Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-20-09, 06:48 PM   #1
Tim Parr
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Swobo is looking for XL riders

OK, so we've got this situation, where if you're a size XL, you're in luck.

To make a long story short, we made too many size XL in some key styles this year, and we need to sell them at 50% off so the inventory gets back into alignment with the rest of the sizes. We've got short sleeve Merino jerseys, Merino shirts, Lycra jerseys, etc.

So here's the deal....if you ping me at tim@swobo.com , I'll send you a code that you can use on our site to get the 50% off.

I thought this board might appreciate such an offer, so I hope you guys enjoy.

Thanks.

Tim
Tim Parr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-09, 08:18 PM   #2
no1mad
Thunder Whisperer
 
no1mad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE OK
Bikes: '06 Kona Smoke
Posts: 8,660
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
1. Shouldn't this be in the Marketplace?
2. Why not just post the code in the coupon section?

I realize that those two sections don't have the traffic as this forum, but people do check them out. All it would take would be for one or two people to see your coupon code or notice in the classifieds, then word of mouth would take over.

EDIT: Thread title is misleading. Your not looking for XL riders, your looking for XL buyers.
__________________
Community guidelines

Last edited by no1mad; 11-20-09 at 08:22 PM.
no1mad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-09, 08:33 PM   #3
Richard_Rides
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,371
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just re-label them medium and large. That's what Performance and Nasbar do.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Richard_Rides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-09, 08:34 PM   #4
socalrider
Senior Member
 
socalrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upland, CA
Bikes: Litespeed Liege, Motorola Team Issue Eddy Mercxk, Surly Crosscheck Cyclocross bike, Fisher Supercaliber Mtn. Bike
Posts: 5,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I see why he posted in Clyde section but it would be best if the 50% off applied to XL and XXL jerseys and shirts.
socalrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-09, 08:43 PM   #5
danarnold
Kaffee Nazi
 
danarnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Richland, WA
Bikes: 2009 Kestrel RT800, 2007 Roubaix, 1976 Lambert-Viscount
Posts: 1,374
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
1. Shouldn't this be in the Marketplace?
2. Why not just post the code in the coupon section?

I realize that those two sections don't have the traffic as this forum, but people do check them out. All it would take would be for one or two people to see your coupon code or notice in the classifieds, then word of mouth would take over.

EDIT: Thread title is misleading. Your not looking for XL riders, your looking for XL buyers.
"You're" not "your" This is getting tedious. 'Your' is possessive. "you're" is a contraction for 'you are.' This is not just a nit pick. This kind of fractured English is jarring if not confusing to the literate.
danarnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-09, 08:55 PM   #6
bretgross
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SoCal (So. O.C.)
Bikes: Zinn road bike, Rockhopper MTB
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by danarnold View Post
"You're" not "your" This is getting tedious. 'Your' is possessive. "you're" is a contraction for 'you are.' This is not just a nit pick. This kind of fractured English is jarring if not confusing to the literate.
Thanks!
I confess, errors jump off the page at me and I try to ignore them -- but they're (not "there" or "their") so distracting. Especially in a post that's 'correcting' another post. = )
But then I wonder if maybe an occasional correction might help those who really want to do better but don't know. Maybe later we can point out the uses and abuses of our friend, the apostrophe.

BTW, Thanks for the post about the clothing. I'm going to check it out. If it's not what I want, I'll move on....
bretgross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-09, 09:06 PM   #7
danarnold
Kaffee Nazi
 
danarnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Richland, WA
Bikes: 2009 Kestrel RT800, 2007 Roubaix, 1976 Lambert-Viscount
Posts: 1,374
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bretgross View Post
Thanks!
I confess, errors jump off the page at me and I try to ignore them -- but they're (not "there" or "their") so distracting. Especially in a post that's 'correcting' another post. = )
But then I wonder if maybe an occasional correction might help those who really want to do better but don't know. Maybe later we can point out the uses and abuses of our friend, the apostrophe.

BTW, Thanks for the post about the clothing. I'm going to check it out. If it's not what I want, I'll move on....
Yes. I really don't like making these corrections. Maybe it's because you usually see them when someone is arguing and points them out to make a personal put down, which was not my intent.

BTW, I have two Swobo merino wool jerseys. Very reasonably priced around $40 from Backcountry. I really like wool and these are bargains.
danarnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-09, 09:38 PM   #8
Redskin8006
Senior Member
 
Redskin8006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: 2007 Schwinn Fastback Elite
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So how do the Swobo marino wool jerseys hold up to machine washing? Just curious because I've had some wool stuff in the past that shrunk after washing (gentle cycle, cold water, etc.). I'm a little leery of buying wool garments for that reason. That said, looks like Swobo has some nice stuff as long as it stays true to size.
Redskin8006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-09, 12:24 PM   #9
bigtempo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool thanks!!!
bigtempo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-09, 02:52 PM   #10
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ah well, personally - I say thank you for the posting! I think it was a nice thing to do myself.

My only wish was that he had 50% off 3XL and 4XL - then I would be thrilled as well!

As for the marketplace vs here? I would never see it if he had posted it there. So posting it here gets it to the right people. If this was something he, they, whatever - did every day it would get rather $PAM-like, but I do not (personally) think a 50% off offer is EVER $PAM.

Of course, I do not make the rules here either, just stating my thoughts upon seeing the post.

So, thank you "Tim Parr".

Last edited by Peter_C; 11-21-09 at 02:53 PM. Reason: spekking
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-09, 04:44 PM   #11
gypz
Senior Member
 
gypz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fontana Ca
Bikes: Giant TCR
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
can anyone other then me not get swobo's site to open?
gypz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-09, 05:02 PM   #12
dlester
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Marysville, WA
Bikes: Trek Portland/Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo/LeMond Versailles
Posts: 463
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gypz View Post
can anyone other then me not get swobo's site to open?
I get the generic Apache web site that you get when you do a base installation of that web engine. They have something severely messed up on their site right now.

