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I wtb Assioma Duo. Amazon is $100 more than vendor's site?

Old 03-30-20, 12:54 PM
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I wtb Assioma Duo. Amazon is $100 more than vendor's site?

I wanted to purchase some power meters. When I go to
the vendors website they are sold out and $100
cheaper than amazon. Is there a good reason
why they are $100 more on amazon? shipping
and import/customs tax from england? Just
trying to determine if it's worth waiting
for the pedals to be back in stock from
the vendor vs just buying from amazon now.


$631 ( sold out )
ASSIOMA DUO
https://cycling.favero.com/shop/dual...er-assioma-duo

$739
FAVERO Assioma Duo Side Pedal Based Power Meter
https://www.amazon.com/Favero-Assiom...5593850&sr=8-8
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Old 03-30-20, 01:20 PM
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The difference in price might be due to old model vs new model years. When the shop gets more in, is there a guarantee that the price won't change?
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Old 03-30-20, 04:08 PM
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Scroll down to "Product Details" on the Amazon page and you'll find a little button that asks "Would you like to tell us about a lower price?" Click that and follow the instructions.
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You can put any price you want when you don't have the item.
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Could it be that the Amazon site knows the vendor has sold old, and are looking to make a profit on that? Sort of like scalpers and tickets?

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Being that Favero is located in northern Italy it is not surprising they are sold out. I'd be surprised if there is even anybody at their facility currently with the catastrophic situation they are going through.

You could order from Clever Training. About the same price but ships from the USA and worth the little bit extra even in normal times IMHO. That's where I got mine earlier this year.

https://www.clevertraining.com/assio...ng-power-meter
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On the Amazon page you'll see that the product is sold by an independent seller, Natural Green Products. They probably know the OEM is out of stock and have jacked up the price hoping to find someone that doesn't want to wait. Personally I would want to work with the OEM or at least a company in the bike business.
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I have a back order purchase with no time frame from from

https://www.clevertraining.com
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If an item you're interested in is available only on Amazon (or you just prefer Amazon), but the price is high, put it in your cart, then move it to "save for later".

This will often trigger an algorithm that lowers the price to tempt buyers into completing a transaction.

Check your cart often and look for the notifications of price reductions. I'm not sure whether there's a way to get email or text notifications of price changes, but that could be handy too.

I've done that often and it'll sometimes trigger incredible discounts. Recently I snagged a couple of aero race fit jerseys for less than $30, well under the MSRP of $150 or so. That's due in part to choosing unsold old stock jerseys from two or three years ago. Some bike kit makers revamp their entire catalog every year or so and don't want unsold old stock distracting customers. There's a huge markup in most apparel of all kinds, so manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers plan on a very slim profit margin or losing money on unsold old stock (especially in women's fashion) while making up for it with big markups on brand spankin' new stock.

You'll see less dramatic discounts on bike hardware, unless electronics are involved. Electronics tend to be regarded as obsolete every couple of years, so an older power meter might follow that pattern.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
If an item you're interested in is available only on Amazon (or you just prefer Amazon), but the price is high, put it in your cart, then move it to "save for later".

This will often trigger an algorithm that lowers the price to tempt buyers into completing a transaction.

Check your cart often and look for the notifications of price reductions. I'm not sure whether there's a way to get email or text notifications of price changes, but that could be handy too.

I've done that often and it'll sometimes trigger incredible discounts. Recently I snagged a couple of aero race fit jerseys for less than $30, well under the MSRP of $150 or so. That's due in part to choosing unsold old stock jerseys from two or three years ago. Some bike kit makers revamp their entire catalog every year or so and don't want unsold old stock distracting customers. There's a huge markup in most apparel of all kinds, so manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers plan on a very slim profit margin or losing money on unsold old stock (especially in women's fashion) while making up for it with big markups on brand spankin' new stock.

You'll see less dramatic discounts on bike hardware, unless electronics are involved. Electronics tend to be regarded as obsolete every couple of years, so an older power meter might follow that pattern.
thats a great idea. I will try that next time.


thanks
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Old 04-01-20, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
If an item you're interested in is available only on Amazon (or you just prefer Amazon), but the price is high, put it in your cart, then move it to "save for later".

This will often trigger an algorithm that lowers the price to tempt buyers into completing a transaction.

Check your cart often and look for the notifications of price reductions. I'm not sure whether there's a way to get email or text notifications of price changes, but that could be handy too.

I've done that often and it'll sometimes trigger incredible discounts.
I always thought Avis car rental does something similar. An employee told me rates rise the closer you get to the date you want to rent so book early. But one fall I priced a one-way rental to the start of my favorite localish long weekend tour. Looked very early and kept checking back because the rate was outrageous. Checked one more time less than a week before I wanted to rent and the price had dropped by a little over 50%. I was so shocked I double checked to make sure I had entered the correct dates, etc. I have an account with them so they must know when I visit the site.
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Old 04-01-20, 07:02 AM
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The price difference was similar a couple month ago when I got my Assioma Duo. I bought mine directly from the factory for less than Amazon or anywhere else.
One reason to consider might be that they base their price on the euro, and convert to dollars based on the current exchange rate. My email receipt was in euros.
The amazon seller may have bought their stock at a different price/exchange rate.

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I ordered my Assioma Duo pedals from Clever Training back in mid February. Got 2nd day delivery for around $400 including shipping. I was lucky to get them before Italy was essentially shut down by covid-19
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
I have a back order purchase with no time frame from from

https://www.clevertraining.com
My order from 3/31 came today.

The pedals where torn off the zip ties. Can't really tell if it used pedals are just bad shipping.


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Careful ordering from Amazon. I ordered these through Amazon in December and the order arrived quickly, but the product received was a bogus set of Peloton pedals. Took about four phone calls and a month for Amazon to finally refund the $750+ I paid. Ended up ordering through Clever Training and saved $100 and received the real deal. Great pedals and a really nice, reliable dual sided power meter. I couldn't be happier with them. I love that I can switch them easily between any of my bikes. Good stuff.
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I got my Assioma Duo about a month ago. Local vendor here was just in talks with Favero about a shipment from them when I wrote him. Guess I got lucky.
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Hopefully newer ones have lower release tension. It is the only thing I would fault mine for is too tight release tension. Does anybody use the supplied cleats? I had read some complaints about them so stuck with my Looks.
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Almost a year, lots of miles on the included cleats, zero issues with peddles or cleats!

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Hopefully newer ones have lower release tension. It is the only thing I would fault mine for is too tight release tension. Does anybody use the supplied cleats? I had read some complaints about them so stuck with my Looks.
Got mine a month ago, I do not know about the release tension being better or not. Mine are good, especially considering that I had never used these type of cleats before, only ever SPD MTB ones. But I did put the screw to the lowest possible setting on both sides. I have never accidentally unclipped during a ride.
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