Went into my lbs yesterday to look from a left over 61 cm Roubaix. Unfortunately, they are pretty uncommon and nothing left. I'm 6'7, so sales person told me that Spesh will be doing the elite frame in a 64 cm size for '08! I can afford it, but feel a little self conscious dropping that much on "just a bike".
Shop will sell for 10% below list. How much should they negotiate on a bike that they don't have any carrying costs? It is already sold when it hits the showroom.
Next, and more difficult...I can tell my wife it is a $1000 and she'll won't know that it is significantly more. I've been squirreling some cash for the purchase. She'll be suspicious if I don't have a receipt in our bills file. Any ideas on how to reconcile?