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Salsa is a QBP Company. Does that mean any bike shop can order them?

Old 10-06-14, 08:26 AM
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Salsa is a QBP Company. Does that mean any bike shop can order them?

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Does anyone know if any shop set up with QBP can order Salsa bikes or do you have to be a "dealer?"
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Old 10-06-14, 08:43 AM
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Bike shop needs to be a dealer to get Salsa usually.
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A Brick and Mortar Retail bike shop Just has to get get a QBP dealer's account approved..

online retailers can no longer sell complete bikes , just parts.
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I heard a comment from an LBS once that bike manufacturers impose limitations on shops that sell their products. This seems to be part of what a shop considers in determining which line(s) of bikes to carry.

I don't know whether or not any manufacturers preclude selling QBP bikes, but that could be a potential limiting factor.
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QBP allows some bikes to be sold through some shops and not others. Just ask them what lines they can procure and they'll tell you.
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Perhaps in Major Cities one dealer gets a territorial exclusive , to exclude the local competitors with a minimum stocking requirement from the distributor.

., but out here there is only shop in town. the QBP stuff is all shipped Prepaid shipping added without notice Sometimes they really nail you with overnight,

and some things come from a separate warehouses so there is multiple shipping charges , on a small parts order..
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My primary LBS once told me that if it was "in the book" then they could order it. I once ordered a bag and they tacked it on to their big replen order, so I had to wait a week or so longer to get it, but I didn't have to pay the shipping this way.

But, yeah, ask your LBS. As another mentioned, your shop may not be allowed if another in town already stocks them.
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