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Old 12-22-08, 03:06 PM   #1
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Where to buy Schwinn Madison?

I've been looking for a schwinn madison for about a month now. There are a few LBSs that carry it around here, but they sell them for 500+. That price is out of my reach. I am looking for a price under 400. I did some research and found that some online retailers (such as Performance) used to carry it for under 400.

So I ask you guys. Is there some online retailer that carries the bike for under 400? If not, should I wait?
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Old 12-22-08, 03:08 PM   #2
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Bike prices went up a TON in the past year. I wouldn't count on finding it cheaper.


Unless Wal-Mart starts selling it.
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Old 12-22-08, 03:08 PM   #3
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Old 12-22-08, 03:12 PM   #4
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Old 12-22-08, 06:04 PM   #5
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Old 12-22-08, 06:08 PM   #6
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Keep an eye on eBay. A few weeks ago, there were a ton of 08 Madisons for sale for aound $375.
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Old 12-22-08, 06:08 PM   #7
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Look for a sale at Performance. They do 10-20% off sales often.
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Old 12-22-08, 06:21 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I want to get one for the spring. Hopefully some sales pop up before then. If all else fails, I'll get a bike from bikesdirect. The reason being, I'm low on cash.
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Old 12-22-08, 07:13 PM   #9
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The reason being, I'm low on cash.
Domino's 4 nights x $60/night=$240 and end of cash problem.

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Old 12-22-08, 07:20 PM   #10
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cops said that sucks, get a tazer
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I was able to get a brand new Madison on Ebay early this month for under $250.

This was pretty freakish:

The bike was being sold from an LBS that had closed its doors... for $300 +47 shipping.

Microsoft Live.com was offering 25% Cashback if you joined and used their Cashback program:
$300 x .75 = 225 + 47 = $272.

Ebay was also offering $30 if you used a new Ebay Mastercard:
$272 -$30 = $242.00

Live.com is down to 4% these days.

Either way, keep your eyes peeled. The deals do happen.

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Old 12-22-08, 10:02 PM   #12
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Here in Philly.
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/s...min&maxAsk=max
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Old 12-23-08, 01:53 AM   #13
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Damn. No sales anywhere near that good here in phx. I'm gonna keep an eye on all sales. One is bound to pop up before spring time, right? Hehe.
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Just keep an eye on craigslist and ebay.
or just go with bikesdirect if the wait is too much.
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