Runners Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Gumps said:
I have spent far too much with wiggle and have found them to be very good. They sometimes put free jelly babies in - I've not had any yet!
I've had the sweeties once. Ordered lots of stuff from wiggle and never had a problem.

MandM sports are also good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Have to say I have always found them good as well. Next day delivery seems to be the norm - good range of goods as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
244 Posts
The Count said:
MandM sports are also good.
I quite like M&M usually, however, I've noticed that recently they've had hardly any running gear on offer at the mo.

Has anyone noticed the new online shop on the "other" forum* links, Virgin Runner I think they're called? Had a quick look and prices seem to be reasonable, plus it say's they're backed by a "major" retailer not sure who that could be though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
220 Posts
Yes, I noticed them. They say they are backed by "one of the biggest names in running retail", but I can't think who that might be. The only specialised truly national chain is Sweatshop, and they already sell online. All the other chains only have a few shops.
Unless JJB, JD, Sports World have decided to start catering for runners as a separate offering?

Maybe Nick (Pearson) knows?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Greg said:
Yes, I noticed them. They say they are backed by "one of the biggest names in running retail", but I can't think who that might be. The only specialised truly national chain is Sweatshop, and they already sell online. All the other chains only have a few shops.
Unless JJB, JD, Sports World have decided to start catering for runners as a separate offering?

Maybe Nick (Pearson) knows?

They are DEFINITELY not a Sweatshop offering (I work for Sweatshop).

The site looks very low grade, like its been put together by a teenager or some bloke who knows where to get free shopping cart software, so I doubt very much that its an offering from a major retailer who would have a dedicated web design team, or at least one person who is semi talented in designing...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
244 Posts
NFRoadRunner said:
They are DEFINITELY not a Sweatshop offering (I work for Sweatshop).

The site looks very low grade, like its been put together by a teenager or some bloke who knows where to get free shopping cart software, so I doubt very much that its an offering from a major retailer who would have a dedicated web design team, or at least one person who is semi talented in designing...
Perhaps the simple design has been done on purpose. I would say with a name like Virgin Runner they are trying to either tempt beginners so keeping it simple. Or cash in on the virgin brand name (which I did wonder a when I first saw the name).

Looks like an attempt by Up and Running to compete with cheaper brandband sports shops like JJB and SportSworld and not interfere with the loyal Up and Running shop/web trade too much....

Anyone else got any ideas thoughts on this?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
It will be interesting to see how long they are around before the real Virgin catch up with them and sue them for trademark infringement...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
419 Posts
Just to agree with everyone else has been sauing

Wiggle are excellent.

Prices are generally good.
Service is quick.
On the one occasion they didn't send an item, they apologised and sent it to arrive next day.
And when we've returned things they've always just refunded the money.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Greg said:
Yes, I noticed them. They say they are backed by "one of the biggest names in running retail", but I can't think who that might be. The only specialised truly national chain is Sweatshop, and they already sell online. All the other chains only have a few shops.
Unless JJB, JD, Sports World have decided to start catering for runners as a separate offering?

Maybe Nick (Pearson) knows?

I can confirm that its definitely not us (Sweatshop), I can't really comment on any other speculation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,317 Posts
Greg said:
Yes, I noticed them. They say they are backed by "one of the biggest names in running retail", but I can't think who that might be. The only specialised truly national chain is Sweatshop, and they already sell online. All the other chains only have a few shops.
Unless JJB, JD, Sports World have decided to start catering for runners as a separate offering?

Maybe Nick (Pearson) knows?
Look closely and you will see who is backing them!
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top