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5180Re: [rootsradicals] Dummy news

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  • Drew
    Jul 2, 2008
      First I like Surly as a company. Second I am not waiting for a bike from them. These are just my personal thoughts.

      I get the idea that costs are rising and don't fault Surly for raising prices accordingly, but if you have already purchased a bike and are waiting for delivery, shouldn't the price stick?

      Also they say they are factoring in a future additional price increase now so they don't come back later and do it again. Now if you tell me I need to pay 75 bucks more now cause of costs, that's one thing. But to charge me 155 more now because you are going to raise it another 80 bucks in the future, seems odd. What do I care if you need to raise prices later. I will already have paid for mine. Just sounds shady to me.
      Am I wrong on this?

      This is from their blog release

      The bad news is that steel prices and transportation costs have increased significantly of late, which means our costs are going up and so are yours. While the price increases will be felt across the line, there are a lot of people waiting on Big Dummy frames who may have paid a deposit already. If you are waiting on a Big Dummy, or if you are a shop that has quoted a price to a customer for a Big Dummy (or Long Haul Trucker for that matter), check in with whoever you need to and update your agreement. MSRP for a Big Dummy frame and fork is now $1050. It was $895. We've actually factored into this number another impending and definitely happening price increase so that we won't have to do this again anytime soon.

      --- On Wed, 7/2/08, Devian Gilbert <asanacycles@...> wrote:
      From: Devian Gilbert <asanacycles@...>
      Subject: [rootsradicals] Dummy news
      To: "rootsradicals rootsradicals" <rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 3:58 PM

      from the Surly Blog.

      "Bicycle Lifestyle, realized." D.G.

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