Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Big Guy
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Good Deal or Bad Deal? Kona Hoss

    I went to the only cycle shop in town today. They had the Kona Hoss 2006 I was looking for, 1033$ (Canadian dollars) 928.338 (US). What do you guys think of this deal?

    I don't really want to haggle on the price. One I am pretty bad at haggling, two I won't be buying it at once, but over a period of two weeks. Any suggestions on asking for anything free to be thrown in with it?


    Im going in tommorow to put 500$ down on it depending on your guyes suggestions.

    Also, they said they would look at any old beat up commuter I buy and would tune it up for free for me (this is after I said I would be back in a week to put a downpayment on it.)

    Thanks for all your guys help so far.

    Tyler

  2. #2
    Senior Member swifferman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...0&parentid=253

    Retail price is only $16 more than that. I would expect a bigger discount than that on bike of that price. On the other hand, you're probably going to be needing some accessories. If you do, have them throw in the following if you can:

    gloves
    helmet
    pump
    hydration pack
    bottle cages instead
    pump
    gloves
    shin guards
    tubes
    lock if you need it
    fenders
    or anything you need that is an accessory.

  3. #3
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Kona dealers rarely deviate from their msrp. In fact in this area if you get msrp you are getting a deal.

    that said you should be able to talk your shop into a few freebies.

    Great pic on a bike btw

  4. #4
    Senior Member swifferman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Kona dealers rarely deviate from their msrp. In fact in this area if you get msrp you are getting a deal.

    that said you should be able to talk your shop into a few freebies.

    Great pic on a bike btw
    I OWNED RETAIL PRICE!

    lol yes, but usually freebies never fail. Small freebies at least.

    For fun, ask if they'll give you a matching road bike.

  5. #5
    Long haired freak. wethepeople's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Still stuck in hell.
    My Bikes
    2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
    Posts
    6,280
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got my Hoss Dee-Luxx for $350 CAD, hurray for auctions.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


  6. #6
    Eat my Dust... n00bs jag89's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Area 51
    My Bikes
    Kona Cinder Cone 2006
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    saying that.... my lbs did me a cracking deal my kona cinder gona is msrp at 600 and i got 10% off it!!!

    it was a bargin plus i get 4 free services when ever i want. my lbs guys are amazin!

  7. #7
    Taking "s" outta "Fast" AfterThisNap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Zoo York City
    Posts
    1,989
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Threads like these make me love working in a shop. Even though I get paid crap, I don't pay retail

    Instead of asking for freebies, ask if you can get a discount on accessories if you buy them all at once. We usually give a break to our nice customers if they buy a bike, helmet, tools, clothes, etc. at the same time.
    It's usually easier to negotiate than a freebie because the shop gets more money, and in end is more valuable because you get a better overall discount.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

  8. #8
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    Threads like these make me love working in a shop. Even though I get paid crap, I don't pay retail
    Ya threads like this make me happy I have a decent job + industry friends ...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •