed’ and I e-mailed them about the problem and got a response to say they had plenty of orders that day. So I said I would try again today. So I just did – the mech is now over £70.
Now that’s some price hike.Posted 9 years agojuanMember
yeap was funny in the LBS for lunch as Mr shimano france was here while I was hoping for a nice relxing lunch with LBS owner.
Basically he came in they start talking and obviously they start on about the CRC and webstore disasters. And the rep had bloody cheecks to tell them 69€ was too much for a XT cassette because they were at XX € vat off from shimano france and that would be an hefty margin.
To which the LBS owners replied, yes but when we ordered them 2 month ago they were at XX+15% and two weeks ago at XX+25%…Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
Clunker’s got it. The exchane rate between the Yen and the Pound has shifted from around 206 yen to £1 in Sept last year, to around 120 Yen to £1 now.
That means that the cost to import Shimano stock has gone up by around 40%.
CRC have old stock that they can sell at a lower price because they bought it at a lower price.Posted 9 years ago
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