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“Poor customer service”

Written on: 14/06/2013 by ianplag (1 review written)

I used to love buying cycling gear from Wiggle, so much so that I bought a Focus Cayo carbon fibre road bike from them 2 years ago. Encouraged by their prompt delivery and good customer service I bought a GT mountain bike worth more than £700 last December. However, things seemed to have gone downhill - pardon the pun - since then. Firstly in March I was told that goods I had ordered would not be in stock for 2 months. This is not an isolated event as I have encountered the same problem on 3 further occasions. Moreover, in April the rear brake on my mountain bike began to feel spongy so I bled it in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. This did not rectify the problem so I contacted Wiggle who informed me that bleeding the brakes invalidated the warranty, although they were unable to provide this in writing. After much wrangling they offered to sell me an upgraded set of brakes at a discount which I agreed to as I did not want the hassle of having to send the bike back. Now the RockShox hydraulic forks are leaking which I reported to Wiggle last weekend. They took 3 days to respond to my contact in which I suggested sending photos of the forks and they now want me to return them with no idea of the likely repair time or whether they will refund the postage costs. I have informed Wiggle that I will not be purchasing any more bikes from them as their customer service is appalling.

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