hi, i'm wondering if i should buy the 2007 cannondale f5 in matte black.
i'm starting up in mountain biking, i've done a little in the past, but nothing too serious, i'm looking to upgrade some of the parts on this bike. but the bike is BRAND NEW, the guy won it in a contest, and has the tags and warranty still o nit.
i can get it for 450. it goes for around 600.
i need an ANSWER URGENTLY cuz he needs an answeer tomorrow.
simply reply YES or NO and why. or if u have any other questions.
heres a link for the info. remember matte black, so it looks pretty sexy. plus i believe it comes with rockshox dart 3, not 2. but gotta confirm that.
You can get a 20% discount from a LBS. A quick google search shows the F5 lists for about $575. At a 20% discount it's about $465. Your buddy is only giving you $15 off but he isn't giving you the extra stuff you can get from a LBS such as:
- tire levers
- bottle cage
- water bottle
- free adjustments for a year
- 20% off of other stuff such as a helmet, pump, etc.
Find a local bike shop that sells the same Cannondale model and ask them for their best price. You can expect about 20% off of the list price. Make sure you do your research and know what the MSRP is for the model you're interested in.
I have a LBS that will give 20% to our club members during the time they place their orders. There's another thread floating around here about someone who was offered a similar deal at his LBS.
Put it this way, if I am a LBS buyer and I can increase my order by a handful of bikes with a guaranteed sale attached to them I'd be willing to give the discount because I've locked in the sale early enough. The benefits are:
- more revenue
- possibly moving up into a higher discount bracket with bike vendor
- cash deposit in hand months before having to pay for the bike and turning it over to the customer
I agree that if we are talking current inventory the chances are lower but if we have two cases of LBS offering that deal, does it hurt for him to try?