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Old 04-17-11, 06:33 PM   #1
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Two questions about Bromptons and London

I will be visiting London in two weeks and want to know two things from those who know.

1. Are Bromptons cheaper in London, than on this side of the ocean? My guess is no since Cervelo's aren't cheaper here in Canada than any other place but at least I can hope.

2. What is the best bike shop to view Brompton while in London. I am staying near Regents Park if that is any consideration.

I did see the post about buying a used Brompton and there certainly is a lot more to chose from than here, so it is possible I go that route.

Thanks for any information.
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Check Gumtree like CL for bikes here is a Brompton http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/br...-bike/78016298
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Dealers http://www.brompton.co.uk/dealers/results.asp?dirC=24
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The internet prices include VAT which you get back if you are not from a country that is part of the EU. I think it's 20%.
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study exchange rates, and retail prices in the US. if you do buy in the UK,
Make sure you get th VAT refund papers stamped by customs on departure,
so you can apply for the rebate when you return home.
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also UK ebay...
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Get a suitcase the correct size to bring it back.
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So many Bromptons on Gumtree and ebay appear to be stolen, I think it'd take either luck or an extended visit to find a seller who's definitely legit.
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