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    Wholesale parts prices

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    Do you want to keep your job? Many shop owners frown on employees revealing the dealer's cost.
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    ^^^^
    Dan's right.

    A good rule of thumb is retail (for about any good) is 100% more than wholesale.
    Most retailers do not give their employees a 50% discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldschoolTrek View Post
    Hi all, I'm going to be working at a local bike shop here in Seattle soon. I'm in the market for a new wheelset and was wondering if anyone here knew what the wholesale prices for mavic or zipp wheels are. Thanks, any info would help.
    Don't even worry about it.

    As a general rule shop employees are eligible for "EP" prices that are generally around 15% BELOW wholesale. It's one of the biggest factors that makes working in a bike shop worth it.

    Made your day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    Do you want to keep your job? Many shop owners frown on employees revealing the dealer's cost.
    Well, lack of common sense. Strike one against possible employee.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    I thought that wholesale prices were the same for everybody, not something that was negotiated between retailer and wholesaler. It was an honest mistake. Thanks for the positive advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldschoolTrek View Post
    I thought that wholesale prices were the same for everybody, not something that was negotiated between retailer and wholesaler. It was an honest mistake. Thanks for the positive advice.
    If you work at an LBS and would like to discuss shop/store matters, bikeforums.net has a subforum for that called "Industry Related". Contact a moderator to gain access.
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