Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

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skyliner1004
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Re: Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

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AJS914 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:27 am
Lots of folks here seem to work in the industry or at an LBS. In any case, the LBS wholesale price is probably less than what Merlin sells them for.
Merlins is selling the GP5000 for $35-40/ea based on the price (-price of 2x tubes) right now. If a LBS wholesale price is <$35, they're making good money selling them at $80+tax.
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

ChiZ01
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Re: Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

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skyliner1004 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:46 am
AJS914 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:27 am
Lots of folks here seem to work in the industry or at an LBS. In any case, the LBS wholesale price is probably less than what Merlin sells them for.
Merlins is selling the GP5000 for $35-40/ea based on the price (-price of 2x tubes) right now. If a LBS wholesale price is <$35, they're making good money selling them at $80+tax.
also minus rent and payroll, very little profit after that

TobinHatesYou
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Re: Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

Post by TobinHatesYou »

UK/EU pricing on Schwalbe Pro Ones is lower than distributor cost to US IBDs. There’s also a MAP they must abide by. I wouldn’t be shocked if the GP5K situation the same.

skyliner1004
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Re: Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

Post by skyliner1004 »

got mine in 8 calender days exact. The Gp5000s came without box , just 2 tires in a shipping box w/ bubble wrap. Weigh: 207g, 227g. (yea, weirdly big difference)

i've heard a single story of someone receiving a bill from fedex for customs after delivery of parts from outside the USA. anyone heard of anything like that?
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

rides4beer
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Re: Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

Post by rides4beer »

Love my LBS and buy lots of stuff from them, including my last bike. But I'm on track for about 10k miles this year, so I'll save money on consumables when I can. My set of GP5Ks should be here this week. :thumbup:

skyliner1004
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Re: Gp5000 2 pack + 2 free tubes - $85

Post by skyliner1004 »

merlin typical time to NYC is 6-8 days. my GP5ks took 8. My next order with them is out for delivery today, which would be 6 calender days.
2018 Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace
Conti SS + Gp5000
3t Ernova Team
Garmin 520 Plus
Look Keo Blade 2 Carbon Ti
15lb 15oz

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