Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Thread Closed  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
25-10-2008, 14:49   #1
Cabal
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cork
Posts: 36
Supplement shops in Cork area?

Hi,

I'm pretty new to the area, and was wondering if there are any decent supplement stores for buying protein etc in Cork.
I prefer Reflex Instant Mass personally, but at the minute I'm happy just to find somewhere that sells decent protein at a reasonable price.

I did find a store online called nutrition connection which claims to have a store in Cork, but I have no idea where it is!

If anyone has any advice, please let me know

* At the minute buying online isn't really an option...long story, but our apartment seems hard to deliver to...but if there is a good Irish site, like one that is amazingly cheap, or does free delivery etc, please let me know anyways...I may be able to get it delivered to my work.

Thanks in advance!
Cabal is offline  
Advertisement
25-10-2008, 15:48   #2
Esse85
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,185
There is a shop called Building a body, its on North Main Street, im unsure of the prices though as i order online from www.thesupplementfactory.com where i get 5lbs of protein for €38.50 delivered

Last edited by Esse85; 25-10-2008 at 15:56.
Esse85 is offline  
25-10-2008, 16:27   #3
Cabal
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cork
Posts: 36
Thanks for the info Esse, just checked out the 5lb tubs of whey that you were talking about. Looks good. I normally by a 2.7Kg tub of reflex, but you actually don't get anywhere near the protein content / kilo as you do with the 5lb tub you suggested, so I may well be a convert

What do you think of the taste etc.? I don't care too much about mixability because I just blend everything!

Thanks again!
Cabal is offline  
25-10-2008, 17:45   #4
Esse85
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,185
Taste is sweet but i like it. I've tried strawberry, chocolate and frappucino and i cant complain.
Esse85 is offline  
26-10-2008, 23:15   #5
ajk24
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 237
there is a new shop just opened in the shopping centre (dunnes stores) also on north main street. haven't been in there yet but will stick my head in next week to check out prices. will report back.
ajk24 is offline  
Advertisement
26-10-2008, 23:53   #6
jimmy15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20
Good Online Store

Hi guys,

I buy off a site www.FitnessSupplementsVitamins.ie. Good prices and free next day delivery. Worth a look :-)

Sorry for jumping in on someone elses thread but can anyone tell me the situation with Hydroxycut Hardcore...? Legal in Ireland or not...?? Also, if legal, is it any good...?
jimmy15 is offline  
27-10-2008, 00:09   #7
brianthebard
Registered User
 
brianthebard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boho Galway, sinking into debt
Posts: 15,448
Do you get some sort of owner's discount? Because the ON whey is obscenely expensive on that site compared to irish-lifting. thought you might like to know.
brianthebard is offline  
27-10-2008, 08:36   #8
jimmy15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20
FitnessSupplementsVitamins

Its all free delivery though. Ahhhhh, the hidden charges of most of the other sites aren't there. Ive been caught out with delovery rubbish so many times!!!! VEry annoying. Anyways.... :-(

Irish lifting charge you 7lids for delivery making FitnessSupplementsVitamins the same or cheaper ;-) Even better value if you buy a few off them. Me and my friends got 3 10lb bags together for 267 euro!! Thats 89lids per bag with delivery included. You get 5% off for buying any 2 products, 10% for 3, and 15% for 5 or more (and they dont have to be the same product).

Seriously I love these guys. ANyways gotta go. Chat soon guys.
jimmy15 is offline  
27-10-2008, 09:43   #9
Hanley
Because Hanley Heals...
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 18,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy15 View Post
Its all free delivery though. Ahhhhh, the hidden charges of most of the other sites aren't there. Ive been caught out with delovery rubbish so many times!!!! VEry annoying. Anyways.... :-(
Free delivery means jack sh!t if the product itself is over priced.

I love the way you complain about "hidden charges" when it's blatantly obvious that the only reason they have "free" delivery is because the price of it is costed into each product.
Hanley is offline  
Advertisement
27-10-2008, 10:02   #10
jimmy15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hanley View Post
Free delivery means jack sh!t if the product itself is over priced.

I love the way you complain about "hidden charges" when it's blatantly obvious that the only reason they have "free" delivery is because the price of it is costed into each product.
Did you not read my post...??!!! Look at the prices. Very cheap!!

I do take your point, mine simply was that I like to know the full price straight away. It annoys me immensly (cant spell that word but you get the jist) when I think I am getting a great deal only to be hit with a delivery charge at the end.

Of course these guys have covered themselves (duh!!!) but what I like is that I know the price up front.

