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Winter deals?

Old 01-14-08, 12:31 PM
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Winter deals?

I'm in the market for a new bike. Can I get better deals during the winter than in the spring/summer? If so, are they a lot better? Is it cheaper to buy online? Any other advice on getting the best deal on a new bike?

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Old 01-14-08, 04:23 PM
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You might be able to find some clearance models but for the most part around here (Chicago) its not like shops hold crazy sales at any time of the year. On a thousand dollar bike, you might be able to find it for $850 if its last years models but this years will be at retail.

Skip worry about getting the best deal and worry about finding the best shop and the right model for you.
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Old 01-14-08, 09:38 PM
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If you cannot get them to lower the price, then work on getting add ons or upgrades. Some LBS' are will deal and some will not.
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Old 01-15-08, 12:57 PM
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I've been in the market for a new bike for a couple months and what I've found is that you CAN get some great deals on closeout models, but you're choices are kind of limited. I'm pretty average in height (6') and it's hard to find a closeout in the correct size, the only bikes most of them have are extra small or extra large frames. I've found that most of the shops in my area don't have much inventory to choose from at this time of year, so I've pretty much decided to just wait until all the shops get fully stocked in a month of two with 2008 models, that way I can get exactly what I'm looking for.

Then again, you could luck out and find your dream bike on closeout, so by all means look around.
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If you know the make- model and size you want then shop around online. Some good deals can be had but you have to know what you want.

BUT- almost as important as the bike is the LBS. Find the right shop and they will look after you and they will want your custom. They have to make a profit to stay in business but a problem is easily solved at a good Local Bike shop. Not so easy to sort with a dealer 1,000 miles away by phone.
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