Shimano Components Price List

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  1. tasdigi

    tasdigi New Member

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    Could anybody inform me to where I could locate an Australian on-line Shimano component price list?
     
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  2. Blind Freddy

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    "tasdigi" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    | Could anybody inform me to where I could locate an Australian on-line Shimano component
    | price list?

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    Shimano Australia discourages Australian retailers from advertising prices to ensure that there is
    no competition between retailers so that prices remain high. They won't admit this to you. Try
    emailing Shimano Australia and see what sort of response you get.

    Marty
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up Chris.

    I did fail to mention in my post that I was searching for a MTB Shimano on-line price list.
     
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    I actually sent an email to Shimano Australia.
    They claim that a retail price list doesn't exist!
     
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  6. Jose Rizal

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    spam:

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    > "tasdigi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > | Thanks for the heads-up Chris.
    > |
    > | I did fail to mention in my post that I was searching for a MTB Shimano on-line price list.
    > |
    >
    > You can get a rear cluster from the US for $75 AUS plus postage. Compared to $159 AUS plus postage
    > in Australia.
    >
    > http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=XT+Cassette+9+Speed+M%
    > 2D750&vendorCode=SHIM&major=2&minor=10

    Still too expensive. Try $32 AUD plus postage for a Deore 9spd.

    http://cambriabike.com/SALE/cassette/index.htm
     
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  8. Blind Freddy

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    "Jose Rizal" <[email protected]_._> wrote in message
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    | spam:
    |
    | >
    | > "tasdigi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | > news:[email protected]...
    | > | Thanks for the heads-up Chris.
    | > |
    | > | I did fail to mention in my post that I was searching for a MTB
    Shimano
    | > | on-line price list.
    | > |
    | >
    | > You can get a rear cluster from the US for $75 AUS plus postage. Compared to $159 AUS plus
    | > postage in Australia.
    | >
    | >
    http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=XT+Cassette+9+Speed+M%
    | > 2D750&vendorCode=SHIM&major=2&minor=10
    |
    | Still too expensive. Try $32 AUD plus postage for a Deore 9spd.
    |
    | http://cambriabike.com/SALE/cassette/index.htm
    |

    The ones I were quoting were Shimano XT models and not on special. Still far cheaper than buying
    from the Australian cartel.

    Marty
     
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  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Blind Freddy wrote:

    > | Still too expensive. Try $32 AUD plus postage for a Deore 9spd.
    > |
    > | http://cambriabike.com/SALE/cassette/index.htm
    > |
    >
    > The ones I were quoting were Shimano XT models and not on special.

    Whats the difference? Aside from 60 grams.

    If they are supposed to be harder or last longer, do Shimano quote any meaningful
    measurable figures?

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    make nospam into oz to reply.
     
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  12. Mpd

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    "Blind Freddy" <[email protected](spam)> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
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    > "Jose Rizal" <[email protected]_._> wrote in message
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    > | spam:

    > | > You can get a rear cluster from the US for $75 AUS plus postage. Compared to $159 AUS plus
    > | > postage in Australia.
    > | >
    > | >
    >
    http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=XT+Cassette+9+Speed+M%
    > | > 2D750&vendorCode=SHIM&major=2&minor=10
    > |
    > | Still too expensive. Try $32 AUD plus postage for a Deore 9spd.
    > |
    > | http://cambriabike.com/SALE/cassette/index.htm
    > |
    >
    > The ones I were quoting were Shimano XT models and not on special. Still far cheaper than buying
    > from the Australian cartel.
    >
    > Marty
    >
    Postage for US Site - $25US Total $118 AUD and hope you don;t get stung by customs for their duties,
    taxes, and whopping great electronic document charge (been there done that)

    less risky - next day delivery $129 + $5 pp http://www.phantomcycles.com.au/product.asp?pid=409

    ensure that your supplier has the right config for you 11-32 11-34 12-34

    if still keen on the old US ordering and keen to match apples with apples cheapest XT rear 9sp -
    Jenson $37US (vs $45 at excel sports) but will need to ensure postage is cheaper than the $38US as
    calculated on site Have been given different prices from Jenson before - drop them an email Same
    experience with Colorado cyclist.
     
  13. Mpd

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    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Blind Freddy wrote:
    >
    > > | Still too expensive. Try $32 AUD plus postage for a Deore 9spd.
    > > |
    > > | http://cambriabike.com/SALE/cassette/index.htm
    > > |
    > >
    > > The ones I were quoting were Shimano XT models and not on special.
    >
    > Whats the difference? Aside from 60 grams.
    hmm that accounts to the mars bar you ate on the way to the trail

    > If they are supposed to be harder or last longer, do Shimano quote any meaningful measurable
    > figures?
    >
    > --
    > make nospam into oz to reply.

    2 year warranty better shifting Easier to clean (apart from the pesky holes)
     
  14. Mpd

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  15. Bah

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    >> Still far cheaper than buying from the Australian cartel.
    >>
    >>
    > Postage for US Site - $25US Total $118 AUD and hope you don;t get stung by customs for their
    > duties, taxes, and whopping great electronic document charge (been there done that)
    >
    > less risky - next day delivery $129 + $5 pp http://www.phantomcycles.com.au/product.asp?pid=409
    >
    > ensure that your supplier has the right config for you 11-32 11-34 12-34

    Actually I found out that cambria bike will price match, and seeing as they ship global priority
    there is bugger all chance of getting snaffled by customs, latest order was $250usdi and took about
    a week to arrive.

