Why? What diff does it make if you know his margin? He shouldn't have mentioned it... :skep: What matters is that the deal is competitive and he backs up the product he is selling.dllq said:Anyone know what an LBS's cost is for a 2008 Trance XO? $2100? $2300? My LBS wants to sell me an XO for a "steal" -- approx. $3100 (before tax) and told me that his cost was $2300. I just wanted to validate this.
That rumor is well grounded, raw materials, cost of freight and Taiwanese labour rates have all gone up a heap. At least that's what retailers seem to be saying and as everyone knows if something is said often enough it becomes fact... just look at the price of petrol.dllq said:True -- it makes no difference. I agree -- ultimately all that matters is what he is charging me and whether it's a competitive price relative to other local LBS's. Nonetheless, he did mention it and $2300 seemed kind of low to me. I just wanted to know how realistic this was. More curiosity than a reason not to buy the bike. He mentioned this to me in the context of the economy and how their costs are going up. His comment was that I should "get in now" since rumor is that costs are going up from Giant by 10-15% for 2009.