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Old 10-23-06, 09:06 PM   #1
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Should I Buy _ Cannondale F5 *urgent*

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.
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Old 10-23-06, 09:15 PM   #2
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So demanding.
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Old 10-23-06, 09:17 PM   #3
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Personally, I enjoy Pert plus; the combined shampoo and conditioner makes life easier.
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Old 10-23-06, 09:23 PM   #4
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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:
- tubes
- tire levers
- bottle cage
- water bottle
- free adjustments for a year
- 20% off of other stuff such as a helmet, pump, etc.

Offer him $400 otherwise find a local LBS .

Also, do you know if the bike fits you?
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Old 10-23-06, 09:36 PM   #5
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I use pert plus too, but I have to use head & shoulders for the dandruff in my eyebrows. It's the darndest thing...
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Old 10-23-06, 10:30 PM   #6
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you can get 20% off new 07 lines?

i use head&shoulders
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whats lbs, website?
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local bike shop

took me quite a while to get it by myself when i was new here
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whats lbs, website?
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.
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You can get a 20% discount from a LBS.
20 off an 07 bike? Funny.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:13 PM   #12
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20 off an 07 bike? Funny.
he's trying to convince alumrock12 to buy it at 2008.
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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?
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no. cannondales are so 1997.
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I just dont think LBS would give 20% off 2007
maybe 10% or something, but 20% is kinda too high
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I just dont think LBS would give 20% off 2007
maybe 10% or something, but 20% is kinda too high
At 10% then the OP's deal isn't too bad especially if the LBS would charge taxes and his buddy wouldn't.
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