    Bah
     
  16. Jose Rizal

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    MPD:

    >
    > "Blind Freddy" <[email protected](spam)> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Jose Rizal" <[email protected]_._> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > | spam:
    >
    > > | > You can get a rear cluster from the US for $75 AUS plus postage. Compared to $159 AUS plus
    > > | > postage in Australia.
    > > | >
    > > | >
    > >
    > http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=XT+Cassette+9+Speed+M%
    > > | > 2D750&vendorCode=SHIM&major=2&minor=10
    > > |
    > > | Still too expensive. Try $32 AUD plus postage for a Deore 9spd.
    > > |
    > > | http://cambriabike.com/SALE/cassette/index.htm
    > > |
    > >
    > > The ones I were quoting were Shimano XT models and not on special. Still far cheaper than buying
    > > from the Australian cartel.
    > >
    > > Marty
    > >
    > Postage for US Site - $25US Total $118 AUD and hope you don;t get stung by customs for their
    > duties, taxes, and whopping great electronic document charge (been there done that)

    Unlikely, as Customs only charge incoming goods when value approaches $350 AUD, including document
    charge which is courier-induced. Ring Customs to ensure the exact figure. I've ordered bike
    consumables many times from the US without incurring these charges.

    > less risky - next day delivery $129 + $5 pp http://www.phantomcycles.com.au/product.asp?pid=409

    US cost: $116 AUD. Aus cost: $134 AUD. What's the risk? The point is that it is more expensive to
    obtain this item locally. The same is true for most other bike parts; this is easily proved.

    > ensure that your supplier has the right config for you 11-32 11-34 12-34

    > if still keen on the old US ordering and keen to match apples with apples cheapest XT rear 9sp -
    > Jenson $37US (vs $45 at excel sports) but will need to ensure postage is cheaper than the $38US as
    > calculated on site Have been given different prices from Jenson before - drop them an email Same
    > experience with Colorado cyclist.

    And of course buying in relative bulk from overseas drops the per item cost noticeably.
     
  17. Jose Rizal

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    MPD:

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    > "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > Blind Freddy wrote:
    > >
    > > > | Still too expensive. Try $32 AUD plus postage for a Deore 9spd.
    > > > |
    > > > | http://cambriabike.com/SALE/cassette/index.htm
    > > > |
    > > >
    > > > The ones I were quoting were Shimano XT models and not on special.
    > >
    > > Whats the difference? Aside from 60 grams.
    > hmm that accounts to the mars bar you ate on the way to the trail
    >
    > > If they are supposed to be harder or last longer, do Shimano quote any meaningful measurable
    > > figures?
    > >
    > > --
    > > make nospam into oz to reply.
    >
    > 2 year warranty

    When was the last time you warrantied a cassette?

    > better shifting

    More imaginary than real. The ramps on Shimano cassettes are all the same: Hyperglide.

    > Easier to clean (apart from the pesky holes)

    And what do you think makes this so? This has to be a joke.
     
  18. Mpd

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    "Jose Rizal" <[email protected]_._> wrote in message
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    ..snip..

    > > Postage for US Site - $25US Total $118 AUD and hope you don;t get stung by customs for their
    > > duties, taxes, and whopping great electronic document charge (been there done that)
    >
    > Unlikely, as Customs only charge incoming goods when value approaches $350 AUD, including document
    > charge which is courier-induced. Ring Customs to ensure the exact figure. I've ordered bike
    > consumables many times from the US without incurring these charges.

    The figure I was quoted by customs was $200AUD per shipment inclusive of all charges - shipping,
    document charges etc. This has been charged on items from Fedex and DHL couriers. Also charge GST. I
    have had 5 orders from US and the last one was charged - incurred an extra $150 AUD on the order,
    and took an extra 4 days. Nasty surprise... but in the end it was still cheaper overseas. Sounds
    like you have been fortunate.

    > > less risky - next day delivery $129 + $5 pp http://www.phantomcycles.com.au/product.asp?pid=409
    >
    > US cost: $116 AUD. Aus cost: $134 AUD. What's the risk? The point is that it is more expensive to
    > obtain this item locally. The same is true for most other bike parts; this is easily proved.

    risk - hidden charges, long delays, warranty issues (not on above item) have known people with
    faulty items and only warranty is to return to supplier at own cost. sending a set of forks back to
    US and paying for shipping for return is not cheap

    As for delays - a few years back I had a parcel labeled bike parts get stuck in customs and
    quarantine for 2 weeks - the supplier was Lizard Skins. That was not the norm for my orders, but a
    mate spent a couple of months chasing down a missing order (substantial cost)

    agree we are certainly getting the rough end of pricing down here in Aus, and most of that is due to
    volume. Does not help matters when we source from overseas.

    ...snip...

    > And of course buying in relative bulk from overseas drops the per item cost noticeably.
    Yep - I had an order with forks, brake calipers, clothing and cables and derailleur all delivered
    from Colorado Cyclist at lower postage than quoted by Supergo for brakes and derailleur.
     
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