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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:52 pm 
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I have finally took the decision to buy a 2012 Specialized Roubaix Elite after having a couple of test rides.

This bike was £2000 but is now discounted everywhere to £1500.

I am after a discount and wondered whether anyone has had any luck / advice on who / how to get discount on such a bike and how much.

Has anyone got a discount from the Newbury Specialized store?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:43 am 
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Most shops will match prices you've seen elsewhere if the bike is like for like and the discount isn't ridiculous. It's a 2012 bike so they'll be as keen to get rid of it as every other shop. I'd just tell them you've seen it £500 cheaper elsewhere. Like I say, they'll probably just match it, they won't say "OK, you can have £600 off it then" or something like that. They're not running a charity.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:23 pm 
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I think you may struggle to get much of a discount at a Spesh concept store, especially if the bike already has a few hundred quid off it. There's no harm in asking, if you don't ask, you don't get.

When I worked in a shop we were more likely to give you free stuff rather than a discount, especially if you were a new one off customer.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:12 pm 
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Just ask each shop what level of mark up they are on with Spech..(differs on how much the shop will have off them).....think top wack is 45%

So when we needed some cash flow knocking x amount off, not only got our money back to go on othergoods, but still some profit. :D

Tis why the big shops can discount more than some smaller shops.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Prob £1350 is the lowest you'll find at the moment if a shop really really wants shut.......of one


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:52 pm 
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You also need to ask yourself.... if the shop KNOWS it can sell for the price it wants to - or can afford to hang in there - that there is very little incentive to sell at something approaching cost.

Also - if anticipated sale price goes too low - then ( and this is what any smaller shop whose owner has half a brain will do ) then you just strip the bike and use the parts for workshop spares and sell the frame for what you get for it. I think this is going to happen to a lot of the 26" excess stock this year.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:42 pm 
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all good comments many thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:41 pm 
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You can get cash back via Quidco

For example at cycle surgery (first specialized dealer that came to mind) are on there with 5% cash back.

Beware, cashback is not guaranteed (read about quidco on the site.) It does work, I have in the past few months spent quite a bit of money using the forwarding links from the site and have not yet been declined for cashback, but it can happen.


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