first, i want to thank everyone who really helped me quickly in guiding my decision making in the Road Cycling forum concerning my first road bike.
now, my LBS has the bike i want...it's a 2009 model which needs to move since the 2010s are moving in soon. the bike's retail price was $810...dropped to $750. i hear others have gotten this bike for much lower...
i am willing to pay the $750, especially if there is a future, priceless payoff of getting great service at the LBS. it's a few blocks from my house, so that really works out well. i don't know the folks there really yet. a mechanic came out and asked what i needed, answered questions, seemed down to earth. my big concern is this: if i try to 'bargain' any, will that create a bit of tension should there be a quick, resounding NO...?
i plan on heading in there tomorrow or thursday, but i am wondering (since i really haven't done this in years) what is my best 'strategy' for going in and getting it...for less...maybe...?