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Re: [ST] And Dealers wonder why they are losing business to mail
On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 02:56:08PM -0800, Stuart Mumford wrote:
> ----Original Message-----
> > I would rather eyeball my tires, and since I live down the road from
> > Chaparral, I can get tires cheap and in person.
> So you don't support your local bike shop when it comes to buying tires?
> Chaparral is one of my local shops, pal.
I didn't know Chaparral was a local dealer, which is what I thought we
were talking about, but was under the impression that it was a large,
mail-order company. If they are a "shop", then I apologize for my
statement. If they are indeed the mail-order company I thought they
were, then the fact that they are "local" to you is really irrelavant,
since they don't need local business if most of their sales are
> Please don't pick my post apart and quote it back to me verbatim, you
> guys all know what I meant.
I didn't think I was picking it apart, just pointing out a
contradiction, which, like I said, was maybe a misunderstanding on my
part. As far as quoting it back verbatim, it's just how I like to reply
> In a nutshell, if you don't have any good local dealers, I'm sorry.
> Are you part of the reason that you don't have them? Did you chisel
> them out of business?
Well, I just got my ST in May, so I never had occasion to go to one
of the Euro guys before. Before that, though, I had a Honda Nighthawk,
and bought my share of overpriced oil filters and $13 valve cover end
caps--you know, those little half-moon plastic pieces--for it from the
dealer that's 1 mile from me.
I don't want to see any local dealers go out of business either, but
whether I buy from them is dependent on whether I'm willing to pay the
price they're willing to supply at.
'99 ST (black)
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