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Retailer Name: Price Point
Website: www.PricePoint.com

Continue reading for my thoughts and opinions on Price Point, a former discount retailer for road and mountain bikers…

[Unfortunately, PricePoint.com shut down on July 29, 2016.]

Product Selection and Availability

Price Point has a definite focus on clearance sales and heavy discounts, so the number of brands they carry is limited, but it’s actually a pretty good selection.

Certain brands are found there more than others. For example, you don’t see Assos or Giordana clothing. But you do see lots of AXO gloves, Sette tools, IRC tires, CamelBaks, full face helmets, and other goodies.

A couple of my favorite products, IRC Serac XC tires and Oury grips, are almost always in stock. I’ve ordered these specific items from Price Point numerous times!

There is also some interesting stuff. For example, the Nutrition section is sparse, but they happen to sell Enervit and Hammer, two brands you don’t always see in the main stores. And there are some fairly new parts, too. I was just browsing through some nice SRAM Red components from 2008.

As can be expected these days, Price Point has their own private label brand called Sette. I have some Sette tools and accessories (the Stash Pak seatbag, for instance,) and I’ve never been disappointed. The Sette torque wrench is especially nice for the price tag!

Overall it seems there is a focus on downhill and freeride mountain bike stuff, but there are products for all types of road and mountain bikers. So you might not find everything you want, but you’ll probably find some cool stuff you never knew you could get.

Pricing

Price Point’s motto is “where price is the point,” so it makes sense that Price Point is filled to the brim with great deals.

Price Point is home to some of the best prices I’ve seen. SRAM cassettes for $35. IRC tires for $15-20. AXO gloves for $12. (Those are a few of my personal favorites.)

If you want the best deals, just go to the site and click on the CLEARANCE section. Those are the 40-80% off deals!

Discounts & Coupon Codes

I don’t think I’ve ever had a coupon code for Price Point. But their prices are so low to begin with, they probably can’t afford to give out any more discounts!

Ease of Use (Website and Shopping Cart)

I originally wrote this review in 2009, when PricePoint.com didn’t offer the most pleasant shopping experience. One annoying problem was that they disabled the right-click function. So I couldn’t right-click on product detail links and open multiple items in multiple tabs on Firefox. Too bad, since I liked to compare stuff side-by-side that way.

As of August 2013, the site has been totally revamped and much improved!

PricePoint.com looks great and functions well. The design is a little busy, but it’s not cluttered. I have no problems finding what I want through either the fly-out category menus, alphabetical brand index, or search box.

The product listing pages are very similar to Performance Bike, which is fine with me, because I find them easy to use and understand. All the typical options – sort alphabetically, sort by price, compare – are there. The product detail pages are also fairly similar in design, but I actually think Price Point has a bit cleaner look and higher quality photos.

Furthermore, if you don’t like the product list pages and their grid layout, simply click a button and the products are displayed in list format!

Finally, the Shopping Cart can be slow to load, and they’ll try to sell you similar products when entering the checkout (much like Amazon.com does when you add something to your Wish List,) but it works fine.

Shipping & Handling

Shipping rates are about average. I’m seeing UPS Ground at $5.99-12.99 for orders under $200. Estimated delivery time is 1 day for Southern California, but 5-6 days for the east coast.

They have just about everything, except a local pickup option.

Customer Service

I can’t speak from experience, but I do hear good things about Price Point. They seem to employ friendly and knowledgeable people, similar to Jenson USA.

The only time I remember contacting them was to apply for sponsorship for my XC mountain bike racing (probably back in 2001.) Unfortunately I wasn’t accepted, and I boycotted Price Point for a while, but eventually I gave in because the deals are so irresistible!

My final verdict is…

Price Point is a good place to find stuff, whether it’s just for the low price or because it’s hard to find elsewhere. They have super deals on some of my favorite products – AXO gloves, IRC tires, SRAM chains and cassettes, Stan’s NoTubes sealant – so I shop there all the time.

Do I recommend PricePoint? Heck yeah! It’s awesome. Too bad they shut down!

Official website: www.PricePoint.com

Product Review Details
Company: Price Point, Inc.
Product: PricePoint.com
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2016-08-15
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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