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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:30 pm 
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Shimano MF TZ21 7-Speed Cassette

Evans Cycles - €35.09

Ebay - €10

Aliexpress - €3.30

I've gotten into the habit of slow shopping where for a lot of projects it doesn't bother me if I have to wait a few weeks for delivery. The mark up that consumers pay in Ireland is crazy.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:35 pm 
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Coles2 wrote:
Shimano MF TZ21 7-Speed Cassette

Evans Cycles - €35.09

Ebay - €10

Aliexpress - €3.30

I've gotten into the habit of slow shopping where for a lot of projects it doesn't bother me if I have to wait a few weeks for delivery. The mark up that consumers pay in Ireland is crazy.

For price differences like that I assume the one on AliExpress will turn out to be a knock-off rather than a genuine Shimano part?

EDIT: Actually it seems not in this case but Evans is just an extreme outlier. It's available directly from Amazon.co.uk for £9.89.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-14-28- ... no+mf-tz21

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 Post subject: Re: Retail Watch Thread / The Death of retail ....
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:01 pm 
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JohnnyTheFox wrote:
Coles2 wrote:
Shimano MF TZ21 7-Speed Cassette

Evans Cycles - €35.09

Ebay - €10

Aliexpress - €3.30

I've gotten into the habit of slow shopping where for a lot of projects it doesn't bother me if I have to wait a few weeks for delivery. The mark up that consumers pay in Ireland is crazy.

For price differences like that I assume the one on AliExpress will turn out to be a knock-off rather than a genuine Shimano part?

EDIT: Actually it seems not in this case but Evans is just an extreme outlier. It's available directly from Amazon.co.uk for £9.89.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-14-28- ... no+mf-tz21


Plus this is hardly going to break the bank
Probably <€15 in most bike shops

the real cost in the bike themselves
You usually have fat men cycling €2k bikes as there bikes are 200grams lighter that the €500 bike

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 Post subject: Re: Retail Watch Thread / The Death of retail ....
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:11 am 
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temene wrote:
Is it your first time noticing you live on treasure island?

Not at all. I spent nearly ten grand last year on some big ticket items from the UK. But it's taken a while to dawn on me that even the smallest scale items are worth importing, right down to a few euro value. I used to feel ashamed about taking my business abroad and used to always give a local retailer a chance to compete if they could. Not any more. I realised that not only are they ripping us off, lots of them have really shit customer service to boot. They act like they're doing you a favour by charging a whack load more than the usually more friendly UK retailer.

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What Irish web retailers are at the races?

Micksgarage.com is arguably the best around for car parts


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werpen wrote:
JohnnyTheFox wrote:
Coles2 wrote:
Shimano MF TZ21 7-Speed Cassette

Evans Cycles - €35.09

Ebay - €10

Aliexpress - €3.30

I've gotten into the habit of slow shopping where for a lot of projects it doesn't bother me if I have to wait a few weeks for delivery. The mark up that consumers pay in Ireland is crazy.

For price differences like that I assume the one on AliExpress will turn out to be a knock-off rather than a genuine Shimano part?

EDIT: Actually it seems not in this case but Evans is just an extreme outlier. It's available directly from Amazon.co.uk for £9.89.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-14-28- ... no+mf-tz21


Plus this is hardly going to break the bank
Probably <€15 in most bike shops
Sure, but every shop has thousands of products like this that are grossly over-priced. They can reduce the price of some products and call it a 'sale' to draw you in knowing that they'll sting you on other stuff. No loss in running a 'sale' at these prices.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:11 am 
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Large US clothing chainstore pulling out of Ireland, employs 82 people.
Forever 21 to close Dublin store


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 Post subject: Re: Retail Watch Thread / The Death of retail ....
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 am 
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Forever 21 to close its only Irish store

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/ret ... -1.3349495


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:06 am 
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it seems continued employment for its members despite losses of 40m still isnt enough for mandate :x

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US youth fashion retailer Forever 21 is to close its Irish outlet in Dublin’s Jervis Centre, with the loss of 82 jobs, having racked up losses of more than €40 million since it opened in 2010.

While the chain continues to trade at the Henry Street store, it’s understood that it has agreed to terminate its lease, and a closure is expected to be imminent.

Responding to the news, trade union Mandate said its members are “ deeply disappointed” that the global retailer refused to engage with the union in order to negotiate redundancy packages. It’s understood that the company will only be imposing the minimum statutory redundancy of two weeks per year of service.


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