Everyone (well, not everyone) knows you should get your bike at a bike store, not a discount store. It's also accepted that you should find a bike store staffed with people of character, after all, it could become a menage a trois, or "love triangle:"
you, your bicycle and the people at the bike shop.
But just as things start to get cozy in the relationship, you start finding out that you don't have to pay $3 for patch kits, $2 each for CO2 cartridges, or $10 for a chain tool.
Doesn't this undermine trust in a relationship? Is this something we just accept, like the faults of a spouse? I am not ready to accept it yet.
If I feel like it, I will "cheat" on my bike shop. I will go anywhere I have to to beat unreasonable prices, as long as quality doesn't suffer. And so far, I've done well.