When you factor in irish-liftings delivery, the prices on fitnesssupplementsvitains are actually the same or better and they are WAYYYYY cheaper when you buy a few.

If ur into supps and ur mates are, then buy a few off these lads nd u save loads. If ur like me nd seriously cash strapped these days its all about the lids :-)
jimmy15 is offline  
27-10-2008, 10:10   #11
brianthebard
Registered User
 
brianthebard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boho Galway, sinking into debt
Posts: 15,448
If you are that cash strapped then you should be buying from the supplement factory or bulk powders from the uk.
There's no way you can consider that sites prices cheap, that's just the long and the short of it. Further, advertising free delivery means feck all if its factored into every delivery anyways. At least if I buy over 100 quid of supplements I get free (really free) delivery from irish-lifting, if you do that from your site you pay the delivery implicitly in every supp.
I dunno if you have a connection to the site or the people that own it, but if you can't see you are getting ripped off then you must.
brianthebard is offline  
27-10-2008, 10:32   #12
jimmy15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianthebard View Post
If you are that cash strapped then you should be buying from the supplement factory or bulk powders from the uk.
There's no way you can consider that sites prices cheap, that's just the long and the short of it. Further, advertising free delivery means feck all if its factored into every delivery anyways. At least if I buy over 100 quid of supplements I get free (really free) delivery from irish-lifting, if you do that from your site you pay the delivery implicitly in every supp.
I dunno if you have a connection to the site or the people that own it, but if you can't see you are getting ripped off then you must.
Just a fellow supplement and training enthusiast my friend. I have bought off most of the companies in Ieland and this is my experience. Also, I dont like supplement factory and buying from UK takes too long and depending on the time of the markets can save little enough when you factor in currency exchange.

Is good to get discussion going on these things though dont you think...???

You are completely wrong with your perception of value though. See my examples below (apologies to the owners of these companies by the way. I admire what you are doing and dont dont mean to single you guys out, its just the way this has gone):

1 x ON 10lb Bag
Fitness Supplements Vitamins = 98.99
Irish Lifting 99.99 + delivery 7 = 106.99

2 x ON 10lb Bag
Fitness Supplements Vitamins = 98.99 + 98.99 = 197.98 - 5% discount (2 products) = 188.08
Irish Lifting 99.99 + 99.99 = 199.98

3 x ON 10lb Bag
Fitness Supplements Vitamins = 98.99 + 98.99 + 98.99= 296.97 - 10% discount (3 products) = 267.27
Irish Lifting 99.99 + 99.99 + 99.99= 299.97

Do I need to continue Its hardly aadvanced maths we are talking about here...
jimmy15 is offline  
27-10-2008, 10:46   #13
brianthebard
Registered User
 
brianthebard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boho Galway, sinking into debt
Posts: 15,448
You said it was all about the lids. But if you buy 10lbs of whey from the supp factory its 60 quid plus whatever delivery (not a lot)-how does that compare to your wonderful website with inbuilt delivery? And you are throwing away about 30 quid every order because you don't like sf??? Its hardly advanced maths...
brianthebard is offline  
27-10-2008, 11:09   #14
jimmy15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianthebard View Post
You said it was all about the lids. But if you buy 10lbs of whey from the supp factory its 60 quid plus whatever delivery (not a lot)-how does that compare to your wonderful website with inbuilt delivery? And you are throwing away about 30 quid every order because you don't like sf??? Its hardly advanced maths...
Gosh you are very bitter about all of this..??? I am interested in quality and value. I dont like supplement factory stuff. Dont like the taste etc... I have tried the cheapie route before but when you are taking something a few times a day it gotta be good quality and taste great.

I love ON Whey Protein. I think its fantastic, hence the price comparison there. Interesting to compare though. If you like supp factory stuff then fair enough go for it. If you like ON etc... then go for FitnessSupplementsVitamins. Quite simple.

Really enjoyed blowing your price comparison for ON products out of the water though
jimmy15 is offline  
27-10-2008, 11:15   #15
g'em
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 20,804
jimmy15, please note that signing up to boards.ie purely to advertise a site is not permitted and your posts reek of shilling. If you have a personal vested interest in FitnessSupplementsVitamins.com I would appreciate it if you could be a little more transparent as opposed to signing up to two different accounts (please note that Moderators can see the posts you delete) in order to pimp the site.

In other news, price aside, ON whey tastes moderately worse than baby vomit. I'll spend my money on supps that don't give me a gag reflex, ta.

g'em
-Fitness Moderator
g'em is offline  
Thanks from:
Thread Closed

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search