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Old 03-14-14, 07:44 AM   #1
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Classing up a big box

My corporate master doesn't tier my store in Back-of-Beyond, Maine high enough in the hierarchy to stock road bikes of any kind, not even below entry level ones. I got together with the other managers, pitched an idea up stairs, and to my surprise got approval.









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Good work, looks like Dick's is getting a work over. Is this the Bangor Mall store? Lived/worked in the "other Maine" for 62 years before smarting up and moving to FL. Still return to ride in Acadia in the summer months. Are you having fun with the state leaders? an ex-Martin employee that is.
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Ooh, nice work, Top. Definitely a bit of class.
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Old 03-14-14, 09:12 AM   #4
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Ooh, nice work, Top. Definitely a bit of class.
The bars you sent up are on the Miyata.

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So the idea is you're trying to make the rest of the merchandise in the bike department look like cheap, gaudy junk?

I think it's working.
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Hey, is that Miyata for sale....

It's old. Your good bikes cost what... $500.

I'll give you $250 for it. That's a deal.

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Hey, is that Miyata for sale....

It's old. Your good bikes cost what... $500.

I'll give you $250 for it. That's a deal.

I'll bet there will be many inquiries and offers made. The new bikes have appeal, but the old ones have a classic character that some of the shoppers will find strangely compelling.
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Top, I think I'd pass out if I went into one of the NH stores and spotted a vintage road bike! You radical!
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That's pretty cool!

I was at a Dick's in Panama City Beach, FL last weekend doing some work and I was shocked that with such a big cycling section they didn't have a single drop bar road bike on the shelf.

If you get enough inquiries maybe you could luck out and get a few in stock.
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I was at a Dick's in Panama City Beach, FL last weekend doing some work and I was shocked that with such a big cycling section they didn't have a single drop bar road bike on the shelf.
The two Dick's in my area stock no road bikes, either.

But, a few years back I did score a complete Cycleops mag trainer kit from Dick's for under $100.
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