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What Is The Fate of Nashbar?

Old 01-26-19, 09:47 PM
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What Is The Fate of Nashbar?

I've checked their site a couple of times this past month and their inventory appears to have been decimated.

The condition of their inventory looks like the remaining rubble in WW2 Paris after the Germans bombed and leveled the city.

Just about every single one of their house-branded products has disappeared. And there were some AMAZING values there. The clearance items, used items, just about everything.

Will they ever return to their former glory? It seemed like I could buy just about everything I wanted at outrageously low prices: socks for $3 to $5/pair. Jerseys and shorts for $15 to $20 and so on. Obviously I wasn't getting the best quality but most of it was serviceable.

I always got a kid in a candy store type of a feel visiting their website. Will they make a comeback? If only of sorts?
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Old 01-26-19, 10:06 PM
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The condition of their inventory looks like the remaining rubble in WW2 Paris after the Germans bombed and leveled the city.
Better reread your history book about WW2 before you make another foolish analogy that indicates your lack of knowledge about Paris during WW2.
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Old 01-26-19, 10:11 PM
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Better reread your history book about WW2 before you make another foolish analogy that indicates your lack of knowledge about Paris during WW2.
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Old 01-26-19, 10:25 PM
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Reading the bankruptcy reports it is hard to guess what will become of the parts of ASE. Now the apparent winner of the auction has backed out because they misunderstood what they were bidding on. If I had to take a guess I think Nashbar and Performance will disappear but maybe somebody will buy the names and websites to return like Radio Shack and other companies have done.
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Old 01-26-19, 10:27 PM
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"...their inventory appears to have been decimated."
So they still have 90% of their inventory?
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Nashbar is part of the ASE bankruptcy, just like Performance, which is also owned by ASE.
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Old 01-26-19, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
So they still have 90% of their inventory?
Nice to see that SOMEONE out there understands the original meaning of the term.
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Old 01-26-19, 10:31 PM
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Yeah, but the rest of the inventory is really demoralized.
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RADROAD don't let the history correction sheriffs bother you. Whether it is completely accurate or not, it doesn't make any difference. Your point was understood.
I am saddened by Nashbars problems. Hope they don't go down the tubes. I have ordered lots of stuff from them in the past.
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Old 01-26-19, 11:55 PM
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I went to a closeout sale at our local Performance store. They had lots of Nashbar branded stuff. I expected Nashbar to sell Performance stuff, but not the other way round. I got a nice pair of Nashbar branded socks for $1.39, among other stuff.
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Old 01-27-19, 12:52 AM
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It is interesting that people can be all scholarly about history and so complete obtuse when it comes to communication. I guess we know which classes they slept through.

Nashbar? Toast. They were my go-to online shop for years. i spent so much money there trying to save $5 to get free shipping, because I saw a great deal on some stuff ... and I bought a lot of stuff there returned or leftover ... stuff i would have done without otherwise, so it's not like I would have gone to Performance instead.

They decided not to make that money for some reason ... I am guessing Performance (which bought them) needed a Lot more cash because it had under-performing stores. Performance used to be my second go-to for good house-brand stuff at a reasonable price, but once the stores crapped out the online prices went up ... making Nashbar even More appealing ... so I guess some genius decided to hamstring Nashbar and drive business to the new, over-priced performance site.

We can see how well that worked out.

I don't know the inside scoop.Maybe Nashbar was going broke too. But since all it had to pay for was staff and a warehouse .... Maybe real estate values made the warehouse too expensive, or maybe not enough people bought enough stuff. Maybe all their suppliers jacked up their prices. Maybe too many cyclists decided they would rather pay three times as much and get brand-name gear.
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Old 01-27-19, 12:59 AM
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They obviously are keeping the site live and the distribution active with the intent of keeping something going there, but I haven't seen inventory this sparse since Admiral Dewey dropped the atomic bomb on Altoona.
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I don't like Nashbar's chances of survival based on the ASE/ASI troubles.
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Old 01-27-19, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
They obviously are keeping the site live and the distribution active with the intent of keeping something going there, but I haven't seen inventory this sparse since Admiral Dewey dropped the atomic bomb on Altoona.
We might disagree from time to time, but ... that is poetry.
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Old 01-27-19, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by frogman View Post
RADROAD don't let the history correction sheriffs bother you. Whether it is completely accurate or not, it doesn't make any difference. Your point was understood.
I am saddened by Nashbars problems. Hope they don't go down the tubes. I have ordered lots of stuff from them in the past.
It shows complete ignorance of the period which I find distressing. Completely accurate? It isn’t even remotely true ! Paris was one of the treaty cities that WAS NOT BOMBED during WW2.

You are thinking of Dresden, which was indeed rased to the ground, but by the allied forces.


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Originally Posted by frogman View Post
RADROAD don't let the history correction sheriffs bother you. Whether it is completely accurate or not, it doesn't make any difference. Your point was understood.
I am saddened by Nashbars problems. Hope they don't go down the tubes. I have ordered lots of stuff from them in the past.
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Originally Posted by avole View Post

It shows complete ignorance of the period which I find distressing. Completely accurate? It isnít even remotely true ! Paris was one of the treaty cities that WAS NOT BOMBED during WW2.

You are thinking of Dresden, which was indeed rased to the ground, but by the allied forces.


"Is Paris Burning?" is a pretty good movie showing how Hitler's order to level the city was thwarted.
OP's ignorance of the subject is truly astounding, but I doubt even he would think Dresden was bombed by the Germans.

Warsaw?
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It shows complete ignorance of the period which I find distressing. Completely accurate? It isn’t even remotely true !
Posting ignorance is accepted and apparently respected by the self professed great communicators of BF.
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Warsaw?
Perhaps the BF "communicators" were thinking about Rotterdam or London, or the village of Lidice. But I doubt it.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
They obviously are keeping the site live and the distribution active with the intent of keeping something going there, but I haven't seen inventory this sparse since Admiral Dewey dropped the atomic bomb on Altoona.
Was that before or after he came up with the Dewey Decimal System?
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I believe this is a forum about bicycles, not history. I also believe that Nashbar is soon to disappear. For me, they became pretty irrelevant soon after being joined with Performance. At one time Nashbar was my go to for a lot of biking equipment. Their pricing and inventory started to suffer after the merger. I found alternatives before that deal took place. There web-site is now pretty much useless.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
I don't like Nashbar's chances of survival based on the ASE/ASI troubles.
I don't like Paris' chances of survival based on the ASE/ASI troubles.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
I believe this is a forum about bicycles, not history. I also believe that Nashbar is soon to disappear. For me, they became pretty irrelevant soon after being joined with Performance. At one time Nashbar was my go to for a lot of biking equipment. Their pricing and inventory started to suffer after the merger. I found alternatives before that deal took place. There web-site is now pretty much useless.
Yeah I thought Nashbar went downhill after Performance bought them out. I'd like to see Nashbar survive but who knows.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
I believe this is a forum about bicycles, not history
Nor is it about making references to bizarre versions of alternate history to "communicate" about bicycles. Or is it?

Should other posters ignore nonsense when it is posted/communicated?
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
Was that before or after he came up with the Dewey Decimal System?
Since the inventory had been "decimated," some sort of decimal system must already have been in place ... I checked Wikipedia, no mention of whether Dewey's system was based on the Roman practice.

Warsaw ... what a heck of a naval battle, eh? It has always been my opinion that the Germans bombed Dresden in retaliation for the defeat of their navy at Warsaw.
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