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Too good to be true price for jerseys?

Old 08-20-20, 01:51 PM
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Too good to be true price for jerseys?

Hello everyone, looking into getting a 1st jersey, and have spent lots of time reading and searching around. Found seller on eBay that has what he claims to be 100% original Castelli for lot cheaper than what I saw from other stores. His Castelli jerseys are from $50-$80. Store is called Cycling Love, located and shipping out of US and has 100% feedback, with lots of sales, including jerseys. Do these look legit, and if they are why do you think he is selling them for low prices like he is? Here are 2 examples, with many more in his store.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Castelli-Se...L/154025522760



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Castelli-Fu...d/154024249197

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Old 08-20-20, 01:57 PM
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There has been a total of one thread I’ve seen where the answer was “that’s legit”.
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Looks like it is from several years ago so possible someone could have bought a bunch of old stock from Castelli or a distributor or retailer for cheap. I would think that if someone was doing a knock-off, they would do it on something more current but you never know.
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Why would you even want a piece of cycling “kit” for < USD 90?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Why would you even want a piece of cycling “kit” for < USD 90?
Not sure I understand. Both links are for jersey and not "kit" Are you saying there are no good jerseys that cost less than $90?
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I have seen these too (not your seller) but even cheaper coming from China. Not sure where the big C is made but if not China then could be the infamous Chinese plagerism as I say!
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Originally Posted by cvrle1 View Post
Not sure I understand. Both links are for jersey and not "kit" Are you saying there are no good jerseys that cost less than $90?
Sorry, just being obnoxious. Check out the current sale at Pactimo.
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They have a few good deals on older stock, but current models are at MSRP. I suspect they are genuine.
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Looks legit. Prices are good, but not too good - they seem comparable to other sellers that discount merchandise from previous seasons. The number of positive reviews on Castelli stuff is a good sign as well.

I suspect that the seller is one of those people who gets a bunch of overstock/discontinued merchandise for cheap then sells it for way below MSRP.
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Seems a bit less expensive than these.....https://www.competitivecyclist.com/m...100000522&nf=1
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If you are looking for good deals on Castelli, All4Cycling is worth checking out. Their website is a little slow to load, but it's good at filtering results

https://www.all4cycling.com/en/cloth...st_order=price
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Thanks all for the info and replies. Much appreciated.
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There are tons of cheap jerseys and stuff on Wish dot com. I was tempted to grab a couple then changed my mind. Wonder if they are original or knock offs.
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Originally Posted by rower2cyclist View Post
There are tons of cheap jerseys and stuff on Wish dot com. I was tempted to grab a couple then changed my mind. Wonder if they are original or knock offs.
I would not expect anything on wish to be real lol.

One of the reviews for "Castelli" jersey: "Good product. Not proper Castelli but you dont expect it for thr price. Nice comfy top."
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Originally Posted by cvrle1 View Post
I would not expect anything on wish to be real lol.

One of the reviews for "Castelli" jersey: "Good product. Not proper Castelli but you dont expect it for thr price. Nice comfy top."
LOL ok understood
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Old 08-22-20, 12:20 AM
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Being a newbie, I have a newbie question. In general when it comes to jerseys, is there noticeable difference between current year's model and few year old model? Comparing apples to apples, so same model of jersey, just few years old. I would guess not, but not sure clearly. Thanks
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Probably legit. I've found some good deals on new-old-stock Castelli jerseys and shorts. As long as the prices aren't too stupid and the shipping is from a U.S address, you're probably getting the genuine article
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Old 08-22-20, 04:42 AM
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Most of my Castelli bibs were ~ 70$US and jerseys around 60$US. Mostly last season stuff.
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In my opinion, it's soo expensive for a hobby. For the price of this one jersey, you can get the entire bib and jersey kit for half the price from eBay and Aliexpress coming from China, with 20-30 day shipping. I personally like what the pros wear which you can get plentiful from China. In terms of quality, the clothing normally lasts me about 3-4 seasons until they start breaking from multiple uses. I usually get the aero kits, so they are really fit and tight, and eventually will start breaking from the seams from putting them on and taking it off, especially when you gain weight over the winter months. This is from cycling about 4 to 7 days a week depending on the weather, in group rides, and also commuting to work (wearing my jersey kits) in the spring, summer, and early fall.

How long does your original $70- $110 jersey last you?
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Originally Posted by jcortez75 View Post
How long does your original $70- $110 jersey last you?
I have 10 year old Castelli jerseys that are holding up fine.

I also have US made Cannondale jerseys from the 90s that are still functional.
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Old 08-23-20, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Germanrazor View Post
I have seen these too (not your seller) but even cheaper coming from China. Not sure where the big C is made but if not China then could be the infamous Chinese plagerism as I say!
I have 3 Castelli jerseys bought this year. The most expensive one is made in Italy, the second one is made in Bosny and the cheapest one is from Hungary. None from China or Asia.
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Cycling clothing is, in general ,quite overpriced .
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