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    On One being a bunch of *****. Is this what I should expect from them?

    I recently ordered an Inbred an fork from On One, which still hasn't arrived yet. They recently lowered the price of the frame. I respectfully inquired as to whether they could reimburse me the difference (not to mention I got screwed out of getting the frame color I wanted and they probably knew they were going to have it, but didn't bother informing me when I asked). Their blunt (outsourced?) response:

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    Thank you for your email

    Unfortunately i am unable to issue you a refund for this reason.

    Kind regards

    Mike

    Anyone else have negative experiences dealing with On One?
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    Sorry you missed the sale dude, but I don't think there are many companies out there that honor a sale price after the purchase has already been made. Nor do I think they should have to.
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    It wasn't hard to find two big online distributors that offer price protection. And one of them's from the UK so clearly it's not just a cultural difference.

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    Oh right on! Perhaps a phone call is in order. Does their website say they offer price protection?
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    No, but I think many companies would still offer it. For example, I sent an email to a bar company letting them now that a bar I had, which wasn't close to expiration date, had fuzzy mold when opened and smelled fermented. They offered to send me a whole box to replace it. It seems like most companies want to leave their customers happy and *definitely* not feeling cheated. I sent another email to a different department and if that doesn't work I might try calling, but my phone is currently broken and I haven't been able to get the landline in my apartment working...

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    It sounds like you're just a little miffed that you didn't wait a little longer to order it - no fault of the company.
    While yes, some companies would offer to reimburse you the difference, they really do not have to. It's an inbred, you already got it dirt cheap.

    Were you not happy when you ordered it? Face it, you're getting a sweet frame. Get on with it.

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    On One always has frames / parts / bikes on sale.
    The wise thing to do is to wait until the object of your disere is on sale.
    If you can't wait, you'll have to pay a little more.
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    Just cancel your order and then re-order it

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpok92 View Post
    Just cancel your order and then re-order it
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    It's already shipped and has arrived somewhere in the US so I think the shipping cost to try to cancel the order now is more than the price difference.
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    Edit: Does anyone know if there are any legal regulations on online checkouts. I remember that after entering card information and pressing next it automatically placed the order and every single other site I've ever ordered anything from will have an additional page asking to confirm or submit the final order.

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    Somebody needs to put on there BigBoy panties and get over it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bit_lizard View Post
    Somebody needs to put on there BigBoy panties and get over it....
    I wasn't going to say anything.
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    All these responses +1 and more. Go ride a bike!

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    I'm forever ordering parts etc and then have them go on sale. It happens. I've never let it worry me too much. Generally think to myself "aw crap, not again", then forget about it. Then go ride the hell out of whatever it is I've purchased to help me remember why I got it in the first place.
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    Some companies offer price protection, some do not.
    I think it is pretty silly though to get mad at a company and call them a "bunch of *****" because they don't. Let's face it, most companies offer it because all you would have to do is return the item and purchase it again so it is just easier to give the difference back and avoid the dance. Maybe if you call them, they will refund the difference. If they did, that would be really cool and above and beyond. If they don't, oh well but it doesn't make them a "bunch of *****".

    Also, you didn't get "screwed out of getting the frame color" you wanted.
    You made a conscious decision to settle for and purchase the color you didn't want.
    Not their fault and if anything, you screwed yourself out of the color you wanted by not waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    And one of them's from the UK so clearly it's not just a cultural difference.
    Nope, there are whiny people in every culture.

    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    No, but I think many companies would still offer it. For example, I sent an email to a bar company letting them now that a bar I had, which wasn't close to expiration date, had fuzzy mold when opened and smelled fermented. They offered to send me a whole box to replace it. It seems like most companies want to leave their customers happy and *definitely* not feeling cheated. I sent another email to a different department and if that doesn't work I might try calling, but my phone is currently broken and I haven't been able to get the landline in my apartment working...
    You went through the trouble to call a company over a bar?
    Correct me if I am wrong, are we talking about a candy or health food bar that costs between $1-$2? I mean honestly, I don't make a lot of money and I still have better things to do with my time then to worry about a dollar or two.



    Oh well, I am sure persist long enough and not let this go that On One will eventually refund the difference if for no other reason to shut you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    You went through the trouble to call a company over a bar?
    Correct me if I am wrong, are we talking about a candy or health food bar that costs between $1-$2? I mean honestly, I don't make a lot of money and I still have better things to do with my time then to worry about a dollar or two.
    I sent them an email because they're a relatively new company and I wanted to help them improve their quality control if possible. In fact I even specified that I didn't need any swag since I already have a substantial discount on their products.

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post

    Oh well, I am sure persist long enough and not let this go that On One will eventually refund the difference if for no other reason to shut you up.
    That's what I'm hoping.

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    Unbelievable!

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    Nope, had nothing but good experiences when ordering from On-One. I will more than likely buy another frame from them in the near future.

    OP- Get over it! As was already stated, at full price, you got a great deal on a great bike.

    As for price protection...There are lots of companies that do this but do they have to? No! That doesn't mean that every company should, it just means that you should be a more savvy shopper.

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    Sounds as if the OP needs a good spanking. This post gets the spoiled brat of the year award.
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    First off, anyone commenting on the nature of my complaints has lowered themselves to that same level they perceive me to be on.

    Second, I was correct (i.e. you were all wrong), and On-One agrees with me and will refund the difference; my only mistake was contacting sales before customer service.

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    Uh...On One is not really a new company. I don't want to pile on, but you're really making a mountain out of a molehill. Maybe you could appeal to Brant directly. He's pretty active on the boards here; maybe you can PM him or something and explain the situation. But if the answer is still no - just ride and enjoy. You still got a great bike for a great price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolandjd View Post
    Uh...On One is not really a new company.
    I know, I was referring to the bar company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    First off, anyone commenting on the nature of my complaints has lowered themselves to that same level they perceive me to be on.
    How do you figure?

