New posts

MEC = WTF?!?!?!

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:03 p.m.
Posts: 2408
Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

so same tire and 3 different prices are we sure the pricing is for the exact model of tire ???

I just did a mailorder thru MEC and the price was comparable to Jensens and the delivery was a 2 weeks quicker

#northsidetrailbuilders

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
Posts: 823
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

yeah but that's us$, so it's about $87 cdn.

Shit. You are correct. Still cheaper though.

I chucked my MEC card a few years ago. I used to make a special trip to the one on Broadway just to buy bike tools, tubes and the odd part. Not much point anymore.

Edit: Just went through and ordered a set and it came out in CAD.

Maxxis DHR II 3C Maxx Terra EXO TR 27.5 Tire - $65.00
Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 3C EXO TR Tire - $72.00
Shipping - $12.76
Tax - $7.49
Total - $157.25

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
Posts: 6104
Joined: June 14, 2008

First off I have to say this…Ken can suck a donkey unit!

And now may I introduce an alternative
http://www.mountainwarehouse.com/ca/

Not a replacement but for many things a great savings.

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:37 p.m.
Posts: 33720
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

I like the cheap tubes at MEC.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:43 p.m.
Posts: 6104
Joined: June 14, 2008

I like the cheap tubes at MEC.

I like ice cream!

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
Posts: 16706
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

First off I have to say this…Ken can suck a donkey unit!

Is that what it would take to cure you of your ridiculous end times conspiracy theory fantasies?

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

Sept. 7, 2016, 10:58 p.m.
Posts: 6104
Joined: June 14, 2008

Is that what it would take to cure you of your ridiculous end times conspiracy theory fantasies?

Did you factor in that I may say yes….ohhh yes!

Sept. 7, 2016, 11:34 p.m.
Posts: 1908
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

Shit. You are correct. Still cheaper though.

I chucked my MEC card a few years ago. I used to make a special trip to the one on Broadway just to buy bike tools, tubes and the odd part. Not much point anymore.

Edit: Just went through and ordered a set and it came out in CAD.

Maxxis DHR II 3C Maxx Terra EXO TR 27.5 Tire - $65.00
Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 3C EXO TR Tire - $72.00
Shipping - $12.76
Tax - $7.49
Total - $157.25

wow, cool! when i looked at the site it showed cdn at the top in the currency option box so i checked to see what the price was in usd and it said the same as well as showing usd next to the amount. when i switched back to cdn, the usd next to the price was gone but it didn't say cdn next to the price so i figured there was something up with the website. that's a 30% difference which is pretty big for an independent shop to be beating a large chain retailer like mec.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Sept. 8, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Posts: 5635
Joined: Oct. 28, 2008

MEC, like anywhere, is hit and miss. The internet makes price comparisons easier and every retailer has to adapt. The problem with MEC, is that they are trying to cater to all of Canada (when it comes to what they carry for bikes.) But tires that work in Ontario aren't necessarily what works here.

Wrong. Always.

Sept. 8, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Posts: 1029
Joined: Feb. 12, 2009

I am not going to tell someone how to run their store, they definately have better information than I do, but I used to shop almost exclusively at MEC for everything. Now it is really hit and miss. I am also not buying anything there unless it is already on sale.

Sept. 8, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Posts: 15225
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Some things are cheaper some are not, Shimano xc spd pedals are pretty cheap,dry suit gaskettes are cheap so is aqua seal

The thing with MEC is they don't really put stuff on sale altho I got [HTML_REMOVED]40% off on dynafit verticals cuz they were a discontinued product …awesume score!

where they used to have more core hi perofrmance out door gear they seem to moving towards something you would wear to go for coffee in kits or running on the seawall

A bricks [HTML_REMOVED] mortar MEC is 800kms south so I will buy enough stuff some of which I know I probably won't keep just to get free shipping and return it all when I get to a store once a year

some of you sound kind of entitled and so you are entitled … to find a better deal

like ski boots in Chermany 67% off!

Sept. 8, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Posts: 2690
Joined: Nov. 29, 2002

MEC jumped the shark for me a while back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdQHRQ-8xLA

:clap::clap:

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.

A. Einstein

Sept. 8, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Posts: 26382
Joined: Aug. 14, 2005

Is there a Tungsten approved conspiracy link to best explain this?

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

Sept. 9, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
Posts: 7707
Joined: Sept. 11, 2003

TBS Bike Parts $65.00

With link: https://www.tbsbikeparts.com/maxxis-dhr-ii-exo-27-5-tire/

I know that's an online price but there's no MEC near me so buying from them would have to be online anyways.

Tore a sidewall and needed a replacement ASAP so mailorder was out of the question ….

Sept. 9, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Posts: 33720
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

That's why you should always have a spare.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Forum jump: