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    the sun never sets on me alumrock12's Avatar
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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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    So demanding.
    I am Signature-less

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    Adios, Mofo J-McKech's Avatar
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    Personally, I enjoy Pert plus; the combined shampoo and conditioner makes life easier.
    I am Signature-less

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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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    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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    yes

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    you can get 20% off new 07 lines?

    i use head&shoulders

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    the sun never sets on me alumrock12's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by alumrock12
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    You can get a 20% discount from a LBS.
    20 off an 07 bike? Funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jiiiim
    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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