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General Climbing Discussion

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widewetandslippery
9/09/2009
11:22:00 AM
psd it depends on what she looks and smells like.
psd
9/09/2009
11:23:38 AM
for $100 US I wouldn't expect much WWS ...
egosan
9/09/2009
11:40:23 AM
That hundred got me warm meals and bed for 19 years of my life. I think it is a pretty good
deal. That and she can crack walnuts with her thighs.

Where did you find a online retailer willing to ship BD gear direct to Oz? BD protects its
OS markets by making online retailers sign agreements not to ship OS.

widewetandslippery
9/09/2009
11:43:02 AM
egosan, is that the general going rate or is the walnut cracking billed as an extra. Is it only warm meals or are HOT meals extra?
egosan
9/09/2009
11:47:41 AM
Come on WWS, you know the US is the land of great customer service. The customer is
always right, man. You want HOT cracked walnuts, you get HOT cracked walnuts.
widewetandslippery
9/09/2009
11:56:06 AM
egosan your developed sense of humour is refeshing
psd
9/09/2009
12:02:34 PM
yes well played gents

ambyeok
9/09/2009
12:03:26 PM
On 9/09/2009 egosan wrote:

>Where did you find a online retailer willing to ship BD gear direct to
>Oz? BD protects its
>OS markets by making online retailers sign agreements not to ship OS.

Mountain tools shipped BD to oz with nay of a whimper nor protest

ajfclark
9/09/2009
12:15:37 PM
I think the only people that don't ship directly to AU at the moment are BD themselves. There was a bit of a warranty incident and Sea to Summit (rightly) went ape about BD shipping gear direct into AU then expecting S to S to handle the warranty return.

Every other online retailer I've looked at ships here.
widewetandslippery
9/09/2009
12:25:09 PM
anthonyk got a luke warm meal, no walnuts hot or cold and no happy ending
egosan
9/09/2009
12:28:32 PM
On 9/09/2009 ambyeok wrote:

>Mountain tools shipped BD to oz with nay of a whimper nor protest

My mom will be very disappointed to hear this.

Personally, I have been stopped by backcountry.com and rei.com from shipping BD gear
directly to Oz.
adrian
9/09/2009
1:35:18 PM
On 9/09/2009 egosan wrote:
>On 9/09/2009 ambyeok wrote:
>
>>Mountain tools shipped BD to oz with nay of a whimper nor protest
>
>My mom will be very disappointed to hear this.
>
>Personally, I have been stopped by backcountry.com and rei.com from shipping
>BD gear
>directly to Oz.
>
Which is one of the reasons I like Mountain Tools.

It's easy to give the local stores a hard rap, but I find that building a relationship with particular staff at a good store has been beneficial. For example, I was trying to buy a pair of La Sportiva Spantiks, but no-one in Aus stocked them to even try on size. A certain staff member at Bogong, who I do all my in-country gear shopping with, pointed out that another La Sportiva boot used the same inner boot and spent over an hour fitting me with that boot to get my sizing. After that, they recommended a few overseas stores to try and sent me on my way.

Because I always buy my gear from that one person, they always give me good deals and service. They're the only reason I still buy anything from stores rather than on the net.

At the end of the day buying from the US is generally cheaper, but getting to know your local gear store staff can be beneficial - and people like Mike are pretty good guys when they're not ranting on the internet ;)
Winston Smith
9/09/2009
1:52:58 PM
Chockstone logic:

It was the obstetrician's fault that I was born ugly.

It was the cliff's fault that I couldn't climb it.

It was the rain's fault that I got wet.

It was the manufacturer's/importer's/retailer's/ fault that the climbing shoes wouldn't fit my feet.

evanbb
9/09/2009
2:04:54 PM
On 9/09/2009 Winston Smith wrote:
>Chockstone logic:
>
>It was the obstetrician's fault that I was born ugly.
>
>It was the cliff's fault that I couldn't climb it.
>
>It was the rain's fault that I got wet.
>
>It was the manufacturer's/importer's/retailer's/ fault that the climbing
>shoes wouldn't fit my feet.

I think you've missed one Winston.

If my initial troll doesn't get any bites, try and be more inflamatory and use less of a sequitor.

skink
9/09/2009
2:12:05 PM
On 9/09/2009 Winston Smith wrote:

>It was the manufacturer's/importer's/retailer's/ fault that the climbing
>shoes wouldn't fit my feet.

Which part of this statement are you finding hard to understand:

"The retailer said the shoes would stretch to an acceptable fit. The shoes didn't stretch to an acceptable fit.Therefore the retailer made a mistake."




mattjr
9/09/2009
2:57:41 PM
On 9/09/2009 egosan wrote:
>On 9/09/2009 ambyeok wrote:
>
>>Mountain tools shipped BD to oz with nay of a whimper nor protest
>
>My mom will be very disappointed to hear this.
>
>Personally, I have been stopped by backcountry.com and rei.com from shipping
>BD gear
>directly to Oz.

I think things may have changed since that attempted purchase.. BD is no longer on their list of brands that can't be shipped outside of N.America.
egosan
9/09/2009
3:02:39 PM
Handy.

Where did you see this list?

mattjr
9/09/2009
3:06:22 PM
Don't doubt shameless self-promoters...

backcountry... no mention of BD...

Due to contracts with the following brands, we are unable to ship any of their products outside the US. If you attempt to order one of these brands and have it shipped outside the US, we will contact you and cancel the order. However, it is OK to purchase any of these products with an international credit card and have the product shipped to a US address.

* ACR
* Arbor
* Arc'teryx
* Bonfire Outerwear
* Burton (including Mark XIII, RED, Analog, Gravis, Idiom and Anon)
* Canada Goose
* Cascade Designs (including MSR, ThermaRest, Platypus, SealLine, and Tracks)
* Chariot Carriers-lower 48 only
* Forum
* Foursquare
* Fox Racing
* Fritschi
* Full Tilt Boot Company
* K2
* Lowa
* Line
* Marker
* Nixon
* Oakley
* O'Neill
* Patagonia Footwear
* Platypus
* Polar
* Reef
* Ride(Including CAPP3L)
* Rocky Mountain Bicycles
* Salomon
* Salomon Snowboards
* Santa Cruz Bike
* Special Blend
* Tecnica
* Thule
* Vans
* Volkl
* Western Mountaineering
* Yakima
We cannot ship The North Face to Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
We can only ship La Sportiva to North America.
We can only ship Billabong to North America.
We can only ship Norrøna to the U.S. and Canada.

mattjr
9/09/2009
3:10:15 PM
Although it seems REI does have BD on their no ship outside the u.s list..

http://www.rei.com/help/intl_order.html

ajfclark
9/09/2009
3:10:37 PM
On 9/09/2009 egosan wrote:
>Handy.
>
>Where did you see this list?

link. I like the note that on that pages that says "However, it is OK to purchase any of these products with an international credit card and have the product shipped to a US address"... Surprised it doesn't say *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge* afterwards...

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