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    Cheapest Place to Buy Bonty xXx Lite Bars?

    Since I was buying a lot of my bike parts through the internet, my LBS has been getting pretty mad at me. They install all the parts for free (I've bought three $1,500+ bikes from them), but they want me to buy all the parts from them. I proposed an offer- if I find an item that's cheaper online, then they'll match the price as long as I have the listing and the listing is not from eBay.

    Since I want to upgrade my bars for a while, I've decided to test if they'll keep their word. However, I wanna kick their asses on the price.

    Where can I find the lowest price on xXx Lite Bars? They can be flat or riser, I don't care. I think the flats are about 70g lighter though....

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    I'm not that stupid. Google and Google Products came up with no (relevant) results.

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    what price is your LBS asking

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    Wow. Your LBS is being very nice. I would have told you to install your own damn internet parts by now. And then you'd get some dirty looks on your way out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    Wow. Your LBS is being very nice. I would have told you to install your own damn internet parts by now. And then you'd get some dirty looks on your way out.
    They <3 me at the LBS. I just checked the receipt, they gave my parents a $250 discount on my Christmas present.

    My LBS is asking $180 (MSRP).

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    If they are installing parts you bought on the web for free, crap, I would pay what they are asking. If you do happen to find it on the web (which I doubt you will, I have seen practically no Bontrager stuff on the web) and go in and ask for that price, you are a dick. Be happy with what they have done for you, and don't wear out your welcome.

    My opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    If they are installing parts you bought on the web for free, crap, I would pay what they are asking. If you do happen to find it on the web (which I doubt you will, I have seen practically no Bontrager stuff on the web) and go in and ask for that price, you are a dick. Be happy with what they have done for you, and don't wear out your welcome.

    My opinion.
    I'm a dick.

    I've also bought multiple $G's worth of schwag from them. Besides, they only deal low-end stuff. For everything that's above the equivalent of Deore, you have to order it and it takes 2+ weeks. And most of the stuff I buy, they don't deal anyway.... IE Selle Italia and Maverick....

    But if it angers to intraweb for me trying to save money, I'll pay the damn $30 extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    I'm a dick.

    I've also bought multiple $G's worth of schwag from them. Besides, they only deal low-end stuff. For everything that's above the equivalent of Deore, you have to order it and it takes 2+ weeks. And most of the stuff I buy, they don't deal anyway.... IE Selle Italia and Maverick....

    But if it angers to intraweb for me trying to save money, I'll pay the damn $30 extra.
    Yeah, what's your point? Cause you've shopped with this lbs, you expect to be treated like royalty. I have customer who have bought $5K+ from me, and if they were to bring in parts they bought on the web, I would still charge them labor. I'm just saying, don't wear out your welcome.

    Oh and by the way, your shop can order Maverick and Selle Italia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    Yeah, what's your point? Cause you've shopped with this lbs, you expect to be treated like royalty. I have customer who have bought $5K+ from me, and if they were to bring in parts they bought on the web, I would still charge them labor. I'm just saying, don't wear out your welcome.

    Oh and by the way, your shop can order Maverick and Selle Italia.
    I asked them, they said they needed to be dealers to order Maverick and Selle Italia. If they lied, I don't know why they would.

    And don't think I don't support my LBS. I buy most of my parts from them. In faaaaaact, I just ordered a couple rebuild kits for my Eggbeaters, two sets of two spikes for my SIDI's, and a Crank Bros. 19-M. They told me it's going to take around 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. So, I only intra-order the parts I can't get within a reasonable (when I need it) time or at all.

    Spoiler- I am royalty. Silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    I asked them, they said they needed to be dealers to order Maverick and Selle Italia. If they lied, I don't know why they would.
    That sucks, they lied to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    That sucks, they lied to you.
    Why wouldn't they want my business?

    Inb4 you lied, i see wut u did thar b4 u even thout i wuz nowing it

    Also, the shop owner is kinda.... slow/too lazy to check the catalogue. Maybe this is the explanation? As a side note, I never asked for them to give me free service. They just put parts on, and when I ask how much it'll cost me after its done they say "It's free!" Occasionally with this face. ^__^ One day they just told me I needed to pay up from then on. =/


    EDIT- Screw this. I challenge you to a death match to determine who's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    Why wouldn't they want my business?
    Why are you asking me?

    Quote Originally Posted by PropFail
    nb4 you lied, i see wut u did thar b4 u even thout i wuz nowing it
    Umh, what the ****?

    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail
    Also, the shop owner is kinda.... slow/too lazy to check the catalogue. Maybe this is the explanation?
    Could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    Why are you asking me? (Shop owner)



    Umh, what the ****? (Lern2intraweb)



    Could be. (Mebee)
    Uhuh.

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    sounds about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    sounds about right.
    What does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    Uhuh.
    I'm not a shop owner, never said I was. I just work at a shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    What does?
    most of what you said.

    People who think they "deserve" freebies from a bike shop should get a swift kick in the butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    most of what you said.

    People who think they "deserve" freebies from a bike shop should get a swift kick in the butt.
    Yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    most of what you said.

    People who think they "deserve" freebies from a bike shop should get a swift kick in the butt.
    O-tay then.

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    so far, i've bought almost nothing from my LBS except the occasional tubes and cables.But installation of parts i bought from other sources has always been free..i feel bad sometimes..
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    I buy lots of parts and things from my lbs. I also buy parts from the interwebs.
    I get them to install the stuff i can't, or if i'm feeling lazy ill give them a couple of extra dollars to do it.

    Oh, wait, you have to get you lbs to "install" bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    I buy lots of parts and things from my lbs. I also buy parts from the interwebs.
    I get them to install the stuff i can't, or if i'm feeling lazy ill give them a couple of extra dollars to do it.

    Oh, wait, you have to get you lbs to "install" bars?
    Um. No. I do however want to order it from them.

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