A few weeks back I went with my husband to one of the LBSes in the area to have his bike fitted. While I was wandering around I noticed that they had a 2008 Trek Madone WSD 4.5 in my size. I had been wanting a road bike for a little while and had even test ridden a few at another LBS including a WSD Madone. I really liked the Trek, but just couldn't justify the price (it was a higher level model 5.something).
When my husband was finishing up with his fitting, I pointed out the 4.5 to him. While he was paying he asked the clerk if they ever negotiated on last year models. The guy replied that they did, but usually not until late November or December. He offered to take my name and number though and said that he'd call if his boss decided to work on the price.
Days and weeks went by, and I pretty much forgot about the bike, figuring they had sold it, or the guy lost my number or whatever. Low and behold though, last week while we were on vacation I get a call from the bike shop. It's my new favorite LBS employee with the good news that the owner is ready to deal. We came to an agreement and I had him put the bike on hold for me.
Today after work I finally got the chance to get over to the shop and pick up my new bike. The shop owner was there and did a great job getting me fit. I love this bike and can't wait to take it on a nice long ride this weekend.
Here's a pic (I know it's supposed to be against a garage door, but it was dark by the time I got home).
And here's the specs for the 2008 model.
Yay for Christmas in November!