SLX brakes – cheaper than £99.99 anywhere?

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  • rob jackson
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    that price on merlin – anywhere cheaper for a pair? no need for rotors or mounts

    satchm00
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    Have a look on Rose, might be cheaper.

    rob jackson
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    need em before xmas day

    bikeneil
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    You could always support your local bike shop?

    rob jackson
    Member

    I could but seeing as neither stock shimano i would be pissing in the ind quite frankly, but thanks for your input ….

    Mackem
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    That’s damn cheap, cheaper than I got second hand a year ago. Good brakes, just get em bought.

    ash258369
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    Doubt you’ll get them any cheaper. Just got some deore brakes £40 in Halfords if that helps

    pdw
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    I’m only seeing them for £109 on Merlin. What’s your secret?

    andyl
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    £10 off vouchers in the latest email?

    If you are anywhere near Bristol I’ve got a set here still in their bags I don’t need anymore.

    rob jackson
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    How much posted

    Premier Icon BigR
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    The deore brakes I presume was £40 for one whereas the SLX is for a set.

    andyl
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    can’t really see me economically getting them to you before Xmas now. Especially as it would most likely mean risking sending something with fluid in by Royal Mail!

    duckman
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    If the op doesn’t want them,I would be interested

    Rsdonald50@Hotmail.com

    adrec
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    Merlin are also doing a full slx group for 275 with the discount codes in the last email. If you could be bothered with the faff, I’m sure you could flog the rest of the group on here for 200 quid. Someone would be gettin a bargain if they don’t need the stopper on their new build.

    With regards to the lbs comment, I’ve got no sympathy with lbs putting them on sale for 150 and coming out with the whole ‘we can’t even buy them for that’ argument. Merlin can, and so can my buddy who’s in the industry, so I know Merlin don’t buy from magic elves. I’d happily pay a 10% premium on anything to my lbs, but not 50%

    tomglass20
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    Check out my PSA coming up at 46 each end

    andyl
    Member

    tbh OP you may as well get them from Merlin as they will do next day DPD for an extra £4.50 (or RM special).

    (I’d be after £90 (after postage and fees) really as they are brand new and cost me more than Merlin above 🙁 any cheaper and I’d rather keep them for spares.)

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    next day DPD

    Good luck with that if you want something quick. Bunch of lying wasters. Avoid.

    bol
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    I’ve got no sympathy with lbs putting them on sale for 150 and coming out with the whole ‘we can’t even buy them for that’ argument. Merlin can, and so can my buddy who’s in the industry, so I know Merlin don’t buy from magic elves.

    But they’re telling you the truth. My LBS has pretty much given up on selling higher end groupsets. It isn’t unusual for them to supply everything else and build it up with a group that the customer has picked up from Merlin. If they could get near the price they would – and do for most other things. Everyone has to make a profit to survive. Thankfully there is still money in building and servicing bikes and selling mainstream brands who control their prices.

    Hob Nob
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    With regards to the lbs comment, I’ve got no sympathy with lbs putting them on sale for 150 and coming out with the whole ‘we can’t even buy them for that’ argument. Merlin can, and so can my buddy who’s in the industry, so I know Merlin don’t buy from magic elves. I’d happily pay a 10% premium on anything to my lbs, but not 50%

    You think a ~35% gross margin is unreasonable on something like that? How many set of brakes do you think your LBS sells to work on something smaller?

    Merlin can buy them cheap because they buy a huge amount of OE kit, or clearance items from distributors. The catch is you have to commit to huge volumes. You think your LBS has a slush fund of £500k to be able to do that? Then has the customer base to shift 500+ groupsets to?

    The high end P&A market for your average LBS is literally f*cked, hence why you don’t see it in stock. Why would you bother?

    banks
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    XT brakes 66 quid on CRC, mine came within 24 hrs 🙂

    adrec
    Member

    If the lbs had any common sense, they’d order in the item from Merlin and stick 10% on top. The reason they don’t turn over the stock is that you’d only pay the prices they charge if you had absolutely no other option.

    dirk_pumpa
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    Maybe you should open a bike shop and show everyone else how to do it?

    aphex_2k
    Member

    That’s a bit harsh. He already said his LBS doesn’t stock them. Does your shop?

    Premier Icon sandal100
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    Use the merlin vouchers and buy through quidco for 2% cashback?

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    If the lbs had any common sense, they’d order in the item from Merlin and stick 10% on top. The reason they don’t turn over the stock is that you’d only pay the prices they charge if you had absolutely no other option.

    So for £10 profit you have to put £110 through the till. The vat man will want his cut of £22 . It will also affect your official government projected profit margin which will flag you up to customs and excise and may result in the visit from hell.
    Yeah ,this shop keeping lark is just a licence to print money.

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