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SIDI Cycling warns customers of fake online sales from various sites

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Everyone loves a bargain. But sometimes, those deals are too good to be true. That seems to be the case with Sidi shoes lately, as the brand has just issued a press release warning against fraudulent online sales.

According to the PR, sites like sidi.store and sidieur.com are fake websites with the sole intent of scamming Sidi customers. You can read the whole press release below, but take this as warning that you should only buy from reputable sources if you want to avoid online fraud.

From Sidi:

Maser (Treviso), 26 June, 2018 – We have received numerous warnings these last several days about web sites that are advertising Sidi products for sale on line at a deep discount. The Sidi Company is cautioning all consumers to look out for suspicious offers like these, which actually amount to nothing less than online fraud.

Sites like:
www.sidi.store
www.sidieur.com
and others…are fake websites whose sole purpose is to scam customers!

The company declares that it was completely unaware of these sites, which are in no way authorized to use the Sidi name or brand, much less sell Sidi products. These sites are harmful to Sidi’s image and reputation; therefore the company will use the law to its full extent to prosecute these damaging violations in order to protect the rights of consumers.

Therefore, Sidi advises all our clients to exercise extreme caution when considering offers that may appear on websites and social media, and to carefully verify the validity of the source before proceeding with a purchase.

Remember that Sidi products are only available in the best bike shops or online exclusively through authorized websites. Make sure to verify before you buy!

For complaints or requests consumers can contact the official Sidi distributor for their country:
http://www.sidi.com/en/dealers

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Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago

Saw some of those websites; seems pretty legit once I get my facebook cleared up from all those ray ban and oakley deals I was tagged in I’ll hand my credit card right over.

VeloFreak
VeloFreak
4 years ago

great to see companies making profit from scammers. Sidi getting now free banners thanks to a website offering sidi’s for 37$, LOL!! Oakley next?

Tunafish
Tunafish
4 years ago

How about information for how to verify an online website being a certified SIDI dealer.

Dave
Dave
4 years ago

Here is a novel idea. Go to your local Sidi dealer and buy the shoes. You get to try them on too.

JBikes
JBikes
4 years ago
Reply to  Dave

So I can sit in traffic both way and then be disappointed in their lack of selection and sizes?

pen
pen
4 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

Surely you’re cycling to the dealer?

Dave
Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  pen

Actually I am not. I just have a local shop that stocks pretty much every Sidi and every size. Bike Closet in Vacaville, CA.

JBikes
JBikes
4 years ago
Reply to  Dave

If I had this, then yes I’ll go to the shop, but the shops near me are atrocious. As a consumer I’ll choose the most convenient/best option for me. I don’t exist to support businesses. There’s always a hint of consumer shaming in a lot of blog posts (not saying you intended that)

edge
edge
4 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

yes, life is so hard!!!!

Randy
Randy
4 years ago

Sidi has to change the mrp prices to more actual prices.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
4 years ago

there probably just as shi@,whoops sorry i mean good

Adrian S.
Adrian S.
4 years ago

Are the counterfeits sold on such sites any inferior to actual Sidi shoes? I mean, like maybe such product are not of 100% quality of the genuine stuff. but if they are like 50% as good for the 1/10th of the price, I would give it a go.

Durianrider
Durianrider
4 years ago

I bought a pair of Bont from my local aussie dealer. 2 years later it turns out they were fake. If you think only fakes end up online then you are wrong. Ive seen S-Works fake frames sold IN STORE by a national distributor…

TheKaiser
4 years ago
Reply to  Durianrider

Were the S-Works fakes you saw in AUS or Thai? The blowback from being exposed for knowingly selling fakes seems like it sould be a sufficient disincentive to prevent a national distributor from risking it.

edge
edge
4 years ago

SIDI just clued in to everyone were they can get “Cheap” SIDIs. There are some folks who would buy them knowing they are fakes just to flaunt the brand even if they are SH!T.

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

Bought a fake pair from Merlin cycles. Pair I got was a POS. Mountain bike type that completely fell apart from just indoor cycling on my trainer! I gave up riding the trails on them after 4 rides.

Jason martin
Jason martin
4 years ago

Sorry…..I don’t trust any internet retailers that don’t provide actual contact information. Address, Phone, email. If the “contact us” page is just a email form…..run away.

Robin
Robin
4 years ago
Reply to  Jason martin

^This.

Paul C. Schoening
Paul C. Schoening
4 years ago

Anyone been scammed by http://www.sidi.store? I think I did, no shoes, no tracking. Should I report to my CC company?

Joe Secor
Joe Secor
4 years ago

So I just saw Sidi’s being sold on ebay for $139 coming out of Korea, I thought Sidi’s were made in Italy. Are they also being made in Asia?

Imee Cristobal
Imee Cristobal
2 years ago

Same question with Joe Secor’s. Are these SIDIs sold on eBay authentic? It says its 100% original. I trust Korea’s products but I also need to hear the side of SIDI.

Tony Cook
Tony Cook
1 year ago

Well it’s tempting considering how expensive a top brand like SIDI is. Some folks are not bothered by counterfeit . You see them wearing fake Ray Bans, wearing fake Seiko’s, and in cycling riding fake Campagnolo wheels Seems it’s hard to trust the internet as all these fakes flood the world. China seems the major culprit. Good luck to SIDI attempting to prosecute scammers from a country run by criminals. As always go to a reputable store where the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.

John Link
10 days ago

I think that http://www.sidishoe.com is another fake site. Their address is that of a Walmart in Las Vegas. $6 for a pair of caliper buckles is just too good to be true.

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