I had a look arounf Stif this afternoon
Its been a while since I paid any attention to new kit
With the news today being full of financial misery I thought there may be an outside chance of a bit of a Woolies moment to be had
Bloody hell a new style Blur LT frame is £1950 in an ano finish
That has to be an increase of about 600 quid in less than a year over the old model
Now OK its new and I agree the pound is worth thrippence to the dollar but even so
Interestingly I was in the states before Chrstmas and even tho the exchange rate was rubbish the shops over there were all keen to do deals due to the US credit crunch/economic climeate and the discounts on offer more than made up for it, although I didnt visit any bike shops
So is anyone actually selling Blur frames at nearly 2k?
I can only guess they must be as I dont see bike shops closing yet and the price didnt seem negotiable
It just doesnt make sense
As a country we are skint and going down the toilet but prices have gone up massively
Or are we about to see even more LBSs go under?
Or just the ones selling the boutique stuff?
Anyone have an opinion?