Halfords online

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gbnz
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Halfords online

Postby gbnz » 9 Jun 2019, 6:52pm

Halfords online - quite impressed!

Simply needed two replacement water bottle cages, found several well known national bike shops either didn't have a cheap, durable (Metal) water bottle holder in stock (NB. All the robust, cheap ones had sold out!), or charged a considerable fee to deliver.

The Halfords option looks fairly robust and decent on price (NB. A couple of discount shop versions I'd seen last week, wouldn't last a week of use), so ordered the Halfords version.

They have the store pick up option available, saving delivery costs/issues. Changing the store to one I'll be passing on a ride tomorrow was easy enough. Even better no payment required up front and they'll ensure they're available for pick up all week. Collection code texted to mobile within seconds of order.

It'll be interesting to see if they look as durable as they did online, if so, I'll be pleased to have saved several pounds (Nb. Had a text during breakfast to say they're ready for collection, popped into the store mid day (85 miles round journey), the cages are clearly durable and hold a bottle well)
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Re: Halfords online

Postby gaz » 9 Jun 2019, 10:35pm

gbnz wrote:... I'll be pleased to have saved several pounds.

If you are a Cycling UK member you may be able to save a few more £s: https://www.cyclinguk.org/member-benefits/halfords (log in to access discount code, changes monthly).
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Re: Halfords online

Postby Redvee » 10 Jun 2019, 1:45am

I ordered a couple of Shimano hydo brake hoses for my bike online on Thursday and had a phonecall Friday 11am saying the order was in store and also had an email stating the same. Collected the item saturday morning and made use of a 10% discount code through my employers as British Cycling card isn't enough, you need a voucher or similar now and used up the remaining balance on my Cyce Republic gift card from a refund. Only downside is they have my email address so I'll be getting emails with telling me about items theat might be of interest to me but I don't have top open or read them.

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Re: Halfords online

Postby gbnz » 10 Jun 2019, 8:11pm

Redvee wrote: Only downside is they have my email address so I'll be getting emails with telling me about items .


There's a post only option (I chose). Though I'd always use junk email addresses when it's required

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Re: Halfords online

Postby Paulatic » 10 Jun 2019, 8:14pm

When you get the first email hit the 'unsubscribe' simples?
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Re: Halfords online

Postby Syd » 10 Jun 2019, 9:40pm

GDPR requires all sites who sell to buyers within the EU to have the “spam me for the rest of my life” options unchecked.

Some sites still don’t comply. In those cases I refuse to spend my money there and email the web admin team to point out their failings.

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Re: Halfords online

Postby Redvee » 11 Jun 2019, 1:18am

Had the how did we do email from them tonight so I completed it and marked thm down because they asked me to complete the survey as I do with all similar surveys and where possible I leave a comment staating as much.

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Re: Halfords online

Postby NUKe » 11 Jun 2019, 5:33am

Halfords is fashionable to knock, but a couple points
They are the only online retailer with shops you can visit to look at goods across the uk, that said Evans Is catching up. So lots of people employed locally.
Cycling uk members get an extra 10% off.
They tend to sell lower end price wise, but good quality items, rather than boutique brands such as Assos,

As for the emailing it’s no worse than any other online cycling shop.
I recently bought a boardman shirt and rain jacket, both cam to 55 with discount 1/3 off then 10%,
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