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    Giant dealer frame cost question...

    I'm looking to put in an order for a new Trance 29 frame.

    Do dealers have any wiggle room with price on that frame, or does Giant lock them in on pricing?

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    Generally speaking, the only real restriction that would be enforced from a manufacturer would be a dealers advertised price and online sales/shipping of new, unused product.

    The shop would probably be free to run their own special promotions, bro deals, etc. ...even if not by the letter of the dealer agreement, then at least in practice... this is how it works out.

    The retail on that frame is $2800. I've seen the dealer portal on that frame, and although it would be in bad taste to outright say what dealer cost is, I think I can safely say this: There is definitely wiggle room, but I think most people would be surprised just how expensive cost is on that frame compared to MSRP. (especially from Giant) The dealer isn't making a killing at $2800.

    Obviously there are other factors involved relating to demand - and the last I checked, that frame wasn't even available to actually order yet. And it's a brand new, hyped release. So a dealer will likely not be very enthusiastic about discounting it much. But they'd be stupid to watch a sale walk away over a relatively negligible price negotiation.

    If you're close, I bet they work with you.

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    Giant doesn't lock anyone in.

    bike shop either makes some money, or they don't

    example: buy two or three bikes at a time, bike ship often discounts you by a couple hundred or more, that comes from the shop
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