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What month has best/closeout prices?(8 posts)

What month has best/closeout prices?flying
Aug 30, 2001 10:20 PM
Traditionally during which month of the year are the dealers discounting frames the most?
re: What month has best/closeout prices?Indiana Rider
Aug 31, 2001 5:30 AM
Right now, the 2002 just came out and they want to replace their inventory.
re: What month has best/closeout prices?pmf
Aug 31, 2001 5:52 AM
I've always had luck with bikes on close-out in the winter. Bought a Kestrel in November once and the guy went from $2300 to $1700 (this was years ago). Got a LS Ultimate in January a few years ago real cheap because LS was slightly changing the frame (bent seat tube went to a cut-out) and wanted to unload the 1999 models. Colorado Cyclist has a great deal on these bikes now. Generally, once the weather gets cold, business at bike shops drops off and they probably are more willing to deal with you. Cruise the net and Velonews for ads. . There probably is no one month where everyone drops prices.
re: What month has best/closeout prices?badabill
Aug 31, 2001 6:08 AM
Dropped into Supergo in Oceanside this week and they too have started to drop the price on litespeed. Looks like with the new line-up LS will be dealing to clear a lot of inventory. Also had a bunch of the Schwinn Fastbacks, not my ideal choice but a good price. This year the dealing seems to have started a little earlier. By January it should be in full swing.
re: What month has best/closeout prices?litespeed
Aug 31, 2001 10:50 AM
The 2001 LS Ultimate is on sale because the 2002 LS Ultimate will comw ith carbon fiber seat stays. First time Litespeed has used something other than ti.
What about helmet deals?The Great Satchmo
Aug 31, 2001 6:45 AM
Anyone know when the new models/colors/styles appear? Thanks
What about helmet deals?Lone Gunman
Aug 31, 2001 6:57 AM
Colorado Cyclist dropped prices on the Giro Eclipse about a month ago to $70 from $100.
re: What month has best/closeout prices?MCCL
Aug 31, 2001 11:11 AM
I do believe that the American mfg. or Names because it seems that a lot of the American bikes are now being made in Tiwan do release there new models in late July and Aug where as the Italian Mfg. release all there stuff after the Milan bike show that is mid Sep. But this should give you the edge to deal with on a 2001 bike. But we still don't know what is new and fantastic from the Italians for 2002. MCCL