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Bike Shops w/ FREE shipping?

Old 07-22-08, 12:50 PM
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Bike Shops w/ FREE shipping?

Does anyone else love online shopping, especially w/ gas prices being as they are?

With the exception of stores like REI & PB (which both ship to the store for free), what online shops give you FREE shipping w/ either any purchase or a minimum purchase of $50+ (no more than $50 please)?

Here's 3 I know of:
https://shop.sunrisecyclery.com/
http://brandscycle.com
http://bikeisland.com

What places do you shop at?
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Old 07-23-08, 09:45 PM
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The first two are both my LBS's and both great places to go. I'm in Brands almost every weekend either BSing with one of the salesmen there who's into tri's or buying some sort of junk for my bikes. My friend has a Specialized Allez on order at Sunrise as well.
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Old 07-24-08, 06:58 PM
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I clicked on the Bike Island ad one day and got the impression that the free shipping is paid for with full or high priced items, such as a $10 chain selling for $16.
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Old 07-24-08, 08:35 PM
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Performance Bike will ship to a local store if you order over $50, but that's not necessarily free shipping. It works for me because I'm about a 5 minute ride from the local PB.

Amazon actually has a good selection of random bike parts, you'd be surprised of the things you find on there.
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Old 07-24-08, 09:03 PM
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Well, it's not like any of these places have some secret UPS-for-free deal that lets them ship for free. You either pay shipping or you pay a higher price that includes shipping.
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Old 07-24-08, 10:38 PM
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I think some companies assume by offering free shipping they will get more business thereby offsetting their shipping costs. It would be free only if you spend a certain amount, though, like $50 or $100.
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That's a good assumption.

I won't even look at the Nashbar site unless they offer free shipping. That's enough to at least get me to spend my time looking around.
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Love is free!
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