Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

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cloudcover   10 mW

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Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by cloudcover » Oct 08 2019 1:35pm

Hello there!

I'm really intrigued/interested by the new Frey CC bike, which looks to be a great commuter/city bike option with an excellent combination of hardware/components, etc. I'm fine with the price of the bike but it looks like it's a whopping $800 to ship to the U.S.! :shock: Do any of you have experience with these kinds of situations and possibly have ideas/suggestions for ways to manage/mitigate that expense? For example, I'm wondering if there's a way to organize a "group buy" or something like that? Or maybe there are other ideas that I'm not thinking of.

Would appreciate any suggestions/advice.

Thanks!

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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by flat tire » Oct 08 2019 1:46pm

That's not too bad. It's airmail. I'd be skeptical about the bike itself though. And it's really slow.

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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by call-151 » Oct 08 2019 2:06pm

I have been turned off by the shipping fees for these bikes as well.

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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by NoFanBoiz » Oct 08 2019 3:24pm

Me too

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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by bugnut » Oct 08 2019 9:46pm

flat tire wrote:
Oct 08 2019 1:46pm
That's not too bad. It's airmail. I'd be skeptical about the bike itself though. And it's really slow.

"Really slow" Compared to what?

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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by flat tire » Oct 10 2019 1:58am

bugnut wrote:
Oct 08 2019 9:46pm
"Really slow" Compared to what?
Well this guy for one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swWJARXqpvc

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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by brake034 » Nov 21 2019 2:53am

A group buy might allow for a drop from US$ 800 to about US$ 200.
It would require customers to wait until Frey can collect sufficient orders and group them together in one shipment.

Please PM me if interested.
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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by brake034 » Dec 02 2019 2:28am

Frey is planning to do this group buy for customers in North America.
The idea is to collect orders and arrange a group shipment.
This group shipment will allow the transport costs to drop from US$ 800 to US$ 300 per bike.
The delivery will be ex warehouse in the USA, most likely in California, hopefully in April.

Frey will post a new thread in the For Sale section to keep the threads here clean of commercial activities.
Or send Ivy or me a PM for details.
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Re: Lowering shipping costs for Frey bikes...

Post by brake034 » Dec 02 2019 9:03am

Here is the thread; viewtopic.php?f=31&t=103540
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