Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

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Carl170
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Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby Carl170 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 14:35 pm

Just a bit of background first...

KB Cycles in Newburn (Newcastle Upon Tyne) got flooded about 6 weeks ago, and then looted shortly after that.

They managed to buy back 300 water damaged bikes and were selling them on at up to 70% off in Blaydon from an industrial estate unit. I think the biggest bargain was a £9700 bike for £2500.

Anyway, even at 2:30 AM this morning, there was a large queue forming. At 9:00, the queue of people was 600 metres long, and cars were queueing outside the industrial estate, blocking the main road outside. Most of us just gave it up as a bad job!

Did anyone manage to get in and get a bike? One guy posted he had queued for 12 hours, but manged to get the bike he wanted.

If you got one, post it here with a pic if possible.

Cheers

Carl

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Re: Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby pessimal » Sat Nov 10, 2012 14:56 pm

Yeah, I got there about 8.30am and queued till 12.30 to get in.

I just wanted a cheap hybrid to last me over the winter so ended up with a Dawes discovery 201 for £119.

There wasnt much in the way of bike left when I got in, but plenty of cloths, tyres and other stuff going cheap. I just got me bike and got out, was wanting to get home and warm in the end!

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Re: Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby mattbarnes » Sat Nov 10, 2012 16:35 pm

Wow. I considered going along this morning for some shoes (having all been advertised as £10) but there's no way on gods good earth I would queue from 2:30am getting cold, wet and bored for water damaged footwear! Madness.
Its commendable all those who did.
I do wonder, however, how much of the merchandise bought will be on eBay this weekend in an attempt to make a little profit...
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Re: Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 17:16 pm

I'd have done it for a proper bargain. Water damaged shoes is nothing really is it, they're only going to get wet on their first ride anyway.
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Re: Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby slackbladder » Sun Nov 11, 2012 20:42 pm

Got to the sale at 05.00. and found I was 20th in the queue. I found it a little chilly but not too bad. Went without a serious target to be honest, would consider a full carbon road bike or a decent off road/ hybrid for travel to work in the winter. Got my hands on a Scott cr1 to start with but after a little consideration changed it for a Scott foil 30 in yellow. Cost £1099. Also picked up a pair of shimano carbon graphite shoes in blue/silver for £10. Overall very happy with my purchases and the way the sale was run. Well done to all the staff. :D

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Re: Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby pessimal » Mon Nov 12, 2012 09:59 am

nice one, wish i had got there a little earlier for a bit more choice.

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Re: Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby flat stick » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:41 am

there at 05.00 got some assos gear and shimano shoes and some other bits and pieces well pleased huge queue as i drove out!

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Re: Did anyone get a bike from KB Cycles sale today?

Postby Draff007 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:54 pm

Managed to get a Scott Voltage Fr10 for £699 for my son and Mavic razors for a tenner . Queued from 7.20am but worth it ! Lots of disappointed looking traders knocking about after it was maecclear it was one bike per customer .


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