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Has anyone tried or know if a group buy might work? I know they do that for TVs and other products, why not a Turner frame.

Best price I've been quoted so far was from Go-ride.com. $1695 delivered with your choice of RP3, DHX Air, or DHX coil. Maybe if several of us buy at the same time, they'll give us a price break. We could try other retailers too.

What do you boys think?
 

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List the retailers you got price quotes from. You aren't finished until you have quotes from Larry at MtnHigh and Chad at Redbarn. A group buy would be like herding cats, and I don't imagine you would gain much other than heartburn.
 

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OK, thanks I'll try those guys too. I think a group buy is worth a try. If you were a retailer, wouldn't it be great to sell maybe 5-10 frames at once and be willing to discount the prices to get the volume? That's why the retailers for TVs are willing to do it.

Worth a try at least. Can't hurt to ask, yeah?
 

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Can't hurt to ask, but you may recall all the effort that went into the group buy on the Homer jerseys and the XR rockers, now imagine what it will be like to get a firm commitment from several people for a ~$1700 purchase, financed in advance b/c no retailer is gonna front that kind of scratch, and then try to keep them from loosing patience while they wait for their orders, add color and size availibility, damper options etc...

Maybe check with Larry and see if his single buy price isn't worth the time and effort you'll be saving.
 

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I was thinking for a group buy, each person would simply order the frames on their own, say within a specific time period. That way, no one is fronting money up front. I agree, if I were a shop, I wouldn't be willing to front money either.
 

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I was thinking for a group buy, each person would simply order the frames on their own, say within a specific time period. That way, no one is fronting money up front. I agree, if I were a shop, I wouldn't be willing to front money either.
Not to be too rude, but the alternative would be to buy it from your LBS or a supporter of this forum, for say an extra $75, and reap far more than that in rewards down the road, when you need service, favors, loaner shock, loaner fork, etc.

Just a thought. :D
 
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