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Anyone know the wholesale prices of Bell/Giro helmets?

Old 04-27-08, 10:10 AM
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Anyone know the wholesale prices of Bell/Giro helmets?

I have a discount through a LBS where I can get most things at cost+10%. For various reasons, though, is I really don't like the shop; I don't like going in, I don't like most of the people that work there, and I don't even like talking to the people there. Basically I don't feel like calling them up and asking for the discount prices of a bunch of helmets.

Does anyone happen to know the wholesale price of like the Atmos, Pneumo, and Sweet R?
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I could be wrong, but I think the cost on the Atmos is $102 or $110. This was in 2006 though.
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Originally Posted by cpk0
I have a discount through a LBS where I can get most things at cost+10%. For various reasons, though, is I really don't like the shop; I don't like going in, I don't like most of the people that work there, and I don't even like talking to the people there. Basically I don't feel like calling them up and asking for the discount prices of a bunch of helmets.
Other than that, how do you like the shop?
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People can lose their jobs for revealing cost to you. Why would anybody do that, just so you can go bargaining down real shops?

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I can tell you Costco sold the Bell Sweep R for $55 once.
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Originally Posted by cpk0
I have a discount through a LBS where I can get most things at cost+10%. For various reasons, though, is I really don't like the shop; I don't like going in, I don't like most of the people that work there, and I don't even like talking to the people there. Basically I don't feel like calling them up and asking for the discount prices of a bunch of helmets.

Does anyone happen to know the wholesale price of like the Atmos, Pneumo, and Sweet R?
If i had that discount they could treat me like **** and I'de still shop there
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A bit bluntly put, but essentially correct.
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People can lose their jobs for revealing cost to you. Why would anybody do that, just so you can go bargaining down real shops?
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@Nachoman: they stock pinarellos, which are fun to look at
@operator: there are people here that may know the answer and not be in a position to lose a job. there are other people that realize giving someone a price on a fairly anonymous online message board isn't going to have drastic consequences. And also if I call them up and ask for the price, I think I could manage the math to figure out the wholesale, so these aren't really government secrets. And to be honest I don't feel bad about taking advantage of a discount at a shop that I've been into many times over the last four years, and not once had someone approach me to see if I needed help, much less learn my name, if I'm a rider/racer, provided any information about group rides etc, when there's another shop less than a mile away that, after my first visit, the manager, sales person, and a wrench all knew my name and say Hi to me every time I go in.
@Sensation: Most of the time it's either still way cheaper to go online without the hassle of dealing with this store, or I go to the other shop close by that I really like, if it's something I want to try on or hold before buying or need it right away.
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if you dislike them THAT much it would be worth it for your peace & serenity to shop elsewhere regardless of discounted price.
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Originally Posted by cpk0
@operator: there are people here that may know the answer and not be in a position to lose a job. there are other people that realize giving someone a price on a fairly anonymous online message board isn't going to have drastic consequences.
It may not have drastic consequences but if anyone had any kind of character, they would keep to the agreement that wholesale prices are to be kept within the wholesale circuit.

It's a trust issue that is granted between the distributor, the LBS owner and the employees. Hopefully all involved would honour it.

You are pretty lucky to get the discount that you do from the LBS that you dislike. Heck, I'm wondering why you are able to obtain that considering your distaste for them. I'm sure most people would be ever so grateful to get even that and not diddle daddle over another 10%.
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Unfortunately, a "wholesale" price is a rare animal. A local bike shop's markup on any given accessory will range from something like 25% to %200 and what one shop pays will not necessarily be what another shop pays and will not be the cost for WalMart or NashBar.

Any shop that sells to many people at cost plus ten is a shop that either lies well, will soon be out of business, or is living on the wrench work while liquidating stale inventory.

I think good service in a well stocked shop merits full pricing. I'd much rather have successful bike shops than save a few dollars. Auto parts, on the other hand . . . <G>
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Having been a shop guy for a long time now I can tell you that for cost plus 10 you'll just as easily get it online-
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This thread is closed. We have always closed threads where the topic consisted of trying to find the wholesale price of a bike item. It is true that people can lose their jobs over this, and we have had instances of young shop employees who didn't realize this nearly get themselves into hot water at work. We're not going to encourage that here, and that's the end of it. If you've got any problems with this, please PM Brian or me.
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