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Post  Snowcat Tue Jul 31 2012, 12:16

First topic message reminder :

Apparently the German owned company are looking for a buyer for the UK arm of the business. Just another nail in the coffin of UK motorcycle business soon after George White called time.
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Post  Snowcat Tue Aug 07 2012, 14:30

Called in at Manchester, the deals on are nothing less than you could haggle anyway and too be honest it looks like they've put some
Of the prices up just to discount them, it's a shame but the company never did themselves any favours in that respect.

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Post  MrNutt Tue Aug 07 2012, 14:40

was going to visit the northampton shop today, as I would like some new boots. Think i'll leave it a bit longer yet
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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 07 2012, 15:37

sale ..... yes but but to expensive for me tongue just back fro shop
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Post  ellie Tue Aug 07 2012, 22:47

They've always been over priced and I found their stuff boring, but their base layers are spot on.
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Post  weasley Wed Aug 08 2012, 07:32

I love my HG two-piece touring suit (PSX-TR) and summer gloves, but when I went in there looking for boots I was largely ignored and nothing really fitted so I rode 30 miles to an independent place and got great service and some perfectly-fitted Sidis. I'll go in HG for convenience and some stuff is ok, but I'm not surprised they're in trouble.
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Post  Wooster Thu Aug 09 2012, 00:35

Spotted the closing down signs in the Edinburgh shop the other day.

They always struck me a the bike equivalent of Halfords, mostly overpriced with the odd bargain if you happen to be there at the right time.
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Post  Snowcat Thu Aug 09 2012, 11:01

It appears they aren't honouring returns/warranty claims either, just tried to return something that had worn prematurely, is going to get back to me but he thinks their 2 year returns policy might be down the drain, this is barely 6 months old!!
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Post  0ldcat Thu Aug 09 2012, 11:39

Couple of alternates to Hein Gericke : . . . .

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3. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] <<< The Expensive One

Logo's #1 , 2 & 3 above are links Smile
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Post  Snowcat Thu Aug 09 2012, 12:36

Do you think any of them will take my boots back Tel ?? ;-)
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Post  0ldcat Thu Aug 09 2012, 14:40

You could try, but sadly I doubt it mate Crying or Very sad I suppose you could try Hein Gericke Germany ? It is only the UK arm of the franchises that have gone belly up after all Don\'t Know

However, there seem to be so many lamenting the passing of a german motorcycle kit supplier, I thought I'd give alternate ports of call.
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Post  SteveCat Thu Aug 09 2012, 17:40

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Vorsprung durch technik Wink

The lack of that got them in this mess too, their point of sale, ordering and gift card system was extremely outdated, but that needed investment which they obviously didn't have.

Sure many have seen they have doubled the discounts now to 40%

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Post  Snowcat Thu Aug 09 2012, 19:02

Called in at Manchester today to see if they'd exchange my boots, staff in there were arguing with a guy over a "faulty" indicator he had bought and were bitching about changing it.

As for my boots he said the fact that the sole had worn down was down to wear and tear, even blamed it on the foot pegs on my bike even though theyre rubber sleeved and showing no signs of wear, didn't entertain the fact I'd done barely a thousand miles in them and that I thought the wear was excessive, offered to send them back to be examined but said the factory would say the same plus I'd be without boots for god knows how long, if I got them back at all judging by the mess the company is in!!

Progress Through Technology..... I doubt it, stick to small indies from now on me thinks.
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Post  stevemcc Tue Aug 14 2012, 04:57

noticed they have updated their web page.
at least 20% of everything and 40% of some.
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may be worth another visit
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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 14 2012, 09:27

cant buy online
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Post  TomCom Mon Aug 20 2012, 22:14

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Post  SteveCat Tue Aug 21 2012, 08:55

Suspect there will be further reductions.
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Post  YZFJohn Tue Aug 21 2012, 09:00

Shame they don't sell bikes Tom, could have got a real bargain. Very Happy
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Post  TomCom Tue Aug 21 2012, 15:02

i am looking for one :p
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Post  Stu Thu Aug 23 2012, 22:46

Was in the oxford Hein Gericke shop today and one of the staff said that they had just recieved an e-mail that they have been bought (by another German company evidently). So hopefully the staff will keep there jobs.
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Post  0ldcat Fri Aug 24 2012, 12:17

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Was in the oxford Hein Gericke shop today and one of the staff said that they had just recieved an e-mail that they have been bought (by another German company evidently). So hopefully the staff will keep there jobs.
Hmm ponder I wonder if that would be Held then ?

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