/ Buying new bikes

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Disgruntled on 04 Feb 2013
Hey all. Going to the lbs this weekend to buy two new hard tails and some Kleo pedals for the road bike -

1000 trek 8.5 ( though 850 online with Evans cycles)
500 or there abouts on whatever hard tail the gf likes
45 pedals

What sort of discount should/could I sensibly ask for if paying cash? I know we are some way from end of season sales but surely I could get some discount? Advice appreciated, thanks.

Ps I cannot wait around for end of season sales due to holidays booked so need the bikes
Run_Ross_Run - on 04 Feb 2013
In reply to Disgruntled:

You may not get the % discount you want so come at it from a dif angle. Ask them to chuck some stuff in for free ( pedals for instance). 45 quid to you is prob 25 to them.

So try discount 1st and then extras if your not happy.
LaMentalist on 04 Feb 2013
In reply to Disgruntled:

Agree with Darren09 , you maybe better off using the freebies angle also the retailer usually has a bit more margin to play with onex demo & second hand/part exchange bikes .

As I understand it the big suppliers don't like the sellers discounting current models .

Good on you for supporting your local bike shop too .
Kimono - on 04 Feb 2013
balmybaldwin - on 04 Feb 2013
In reply to Disgruntled:

You might still find some 2012 models around - worth asking/looking.

Ask the LBS the best way to pay, as they may get a kick back from a finance deal that you could then pay off immediately (check small print to make sure there's no penalty)
lost1977 - on 04 Feb 2013
In reply to Disgruntled:

do you want a nice cashback from Evans
Disgruntled on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to Darren09: Sounds like a good way to go about it, thanks.

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