    Or is this your attempt at a "I'm rubber your glue"?

    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    Second, I was correct (i.e. you were all wrong), and On-One agrees with me and will refund the difference; my only mistake was contacting sales before customer service.
    Nobody was wrong....well, except for you.
    We were all commenting on how childish and spoiled you were acting.
    We were right.

    You came in here jumped the gun and slammed a company that ended up siding with you anyways.
    You may have cost a good company some valuable business all so you could get a couple dollars back that you really did not deserve.
    You were wrong.

    Of course, you are obviously too self centered to realize the truth of the matter but I wouldn't expect more from somebody with your attitude.
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    Yep, you jumped the gun, I agree.

    On-one did what they were supposed to do, most stores give you about 30 days to get a sale price. Good move by a good company.
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    It's lowbrow to point out when someone is being childish and spoiled even if it's true. (Imagine you're in a group of friends and someone makes an improper comment. There might be a moment of awkward silence, perhaps someone would have the gall to call them out on it, but it would be quite odd for everyone to go in a circle sequentially to point out how childish that person's reasoning is. Getting it, yet?

    On One refunding me proves that it is in fact something companies typically do and that I was correct in asking for it (Imagine buying a coffee and not receiving proper change out of a $20 if you're still not getting it).

    To speculate as to whether this sort of thread is costly or profitable for this particular company is exceedingly more naïve and thus childish then wanting your money back.

    Now allow me to help you save face and acknowledge the døuchiness of this post (and thread if you need) and you can all get on with your lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    It's lowbrow to point out when someone is being childish and spoiled even if it's true. (Imagine you're in a group of friends and someone makes an improper comment. There might be a moment of awkward silence, perhaps someone would have the gall to call them out on it, but it would be quite odd for everyone to go in a circle sequentially to point out how childish that person's reasoning is. Getting it, yet?
    And what do you call it when somebody slams a person or company for no reason at all?

    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    On One refunding me proves that it is in fact something companies typically do and that I was correct in asking for it (Imagine buying a coffee and not receiving proper change out of a $20 if you're still not getting it).

    No, it proves that On One does it.
    I don't go buy groceries and then if the item goes on sale the following week run in with my receipt stomping my feet and demanding a refund.

    And your analogy is way off. You were charged the proper amount and not short changed. The item then happened to go on sale shortly after.

    Now if you said imagine buying a coffee and having them lower their prices the next week. Would you demand a refund on the difference. I imagine you probably would but I would not.

    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post

    To speculate as to whether this sort of thread is costly or profitable for this particular company is exceedingly more naïve and thus childish then wanting your money back.
    I sad "may have" and it is possible that you could. However I would hope that most people won't just read the title and will come in here and see that you jumped the gun and On One actually did go above and beyond (yes, above and beyond and not what should be expected).



    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post

    Now allow me to help you save face and acknowledge the døuchiness of this post (and thread if you need) and you can all get on with your lives.
    Not helping me save face but since you are recognizing the døuchiness of your actions, you may be saving yourself a little face.

    But you are correct, time to move on.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post


    Nobody was wrong....well, except for you.
    We were all commenting on how childish and spoiled you were acting.
    We were right.

    You came in here jumped the gun and slammed a company that ended up siding with you anyways.
    You may have cost a good company some valuable business all so you could get a couple dollars back that you really did not deserve.
    You were wrong.

    Of course, you are obviously too self centered to realize the truth of the matter but I wouldn't expect more from somebody with your attitude.
    I have a friend who who freeloads off his Wife and does what Michael1 does all day long. Complains and moans about companies looking for free stuff. He literally harasses and badgers them into succumbing to his demands. He is an unemployed PhD in History and every complaint starts like this, "Please, call call me Dr."

    Michael1 you started this thread calling On-One names because you had bad luck???? Do us all a favour and pull your foreskin over your head and vanish up your own arse!
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    On One being a bunch of *****. Is this what I should expect from them?

    I've been riding my sweet On One bikes so much (some bought at great non-sale prices and some bought at frickin-crazy sale prices) that I totally missed this thread until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    First off, anyone commenting on the nature of my complaints has lowered themselves to that same level they perceive me to be on.

    Second, I was correct (i.e. you were all wrong), and On-One agrees with me and will refund the difference; my only mistake was contacting sales before customer service.
    No. I think On-One saw you bad mouth them on the interweb an is trying to get you to stop making a fuss out of something that's entirely YOUR DOING! They're simply going out of their way to "kill you with kindness."

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    People are still complaining about my poor title choice?—you guys must be on one.
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    M1- On One refunding me proves that it is in fact something companies typically do and that I was correct in asking for it




    Then again they could have refunded you the $ to keep you from bad mouthing them on the net and to your friends.
    Something went on sale after you bought it. Grow up. When gas prices drop do you go to the gas station and ask for a refund? LMFAO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    People are still complaining about my poor title choice?—you guys must be on one.
    Sorry, you don't get to come in here acting like a spoiled little b!tch and then decide it is over because people still want to call you out on it.

    Besides, it wasn't just a poor title choice. It was your whole attitude. Face it, you suck at life.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    On One being a bunch of *****. Is this what I should expect from them?

    Ok, let's all get back to building great bikes and putting miles on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugenemtbing View Post
    Ok, let's all get back to building great bikes and putting miles on them.
    Gotta do something between wrenching and riding and this is it.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bit_lizard View Post
    Somebody needs to put on there BigBoy panties and get over it....
    +1 - best reply so far.

    Badgering a company until they give in doesn't prove you are right. It just proves you are willing to be a big enough PITA to get your way.
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