We're coming closer to buying a bike at the local bike shop. We're looking real strong at a Specialized Crossroads Sport. We have some question on adding accessories at that shop versus buying them from Amazon, etc.
1. What is standard business practice for discounts on accessories after buying the bikes at a shop? All the shops in Athens offer a 10% discount on accessories with no discount on the bike.
2. Is paying MSRP or full retail typically what one has to pay for these off the shelf bikes like Raleigh and Specialized?
3. Are we better off buying just the bikes, then getting accessories somewhere else, such as online? Currently, the LBS we're talking to is offering no discount on accessories, even though he will have to pay tax on them if he doesn't get them out of his shop soon.
4. Here is a list of accessories we're interested in:
a. fenders, plastic, black and silver or chromed, all weather, best grade
b. rack, real nice one
c. lights, good ones
d. computer, good one
e. slime in the inner tubes
f. flat tire kit
5 The LBS already installed a good number of accessories we were interested in on the bike I was planning to buy for my wife (Her fitting was complete.) and he's saying he "can't put them back in the box." I'm not sure if I like that or not. Are we obligated to buy that bike if he's put those things on even if we hadn't gotten through the final fitting of my bike? I had made purchase contingent upon having two bikes that fit us during the original visit.