All I want is some Asics!

Why won't anyone sell me any?

7 messages
25/09/2002 at 00:07
What's going on in the UK at the moment? I live in Iceland; we can get a reasonable selection of running kit here but not a wide choice ... so I emailed a couple of the stores who advertise in Runner's World to see if they would sell me a pair of Asics 1070s - women's fit, asking how much they would charge to ship a pair of them to Iceland.

And what has the response been?

Nothing!

Is there such a boom in the UK at the moment that sports shoe retailers don't need an extra sale (especially when it means filling out a customs forms)? Is it just poor customer service?

Or, does anyone know of a running kit retailer which is happy to ship outside the EC?

Sorry - late night rant - but I'm desparate (and unable to spell!)
My Asics are worn through and my knees are hurting - I can't carry on!
25/09/2002 at 03:19
try www.roadrunnersports.com

best running supplier in the damn world! and I don't work for them like most of the propaganda throwing bastards that clog these forums plugging their crap like Del Boy!
25/09/2002 at 10:25
Thanks!

Their US site has some of the shoes I want for $69 - about £46. So lets see if they answer my email....

I have to pay import duty of around 25% on anything that I have shipped into the country, so cheap is good!

I can only get men's Asics 1070's here - they cost about £100!
25/09/2002 at 12:12
LizzyB - good luck with getting your shoes. If you still get no response, I would be willing to order them to my UK address and post them on to you, if that would help. Drop me an e-mail if you want to give that a try.

BenD - do you want to name names? I'm on the forum most days, and don't feel there is much in the way of "propaganda" or "plugs". I can only remember one person saying they worked for a manufacturer and he was quite open about it.
25/09/2002 at 13:00
Thanks Nessie; that's so good of you. I'm actually quite touched! I'll see what response I get from the Americans first ....
OB
25/09/2002 at 20:43
is this the same Ben D who was happy to use the forum to sell his Timex SDM?
26/09/2002 at 08:17
Could also try www.ontherun.co.uk - I have used them fairly religiously for shoes (mine and Mrs S) - their information section says they'll ship abroad so you may be in luck.

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