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Old 02-08-12, 09:10 PM   #1
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Dahon cost reduction

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/...tail/6432.html

Thanks to 'some very talented product people'.
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Old 02-08-12, 09:14 PM   #2
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I think most retailers have already adjusted for this? I saw it somewhere else with a new price list.
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Old 02-08-12, 09:44 PM   #3
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I experienced "sticker shock" already at my local bike shop comparing my 6 year old Brompton with a current similary spec counterpart model on the showroom floor (Bromptons seem to have doubled in price). As well as a visit to another bike shop that has Dahons on the floor with it's similar price expansion since I bought mine in 2003 & 2006-the Speed D7 has reached the approx. 500 dollar mark and the Curve hit approx. 600 US dollars. Inflation has seem to rear it's ugly head again. 15% reduction is a nice gesture, but the bikes (to be fair, not just Dahons) are already inflating far above the casual cyclist's comfort zone-and many other financially struggling people that can only formerly afford the mid-to-lower models that Dahon & the other major players once offered in the form of their basic no frills bicycles to and might forcibly opt to be without any bicycle at all.

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Old 02-09-12, 04:04 AM   #4
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Thanks to the very talented people at Tern for providing the competition. 15% is very significant.
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Old 02-09-12, 07:45 AM   #5
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Thanks to the very talented people at Tern for providing the competition.
Dahon surely had a fair amount of flab to trim out of their cost structure, since a number of the principles there over the last couple of years were planning to leave and set up a rival company.
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Old 02-09-12, 09:25 AM   #6
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Their talented people clearly did not work in the marketing department when they first set the huge price increases.
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Old 02-09-12, 09:44 AM   #7
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funny ...... ..

the main thing is that the customer wins !
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