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Old 05-06-14, 03:22 PM
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Ask the shop what they Can Get ..

our town is On a busy touring route .. But of course they are already riding their choice not shopping for one ..

FYI Taiwan is where a lot of bikes get made the Importer sends what they need ,
and it comes back across the sea in a shipping container, in boxes they stack in their warehouses .
then the shop orders from their Warehouses .

SOMA in SF jargon is the South of Market part of town that used to be affordable.

the Company, Merry Sales. is actually south of there closer to SFO airport where there room for Warehouses.

Surly TW to QBP .. is available to dealers with a QBP account

OTOH, Trek ships bikes to dealers on credit, long rotating plans.
QBP is charging the Credit card before shipping it , so its the bank credit not the distributor extending any ..

make a business choice on spec stock .. what sells vs what sits there..

Now if you say 'I would like to test ride an XXX' , the dealer has motivation to get it there for you to try ... Speak Up !

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