Best time for bargains?

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Trigger
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Best time for bargains?

Postby Trigger » 17 Dec 2012, 4:43pm

Having rarely bought new stuff from bike shops, when is the best time to look for last year's gear at knock down, is there a certain period when it starts and next year's stuff comes out?

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Re: Best time for bargains?

Postby phil parker » 17 Dec 2012, 4:47pm

It's normally the October/November time as next year's stuff usually comes out a couple of months before the start of the year!

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Re: Best time for bargains?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Dec 2012, 4:49pm

Hi,
I notice lately that competion's very tight and prices drop daily, or you go under :(
We could do with a post where someone wants a particular item, and replies try and find the cheapest Same item for them :?:
Half the saving goes to whatever :?:
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Re: Best time for bargains?

Postby al_yrpal » 17 Dec 2012, 5:23pm

Late on Christmas Eve used to be good in the supermarkets, but in the last couple of years they seem to be getting clued up!

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Re: Best time for bargains?

Postby jezer » 17 Dec 2012, 6:49pm

My working life started in the retail sector, although not cycling related. On Christmas Eve everything ended, and we had to mark everything down ready for the sales. This was a real bummer because by then the Xmas spirit had gone. Christmas Day was rather an anticlimax. It must be even worse now with shops opening on Boxing Day. This is one reason why I use the internet for most of my shopping these days.
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Re: Best time for bargains?

Postby gaz » 18 Dec 2012, 4:55pm

For me it was today.

Having been caught out when my ancient Cateye front lights plunged me into sudden darkness last week, I've been looking for a simple emergency back up.

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/bike-acces ... t/0286526/

In the local store, reduced because of a damaged box to £1.00 :shock: :D

At that price even I couldn't resist opening my wallet. :lol:
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Re: Best time for bargains?

Postby Sooper8 » 18 Dec 2012, 6:06pm

From experience, when England play football and are on TV, then you can get bargains on eBay. Fact
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Re: Best time for bargains?

Postby axel_knutt » 20 Dec 2012, 5:21pm

I got 10% off my 2000 model Dawes Horizon when I bought it in Feb 2001, having deliberately waited until the end of the year. The shop assistant grumbled that touring bikes are "just dust collectors". :) I don't get much at a discount because I generally only buy stuff when I need it. I bought a spare rear mech which was reduced when it went obsolete, but that was more about a last chance to buy another compatible with the existing one rather than saving money.
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