Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby mezla » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:33 am

Thanks for your rational input once more MarkG.
It's funny that the people getting VERY defensive are accusing me of not being rational or listening. I'm just making some points as a consumer... and you're having a big teary defending your beloved LBS.

Fact is... most of the time... their prices are awful. I think that's sad. It's really that simple.
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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby Xplora » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:59 am

mezla wrote:Also, I trust my information gathering skills far more than I trust some sales person in a bike shop to:
1) Know everything about all their products
2) Tell the truth all the time

And yet, I'm guessing you will rely on journalist reviews online (frequently biased), opinions from complete strangers on forums, reviews on shops (easily distorted)... you are basically using a mythological arbitrary number, the Recommended Retail Price, then checking for discount percentages, and calling this research...

I'm extremely price conscious myself, but my experience with bike stuff is that you don't get perfect advice online and the only way to know is suck it and see. When you consider the addition of dramatically different experiences and opinions (Gatorskins threads?!?!?!) then you're really setting yourself up for failure. I bought a couple bikes recently without massive test rides... I'm unsure that I was that better off with a ride.
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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby boss » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:36 pm

mezla wrote:Thanks for your rational input once more MarkG.
It's funny that the people getting VERY defensive are accusing me of not being rational or listening. I'm just making some points as a consumer... and you're having a big teary defending your beloved LBS.

Fact is... most of the time... their prices are awful. I think that's sad. It's really that simple.


I wouldn't call it defensive. I think we have just pointed out your mind is not open to all possibilities. Some using stronger language than others.

Either way, unless we start talking about why UK prices are cheaper, postal costs, etc... also known as a rational discussion between somewhat educated adults... I'm out!
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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby rkelsen » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:12 pm

Some of you guys need a Bex and a lie down.
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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:01 am

rkelsen wrote:Some of you guys need a Bex and a lie down.


+1.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby mezla » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:36 am

Nooooooooo!

You resurrected it! lol...
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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby boss » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:49 am

Let's pretend it never happened.
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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:00 pm

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Re: Ridiculous Prices (rant thread)

Postby MarkG » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:34 pm

RIP John Banner aka Sgt Schultz!
Proudly "a hater of academics with helmet cams"
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