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.