Bike Shop Sale

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Bike Shop Sale

Postby wayno » Thu May 22, 2008 8:35 pm

I just picked up 2 pairs of quality Nike Race knicks for $49 ea. Shoes are 50% off. Nike stuff is heavily discaounted.

Clarence St's b'day sale is on until Sun.

And no I do not work for them, just want fellow forum users to take advantage.

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Postby ShanDog » Thu May 22, 2008 9:03 pm

yeah, I got a flyer for that in the mail. Pity I don't have the time or money to check it out :(
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Postby mohicanmate » Fri May 23, 2008 9:42 am

yeah i like that stuff.

I will probably pop over on saturday and get some shoes.

I just spent a heap on skins and soccer boots on the
rebel sport 20% off sale yesterday.

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Postby wayno » Fri May 23, 2008 10:12 am

They had Nike Poggio IV's for 50% off.

I never buy anything from a bike shop unless its discounted or absolutely necessary. They reduce prices by 50% and are still making money.

Lemond bikes are heavily discounted, Treks are 5% off if you swing that way.

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Postby peter » Fri May 23, 2008 1:58 pm

Just happened to walk pass Clarence and noticed the sale. The sales people was saying the sale is up to Monday.

Check out some of the specials here: http://www.cyclery.com.au/specials

May be I will pickup a mini road pump, is Wrench Force any good? It's a Trek brand yes?

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Postby Kalgrm » Fri May 23, 2008 3:16 pm

wayno wrote:They reduce prices by 50% and are still making money.

Maybe, but who wants to live on a couple of dollars a day?
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Postby wayno » Fri May 23, 2008 3:52 pm

Kalgrm wrote:Maybe, but who wants to live on a couple of dollars a day?


The guy who made it would love to.

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Postby peter » Mon May 26, 2008 1:45 pm

The sale is still on, probably the last day.

I just walked pass but didn't go in, I would imagine the choice is limited by now.

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Postby gsxrboy » Mon May 26, 2008 2:08 pm

When I was in Sydney in April, I popped into the store. They have quite a lot of nice stuff :) If only they had the nice Garry Fisher X-Calibre 29er they have in there on 50% off sale !

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Postby munga » Mon May 26, 2008 5:21 pm

Kalgrm wrote:
wayno wrote:They reduce prices by 50% and are still making money.

Maybe, but who wants to live on a couple of dollars a day?


half the watermelon-bellied kids in africa seem to manage ;p

i worked in a sports store when i was in school (early 90's) and all of our trianers/joggers were marked up at least 100%

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Re: Bike Shop Sale

Postby nila » Mon May 26, 2008 5:32 pm

wayno wrote:I just picked up 2 pairs of quality Nike Race knicks for $49 ea. Shoes are 50% off. Nike stuff is heavily discaounted.

Clarence St's b'day sale is on until Sun.

And no I do not work for them, just want fellow forum users to take advantage.

wayne



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Postby Kalgrm » Mon May 26, 2008 5:41 pm

wayno wrote:The guy who made it would love to.

munga wrote:half the watermelon-bellied kids in africa seem to manage ;p


You guys are missing the point. We live in Australia. Our LBSs are in Australia. If they sell their old stock at 50% off, they aren't making enough money on that sale to cover their expenses and be able to put food on the table (in Australia). All they are doing is recovering the cost of getting the stock into their shop. The stock didn't sell, so they need to make room for something that will sell.

If they could really make money at 50% off, that's what the retail price would be. The LBS owners would probably have to sell the second Ferrari in their garages though.

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Postby GSXR1 » Tue May 27, 2008 10:44 pm

+1

I work in retail - albeit in an area of retail that has nothing to do with bicycles so I don't have firsthand experience of the LBS side of things - but I know for a fact when we have to mark down some of our slow moving stock it is quite often at or even below our cost, but we just have to get rid of it (obviously we would prefer to make something on it but it ain't always viable)

Before I worked in this sector whenever I saw massive markdowns at whatever shop was doing them I was sceptical and I would think what sort of profit must they be making on whatever it was at full price if they can afford to knock them down this much and still make money on them, but having seen it from the other side of the fence (counter?) it ain't always the case

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