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Old 04-27-11, 04:11 PM   #1
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Really? $2000?

someone explain this to me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/S-Works-Langster...item27b7ad3d70
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Old 04-27-11, 04:23 PM   #2
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Someone overpriced an S-Works Langster on Ebay.
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It says S-Works on it = expensive/overpriced.
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Someone overpriced an S-Works Langster on Ebay.
And there we have it.
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Old 04-27-11, 05:51 PM   #5
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The S-Works Langster is a frameset only option so it's my guess that it's a customer build that never got paid for. So they are trying their luck by selling it as new on ebay before parting it out as shop-worn used parts.
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Old 04-27-11, 06:47 PM   #6
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In store pick up only, there never gonna sell it.
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Kinda like the Fuji Obey frameset the shop where I sometimes work built up TWO YEARS AGO. Regardless of what I tell them, they still think they're going to pull in 1200 bucks for it - even though the owner's son beat it to crap.
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ain't got 2k worth of pars in the whole build
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specialized says the msrp on the frame set is 1100 heh...
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with some el be es prices, it could be up near two large.
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sounds about right, the "s-works" logo requires you to be a specialty dealer, and adds significant price increase to frames that are otherwise the same. Even if it is built with mostly stock parts, the fact that they had to be bought individualy due to the s-works only being available as a frame set, thus they spent more on the parts than what a complete with the same parts would cost. Would I pay it, no, is it close to the suggested retail for that frame and all those parts, ya pretty close.

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Oh, and I guess the shop does have the right to add the labor cost for the build, too.

- Installing cranks
- Cutting the chain
- Cutting the steerer tube
- Tires + Tubes

It's pricey, but this is EXACTLY what happens when people buy a-la-carte.

I'm not suggesting that people not do that. But, they often never have labor charges in their budget.

I once knew a girl that had a nice Bianchi road bike that she wanted converted to a FG. This was 2005 or so, before there were tons of off the shelf bikes available and back when conversions were preferred. She was a nurse, so not broke. She dropped the bike off at the shop. Picked out lots of nice parts and had some FG wheels built. She pretty much just said, "I don't care. Just build it." and didn't get an itemized estimate, thinking: Gee. How much can it really cost? $300? $400?

I saw the build in the final stages and asked my buddy (shop employee) about it. He said that when last they totaled it up, she was over $800. He was like, "Man, I don't want to be around when she comes to get it and they tell her the price."

All of the prices were normal and fair. it's just how a-la-carte + labor charges work.

I wouldn't be surprised if that's what happened with this S-Works.
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i am not commenting on what that bike may be worth but going back a couple years specialed did sell complete s-works langsters & those had list prices over $3500
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