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    Senior Member jowilson's Avatar
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    Did my LBS mess up their prices??!!

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    I was looking at my LBS's online site and noticed this bike: The '13 Specialized Status II for just 299.99$. Is this a mistake? The same bike from the Specialized site is 3300$. If this isn't a mistake, I'm leaving right now to go to my LBS!!!!

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    Ha, where's your LBS, I'm on the other side of PHX but would drive there for that price.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Hahaha, Good way to get you Inside the store,,, Oldest trick in the book..
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    Print that out and bring your lawyer !

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    Quote Originally Posted by banshee361 View Post
    Print that out and bring your lawyer !
    In many cases an advertized price is only an offer for trade/barter. A legal agreement isn't made till a transaction takes place.

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    Senior Member jowilson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Ha, where's your LBS, I'm on the other side of PHX but would drive there for that price.
    This is from Landis Cyclery. The closest one to your location would be the Central Phoenix shop.

    Buy 2 so you can give one to me!!!!

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    I'm going to Central Phoenix tomorrow to get my hairs cut, will stop in their shop since they're open 11-4.

    I have the page pulled up/saved on my phone, all did a screen grab. We'll see what happens.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Call them and ask them to put one aside for you at $300, or to take a credit card payment over the phone, and you'll find out for sure. If it's a come-on or gimmick they're not going to lie about it over the phone, and you aren't going to force them to honor the online price in person if it's a mistake.

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    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
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    ...Is this for real? It's obviously not a marketing trick, but a typo that's supposed to say $2999.99. If you *actually* ask them about it you're going to get the same eyeroll that the people who joke if something is free when it doesn't scan properly. If someone did accidentally sell you that bike for that price, that same someone would be losing their job as soon as the manager found out.

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    Yeah, I don't plan on getting the bike for $300. I do have a couple of things I need to pick up at a bike shop though, so I might as well poke my head in...and mention the fact that the price on their website is dramatically wrong.

    I just dropped 2 g's on a roadie, no way I could bring home another bike without being kicked out of the house. Granted, I'm sure a $3k bike for $300 would be understandable.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Zeph nailed it. Has to be a typo. But it still is fun to drool over that kinda deal.

    Then again, Remember the Landis (Floyd) Way. NO WAY, I didn't take no PED's not me! That ad could be on steroids.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    I went there and didn't see one specialized bike in the store...there were also only two people working and about 15 people in the store. I didn't even want to bug them about it.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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