buying a new bike
there are too many variables, how many they have in stock, what price paid, how much interest etc. Is the display bike a good sales tool when do the new ones come in, what is Giants stock level….
Just need to make them an offer and see where it goes, if not save some more or trawl the internet for one cheaperPosted 4 years agoworldrallyteamMember
Haggle, all they can do is say no. I even haggled when buying a rear light and got a free water bottle. I always ask, much to the annoyance of my wife, and probably the shop staff! If they say nothin ask what they can throw in for free, check out first what else you could add on first.Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
Go about it properly. Go in, look at it, talk to them, test ride if you can, generally make sure it’s definately right for you and look like you serious about buying it (if you still are after that)Posted 4 years ago
When it comes to the crunch go with the “it’s very nice, but a little over my budget, I had hoped for something about £1,500, but I could possibly stretch to £1,700 for one of these?” That line usually works for me.
I managed to get a discount on some geabox oil without even trying, asked for a bottle, he gave me one and said “that’s £22 please”. I said “really?” (it was quite a small bottle) and got my card out ready to give him £22, he said “hold on” and typed at his computer, then said “£17.50 is the best it will let me do” so I gave him £17.50 for it.
no discount for cash but did send me a 10% off code so takes it to 1800 but not offering heehaw extra,im going backin in the morning to get a wee play on it and make my decision,Posted 4 years ago
Although i have seen a nice 2nd hand zesty 314 2012 maodel,black and gold for 1500 which is pretty tasty,only problem is forks are qr but not sure if that would make to much difference
Khani a warranty is major and peace of mind is it not,why buy a bike at 1500 and have no come back if and when it goes t*** up..Posted 4 years ago
Plus as someone has told me,there could be anything lurking waiting to go wrong on the 2nd hand bike,and I’M left out of pocket to fix it,(if its even fixable)
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