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    O Baby :)

    My Mavic 729's came in today, I'm all smiles, just have to pop off the cassette, and I'm on the go, man these things are super beefy, my LBS was drooling over them, very very nice wheel set the rim is a carbon look, and the spokes, and hubs are all black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DK Drop
    My Mavic 729's came in today, I'm all smiles, just have to pop off the cassette, and I'm on the go, man these things are super beefy, my LBS was drooling over them, very very nice wheel set the rim is a carbon look, and the spokes, and hubs are all black.
    Sweet! Have fun with them. How much did they cost altogether? (if you don't mind me asking)
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    I also decided to order this today, pretty sweet shirt.
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    Well retail with the hubs I got all built up was $600, I got them for $400, and I sold my old wheel set for $150, so in the end it cost me $250 for a $600 wheel set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DK Drop
    Well retail with the hubs I got all built up was $600, I got them for $400, and I sold my old wheel set for $150, so in the end it cost me $250 for a $600 wheel set.
    Nice!

    I love the tshirt by the way.
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    interesting math you got going on there.

    Sweet wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    interesting math you got going on there.

    Sweet wheels
    How do you figure? 400 less 150 is 250. My math should be good I do financial analysis all day
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    What hubs did you get them built up with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DK Drop
    Well retail with the hubs I got all built up was $600, I got them for $400, and I sold my old wheel set for $150, so in the end it cost me $250 for a $600 wheel set.

    In your equation, your basis in the old wheelset is zero. The old wheels had to cost you something, no?

    The new wheels cost you $400. You helped defray your ''cash out'' by selling your old wheels. They still cost you $400 though.

    Look, I wasn't poking fun at your math skills I was enjoying your rationalization.

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    I sold my old wheel set for $150, so in the end it cost me $250 for a $600 wheel set.
    If you just read that part, it doesnt make sense.
    Nice wheelset in any case. What hubs are they?

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    God Dammit I Cant Wait For My Dirtbag

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    Well the wheelset I had on was the stock wheel set, so basiclly the $150 is like cash in my pocket, as they would have just sat in the garage, the retail on the wheelset is $600, my LBS, and best bud gave them to me at cost $400, so in theory it is $250 out of my pocket for a wheel set that retails for $600, but enough of that then. The hubs are Shimano Deore XT hubs, can't remember off hand what kind of spokes were used, but in the end just a killer wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakehunter
    God Dammit I Cant Wait For My Dirtbag
    Yup great looking T.
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    Thats a sick shirt, where did you order it from? and get some pics of your new wheelset

    Dk, your math skills made perfect sence to me.... they are obveously on a highly level and think of more then we do.. but what ever right?
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    729's are sweet, have fun with them, and you got a good deal too by the sounds of it...

    Can you let us know what they're like, Im interested in the rims for my new bike and would like to know what you think of them.

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    OK, your logic is why people get ripped off all the time trading in their cars.

    You had two seperate transactions going on

    Transaction #1

    You sold a wheelset worth $150. It was worth (FMV) $150 before you sold it, and worth $150 after you sold it. You converted the 150 from something not easily spent (bike wheels) to something easily spent (cash).

    Transaction #2

    You purchased the new wheels for $400.00 (a decent deal, not the greatest deal with XT hubs. You can get them hand built at speedgoat for $383. Whoever quoted you $600 is loony ) with cash. The reason you feel it cost you only $250 is that your perceived value of your old wheels (They were just going to sit in your garage) was less than $150. However, someone thought they were worth $150.

    Therefore, feeling they only cost you $250 is a rationalization

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    True, but then if his wheels were worth 150, then he was already out 150$. But he sold them, and gained 150, then took that money (which he was previously out) plus 250 to buy his new wheels. By using the logic you are saying, if his old wheels were worth 150, he was out 150$ whether they were sitting on his bike, or the money was used to buy new ones. Only 250$ actually "effected" him in the sense that because he had to get new ones he would have to shell out an extra 250$.
    One way or another sweet wheelset.

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    Give it up.... please
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridehard
    But he sold them, and gained 150.
    Thats your problem. He didn't gain 150 when he sold them.

    Thats it. No more from me. sorry for those having to read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    You purchased the new wheels for $400.00 (a decent deal, not the greatest deal with XT hubs. You can get them hand built at speedgoat for $383. Whoever quoted you $600 is loony ) with cash.
    Unsuspended, look where I live, those are CANADIAN prices, not US, so ya it is a good deal.
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    would it have been a better deal if you used the yen??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapcod
    would it have been a better deal if you used the yen??
    What? What I was trying to say is that obviouslly the "speedgoat for $383" was USD, where as the prices I was talking about were CDN $.
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    whoa...I'm on your side. The deal you got is very good. I was making lite of the exchange rate. I am sorry if I offended .
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    No, not offended at all, just wasn't sure if you understood, no worries.
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    Sorry

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    good deal CDN definately

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