Originally Posted by BroadwayJoe
Stay away from NYCE Wheels - they're 2-faced punks. They charge more, a LOT more to walk-in customers than internet sales. Ever wonder why?
It's actually quite common for a bike shop to charge more in their retail store than on the Internet. The main reason is the additional labor required for assembly and tuning. Out of the box, any bike (electric or not) will need to be assembled and tuned by an experienced technician. This can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on how many adjustments to be made. Obviously, this adds additional costs to an assembled bike in a retail store.
A retail store usually provides maintenance and repair services as well, which cost money. Since 99% of online sales won't require these services, the cost will be passed on to the customers who will require them. It costs money to keep technicians on-hand, carry back-up and repair parts, to pay rent and keep the doors open for customers to have access these services. Online customers are on their own!
I don't have any personal experience with NYCEwheels, but you should expect to pay more when you buy a bike in a retail bike shop of any kind...