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Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:35 am
by Routier
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Just a heads up

Bit of a risky topic I know but let's not go there!

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:18 pm
by rainerhq
Anybody could share a discount code please?

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:26 pm
by Rippin
Hmm..Rapha does a late season price hike, then puts them on "sale".

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:27 am
by Sam
Just bought the Rain Jacket in Cream. Good stuff.

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:39 pm
by nspace
Nice. The Rapha rain jacket is awesome!

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:30 pm
by ultimobici
Rippin wrote:Hmm..Rapha does a late season price hike, then puts them on "sale".

What exactly was hiked?

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:54 pm
by Rippin
Here are some examples:
Club Jersey was $160 CDN - price increased to $190 CDN - now on sale for $145 CDN
Country Jersey was $170 CDN - price increased to $200 CDN - now on sale for $150 CDN
Not as much of a sale as one is lead to believe.

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:12 pm
by ultimobici
Rippin wrote:Here are some examples:
Club Jersey was $160 CDN - price increased to $190 CDN - now on sale for $145 CDN
Country Jersey was $170 CDN - price increased to $200 CDN - now on sale for $150 CDN
Not as much of a sale as one is lead to believe.

Blame your exchange rate. The price in sterling has not changed at all.
Price in January was £105, and it is still £105, reduced in the sale to £80.

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:24 pm
by Rippin
Please explain, exchange rates have been pretty much stable all year.

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:25 pm
by eightace
Bomber jacket from £165 to £80. Don't need it but will no doubt find I can't live without it when I get it....

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:45 pm
by ultimobici
Rippin wrote:Please explain, exchange rates have been pretty much stable all year.

Companies selling online to international customers can either put their prices in their home currency and let your credit card company do the conversion or they can have a market specific price dependent on your location. That price will be reviewed periodically, be it yearly, monthly, weekly or daily. The fact is Rapha's full prices have not budged one inch in the last 8 months. In the same time period the GBP/CAD has bumped up and down about 3-4%. How do you not know that the price was artificially low originally and they've just corrected it?

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:32 pm
by Rippin
That may or may not be the case, artificially low or not, but the exchange rate has averaged out to be about the same as at the start of the year. The fluctuating dollar may have had a very minor effect but there must be something else triggering the substantial price increase, possibly importation taxes, or that Rapha sees that they can charge more in other markets. Fact is, folks on the other side of the pond see a price increase, and a substantial one at that (+18-20%), then a "sale". Kind of takes the wind out of the sale (see what I did there). I have been purchasing Rapha products for the past 3 years so I'm aware of the pricing trends.

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:22 pm
by limba
The new prices include duty fees.

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:03 pm
by sugarkane
Yup the prices haven't changed one bit in AU $$ either in over a year.
We have a very strong currency though

Re: Rapha clearance sale starts today

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:18 pm
by Roobay
winter tights
rain jacket
Chamois cream
a mighty saving :up: