DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Knowing you are in an insane market, he will probably get very close to his asking price. +1 If its your grail bike, and you can afford it, jump on it (assuming it is your size). I spent two years looking for my grail bike, and I look for bikes every day, all over the USA. I finally found mine in Logan, UT. Of course, I live in North Carolina. Not exactly convenient, but I bought it.
When you have targeted a specific bike, in a specific size, in your area, your negotiating power is cut to zero. The difference between a really good deal and an average deal might be all of $100. Do you want to miss it for that small of an amount? I wouldn't.