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Old 08-12-07, 04:18 PM
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Specialized prices are going up.

I just ordered a 2008 Rockhopper for $530. The Specialized web sit lists it as $590. Because of new tariffs on certain Chinese imports--my bike shop tells me--all of Specialized bikes will go up in price by mid season. So, if you want a Specialized bike, don't wait too long to buy it.
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Old 08-12-07, 04:42 PM
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There is "Suggested Retail" and "Advertised Retail". Manufacturer's show the Advertised retail on their site, which is the most a shop is allowed to sell the bike for. The lowest they can sell the bike for is suggested retail. That is so you see a price on the web, and you go into the shop, it will either be that price, or 80% of the time, less.

Prices going up mid season? HIGHLY doubt it.
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Tariffs are generally imposed on incoming shipments (Plus, Spez imports thier bikes from Tiawan). To place new, price changing, tariffs on exports would be a huge disincentive for exports which would be opposite of the current Asian Mfg. mantra.
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Originally Posted by BrooklynMachine View Post
Tariffs are generally imposed on incoming shipments (Plus, Spez imports thier bikes from Tiawan). To place new, price changing, tariffs on exports would be a huge disincentive for exports which would be opposite of the current Asian Mfg. mantra.
That's what I meant to say!

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