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Old 02-20-12, 08:39 AM   #1
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mini rant that has nothing to do with actual bikes

it seems there are a lot of threads that go "i only have $x but i want a bike that costs $x+100" or something along those lines.

does it not occur to anyone to perhaps save up the money to get what you want?

what is with the immediate gratification/feeling of entitlement these days?

what am i missing about these situations?
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Old 02-20-12, 08:43 AM   #2
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Fast food society, man. Too many credit cards out there. People buying stuff on credit instead of saving up.
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Old 02-20-12, 09:07 AM   #3
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Plus, everyone's hoping for a deal. Then, in my case, I like to plan ahead for something I might buy 6 months down the road when I have more money. But mainly, I'm going with Ed's answer.
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I love the threads that will inevitably end in someone buying a bike online that they either won't be able to to assemble, won't fit, or is not what would suit them. All of this because it's X% cheaper than just going to an LBS. What they don't realize is that X% is paid back in free advice, free repairs, and greatly increased warranty protection.
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