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Old 12-05-06, 01:41 AM   #1
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Bike Friday is having a sale FWIW

We own a couple of NWTs, don't work for them and don't advertise either but if someone here was thinking about a BF soon, maybe this post will save you some cash.

Stolen from the email I just received from them:


Bike Friday Inventory Blowout Sale!

We are cleaning house to make space to accomplish our Global Warming Abatement Mission for 2007. This means great savings for you and your friends - our favorite people to work with! So we're telling you first.


Things we need to clear out by December 28th

32 - Pre-loved bikes
20 - Stock Pocket Tourists
7 - Stock Family Tandems
5 - Used Suitcases


Blowout Sale details:
Order a Pre-loved Friday by December 19th and get 10-25% off the current pre-owned price. Each bike is unique so the sooner you call the more likely we will have the perfect one to match your needs and plans.

Order a Stock Bike by December 15th and get a Free Travel Bag and a bike by Christmas! There aren't very many so call now. All Sizes S,M,L available while supplies last. $79 value.

Order a 2007 Custom Bike Friday and pay the 2006 price. We have already adjusted the factory direct prices on the web for the changes in materials cost. Order a Bike Friday with your choice, your size and your color by December 28th for January or February delivery you will get:

12% off Your New World Tourist, Crusoe, Pocket Pilot, or Pocket Rocket
8% off Your Pocket Rocket Pro, Pocket Llama or Pocket Gnu
5% off Your on all Air bikes and Tandems/Triples/Q's


* discount applies to current factory prices listed on the bikefriday.com website.

Give us a call or e-mail. Mention magic code 1320.
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Old 12-05-06, 02:07 AM   #2
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Bike Fridays are the coolest. I would love to have one, but I don't have the cash. I would only use a folding bike for travel too, which I don't do a lot of. Thanks for posting this though. I'm sure someone will take advantage of the deals.

Do you have a case for any of yours, and do you take that touring? If you do, what's it like?

The NWT or maybe the Pocket Llama seem like they would make wonderful touring bikes, but I've been wondering about the practicality of pulling a suitcase behind you.

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Old 12-05-06, 08:11 PM   #3
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Your seeing these sales because we are about to go into a recession right after New Years. I'm getting so many catalogs this year, retailers are desperate for sales. Period

Those pre-owned Bike Fridays are over priced and that discount shows you the extent of the markup. I laugh when they list used bikes costing $1,700 or more! At that price, you're better off buying new.
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Old 12-05-06, 09:32 PM   #4
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I laugh when they list used bikes costing $1,700 or more! At that price, you're better off buying new.
So sad, but true.

However, they're still good when it comes to tandems! Awesome machines!
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Old 12-09-06, 11:30 PM   #5
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So sad, but true.

However, they're still good when it comes to tandems! Awesome machines!
$4500 for a used 2002 DoubleDay bent tandem? At that prce it better be good
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$4500 for a used 2002 DoubleDay bent tandem? At that prce it better be good
Well, it is on sale.
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So now it's "only" $3,375 for a five year old used bike
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It's not just Bike Friday itself. Look at the Ebay prices that people want to sell them for. They've been told that Bike Fridays have high resale values, so the starting bids or reserves tend to be quite high. And of course, Ebay sellers are generally selling as is, with no returns. At least Bike Friday is offering a warranty on their used bikes, and I believe they have the same money back guarantee if you change your mind within a month.

But yes, the used BFs generally seem overpriced to me, too.
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