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    New Bike Discounts?

    I understand there is some negotiating room on a new mountain bike purchase from a LBS. Roughly what percent off full retail is a good price? I'm looking in the 3K range. Thanks.

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    Just talk to a manager, salespeople may be required to tell you no discount is possible.
    15-20% + possibly 3% for cash at this time of year with 30-35% on last years bikes.
    You may have to talk to a number of shops to find a manager/owner willing to work with you to get the deal done.
    I would go in with a price out the door rather than asking for a % off. Figure where you need to be ahead of time.

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    Open some dialog, begin discussion. That sounds like a place to start.
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    A shop near me sells off their last years model Demo Bikes (often 'like new') for some killer deals, like 45-50% this time of year ! Something you may want to ask about / look into.
    don't tell me, "Show Me " !

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    Got my Specialized for about 40% off MSRP from an overloaded Specialized store at end of year clearance.

    Got my Kona for 10% from the same store (cash discount) and felt pretty good about it, since they never went on sale.

    I think you'll find overstocked big name bikes from brand-specific retailers who are overstocked are more likely to be deep discounted.

    More importantly, don't get hung up on a few hundred bucks. Go ride.
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    Yep. Unless the prices on the tags are the same as the retail prices on the manufactures site, there's actually not a huge margin built into the bikes. It's not like the auto industry. You CAN get a discount, especially if you have a relationship with the shop. For a current year model bike that has a lower than retail price on it already, don't look for much more than 5-10%, and honestly, 5% is probably realistic.

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    Thanks for the responses. There is extremely low inventory where I live so I'm going to look for about 15% off a new 2015 if they order it for me. There is a '14 demo I may see if I can get 40% or more off last years price. It's already marked down 30%.

    Kyle, agreed. Once I'm certain on the bike I won't quibble over a couple hundred.

    Thanks again.

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    If the bike that you want has to be ordered, I would bet most negotiating bets are off. Discounts are best when the bike is being floored and they want to move it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    If the bike that you want has to be ordered, I would bet most negotiating bets are off. Discounts are best when the bike is being floored and they want to move it.
    For a current model year, I disagree. The shop has zero risk on a special order bike if the customer agrees to a deposit.

    Check out this thread from a couple days ago:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/di...ke-956879.html
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    Well that is certainly true for cars. But the LBSs in my area have virtually NO MTB inventory (probably because it's Florida) . It seems they exist to service bikes and order new ones for you.

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    Bike shops generally sell at 30-35% margin. Most will let a bike go at 20-25%, 15% if it's been in inventory a long time.

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    I bought a 2015 Giant trance SX last Oct. The price was $4050.00 and I took it home for $3600 including AZ state sales tax. That included some used flat pedals and water bottle cage. I felt like both side benefited.

    Update: The Tempe bike shop I bought the Trance from is closed...... so maybe that's why I got a good deal.
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