Author Topic: Wiggle  (Read 117214 times)

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #500 on: March 12, 2019, 11:06:41 pm »
Wiggle were one of the first online retailers I tried, but they sent me no correspondence after I ordered, and they did not have a phone number, so they were clearly not interested in giving reasonable customer service.  No probs, Sigma Sports, Chain Reaction, or my local Hargroves have all been excellent online.

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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #501 on: March 13, 2019, 08:44:42 am »
Chain Reaction are Wiggle.

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #502 on: March 13, 2019, 10:10:59 am »
Chain Reaction are Wiggle.

Indeed, tho they still have a Northern Ireland telephone number on their website, tho I expect the orders are fulfilled from the same warehouse in the Midlands. Certainly stock levels / availability look very alike.

I've been using Merlin recently, with good results. And Bike24, tho presumably that'll become uneconomic after Brexit.
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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #503 on: March 14, 2019, 03:40:33 am »
I've been using the same combination, and I just had exactly that thought last night  :-[

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #504 on: March 14, 2019, 06:28:29 am »
Bike24 is also Wiggle

DaT

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #505 on: March 14, 2019, 07:32:22 am »
Bike24 is also Wiggle
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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #506 on: March 14, 2019, 11:00:46 am »
Bike24 is also Wiggle
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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #507 on: April 02, 2019, 01:43:22 pm »
Bike24 is also Wiggle

But still far better.

Anyhow - my tale of wow - wrong BB described on their site, ordered to swap over this week... obv wrong so preparing to return, I now have to go 3 miles to my nearest Asda for free returns instead of 500m down the road to the co-op Collect+ returns.... quite disappointed!  Plus no returns slip now in with order now and as I don't have a working printer.... stuck with the Asda option even if I did want to pay (Adsa option is print free)...

Will order a new BB and that's probably the last of Wiggle for me...  :facepalm:
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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #508 on: April 19, 2019, 08:30:02 pm »
I wanted a multitool with both a 2.5mm allen key (why do manufacturers use such silly sizes?) and a T20 torx driver. I don't really like multitools but in this particular case it seemed to make sense. I could only find one, which I first found on Tredz for £12.98, or £2 more in silver which I preferred to the black (a choice of colours in tools, is this fashion over function?). Turned out Wiggle were the cheapest, £1 less than Tredz and not charging extra for my preferred colour. Ordered on the 16th with the cheapest delivery option, they said it would arrive on the 24th – it actually arrived on the 18th!

But I note this was the first time I'd used Wiggle in a couple of years.

I note that free delivery on any order seems to be a thing of the past (from any firm). That's for the best, though of course could have the negative effect of encouraging you to add things you don't really want to your order.
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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #509 on: June 04, 2020, 08:53:03 am »
WigglingChain's stock levels seem worse than ever.  Just had a look for some items - nada.   Granted covid and also demand for cycling gear must be having an effect, but it was still a bad day when CR&W 'merged'.  There's pretty much no point in having both websites, except that I marginally prefer the CR 'experience'.
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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #510 on: November 03, 2020, 10:21:49 am »
I placed an order on Sunday morning and received it just over 24 hours later!
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #511 on: December 21, 2020, 02:10:03 pm »
Just placed an order for Swissstop brake pads, got an email a couple of hours later from Hermes (gulp) indicating delivery by 24/12

I wait with baited breath

A

Edit; parts arrived today (22/12), all correct and 2 days ahead of estimate - fair enough

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #512 on: December 21, 2020, 06:25:14 pm »
I ordered a set of clip-on mudguards on Saturday evening - long story involving a dodgy BB on the mudguard bike - and the guards are now here.

If you want the negative - almost everything that is sensibly priced is ‘no longer available’

Tbh, I don’t like the business model that lets stuff become redundant so quickly and focuses on the new thing only - although they are as much victim as proponent I suspect. As a little rant, the current Shimano rim brakes are astonishingly good. Similarly for TRP RG957 57mm reach callipers (and they’ll clear 35s). However, try buying a more than basic frame with rim brakes now. They’re almost like hens’ teeth

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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #513 on: January 05, 2021, 10:52:06 am »
Ordered some tyres and a fixed sprocket on the 13th Dec.

Wiggle use Hermes round here and all my previous orders have been great but this seems to have collapsed.   I have had 4 e-mails with delivery slots but no-one has turned.   Queried with Hermes - auto generated e-mail and another attempt scheduled.   Queried with Wiggle and they said it would take 4 days to investigate.   Today is day 5 so I've asked for my money back.

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #514 on: January 05, 2021, 01:24:11 pm »
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Wiggle use Hermes...
So another reason I avoid Wiggle, though they (& CRC) stopped being my go-to shop years ago.

Ordered a tyre and some tubes from Merlin Cycles on Saturday evening - due here tomorrow by RM Tracked 48 (free over £20)

Re: Wiggle
« Reply #515 on: January 05, 2021, 04:22:46 pm »
I ordered a set of clip-on mudguards on Saturday evening - long story involving a dodgy BB on the mudguard bike - and the guards are now here.

If you want the negative - almost everything that is sensibly priced is ‘no longer available’

Tbh, I don’t like the business model that lets stuff become redundant so quickly and focuses on the new thing only - although they are as much victim as proponent I suspect. As a little rant, the current Shimano rim brakes are astonishingly good. Similarly for TRP RG957 57mm reach callipers (and they’ll clear 35s). However, try buying a more than basic frame with rim brakes now. They’re almost like hens’ teeth

One of the flip on clips broke its hand after one use. Annoying but they’re otherwise fine. Now out of stock so Wiggle offered a full refund if I returned them or a full voucher if not. Given I’d held them together with zip ties while I waited for them to come back after Christmas, I took the voucher (I had only asked for a new band or clip).

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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #516 on: January 08, 2021, 03:24:08 pm »
Put in a stock alert - next day get an email saying it's back in stock.  With in the hour check the site, it's out of stock.  Reset stock alert.  Email within an hour, back in stock ... but by the time I check ... :facepalm:
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Re: Wiggle
« Reply #517 on: January 14, 2021, 08:57:51 am »
Taking the actual piss!  Item is back in stock - check site 3 mins later, out of stock again, set up another notification.
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