Ok so I work out a budget/deal/thingy with the wife to get a major upgrade to my bike stable. I have ridden the Stumpjumper FSR line many times and decided to get the base model 2006 Stump FSR that lists for $2000. Ok I call my not so local Specialized dealer (30 miles away) and he doesn't have that one in my size. Ok so how long will it take to get one in. Let me check... he does and the warehouse is out of 2006 Stumpy FSR base models!. So I call a bike shop about 75 miles away and they say the same thing. Hmmm, look for more dealers on Specialized website. Call two shops in the capitol of my state and 90 miles away and same story.
Finally I find a shop with two, this shop is 70 miles away. Good grief July and they are sold out!?! I have never bought a bike in the summer is this a common occurence?