|Best deals on Trek OCLVs||niednagl|
Aug 23, 2002 11:07 AM
|Does anyone have any tips on how to shop around for Trek bikes? I'm aware Trek doesn't allow their dealers to do mail-order, but was wondering if anyone knew of a way to look for sales, or knew of a particular Trek dealer with aggressive pricing (I live in NJ, but visit CA several times a year).
I'm interested in the cost difference between a USPS Superlight (OCLV 110) frame and fork and the 5900 USPS Superlight complete bike.
|Let's make this easier: give me a quote!||niednagl|
Aug 27, 2002 2:36 PM
|I didn't realize that my little inquiry would stump over 100 deal-seeking sleuths.
Let's make things easier:
If you've seen a 2001 or 2001 5900 OCLV Superlight (either as frame or complete bike) at your local Trek dealer, do you remember how much he wanted?
Simple replies structured like this would be appreciated.
(model year), (frame/bike), ($), (Store Name, City, State)
|2002 Trek 5900 OCLV picture||niednagl|
Aug 27, 2002 2:39 PM
|FYI: Here's a picture of the current 2002 model|
|You're gettin' a little bossy there Hoss'.....||gogene|
Aug 27, 2002 8:05 PM
|.........you might be rubbin' folks the wrong way with the 'tude. Like you said Trek dealers are PROHIBITED from doing Trek business by mail-order or by the net. They will lose their Trek franchise. So someone tellin' you that XYZ shop has 5900s on sale doesn't do you any good. Chill, a little.|
|An apology, and final appeal to PA, NJ, NY, & CA residents||niednagl|
Aug 28, 2002 9:07 AM
|I apologize if I've offended anyone -- the tone I was trying to convey was bemused and just a tad ironic, so sorry if that didn't come across.
Before throwing in the towel for good, I will make one final effort:
If there are any kind-hearted-souls who live in Eastern PA, Eastern NY, Southern CA, or the state of New Jersey who have info that might help me (i.e. save a couple hundred bucks by driving a little bit -- this is _not_ a cheap toy we're talking about), your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
|gene's right, and so are you...||daneil|
Aug 28, 2002 10:04 AM
|gene's right in saying that you aren't going to find anyone to mail order the bike to you so that's no good. Also there really isn't going to be much of a price variation, especially on such a high caliber bike. There's pretty much no way you are going to save "a couple hundred bucks."
Also you are right "this is _not_ a cheap toy we're talking about". It isn't a cheap toy and you really aren't going to find any deals on it. If there was a deal on a bike like this it would more likely than not sell out before you had a chance to drive 5+ hours to pick it up. Sorry if this seems to be a bit harsh, but this is an exensive piece of machinery we're talking about here, also the attitude on the 2nd post doesn't help.
As far as differences between the two bikes i'm not aware of any.
Good luck in your quest.
|re: Best deals on Trek OCLVs||SBeachBiker|
Aug 30, 2002 9:30 PM
|Try this shop in Hermosa Beach -
430 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 ,USA (310)376-2914
No mail order, and his price for the new 5200 was $2200, which I think is pretty good, considering. Don't know what his price on the 5900 would be. By the way, I've found deals before by price shopping in areas where I'm visiting or where I have friends to make the purchase. I personally didn't perceive any attitude in any of your messages,and think what you're doing is smart! Good luck with the search.