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best online place to buy a CAAD9?

Old 10-02-07, 09:22 PM
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best online place to buy a CAAD9?

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Old 10-02-07, 11:06 PM
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I don't think Cannondale sells any bikes through online retailers, only in-person at shops.

eBay and Craigslist are your only options if you have to stay with buying online.
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You can only get them brand new from a cannondale dealer. Unless yo buy used in which case its ebay and craigslist.
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does anyone know why that is?
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So that they can better ensure that buyers will get a bike that wasn't damaged in shipping, fits properly, and comes with further support like most shops give (free adjustments, etc).

Well, those are the reasons I'd prefer to sell bikes through shops, anyway.
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Most of the major bike manufacturers follow this policy, even some on-line retailers who also have a real store won't sell complete bikes on-line. I've heard they do this so they have some degree of confidence the bike is assembled and adjusted competently.
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So that they can better ensure that buyers will get a bike that wasn't damaged in shipping, fits properly, and comes with further support like most shops give (free adjustments, etc)
And I'm sure some kind of control over price wouldn't hurt. They are protecting their big shops from getting run over by someone with a modem and a warehouse.
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Originally Posted by bvfrompc View Post
And I'm sure some kind of control over price wouldn't hurt. They are protecting their big shops from getting run over by someone with a modem and a warehouse.
Well, that too.

Some companies put strict price restrictions on mail order houses for their products, though (Apple, for one).
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