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Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby theFan on Thu 3rd Jan 11:12pm

I apologise if this has already been a topic on here - i did search.

Just logged in to CRC and Shimano products are no longer listed. I used their chat/help and was told that it's true, whatever agreement CRC and Wiggle had with Shimano has changed and they no longer ship to New Zealand.

Any ideas on the cheapest online shops for Shimano? I was contemplating going to XTR 12 speed but that's looking unlikely now..
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 4th Jan 11:15am

Hmmm, right when I am looking to get some new brakes.
Luckily the cheapest I can get them landed is from http://www.bike-discount.de
Try there.

If it's geo-blocking, would a VPN work?
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby Conners on Fri 4th Jan 1:28pm

That’s a bit stink - looks like I got in just in time.

VPN might get them to show up, but imagine you’d get booted when it gets to the shipping address?

Also congrats on breaking a 5 day vorb drought, was beginning to wonder if there was some kind of y2kXIX bug...
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby philstar on Fri 4th Jan 2:34pm

its done on the country where you select your currency

looking at cassettes in Australia I can see 11 speed but not 12 speed, with GB selected you can see 12, can't see any in usa
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby theFan on Fri 4th Jan 3:31pm

Whenever i think something is cheaper at bike-discount or bike24 etc i find that the shipping charge combined with the 2-3 weeks it takes for items to arrive completely wipes out any benefit of cheaper prices. That's why if i'm buying online i go CRC or wiggle (normally arrives within 7 days for me), which is why i'm a bit gutted about this change.

This is the response i got when querying the help chat person:

"I am very sorry to say that Shimano has changed the way it distributes products for all retailers, particularly outside of Europe. Because of this change Shimano will not be available on the Chain Reaction Cycles website outside of Europe. We understand this may be disappointing for some of our customers outside of Europe; however, together with our friends at Shimano, we are working extremely hard to ensure we are able to offer the Shimano brand again in the future."
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 4th Jan 8:35pm

Balls.
I'd seen this news re USA & Canada, but wasn't sure if it would happen here.
I'm a Shimano fanboi, where do I get my cheap fix?
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby Conners on Sat 5th Jan 10:56am

Might be worth looking at a European freight forwarder?
Free shipping has always been a big part of the attraction though :(
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sat 5th Jan 11:16am

Merlin Cycles still ship and has free shipping after an amount spent.
Should get what I want before they get hit too.
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 5th Jan 10:23pm

Its global, was rolled out on the 1st
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby theFan on Sun 6th Jan 10:51am

Strangely, Shimano stuff is back on CRC and Wiggle but no 12 speed XTR.
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby Dougal on Sun 6th Jan 12:08pm

Yes Shimano is now geo-blocking.

I think we'll see more of this in the future.
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Re: Crc/wiggle No Longer Shipping Shimano To Nz

Postby theFan on Sun 6th Jan 3:18pm

CRC is now shipping shimano to nz but charging a lot more. For example xt rear derailleur is 60GBP for uk delivery or 80GBP for NZ. Looks like minimum pricing based on shipping location.
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