Need to mail order 24" beach cruisers, any recommendations?
I left work this afternoon and called the LBS (been around 25 years and I have done business with them a lot) and they said they were out of stock on the 24" beach cruisers that were priced at 179.00 each. He said he had a different brand for 239.00 and had them in three different colors. I went in with my girls ready to buy and he pulled up the computer and said, "let me go back and see what we have, there are to many to choose from". He comes back and stated that he didn't have one of the three colors but said "look at this one, it's totally different than the others". My youngest smiled and said she liked it and he said, "this one is fancier and it is 289.00". I asked him if he would drop the price to 239.00 and he said no. I asked him to wait a minute and I was trying to sort out the color situation with the girls and he walked away, talked to a couple picking up a recumbent for about 15 minutes.
This was the manager (I belive it is the owner's son), they work on commission, and I told him that I would not be back, ever. As we were walking out the door, he said "have a great day" in a real punky tone. I will call the owner and let him know what happened in the morning.
OK, rants over and I want to get my girls cruisers asap as I know this is difficult to understand when you are young.
There are a number of mail order bike stores, do you all have recommendations for any particular internet store?