Re: [CR]Brooks Saddles

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:06:28 -0500
From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Saddles
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At 07:33 PM 15/11/2008 -0800, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
>I also see the weaker pound is making Brooks Ti saddles in UK almost sane i
>n price again.  Over the years, I've bought a good many Brooks saddles di
>rect from UK at times when the price difference covered the shipping, as
>well as a number in the US when the US price including freight was competit
>ive.  The window now seems to be open again when direct orders from UK wi
>ll make sense.  Brooks need to reduce US prices significantly to protect
>US dealers.  That assumes the higher US prices are due to Brooks wholesal
>e pricing, rather than US dealer markups.  If the later, then US dealers
>will need to take a bit less markup or lose some sales to UK shops that sel
>l on the net.

I remember when the pound was worth 3 dollars for decades. That was back when Great Britain was still a major manufacturer of cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Ev

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario