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Best deals found at Performance Bike liquidation sales.

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Old 12-12-18, 08:08 AM
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Best deals found at Performance Bike liquidation sales.

we have two threads discussing the reasons why Performa is going under. That's not the purpose of my post. While it's been argued that some stuff are not marked down enough and not cheaper than what they have sold on previous saws (some stuff is even more), there are deals to be had.

Post your findings and happy hunting.

GARMIN COMPUTERS 25% + additional 10% msrp. Not a bad deal at all if you can still find them.

michelin Pro endurance 28c $44 bucks with tax for a pair.

Sun glasses cheap as heck.

Tools and shoes 30% off + 10% including clearance markdowns. Got a show for my daughter for like $35 bucks. Over $120 for the msrp. I gotta find the receipt to post the exact model but it was a giro brand iirc.

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Helmet original MSRP $100. Crossed out with sharpie and changed to "MSRP $130" with 20% off and additional 10% off.
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Helmet original MSRP $100. Crossed out with sharpie and changed to "MSRP $130" with 20% off and additional 10% off.
that's pretty bizarre as the msrp is easily found online for most products.
Which location was that at?
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What I have found in the past with these going out of business sales at Sports Authority, Toys R Us etc. is that all the good stuff is gone during the first round of mark downs which is like 10-20% off if you are lucky. By the time things get marked down to like 50% it is the garbage that nobody really wants.
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I went to a local bike shop that was closing down. Got a full set of tools, including a park tool work stand, spoke tensionometer, dishing tool, wrenches, a full box of random bike parks, an old French Motobecane touring bike for $200. Delivered by the owner
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I went to a local bike shop that was closing down. Got a full set of tools, including a park tool work stand, spoke tensionometer, dishing tool, wrenches, a full box of random bike parks, an old French Motobecane touring bike for $200. Delivered by the owner
you're in Chicago right? There is a other classic shop closing in Hinsdale. one of the richest suburbs in the country. If they can't stay in business who can?
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I went to a local bike shop that was closing down. Got a full set of tools, including a park tool work stand, spoke tensionometer, dishing tool, wrenches, a full box of random bike parks, an old French Motobecane touring bike for $200. Delivered by the owner
The shop's tools and retail displays, shelving etc are generally the only real steals to be had once all the merchandise is sold
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I found a used Diamondback TT bike with a Hed carbon TT bar for $600. Seemed to be in good shape. The bar alone would retail for about $1000. But I don't need a TT bike.

I also saw Reynolds carbon clinchers that with the Going out of Business sale cost more than the actual sales price. They were on sale for $1200, but the **** price was 20% off the $1800 original retail.
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I feel like the best deals at Performance are $20 boxes of Gu. Not much else is really compelling.

Starting to wonder if this is like those rug stores which have been going out of business for 35 years.
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Starting to wonder if this is like those rug stores which have been going out of business for 35 years.
That's hilarious Tim! I've given the guys at Performance **** before - "WHAT?? YOU'RE HAVING A SALE!?!" Like the mall jewelry kiosk.

I stopped in Wednesday to talk with the manager - a friend... Really sucked.
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I also saw Reynolds carbon clinchers that with the Going out of Business sale cost more than the actual sales price. They were on sale for $1200, but the **** price was 20% off the $1800 original retail.
Those Reynolds wheels have been “on sale” @$1200 for at least 3 years. I bought a set of R4s 2 years ago when they *actually* went on sale for ~$800.
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I picked up a SRAM 1031 chain and a chain cleaner at my “local” one when I was passing through the other day. $35 our the door was cheaper than the online prices I could compare. Was tempted by some lights or a seat post mounted carrier, but I’ll let them come down a bit more first as I don’t really need them right now.

Some of the bikes prices were reasonable, and a Mavic rim laced to an Ultegra hub for $110 would be tempting if I were in the market for wheels. (Can’t remember if it was front or rear).
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I did see one good deal. All other sales seem to be like their regular sales.
it was a beautiful roubiax blue aluminium bike with ultegra brakes, shifters and derailleurs, 105 cassette 17 pounds 11 ounces 999$.
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I bought some Giro gloves for $14 today. The clothes still there were not cheap enough to buy. The Giro Synthe MIPS was $249 plus 40% off. That is not a deal at all. I will go back in a few weeks to see if better deals can be had.
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I was at our local one again the other day to pick-up more gels. The discounts were still the same, 30-40% off. They did have some new bins with TONS of socks, quite a few caps, and other stuff. I had no time to go through them. Salesperson said it was Nashbar stuff sent to them to liquidate.
I'll go back day after Christmas and see if it gets better.
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I saw some cycling related t-shirts on sale for less than ten dollars at nashbar, that looked like a good deal.
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I went to one the other day. Only good deals are on soft-goods.
All the good stuff was long gone. All that's left is mediocre stuff and good stuff that is either incomplete or broken; from the back of the storage room.
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Was out walking around, doing some errands and my return route took me past the local Performance store. I wasn't even thinking about them, but the same guy that has held the "Furniture Store Closing" sign for 20 straight years had a "Performance Bike Liquidation" sign. I crossed the street and went in the store for maybe five minutes before figuring out that it was the same BS "liquidation" pricing as the rug stores. I had thought that I'd pick up a box of Shot Blocks or gels, but they were probably $5 more than I used to pay when the store was "thriving."
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The Touring forum guys are finding decent touring bike wheels, Rhynolite / Deore, $60 for the set. You can't find the hub set for that
Performance Bike Rhynolite/Deore wheels
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Went back today to see if there was anything good. Discounts went up to 50-70%. Most tires were gone. Gels all gone except for a few stragglers. Still quite a few apparel. Tools mostly gone. I picked up a few Nashbar socks for only a dollar and some change each.
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I bought cleat coves for $7 yesterday.
Couldn't find anything else of interest for my bikes.
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There are no good deals at either of the two local stores where I live. Honestly, their regular sales were better. In retrospect I've realized that neither store had anything compelling in the past two years. They seem to have been focusing on low-end hybrids, cheap clothing and cheap parts for the past two years. Prior to that, they actually had stuff that enthusiasts like me wanted in stock.
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Retail is dead. Long live retail!

I'm wondering if a variation on the old "S&H Greenstamps" model makes sense.

There would be a few strategically placed storefronts to which you can go to see, touch and feel the merchandise. The merchandise is for display only and is not for sale (it is akin to a display shelf and should not be taxable as inventory). Then, in the shop, place an online order (at an online price). This gives you the best of retail and the best of online.

It's more expensive than pure online but gives you a community presence and you could offer some shop space to a mechanic for repairs and service.

Does that make sense?
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I don't know which "green stamp" store you went to but my "green stamp" and "blue stamp" stores actually had the merchandise on hand. Walked in with the required number of books and walked out with the merchandise.
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Last year bought a Fuji road bike from Performance. This past Saturday I stopped into the same shop and I saw they had a vintage looking Fuji t-shirt on sale from $24.99 to $17.99. I really don't need another t-shirt so I didn't take advantage of the sale. Shortly after I got home I got an email from them and Performance online has the same shirt, and offer it in three different colors, for $12.99.

https://www.performancebike.com/shop...ro-tee-11-5931
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