Perhaps they plan to use the money from the big XL sales promotion to hire a web administrator.
dlester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 10:49 AM   #13
dlester
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Marysville, WA
Bikes: Trek Portland/Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo/LeMond Versailles
Posts: 463
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlester View Post
I get the generic Apache web site that you get when you do a base installation of that web engine. They have something severely messed up on their site right now.

Perhaps they plan to use the money from the big XL sales promotion to hire a web administrator.
Today the site doesn't load at all. An overstock of XL clothes seems to be the least of their problems.
dlester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 11:04 AM   #14
salbertiago
Member
 
salbertiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
...

Last edited by salbertiago; 02-18-13 at 11:04 AM.
salbertiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 11:44 AM   #15
Tim Parr
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In reply to the above...

1. Yes, it could have been, and I didn't think of that. I just always feel that the more targeted any communication, the better for everyone involved. I just felt that this location would benefit this audience the best.

2. I'm against posting coupon codes. If a person is in need of what we're offering, then they should email us for the deal. Posted codes become internet spamming tools (used by other people). We'd rather deal with customers one at a time.
Tim Parr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 11:45 AM   #16
Tim Parr
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ok.....that's funny. The part about Nashbar...

Last edited by Tim Parr; 11-22-09 at 11:48 AM.
Tim Parr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 11:53 AM   #17
Tim Parr
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, it's a fine line between what is considered a spam, and what is considered a a genuine offer to a focused group of people who might benefit. I still struggle with it....so all comments and concerns welcomed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter_C View Post
Ah well, personally - I say thank you for the posting! I think it was a nice thing to do myself.

My only wish was that he had 50% off 3XL and 4XL - then I would be thrilled as well!

As for the marketplace vs here? I would never see it if he had posted it there. So posting it here gets it to the right people. If this was something he, they, whatever - did every day it would get rather $PAM-like, but I do not (personally) think a 50% off offer is EVER $PAM.

Of course, I do not make the rules here either, just stating my thoughts upon seeing the post.

So, thank you "Tim Parr".
Tim Parr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 11:58 AM   #18
gypz
Senior Member
 
gypz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fontana Ca
Bikes: Giant TCR
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i sent an email asking for a 1/2 off code................. thank you.
gypz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 12:10 PM   #19
gypz
Senior Member
 
gypz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fontana Ca
Bikes: Giant TCR
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yup, cant get to the site today at all. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........
gypz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 07:12 PM   #20
Jeff Wills
Insane Bicycle Mechanic
 
Jeff Wills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Bikes:
Posts: 7,907
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
It looks like the site's working for now. Maybe it was everyone shopping in advance of Black Friday.

__________________
Jeff Wills

Comcast nuked my web page. It will return soon..
Jeff Wills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 07:25 PM   #21
CB HI
Cycle Year Round
 
CB HI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes:
Posts: 11,807
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
The site loaded fine for me Earlier this morning and again just a minute ago.

Most deals only come to the XS sizing so:
Complaints about an XL good deal are amazing, but I am glad some of you guys are not interested.
CB HI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 07:33 PM   #22
CB HI
Cycle Year Round
 
CB HI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes:
Posts: 11,807
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
1. Shouldn't this be in the Marketplace?
2. Why not just post the code in the coupon section?

I realize that those two sections don't have the traffic as this forum, but people do check them out. All it would take would be for one or two people to see your coupon code or notice in the classifieds, then word of mouth would take over.

EDIT: Thread title is misleading. Your not looking for XL riders, your looking for XL buyers.
He only posted here and the Commuter forum, surely knowing who would appreciate the deal the most. I do not really see the big deal with the title. Maybe you thought he was forming a group ride of only XL riders and ended up being terribly disappointed. Whatever.
CB HI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-09, 09:08 PM   #23
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am terribly disappointed! No Love for the Fat man!!

Do not know where "Tim Parr" is in the food-chain, but with all the big bucks spend on ads, etc...

Something as simple as a one time one item BIG discount to new shoppers is a great way to get a chance at *hooking* a new customer - just a thought?

Since the site is so tough to get into - how big does their sizes go anyhow? 1-2LX only?

EDIT - no need to reply to me, or for me - Swobo stops at LG to 2XL depending on the item...so, smaller Clydes only need bother looking. Mores the pity, adding another clothing shop to my list would have been nice

Last edited by Peter_C; 11-22-09 at 09:16 PM. Reason: spelling- updated info
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-09, 10:22 AM   #24
Indie
Senior Member
 
Indie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1976 20" folding Triumph Trafficmaster
Posts: 411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I checked out their sizing info and am laughing so hard at what they think an 'extra large' woman looks like. I haven't had a 34" waist since I was in highschool...
Indie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-09, 11:39 AM   #25
Mr. Beanz
Banned.
 
Mr. Beanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Posts: 20,030
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Parr View Post
2. I'm against posting coupon codes. If a person is in need of what we're offering, then they should email us for the deal.

That's pretty silly! I think you were the one "in need" when you came here attempting to dump your product! Now it's "if a person needs what we're offering" we call the shots deal? Sheesh! I'd avopid your offer just for your atitude. So if I get a defect that needs return, then you will say that "I need to kiss your arse" since I'm the one that need your customer service. Sketchy attitude if you ask me, Pfft!

Other dealers have come on to make offers. Very friendly considerate attitudes worth consideration.

Last edited by Mr. Beanz; 11-23-09 at 11:44 AM.
Mr. Beanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:18 PM.