Buying Online EU countries?

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Cycling is Forever
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Buying Online EU countries?

Postby Cycling is Forever » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:14 pm

Having bought once before from one German online retailer http://www.bike-discount.de/
I find myself comparing prices of the UK online bike stores to German quite a lot.

But was wondering since it's the EU we can choose from many more countries
Is the German market so big it's online stores are the most competitive?
Surly markets in France & Italy would be just as big?

Anyone buying from other countries within the EU?

Looking for recommendations please

If you've used any good online bike shops post links below German or otherwise.

Anyone used either
http://www.actionsports.de/index.php?language=gb

http://www.probikeshop.com [french]

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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby Greer_ » Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:11 am

I've heard of others using actionsports (njee I believe) and they've had no problems. Dunno about the other website but I can't see there being many problems!

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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby warpcow » Mon Jan 07, 2013 09:03 am

Just search a bit here for German shops, there are plenty of threads. I've never had any trouble from any of the 5 or so German stores I've used, and that includes warranty returns. They're not always as fast to dispatch as UK stores, but I don't mind that so much.

I've used:

actionsports.de (good for wheels and Shimano)
bike-discount.de (good for brakes and gears parts)
bike-components.de (well stocked for pretty much everything)
bike24.net (a bit average but has good deals sometimes)
hibike.de (cheap for some stuff, but site is a pain to navigate)
and rosebikes (good for Shimano but the rest is very 'meh' unless you want commuter stuff)

There are a few more I know of, and some quite specialist ones for weight-weenies, etc.

Edit: Used Probikeshop too. They're pretty expensive for shipping, but have some incredible deals on more expensive stuff (frames and forks) sometimes, or if you buy a lot of stuff where the saving outweighs the shipping.

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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby Cycling is Forever » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:05 am

Cheers peeps for the reply

I had read/searched many a post about buying from within the EU; German shops do seem to dominate.
Just wondering if other countries can compete on price as well?
I still but from UK sites [even Wiggle] but look at the German to see if the UK ones are competitive.

P.S.
I've been drooling at the wheels on r2-bike.com/ another German site

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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby Tisottouch07 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 20:03 pm

Have just bought some Mavic Ksyrium Elites WTS from http://www.bike-discount.de/. £306 . Much cheaper than I could find in the UK.HAPPY BOY!


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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby Tisottouch07 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 08:57 am

It came up when I searched it , so would for someone else, so yeah, I think so. Have you nothing better to do?

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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby The Rookie » Sun Feb 22, 2015 09:19 am

So why were you searching in an MTB forum about EU purchases after already buying some road bike wheels? Clearly you had nothing better to do! To cap it off we now have road bike wheels advertised in this page!

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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby Tisottouch07 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 09:29 am

Yawn

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Re: Buying Online EU countries?

Postby Tisottouch07 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 09:32 am

Actually searched generally before buying, found this, then bought at a good price. Thought I'd share my positive experience. You're boring me now, but thanks anyway!



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