Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

View Poll Results: Does your favorite or only LBS have SALES on bikes?

Voters
51. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes. All of the time.

    10 19.61%
  • Yes. Sometimes.

    24 47.06%
  • Yes. They only mark down old models.

    11 21.57%
  • No. My shop charges the same price regardless.

    6 11.76%
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Does your LBS have Bike "Sales"

    After reading another thread, it dawned on me. OUr one and only LBS here in my town NEVER has sales on bikes. NEVER. Whatever the list is, they charge. That really is a turn off to me. Perhaps that is why i have only bought ONE bike their in my life and the rest have come from Ebay and other shops out of town.

    It really sucks cuz they are nice guys and I would like to support them, but I HATE paying suggested retail!

    Everyone talks about year end markdowns. Doesn't happen here.

  2. #2
    Too Much Crazy C Law's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Ventana El Comandante, Lynskey ridgeline, EWR OWB, GF HKEK, Gunnar Roadie, Spesh E5 S Works, Quintana Roo Kilo, Intense BMX Cruiser
    Posts
    3,338
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    they usually do not post a 'sale' sign or anything.

    I think they would still sell an 05 bike for full retail if the buyer is not educated about the year, make and model.

    If you asked for a price break becuase the 06's will be coming in soon they would oblige though.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Northeastern Connecticut
    My Bikes
    Specialize Roubaix Comp Triple, Motobecane Grand Sprint, Trek 7000
    Posts
    110
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The lbs I deal with discounts the suggested list on all their bikes & does clearances on top of that.
    The stable: 05 Specialized Roubaix Comp Triple
    98 Trek 7000
    79 Motobecane Grand Sprint

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The one we have around here gives you a "discount" from their inflated avertised price on last year models to bring it down to original MSRP, and tries to convince you that they're giving you the best deal in the world. Damn clowns (*cough* ATA *cough*)... There's another one pretty close by; they don't post any "sale" signs in the shop, but will most likely cut you a good deal if you ask for one. Depends on the bike, I suppose, but at least you'll end up paying less than the MSRP - they were willing to sell an '05 Rockhopper for $400, down $100 from MSRP. That was a few months ago, before the '06 models came out.

  5. #5
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    OUr one and only LBS here in my town NEVER has sales on bikes. NEVER.
    That is why....
    There's really no reason for them to have a sale. There's no competition.
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  6. #6
    45 miles/week Eggplant Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    Jamis Aurora
    Posts
    2,020
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My LBS is a Performance store. Stuff is always on sale, I think because "regular" price is actually "ripoff" price. In fact they have stuff right now on sale where they jacked the price, then put it on sale for the original price. They hadn't replaced all the original tags so I found something "On Sale" $19.97, "Regular" $19.99. Wow! What a deal!

  7. #7
    Senior Member TimJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,917
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I never see actual sales but a place in town was advertising year-end sales a little while ago and the guy tried to sell me a 2005 Rockhopper for $100 over msrp.

    Avoid Bikeology in Los Angeles. The guy quoted me on 3 different bikes (looking for my wife) and each quote was a "sale" quote and each was $100 over msrp. I didn't call him on it because I'm not going to buy a bike from a jerk like that anyway. But just to reiterate, Bikeology, at least the one on Pico, sucks.

  8. #8
    Powered by Borscht ovoleg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Russian Vodka
    Posts
    8,333
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The new LBS I have has some nice "sales".

    I got some nice Shimano SPD-SL shoes for $20...I checked with two other LBS's and their prices were $140 for the shoes.

    Now thats a discount lol

  9. #9
    Go hula
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    McMahon Ti hardtail, Breezer Storm commuter
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My LBS makes considerable markdowns on their older stock and they are a great deal if it's the bike you want. They also have a yearly anniversary sale where all bikes in stock are 10% off. They don't advertise in the papers; they just send notices to their mailing list and hang a banner above their door. But seems people flock to the shop during the one week they have their sale. It's nice to see them doing so well.

  10. #10
    dam this is fun ! STEEKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    on my bike ! in Toronto !!
    My Bikes
    Hurricane Low Racer ! and a Masi
    Posts
    1,988
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My LBS always has mark downs and sales and sweet deals all the time if you walk in the shop Hence the reason the are ALLWAY"S busy but they always have time for each customers questions which is agood thing.
    LOW RACER PILOT MASI fixed/singlespeed http://www.flickr.com/photos/steeker/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •