the LBS is selling the 05 Stumpjumper on sale for $1050, or $1199 with disc brakes (msrp $1300 and 1500, respectively). i'm new the mtb scene and am looking for my first bike, and i'm pretty set on the hardtail stumpy. is this a good price or is there typically some bargaining that can be done to bring the price down?
what is the typical negotiating action? I've been told I should never pay full price for a bike - since the markup is pretty high.
thanks in advance for your responses.