Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

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Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby jdk2014 » Wed May 14, 2014 16:10 pm

Or have Voodoo plans to sell through other UK shops. It's just that Halfords use the Cycle2work scheme while my workplace uses cyclescheme. I'd really like a Bizango 29er.

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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby cooldad » Wed May 14, 2014 16:58 pm

Don't hold your breath.
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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed May 14, 2014 17:06 pm

Not any time soon.

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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby The Rookie » Thu May 15, 2014 05:40 am

They will almost certainly have started with a 5 year sole agency agreement, if Voodoo sell elsewhere expect Halfords to stop selling them and prices to rise due to reduced volumes.

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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby jdk2014 » Thu May 15, 2014 07:42 am

Ah well. I'll look elsewhere then.

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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby Orbdemon » Mon May 19, 2014 19:40 pm

Why don't you ask if the cycle scheme provider will source it from Halfords and supply it with an admin fee - I know that Halfords will do that the other way round if it's a bike they don't stock.

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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby Northwind » Mon May 19, 2014 23:52 pm

The current Halfords/Voodoo range are custom specced for Halfords so you'll not see them anywhere else. To get a bike like the Bizango through a more traditional dealer chain you'd be spending a grand or upwards so it'd still not work out good value as cyclescheme.

I reckon if they ever do decide to go back into the non-car-shop business, it'll be the same as GT- "Well screw you Halfords, we're taking our ball and... Oh. Selling practically no bikes in the UK"
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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby The Rookie » Tue May 20, 2014 06:17 am

Northwind wrote:The current Halfords/Voodoo range are custom specced for Halfords so you'll not see them anywhere else.

Not sure they are custom specced for Halfords when the same bikes are available across Europe at non Halfords stores. US range is different though.

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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby Northwind » Tue May 20, 2014 11:14 am

According to Joe Murray they're designed and built for Halfords... Can't find anyone else selling the key Halfords models like the Bizango?
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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby The Rookie » Tue May 20, 2014 11:21 am

You can get all the other models across Europe except the Bizango (which may be Halfords specific), all on their website.

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Re: Will Halfords always be the only UK supplier of Voodoo?

Postby Northwind » Tue May 20, 2014 23:05 pm

Voodoo's website? It has only a couple of euro distributors and one of them doesn't actually list Voodoo as one of their brands...
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