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Word of warning for those looking for end of season bargains

risris Posts: 1,002
last year seemed to be similar - i went looking for a giant scr in july/august and there wasn't a med or large to be had pretty much anywhere in the region. the one place that had it in wouldn't let me take it out for a spin (was wet outside) and so i ended up with a spesh allez sport.

trek also seemed to be low in stock last year too, if john's bikes in baff was anything to go by. i was told by a few shops to come back in october when the new bikes came out. one giant dealership even made some smart alec comments about buying the spesh a couple of months later - when they still didn't have their 2009 stock in!

there's been more comments on this year though, i think the interest in cycling is permeating into the press a bit.


  • macmmacm Posts: 11
    I recently got myself an Orbea frame (size 51cm) after 3 shops warned me that the prices were being hiked by anything up to a grand. The reason I was given was nothing to do with Euro exchange rates etc as you might expect - more to do with the numbers being produced at the factory. I've since done a couple of quick searches and there is little in the online shops in the more 'standard' sizes, so it looks likes it may be true.
  • risris Posts: 1,002
    do you know if any of the producers are planning to increase production for 2010 models? i'm sure they're going to put prices up, i seem to recall last year there was a fair hike, but it would be interesting to know if stock is going to increase at all.
  • risris Posts: 1,002
    also, nothing encourages people to buy quite like not being able to in a week's time...
  • [toPh][toPh] Posts: 244
    Which should mean selling off a second hand 09 bike early sould be quite easy, and for a decent price?...
  • risris Posts: 1,002
    on an unrelated note - you wouldn't happen to have an allez elite 09 would you?
  • risris Posts: 1,002
    maybe he got stuck mid reply and is stuck frozen staring at his screen!
  • whenever I go to reply, when I'm on the 'reply' page there's a semi porn pic of some bird with enormous rockets on the right hand side next to the smilies.
    No... Very disapointed...
  • BmanBman Posts: 442
    I suspsect its an incentive scheme to get more people participating in the forum again.
  • [toPh][toPh] Posts: 244
    ris wrote:
    on an unrelated note - you wouldn't happen to have an allez elite 09 would you?
    Not me no...
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