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Cycling induced anoesis
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heffergm said:
Little margin? It listed new at $1700 if memory serves in 2009. They've got it tagged at 1299. So either there's a whole lot of margin or they want to get rid of it. Either way I don't feel too bad about asking for some additional discount on a bike that's 2 full model years old.
The bike MSRP'd for $1,900 back in '09, so at $1,299 the dealers margin of profit has already shrunk markedly. Also, the crankset is an FSA Gossamer, not Shimano 105.

JMO, but I wouldn't ask the LBS to include tax in the sales price. If you don't want to pay $1,299, take the percentage your tax rate is for your locale and offer that amount.

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/...&Brand=Specialized&Model=Roubaix+C2&Type=bike

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?arc=2009&spid=39267&menuItemId=0
 
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