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Old 07-10-08, 08:27 AM   #1
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Bikesdirect Sale?

Does Bikesdirect ever have a sale or like a fall clearance?
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Old 07-10-08, 08:31 AM   #2
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I think they run on a pretty low margin, and I don't recall seeing a sale.

Mike posts here, look in the group buy or for sale forum for last year's group buy offer for Bikeforums members, and find him,, and send him a PM to ask him...

So, actually, wait and see if he makes another Christmas offer this year. Last year as I recall it sounded like it would be an annual thing. Assuming that one of the items he decides to offer fits your needs, he had some nice deals last year. (Nothing I wanted, but even then I was tempted).
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Old 07-10-08, 10:02 AM   #3
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I seem to recall the Mike posted a bunch of great deals in December IIRC. Lots of closout stuff and odd sizes, but some pretty good deals. I can't remember if it was here or another forum.
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Thanks a bunch guys. Just what I was looking for.
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Every day, Bikes Direct sells bikes for 110% off list price...why wait for a sale?
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Guess I am just that tight.

Why pay 110% of cost when if I could wait a month or 2 and have a chance to pay 105% of cost? I currently have a bike that I can ride just fine.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:37 AM   #7
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Does Bikesdirect ever have a sale or like a fall clearance?
Every bike that is currently for sale on our site OR in any shop is effectively 'on sale'

The falling value of the US Dollar and the increasing price in Oil, Steel, and Aluminum is resulting in a 15 to 25 percent increase in all bicycle items. These new prices have been paid by imports for months and are just now starting to be passed along to dealers who will pass them along to consumers.

weather buying from us or other online seller or from local bike shop - now is the time to move -- by fall prices will be much higher. And this is the first year in about 20 years that bike distributors will not have any meaningful closeouts on last years models.

In addition, with the increase in world wide bike demand; most factories have doubled their lead time - thus there maybe some shortages to boot.

Strange things happen when oil goes from $50 a barrel; to $100; to $120; to $145
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While any retailer worth his weight would always say "buy now", I think you a probably right in this case.

Thanks so much for posting

Now if I can only make up my mind on which bike to purchase.
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