THE ELECTRA AMSTERDAM CLASSIC 3
Have any of you seen this bike? MORE importantly, have any of you here in Texas seen this bike retailing for less than $550.00? I saw one online, though it would be great for my daughter in college, went to the main manufacturer's website, got all the info, was still impressed, then checked the 20 closest dealers to me.
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM quoted $550.00 to me! I spent 20 years in retail, and I gotta tell ya, this stinks of restraint of trade. Manufacturers would LOVE to be able to tell their "dealers" to form a unified body and sell certain products ONLY at MSRP or risk having their franchise taken away. This is known in FTC circles as "Restraint of Trade" and is ILLEGAL.
If ANY of you know of a source that is "comptetitive" on this model (in my case, I'm needing a women's Amsterdam Classic 3 in blue), please contact me off list.
If any of you "dealers" care to explain WTF the story is, please feel free to explain it here online.
Thanks for your time.