One more bike....

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by hennbell, 30 Jul 2012.

  1. ...but this one is for the wife. We are now at 12 bikes between 4 people.

    Trek 7.3 WSD
    It came with fenders,water bottle and cage, front and rear lights.

    I was looking at the Trek UK page and it retails for about 500 pounds plus VAT here in Canada it cost $750.00 tax included, you people are getting ripped off.
  2. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Oh we're quite used to that
  3. middleagecyclist

    middleagecyclist Call me MAC

    Err... thanks for rubbing our noses in it. :hello:

    Feckin' fur seller!
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  4. runner

    runner Veteran

    $750 equal to £476 Evans the bike sells for £450 (inclusive of vat)
    so where's the rip off?
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  5. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    It's whats called market value. Its all about what someone will pay. :cursing:
  6. OP

    hennbell Veteran

    I was looking at the prices on the Canadian and UK Trek web pages. The bike is advertised for £500 . If you paid £500 for a bike worth £450 i think you just got ripped off £50.

    When you compare the price of the bike on the US and Canadian pages we are getting ripped off too. Bike cost $20 more in Canada but the US dollar and Canadian Dollar are about equal have have been for a while. (and shipping should be the same to both destinations).
  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    I like that ratio ^_^ There is only 6 bikes to 4 people in my house but I have 3 just for me :whistle:

    I keep threatening my wife with a second bike for my 9yr old son but she is adamant that this will not happen! I don't see how she can deprive him in this way? Every young boy surely deserve a road bike as well as an MTB don't they?
  8. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    I think full-time commuters should have two bikes at all times.

    Often I've found the odd maintenance issue develop mid-week and I can't be arsed fixing it mid-evening so I'll jump on the other bike the next morning. Sort out out maintenance on weekend.
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  9. Um, UK list price includes VAT. So that price is actually £416 + VAT

    Now who's getting ripped off (well, still us with huge taxes funding sporting events)
  10. akb

    akb Über Member

    Hella yeah. And a BMX!
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  11. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    And whine the cost of living in Canada is lower, so are wages.

    You takes yer pick on that one.
  12. Jefferson Meriwether

    Jefferson Meriwether Über Member

    Nice ratio. I plan to have 3 bikes eventually. It definitely handy having at least 2 bikes :smile:
  13. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    I'm working on that one too! I reckon once the boys are bigger we can share a decent BMX. It's something I have always wanted but never owned (yet). That would complete my personal stable with one of each, a hybrid, a road bike, an MTB and a BMX :thumbsup:
  14. Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    no recumbent yet though! lol or a brox!!

    i have 1 bike, im scouting ebay for local cheap bikes i can fix up but none have come up yet in my size! lovely orbea tarmac just around the corner but way to small (54 cm, i need a 58 minimum!)
  15. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    I only want 'normal' bikes :whistle:
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