Mind giving me the name of your shop. Ill buy one at that price and ship it.sop said:Just for reference, I bought a new '07 GF Paragon for $1395. (reduced from about $1700) last summer; no bargaining or anything...that was just the sticker price on the floor in a heavily-trafficked bike shop in Santa Fe, NM.
I know very little about the pricing of new/old bike models, dealer profit margins and the like, but I would imagine your LBS would discount this bike significantly. I often wonder how some shops sell anything at the prices they ask (no discounts) for certain bikes. From what I know about selling things in general, it's usually best to move the merchandise quick (even at a loss) than have it sitting collecting dust on the showroom floor. Lately, I've seen some remarkable discounts in several local bike shops on 26" MTBs, not so much on the more rare 29" bikes.