I went into Frenchie's Bicycle Shop, R7, Margate, FL today to have two new tires put on my road bike. Frenchy picked out the two tires and wrote up the ticket. I paid him for the two tires ($79.98) and looked them up on the internet when I got home and found out they had an MSRP of $15 a piece (Bontrager B). I immediately called Frenchy and he claimed it was an oversight and immediately gave me credit for the overcharge.
Could this be an honest mistake or did he try to take advantage of my ignorance about bicycles? Has anyone else out there done business with this shop?
I am very disappointed, however, am not passing judgement on this shop for one bad experience. I also am looking for a shop to do my routine bicycle repairs. I have only been in the area since June '04, and the shop I was using went out of business.