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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2021, 08:42:44 am »
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2021, 12:07:17 pm »
It is a wonder they are still in business..
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2021, 02:04:27 pm »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.

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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2021, 02:08:44 pm »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.

I agree, got some awesome deals from them prior to this lockdown fiasco without the hassle of trying to import stuff yourself. 
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2021, 02:17:12 pm »
It sounds like they were hard hit, hardest perhaps, by all this C19 shit.
Dunno them but read between the lines many have used them, but now with the applicable-for-them importation hassles a few are disgruntled.
BUT, those importing themselves are experiencing the same delays!
It is fair to take one company out this way?
Dunno...
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2021, 02:20:13 pm »
It sounds like they were hard hit, hardest perhaps, by all this C19 shit.
Dunno them but read between the lines many have used them, but now with the applicable-for-them importation hassles a few are disgruntled.
BUT, those importing themselves are experiencing the same delays!
It is fair to take one company out this way?
Dunno...
Communication may help allay the fears being expressed...
 
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2021, 02:24:59 pm »
It sounds like they were hard hit, hardest perhaps, by all this C19 shit.
Dunno them but read between the lines many have used them, but now with the applicable-for-them importation hassles a few are disgruntled.
BUT, those importing themselves are experiencing the same delays!
It is fair to take one company out this way?
Dunno...

The prices they charge for some things are a bit ridiculous.  Where an actual reseller could negotiate a better price to offset some of the import and duties cost, these guys just seem to buy stuff straight off Ebay stores, ad a markup and bring it in. I cant imagine what overheads they have either, no store (no rent), no stock...
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2021, 03:24:39 pm »
Communication may help allay the fears being expressed...

Yes, I agree, communication is key with these kind of problems!
If they lie low then somethings amiss - same like when one looses his job, then the first thing they should do is calling their bank and say "Hey, YOU have a problem, let's sort each other out!" instead of becoming dead-quiet with comms & payments....
Some non-generic feedback would/could go a long way to keep their reputation & business, but regrettably some do not see it this way.



The prices they charge for some things are a bit ridiculous.  Where an actual reseller could negotiate a better price to offset some of the import and duties cost, these guys just seem to buy stuff straight off Ebay stores, ad a markup and bring it in. I cant imagine what overheads they have either, no store (no rent), no stock...

Hey Stu ma bru, if a buyer clicks Yes he must be happy, not so?
I've been guilty here too, sometimes it's easier to do this rather than go through the schlepp of DIY imporation, and of course there's a premium involved then.
If that's not worth it to you don't click Yes, simple enough.
And, such hardly makes them an exception, moenie my bek oopbreek hierso nie, could mention a few 'guilty' companies...... of which I did buy, stupid eh?  :P
Lazyness, or gemak dien die mens, has a price, and for such I and many others will pay gladly!
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2021, 07:15:36 am »
I used them July last year, never again. No communication, bullshit stories - first goods were waiting in customs, then they hadn't left the manufacturer due to covid, then the container was delayed due to covid, then he didn't know eta as there is no tracking on containers (yeah right). Finally after four months I threatened legal action and got my money back. My theory is they just buy off amazon and similar sites and use the postal service which is why it's a lottery as to when or if you get your goods. Any decent logistics company would give exact location and ETA.
 
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2021, 09:56:42 am »
waiting till month end, had all the stories as well the coms are pisspoor
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2021, 10:18:51 am »
I used them July last year, never again. No communication, bullshit stories - first goods were waiting in customs, then they hadn't left the manufacturer due to covid, then the container was delayed due to covid, then he didn't know eta as there is no tracking on containers (yeah right). Finally after four months I threatened legal action and got my money back. My theory is they just buy off amazon and similar sites and use the postal service which is why it's a lottery as to when or if you get your goods. Any decent logistics company would give exact location and ETA.

They buy from maybe FC-Moto - https://www.fc-moto.de/en_GB

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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2021, 09:45:51 am »
Happy days - I got my stuff that I ordered on 30th Sep last year.

Seems it is getting  through but with loooong delays...
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2021, 09:13:42 am »
How about these guys, more of the same?

https://whiskeythrottle.co.za/
 

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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2021, 11:55:26 am »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all SOME OF the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.
fixed this for you - we bring in Giant Loop - not crap, and Motion Pro - not crap, besides a few other quality imports, so you may WELL be right about some stores, but not us; just setting the record straight.
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2021, 06:14:41 pm »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all SOME OF the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.
fixed this for you - we bring in Giant Loop - not crap, and Motion Pro - not crap, besides a few other quality imports, so you may WELL be right about some stores, but not us; just setting the record straight.
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MX Alliance mostly import boots and helmets. They also sell on takealot. I have never bought from them before. I support my local bike shops like runner.

 
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2021, 09:36:18 pm »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all SOME OF the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.
fixed this for you - we bring in Giant Loop - not crap, and Motion Pro - not crap, besides a few other quality imports, so you may WELL be right about some stores, but not us; just setting the record straight.
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Yeh but Klim? Scorpion? Icon? Firstgear? Saint?
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2021, 08:56:17 am »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all SOME OF the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.
fixed this for you - we bring in Giant Loop - not crap, and Motion Pro - not crap, besides a few other quality imports, so you may WELL be right about some stores, but not us; just setting the record straight.
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Yeh but Klim? Scorpion? Icon? Firstgear? Saint?

KTM Cape Town has a small range of KLIM

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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2021, 09:20:58 am »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all SOME OF the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.
fixed this for you - we bring in Giant Loop - not crap, and Motion Pro - not crap, besides a few other quality imports, so you may WELL be right about some stores, but not us; just setting the record straight.
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Yeh but Klim? often near unaffordable, with the duties...
Scorpion? available locally - what are you looking for?
Icon? Rebelutiongear and V-Custom Cycles seem to be SA Agents...
Firstgear? zero
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2021, 12:56:25 pm »
It is a wonder they are still in business..

I think because all SOME OF the brick and mortar bike gear shops just bring in the lowest common denominator, crap gear, so your only real option for decent gear is guys like this, or risk importing yourself.
fixed this for you - we bring in Giant Loop - not crap, and Motion Pro - not crap, besides a few other quality imports, so you may WELL be right about some stores, but not us; just setting the record straight.
 :thumleft:
Chris & Team

Yeh but Klim? often near unaffordable, with the duties...
Scorpion? available locally - what are you looking for?
Icon? Rebelutiongear and V-Custom Cycles seem to be SA Agents...
Firstgear? zero
Saint? saint@Saint.cc
Cheers
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Only the Scorpion helmets seem to be available here. None of the clothing, which some say rivals Klim but less expensive.
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Re: MX ALLIANCE
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2021, 08:10:47 pm »
Waiting 7 months now for my order. It has been "shipped" for the last 3 months.