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    Seasonal pricings for bikes?

    HUH? Is that even true?, i looked at a Trek navigator 3.0 2 weeks ago,it was $529, now the salesman on the phone said it's $629, about a hundred bucks more than the MSRP.
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    That was April, this is May, the summer sales surge has started.
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    supply and demand, remember high school economics?

    demand is up, we all want to ride. supply is at best, flat. there ya go.

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    Thanks,that's very understandable, i guess i will stick to my FX then.
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    Higher than msrp? what does this guy think it is an auction?

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    Like cny james replied, demand and among other factors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Higher than msrp? what does this guy think it is an auction?
    Depends on availability and who has the cash. I have seen plenty of things go for much more than MSRP when the demand exists. Look at all the people that line up to get the latest and greatest gaming device, buy a couple and have no problem selling them for much more than they paid for them. Those of us that wait a bit usually pay a whole lot less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn View Post
    Thanks,that's very understandable, i guess i will stick to my FX then.
    If you really want the Navigator, go in there and try to haggle him a little. Let him know it was MSRP + 0 last month and at that price, you will buy the bike. Nothing ventured, nothing gained

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    If you really want the Navigator, go in there and try to haggle him a little. Let him know it was MSRP + 0 last month and at that price, you will buy the bike. Nothing ventured, nothing gained
    Or if you like to gamble, wait until early next year and see if they have any "leftover" ones and get it at a discount

    I ride XL bikes and have gotten a few of mine that way. The best deal being my 1990 Giant Excursion. I got it for ~50% off retail in 1992.

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    MSRP...

    M anufacturer S UGGESTED R etail P rice.

    No obligation on anyone to honor that.

    It's whatever the market will bear.

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    There is probably more than one bike shop that has that Trek in your area. Look at other shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
    There is probably more than one bike shop that has that Trek in your area. Look at other shops.
    There are two shops ,both asking the same price.
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    Got a car? take a road trip... the production bicycle market can't be that hot. If it is that hot, just wait 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Got a car? take a road trip...
    Those two shops are the closest ones to my town,which is 110 miles away,or i can go up north to Memphis,TN,which is 145 miles, they have 5 Trek dealers there, may be i should start dialing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn View Post
    Those two shops are the closest ones to my town,which is 110 miles away,or i can go up north to Memphis,TN,which is 145 miles, they have 5 Trek dealers there, may be i should start dialing.
    Look at it this way: is a 145 mile drive + time invested worth $100 to you? Plus if anything goes wrong you'd have to do that trip a couple more times possibly.

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    you have to go 110 miles to get your your LOCAL bike shop???

    Not jealous!

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    Yes, nearest Trek dealer is 110 miles away, i do go to Memphis once in a while to shop/eat,so it's not a big deal. I bought my FX from there last January and never had any problem with it.
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    Are you hellbent on having a Trek? Can you get a decent bike closer to home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    Are you hellbent on having a Trek? Can you get a decent bike closer to home?
    As i mentioned above, there are many Wallyworld and whatever big box stores around me and i know there is no other chance i can get any good quality bike unless drive that distance, i don't trust any shipping anymore bcz i had a bad experience with one .
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    where in MS are you? Oxford has two bike shops, though neither has trek i don't think. It might be closer, though.

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    Yes,Oxford is about 140 miles from me,they only have one Trek dealer,i would be better off going to Memphis.
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