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Old 10-09-07, 03:03 PM   #1
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Need your advice please

I am contemplating on purchasing an entry level road bike. Could someone advise When is the best time to buy last year model bicycle? Thanks
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You might have already missed it.

At the lower price levels, the new models roll out whenever the factory can no longer fill orders in all sizes. That generally happens in about mid summer. Once the new models start hitting the floor, bike shops are likely to discount last year's models. If they happen to have your size in stock, good luck.

If you happen to need a slow selling size, the factory may still have a supply of your size in stock. If that's the case, the factory will sell the bike to the LBS for a discounted price but the LBS might deal less because they don't have inventory dollars tied up in the bike.
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Old 10-09-07, 05:19 PM   #4
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You might try ebay now - there have been some real good deals go by on some mid level roadies lately.
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Old 10-09-07, 05:31 PM   #5
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I am contemplating on purchasing an entry level road bike. Could someone advise When is the best time to buy last year model bicycle? Thanks
My LBS had very good prices on last year's models when I went in last weekend.
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Old 10-09-07, 07:01 PM   #6
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I would advise you to get to the bike shops now and see what 2007 stock they have on hand and what they can get from the factory in bikes you are interested in and in your size. It varies greatly from bike to bike and size to size. What you want may all be gone by now, they may be on sale now or they may not have dropped the price just yet.
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