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    Paying full price on RM bikes?

    Hi guys,
    I hope I'm not out of line here, but in your experience, were you able to get some discount when purchasing your RM bikes? I'm considering buying a 2018 Pipeline and the dealer is still asking for full retail. This will be my first purchase of "expensive" bikes. I wonder if RM is one of those brand that are immune from discount, but I find it hard to believe.

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    I don't think so I've seen em on sale In NZ.

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    I find it's very dealer dependent

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    Yep very dealer dependent.
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    Is it instock or is he ordering in for you?

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    He has to order it for me because he doesn't have the size that I need, but does it really matter though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joxong View Post
    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    He has to order it for me because he doesn't have the size that I need, but does it really matter though?
    Does it matter? Really depends on your relationship and history with the shop.

    Shops are more likely (at this time of year) to discount a bike that's on the showroom floor because it's costing them money to have it sit there AND next years models are starting to become available, further depreciating it's value.

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    I had to pay full retail for my Altitude, due to lack of competition in the area. First time paying retail in years. Tough pill to swallow
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    Got my 2017 TBolt 40% off, end of season floor model moving liquidation.
    Haven't paid full retail since early 80's, used to get my Commencals 50% off straight from the old distributor.
    Not trying to rub it in, couldn't afford cycling if I paid full (then again prolly fewer & cheaper bikes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by swm View Post
    Got my 2017 TBolt 40% off, end of season floor model moving liquidation.
    Great deal !!

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    I got near 40% off my RM Slayer 2017 at xmas...for exactly as mentioned above - store clearing 2017s to make room for 2018s....need to time it right and if they're ordering from distributor less likely than if they're overstocked. Cheers

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    I also got 35% off my Tbolt bc even though it was ordered from the distributor end of season . Picked it up in beginning of September . If you can wait you will save

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    The T-Bolt got a frame re-work for '18 so there were killer deals to be had on the '17 models.

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    The down-side to these deals is availability.
    I had a choice of a Spec. Camber (not interested) or SC Bronson (would've considered it if...). All medium size only.
    My 1st choice, the TBolt fit me, my budget & my riding.

    Funny thing is I wasn't really thinking of a new bike, except that I got back some tax money, spent less for a car than I planned and then heard of the 40% deal, all in the same week.
    I had no choice

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    I normally get between 15 to 20% off of retail at my LBS and my last two bikes have been RMís.

    I would assume that the discount at an LBS is up to them and based on your historical spend as a customer, combined with their need to sell a bike -I.e. are you buying last years model out of season.
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    RM aren't immune to discounts so you might get lucky if you wait and look around.

    I paid full retail on my 2018 Slayer (ordered in 2017). I'm in NorCal and some SoCal had discounted Slayers (~20% off), but they wouldn't allow me to purchase online.

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    They're spec'in Recons on $3000 dollar bikes!? WTF!!

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    I got $1000 off on mine last week. I bought a 2017 instinct 950 MSL. 2018s are hard to find right now, I don't think they will start marking them down since there is still demand

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    No discount on my '19 Instinct (no surprise there) but the bike shop gave me 40% off accessories, which is plenty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMass View Post
    RM aren't immune to discounts so you might get lucky if you wait and look around.

    I paid full retail on my 2018 Slayer (ordered in 2017). I'm in NorCal and some SoCal had discounted Slayers (~20% off), but they wouldn't allow me to purchase online.
    Yeah, it looks like it's very difficult to buy RM online. I wonder if that's just RM policy or dealer's policy.

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    Ok.. I guess in a way it's good that people are still buying the bike even at retail price (good for RM & dealers at least )

    I tried to go LBS route for the Pipeline A50. The LBS doesn't have it in stock though and have to source it from another dealer. When the bike arrived at the LBS, the bike looks a bit used. There were scuff mark from the seat stay from heel rubbing, some rubbing mark on the fork from bike rack and worst a small paint chip on the top tube. The originating dealer wouldn't budge on the price at all.. crazy I think.

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    No discount on my 2018 Instinct BC Edition, but I also didn't ask. I felt lucky to be able to still get one.

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