Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: 1996 GT Timberline (All Rigid), Aspect 45 (Hardtail), Schwinn Pro Stock 2,
What time did you get there? I was there around 11 or so when they were calling out the low 100s.
What sucked is a buddy of mine called me about 2-3 hours after I left and said he was stopping by the Apalachee bicycles to look at bikes. If he told me he was looking sooner I would have scoped out some nice Cannondales and got him to get one under my name. Again normally I would never buy a bike from REI because I like the LBSs and their better service (Free tune ups for life FTW), but sometimes you can't beat their deals and it becomes worth it.
I think if you stood in a line they allowed people in ahead of their number. But I wasn't going to spend an hour amid a sea of The North Face to get kicked in the face for eyeballing a pair of Shimano mtb shoes.