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Old 09-09-03, 03:13 PM   #1
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Distributors, Suppliers, Dealers and warranties.

Hi all,

After some chat with some british bike shops and distributors i came up with this. If you buy an X brand product, you cannot return it for warranty inspection etc etc in any other shop/dealer different than the one you originaly bought the product from. If that is the case then it SUCKS big time. As far as i am concerned, i thought that if you buy a legitimately imported (by the official distributor) product from an authorised dealer, then you can get help with warranty repairs or exchanges in any other authorised dealer in a national level. Lets say you live in Glasgow and you buy something from London, do you have to travel back to London to the specific shop to get it sorted??????

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You can here. If you buy Kona in Vancouver the shop here will deal with it. The only difference is labour. If there is labour incured the shop I bought it from may not charge for it where the other kona shop here will.
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You can here. If you buy Kona in Vancouver the shop here will deal with it. The only difference is labour. If there is labour incured the shop I bought it from may not charge for it where the other kona shop here will.
You should never get charged for labor.... when there is a warranty the company comps the shop for labor. So in no way should a customer get charged for a companies mess-up. No matter if it's the shop you bought it from or not.
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Hmmm...ok I will use that to negotiate next time
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Hmmm...ok I will use that to negotiate next time
But of course in Canada you guys are all wierd, so who knows how you do things.
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UK Law is different so warranty is different.
In UK teh warranty is with the shop you purchased the goods from.
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If you talk nicely and find a good shop it won't be a problem.
How does the destributer/manufacturer know which shop you originally bought it from.
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Hmmm i guess the laws in UK are even worse than the USA. I must pay my respect to the customer service framework that exists in USA and Germany. I bow to you. ..... on the other hand another ****ty british law...
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