Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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If it's a Specialized, you shouldn't be able to mail order it from anywhere in the world, even in the UK, as their sales policies normally prevent anything other than instore sales for complete bikes. Same applies to many other brands, Marin & Trek to name 2.
Are you really sure there will be a saving? no warranty, setup, aftermarket support, and just wait till you get hit with the customs fee (VAT, Import duty and handling , that will increase the price significantly). Add to this how do you know they are legit the prices sound far too cheap to be genuine, prices can be cheaper overseas, but not by the amount they are quoting. How do they want payment? guessing Western Union?
If you really want to get a good value for money bike, you have On-One / Planet X at your doorstep, at least you have warranty and no VAT issues with them, as they are UK based, or look at the Euro (German) suppliers, Canyon for direct, or Rose and other stores which can be a lot cheaper than the UK, no customs or VAT issues, but still you will have issues with sending stuff back for warranty.