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    Shimano will Not be Sold in The USA

    On the website of Chainreaction there is a notice that beginning January 1 they will no longer be selling Shimano in the USA.

    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en

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    Not just USA also Canada...BRAIN reached out to get comment from other major EU merchants about Shimano sales...but hasn't heard anything back AFAIK

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    Is there a chance that postBrexit, there should be some trading agreements that make 'British exported' North American bound, less expensive than the larger EU regulated products.


    I admit to not understanding the implications for UK with this Brexit. Are new trading policies and arrangements almost in place? Maybe the Brits can become a free trade zone for import/export - sorta the Singapore of the Atlantic???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    Is there a chance that postBrexit, there should be some trading agreements that make 'British exported' North American bound, less expensive than the larger EU regulated products.


    I admit to not understanding the implications for UK with this Brexit. Are new trading policies and arrangements almost in place? Maybe the Brits can become a free trade zone for import/export - sorta the Singapore of the Atlantic???


    Oh. Boy.

    Well....this seemingly simple question is mired in some oh so complicated realities...the TL;DR version is basically this 7 minute internet video (which links to other vids by the same author to explain side issues):

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    Shimano has played this card b4 and had been unsuccessfully challenged in US (at least) courts for price fixing.


    And, Shimano isn't the only one doing this. While it's been a while, I used to be able to get Sidi shipped from Europe at a fraction of US retail. Viva Capitalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    Is there a chance that postBrexit, there should be some trading agreements that make 'British exported' North American bound, less expensive than the larger EU regulated products.


    I admit to not understanding the implications for UK with this Brexit. Are new trading policies and arrangements almost in place? Maybe the Brits can become a free trade zone for import/export - sorta the Singapore of the Atlantic???
    Any further dialog on trade scenarios will swiftly put this thread in PO.

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    Lol. Yet another reason buy Campy. Shimano sucks anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    Shimano has played this card b4 and had been unsuccessfully challenged in US (at least) courts for price fixing.


    And, Shimano isn't the only one doing this. While it's been a while, I used to be able to get Sidi shipped from Europe at a fraction of US retail. Viva Capitalism.
    SRAM too. Also Speedplay. Among others.
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    OP should change his thread title to something that actually explains what's going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    Is there a chance that postBrexit, there should be some trading agreements that make 'British exported' North American bound, less expensive than the larger EU regulated products.


    I admit to not understanding the implications for UK with this Brexit. Are new trading policies and arrangements almost in place? Maybe the Brits can become a free trade zone for import/export - sorta the Singapore of the Atlantic???
    The UK can't even start new trade negotiations with other countries until it is fully out of the EU, and trade deals are considered "rapidly neotiated" if they take less than 4 years. As of today, the UK is the Titanic sailing at full speed in the North Atlantic. There are plenty of icebergs, but also heavy fog. Nobody knows where this will end up but I sure wouldn't put off a bike parts purchasing decision waiting for things to settle down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    OP should change his thread title to something that actually explains what's going on.
    who does that here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    I admit to not understanding the implications for UK with this Brexit.
    You're not the only one. Nobody knows, least of all the UK. Brexit is a total clusterf!ck. It's worse than the Titanic. At least that one knew where it was going. The UK is hitting the big "delete"-button on countless trading agreements, without having something else in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Any further dialog on trade scenarios will swiftly put this thread in PO.
    Didn't mean for my comment to be Political. What's really going on sounds more controversially Political.

    What's really going on here is either: 1. Shimano USA wanting 100% control on domestic market price. 2. Chinese manufactured product inbound from anywhere to USA needs tariffs applied. 3. A combination of 1+2. 4. Something else, because strong dollar should dictate lower prices in $USA$.

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    Itís quite a stretch to hang all these issues of Brexit, tariffs and price fixing on an announcement from a single retailer.

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    the thread title is effin stupid.

    straight out of the 'click-bait' manual...
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    And I clicked into the thread too. ;) The fishing guys would be upset too. ;)

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    frustrating enough that they have never sold SRAM groupsets for a while now (esp MTB)

    glad I already got my new ultegra shadow derailleurs from CR a month ago . MUCH better than the prior Ultegra I was using on that cross bike

    for us Canadians CR has been a good choice because dealing with US retailers always seems to be more expensive, worse shipping etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daniell View Post
    On the website of Chainreaction there is a notice that beginning January 1 they will no longer be selling Shimano in the USA.

    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en
    I did not think there was a big price advantage buying Shimano stuff in the UK from the US like there is with Campy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I did not think there was a big price advantage buying Shimano stuff in the UK from the US like there is with Campy
    When I did a partial Di2 Ultegra upgrade last January, the best price I got was from Texas CycleSport. It's that way currently as well. I watched all the prices at Ribble, Chain Reaction, etc..... went to Texas.

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    Tell me if I'm wrong, but if your Shimano product doesn't come down the line from Shimano USA, there is no warranty In the US. If your Dura Ace shifter craps out in 2-1/2 years, you'd have to deal with whomever you bought it from, or Shimano UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    Tell me if I'm wrong, but if your Shimano product doesn't come down the line from Shimano USA, there is no warranty In the US. If your Dura Ace shifter craps out in 2-1/2 years, you'd have to deal with whomever you bought it from, or Shimano UK.
    Most likely yes. That is the way Campagnolo is.
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    it could be argued that such policies protect customers by insuring genuine Shimano through genuine vendors, the other side suggest that a vendor that buys 10,000 Shimano units wholesale has to sell their inventory at the same price as the vendor that buys 100 even though their risk and overhead seem greater.

    Capitalism only makes sense if you want it to make sense (or artificially manipulate the hell outta it to try and maintain an illusion of making sense). 1+1= whatever the market will bear at that particular time and place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
    When I did a partial Di2 Ultegra upgrade last January, the best price I got was from Texas CycleSport.
    Me too. Full Dura Ace build kit. Great price and customer service. I got a phone call a few min after placing the order online verifying my wire lengths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    Tell me if I'm wrong, but if your Shimano product doesn't come down the line from Shimano USA, there is no warranty In the US. If your Dura Ace shifter craps out in 2-1/2 years, you'd have to deal with whomever you bought it from, or Shimano UK.
    How do they know where the parts came from? Shimano parts are so reliable, you'll probably never need the warranty. Well worth the risk to save 50% off MSRP/MAAP prices.

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