Hein Gericke going bust.

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by BaldBaBoon, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. For those with motorcycles and scooters.

    Been to my local Hein Gericke and it has closing down stickers all over the windows, seems the HG in Uk are going bust and hoping for a bailout or buyout.

    All items are on discount or on clearance.

    Shame really, as I always thought that HG did some cracking gear and at acceptable price...bought most of my overseas trip stuff from them.

    Managed to bag a N43E Air helmet today for a bit of a bargain.
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  2. According to the web-site the UK element of the company has gone into administration.
  3. TBH serves them right, I saw them trying to rip of customers on many occasions.
  4. Seems to average 20% off retail across the board at my local branch at the moment, but with their mark-up, and suppliers to pay, this could drop a good deal more. With Infinity just a mile away, I struggled to justify the HG costs to myself.
  5. went today, even with 20% off clothing and 10% off helmets, still expensive
  6. Did and felt just the same today!

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  7. Got an email a few days ago about this.

    Personally I see a "last minute" bail out once most of their current stock has run out ready for a shop re-hash. About time too. My 2 nearest stores have turned into a bit of a Halfords type store pushing lots of little nic-nacs for inflated prices. 3 years ago I bought some lovely gear and the lad working there couldn't help me enough. Tried to get some gloves a while back and was just pointed in the vague direction of the shelf whilst the fatty behind the counter carried on reading the paper so I think if they do survive then staff quality needs to looked at. Unhelpful is an understatement. I'm lucky that I've got a nice selection of bike dealers/shops near me so I can afford to be picky.
  8. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Sounds like the UK operation franchise has its maths (and some other things) wrong.
    In Germany they compete against Polo who they just pip on quality and choice, and Louis at the more economic end of the ranges (Louis are best for maintenance stuff though).
    They do OK IMO, I get their own brand socks, T's and undies, but I'm fussy on other gear and either get it online or from specialists.
    A couple of the big independents have gone to the wall in the last year or 2, but HG seem to be OK for now in Germany.
  9. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

  10. I heard DFS are going the same way.
  11. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Never got HG. NI gloves. Levis. Doc Martens and Lewis or Barbour jacket.
    AGV lid and a hand knitted jumper with a fishtail back which matched the Lewis.

    Always thought that HG made leather jackets for Krokus and Scorpion fans