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Old 11-05-11, 08:05 PM   #1
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Got the hots to get a MTB. Question about discounts on last year's models.

With winter coming on, I want to get a mountain bike and check out some of the many trails here. My LBSs are mostly Trek dealers and I have a Trek hybrid, so I'll probably stick with them. I called the dealer today to see if there were any deals on 2011s. He found one model that had a hundred or so in stock in my size, but it's a higher end bike and the cheaper ones I would consider had no 2011 stock. So, my question is how does Trek deal with getting rid of last year's models? He quoted me a price not quite 20% off list. As time goes by will the price get lower? With so many in stock it seems at some point they'd have a fire sale I'd love to get one at a substantial discount depending on how the game works. Any insight would be appreciated.
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Old 11-05-11, 09:23 PM   #2
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So he found one model or one store?

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So he found one model or one store?

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The dealer called Trek and asked what 2011 mountain bike models in the OP's size were available at a good discount. Trek said that the only model they had in sufficient quantity to offer at a significant discount was whatever high-end model the dealer told the OP about.
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Old 11-05-11, 09:46 PM   #4
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I only have experience with one store, which happens to be a manufacturer's outlet store, and all previous year models are 25% off regardless if it's Jan or or November. Anything older than the previous year is 25% to 40% off.

Not sure how it works with Trek, but but if you are looking for a fire sale, you might be waiting until Jan 2013. Somehow I doubt they would have any left.

Then again, that shop I visited this week had a crap ton of one 2010 model hybrid in 19" even. These currently go for 25% off, but come Jan, they could go down some more.

They had a few 2009 bikes which were pretty sweet for the discounted price too. Think full LX (including hubs)/Deore crank, Avid 7 brakes, Mavic rims, for way under $1k.

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Old 11-05-11, 10:25 PM   #5
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Jan. 2012 I assume you mean? I can certainly hang until then, but I was hoping something special would happen in time for Christmas I've been watching Craigslist for a couple of months and NOTHING has surfaced in my size and quality that I'm looking for. What little there is seems to either be junk or super high end stuff.
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No, I mean 2013. But that's based on what I've seen at that outlet store. But then again Trek might do things different since they are a lot bigger.

That store I visited currently has all 2010s 25% off. Anything 2009 and older was up to 40% off. The 2011s were still selling for normal price.
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