Well after my "Are Mountain Bikes Too Expensive Thread" I've decided for the moment to stay with my current bike.
However, it did strike me that there's lots of people on here quite often buying the same bikes/frames and more often than not speccing with the same wish list componentry eg XTR/X0, Fox forks, Stans rims etc.
So, why not join together order in bulk and get the benefit of reduced prices? Ok, so a cooperative is perhaps too grand a word, but perhaps we could have a sticky thread which allows people to post what they're looking to buy and when, which people add to when they see fit. Then at an agreed set date the order is placed/negotiated. Obviously there would have to be a payment system set up but maybe its worth a thought, or am I still half asleep?