Pay MSRP or haggle the price for a set of $1700 wheels? Whats the protocol?
Obviously, if you pay full MSRP for a car or an expensive bike you are a dork.
What is the deal with high end wheels? I have been saving up for months and finally am close enough to start thinking about the purchase of some Roval Control SL 29 wheels.
For the record, they are coming from a Specialized/Cannondale dealer and I dont ride either of those bikes, so I have never made a big bike purchase with the shop. But I do buy little things, hang out around the shop, and ride with the owner/employees sometimes.
Because of that, I dont want to seem like a stinker* asking for them to give me a deal, but I dont want to pay way more than I have to!
What is the protocol?
What is your experience?
No need to mention shop names, but are we looking at 5% or 10% or something else?
Thanks guys. I am excited to read the responses!
*edited to maintain PG rating