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    He drop me Grasschopper's Avatar
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    LBS has been coming through in spades.

    Wow I must say I think I pretty clearly found my LBS of choice. I had hated this shop 15 years ago and while under the same ownership I do now know the GM as he is married to a friend of my wife's. I had been shopping around town since getting back into cycling last year but not until I started dealing solely with this individual did I start getting good prices. So here are some of the deals I have gotten:

    Sidi Genius 4 Originally $229 -> $125 (that was back in Oct)
    Conti Ultra Gatorskin marked $35 -> $32 and included a new tube free
    CycleOps Magnito trainer marked $230 -> $185
    Mavic 517/Surly SS rear wheel marked at $125 -> $85
    Mavic/Deore front wheel marked $65 -> $50
    Specialized Dolce saddle for the wife's bike marked $40 -> $32.99
    BMX Freewheel makred $18.95 -> $14.35

    If I am going to keep getting deals like these there clearly isn't a reason to shop online. I don't know how much of it is me picking things that are on closeout (shoes and trainer were for sure) or if my buddy is just hooking me up as a friend, but I know were I am going first for all future purchases, the only thing I will probably buy online would be clothes as they don't have much of a selection.

    G if you are out there you know who you are and thanks.
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    On Your Right ZackJones's Avatar
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    The guys are my local LBS are hooking me up as well. Of course it helps to get deals when you go in and buy 4 Trek Equinox 7 and accessories at once. (4 of us did a group purcahse deal) He told us that he would meet the price of any of the print catalogs. His reasoning is he'd rather make $10.00 profit than no profit at all by losing the sale to an online vendor.

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    Anyone have good stories like this from the Los Angeles area?
    Be the person your dog thinks you are.
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