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CloseoutBikes.com is a marketplace that allows dealers and manufacturers to post their closeout or slow moving bicycles on a site so that consumers can search for something they like at a great price in their region. It is not an e-commerce site- the goal is to promote buying local and supporting the independent bike shop.
If someone is searching for a good deal on a bike the options are either mail order or eBay, and the bikes on sale at dealers and especially manufacturers are essentially hidden. Sure, some shops do a great job of posting their sales on a website, but that means that everyone has to find each site and navigate through it, and it means each shop has to have the technology to have a site that allows that. CloseoutBikes.com allows that for any shop very inexpensively.
As a former retailer and a huge lover of bicycles and the industry I am trying to help the bike shops market their sale bikes in a new and non disruptive way.
The website is fairly new and is still building a base, but there are actually quite a few bicycles currently listed, depending on a shopper's region. I think of it as an AutoTrader or Cars.com type of site, but instead this site is aimed at those looking to buy a bike at a great price locally. So, the next time you're in the market for a new ride, pop over for a quick search and hopefully make the shopping experience that much easier (and hopefully save some money in doing so).