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Amazon gets rolling with Black Friday cycling deals

You've gotta be quick to grab the best cycling bits! The Amazon Black Friday time-sensitive deals are dropping like flies.....

It's become customary at this time of year for retailers to slash the prices of their products in preperation for consumerism's greatest holiday: Black Friday.

No online retailer does it better than the biggest of them all: Amazon. So the DealCatcher's fallen in to shovel the deals your way.

And, with Christmas on the horizon now is as good of a time as any to start ticking things off your gift list.

If your one of Amazon's Prime members - that's the e-retailer's subscription model that gives you perks like free shipping and access to the company's streaming service - you'll have extra early access to the deals.

Don't despair if you're a lowly Amazon standard user, you can sign up for a free Amazon Prime 30-day trial by following the link below. Not only will the upgrade give you early access to all of the deals you're soon to read about, you'll be able to use all of the other Amazon perks for the duration of your trial.

>Sign up to Amazon Prime here

Seeing as there's so much to get through don't expect our usual DealCatcher depth. We'll just be firing the deals at you as quickly as they come!

 

43% off Look's Keo Blade 2 Carbon Pedal
WAS £224.99 | NOW £128.20

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31% off LIVALL's BH60 Bluetooth Speaker-Integrated Helmet
WAS £103.99 | NOW £71.99

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29% off On-Guard's Akita-8044 Cable
WAS £8.99 | NOW £6.37

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VeloChampion Bike Lights
DEAL STARTS at 7.30pm (7.00pm for Prime members)

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Ohuhu Rust-Proof Quick Release Front Handlebar Basket
DEAL STARTS at 2.29am (1.59am for Prime members)

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QY8 Bluetooth Headphones
DEAL STARTS at 4.00am

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VeloChampion Warp Sunglasses
DEAL STARTS at 7.40am (7.10am for Prime members)

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Abrillo Bicycle Lights
DEAL STARTS at 10.05am (9.35am for Prime members)

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MRURE Bike Rain/Dust Cover
DEAL STARTS at 2.35pm (2.05pm for Prime members)

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Team Obsidian Bike Lights
DEAL STARTS at 3.55pm (3.25pm for Prime members)

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monkeytrousers | 7 years ago
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If you feel that bad about a supplier, don't use them. 

Businesses generally don't take moral stances, but you can as an individual if you feel that way.

Perhaps Amazon pay road.cc a few quid which keeps stops the annoying pop up ads that other sites use.

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davel replied to monkeytrousers | 7 years ago
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Yep: a few pop-up ads are well worth losing your morals over.

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gawl07 | 7 years ago
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They didn't break any laws.

Sounds like good business to me.

It would make more sense to be angry with the Government that allowed it to go on.

As far as I'm aware, the loopholes still haven't been closed.

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londoncommute replied to gawl07 | 7 years ago
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gawl07 wrote:

 

As far as I'm aware, the loopholes still haven't been closed.

 

What loopholes are those then?

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davel replied to gawl07 | 7 years ago
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gawl07 wrote:

They didn't break any laws.

Sounds like good business to me.

It would make more sense to be angry with the Government that allowed it to go on.

As far as I'm aware, the loopholes still haven't been closed.

Pick one of the tax-dodging multinationals, and tell me which government to be angry with, in that particular case.

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CygnusX1 | 7 years ago
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Regardless of their corporate social conscience, I'm somewhat underwhelmed by the deals anyway.

Apart from the Look pedals, it seems to be generic chinese light sets at discounts on an already inflated price. Can get the same/similar for less at your local Wilko.

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jasecd | 7 years ago
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Hey Road.cc - how about you promote a business that pays some tax and doesn't shirk their moral and social responsibilities?

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pipthepilot replied to jasecd | 7 years ago
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jasecd wrote:

Hey Road.cc - how about you promote a business that pays some tax and doesn't shirk their moral and social responsibilities?

I am all for pointing out businesses that don't pay UK tax however as Amazon has been paying its fair share of UK taxes since it changed its reporting structure last year, your comment is a little unfair.

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BudgieBike replied to pipthepilot | 7 years ago
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pipthepilot wrote:
jasecd wrote:

Hey Road.cc - how about you promote a business that pays some tax and doesn't shirk their moral and social responsibilities?

I am all for pointing out businesses that don't pay UK tax however as Amazon has been paying its fair share of UK taxes since it changed its reporting structure last year, your comment is a little unfair.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/07/online-sellers-price-fi...

they can afford a little more tax as now looking at price fixing according to The Guadian and others 

 

 

 

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jasecd replied to pipthepilot | 7 years ago
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pipthepilot wrote:
jasecd wrote:

Hey Road.cc - how about you promote a business that pays some tax and doesn't shirk their moral and social responsibilities?

I am all for pointing out businesses that don't pay UK tax however as Amazon has been paying its fair share of UK taxes since it changed its reporting structure last year, your comment is a little unfair.

 

Sorry, yes that is unfair of me. But is it less fair than the exchequer missing out on billions in taxation from Amazon over the past fifteen or so years?

All the cuts to healthcare, education, infrastructure, policing, welfare, etc., etc. that could have been avoided had Amazon and their ilk been held to account - where does this sit on the fairness scale? 

Should we just turn a blind eye to their past behaviour?

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davel replied to jasecd | 7 years ago
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jasecd wrote:

Should we just turn a blind eye to their past behaviour?

No: keep sticking the boot in at every available opportunity.

Multinationals seeking access to developed, profitable markets, infrastructure and workforces, without paying their fair share for the upkeep of those facilities and benefits, should be held up as the parasites that they are.

That the usual suspects have realised that being pariahs is bad for business and are doing something about current taxes is an improvement, but still cynical, and their excuses are pathetic. If their motivation was a social conscience, and not the bottom line, they'd be covering previous years, too.

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