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    Life's Too Short urbanking's Avatar
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    When is the time to buy?

    Hey Hey,
    can someone tell me what is the best time to buy a bike and get some decenet deals. My guy at the bike shop offered me $100 off a $550 bike is that normal? and i here if u pay cash they give u a discount too. is this true? does anyone else know any tricks or such to get good deals on new bikes?
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    Originally posted by urbanking
    Hey Hey,
    can someone tell me what is the best time to buy a bike and get some decenet deals. My guy at the bike shop offered me $100 off a $550 bike is that normal? and i here if u pay cash they give u a discount too. is this true? does anyone else know any tricks or such to get good deals on new bikes?
    you can get decent deals at the end of the season........sure its normal.........ive never heard of the cash thing.........to get a good deal on a bike, get to be good friends with the owner, and the people that work there.

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    Many bike shops also have sales in the spring (That's now ).

    The best way to get "deals" either now or in the future is to patronize your LBS. When they see you a lot and get to know you they will often give you good prices on clothing, accessories, etc.
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    I havn't gotten a good deal on a bike but I have done REAL well on used parts, I'm on good terms with three LBS in three diffrent towns.
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    i have paid cash for all my bikes and havent got any "deals" because of that.
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    Originally posted by The Toninator
    i have paid cash for all my bikes and havent got any "deals" because of that.
    You should. Cash is a BIG advantage for bike shops. For one thing, it saves them the surcharge on the credit card transaction, for another, it gives them instant cash-on-hand, rather than having to wait for the two-day float from credit card transactions. Considering how close to the bone many LBSs operate, that can have a major impact on cash flow.
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    I agree, the end of the winter, beginn spring is the best time to score some good deals in the shops!
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    I bought my bike in November and I think it was a good deal. It's a 2001 but no difference other than stickers.
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