You're making assumptions about my dislike towards EA that I don't appreciate. While price is one aspect that keeps me from buying from them, I certainly understand their motive. It's purely business, and I don't take that aspect personally, as you seem to suggest. So, in the future please don't exercise clairvoyance and character assessment, then proceed to post it where everyone can see. My reasons for not liking EA are not important, but the reasons come from personal dealings with them, and mainly from feedback from many shops that have dealt with them. If you were privy to what I know, it might give you reasons for concern. But, I am glad you have had a long and good business relationship with them.
Brian Baylis wrote:
> Ease up on Euro-Asia Imports. I've been dealing with them for over 25
> years and I've never experienced any "shifty" deals or fraud. Give them
> a break for crying out loud. I understand that they won't sell campy
> stuff at pennies on the dollar which is all you're interested in, but
> business is business. You are no different. Countine to search high and
> low for bargins, they do the same; and when they find things regardless
> of what they pay for it they have to turn a profit. They are actually IN
> the bike business, and have been for a considerably long time. There is
> no doubt their prices are high but they know the market and are not to
> blame for what the current market value is on these items. There are at
> least two major factors that have contributed to the premium price of
> these items; ebay being one of them. I'm not going to say what the other
> one is but it includes people much closer to home than you want to look.
> As always, just my opinion.
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> > Geeeez! I personally don't like Euro Asia for many reasons, but never thought
> > they would stoop that low. You're absolutely correct about that being
> > "shifty". That is fraud. If the spindle has no markings on it, then it's
> > almost hopeless to figure out its origin.
> > Marc Boral
> > Jmschaer@aol.com wrote:
> > > In a message dated 11/25/00 1:43:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > > email@example.com writes:
> > >
> > > > I believe this was the house brand for Euro Asia (American distributor).
> > >
> > > Speaking of Euro-Asia Imports, I purchased an Italian-thread NR bb from them
> > > a few years ago. When I received it, all was original Campy except the
> > > spindle. It seemed well machined, but was very obviously not a Campy. No
> > > markings at all. In my opinion, it didn't run as smooth as a true Campy
> > > spindle would.
> > >
> > > I felt this was a bit shifty. I understand if the correct spindles were not
> > > available. But the fact that what was being shipped was not completely a
> > > Campy product should have been indicated before purchase, either in the
> > > catalog or apon ordering. Subsequently I've seen NIB campy BB's cheaper than
> > > what I paid wholesale anyways. I asked E-A who made the spindle, and they
> > > wouldn't say. Anyone have knowlege of where these were or may have been
> > > sourced.
> > >
> > > Jon Schaer