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Hosed By Performance

Old 01-10-07, 11:22 AM
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Ah yes, the IRS of bike stores. Gotta love it.
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Old 01-10-07, 03:47 PM
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I've worked at Performance before, and man, that place is bizarre. The retail prices are arbitrarily set high, which is mitigated by the fact that they're in a perpetual sale from spring through labor day (Summer Blowout Sale, The Big Sale, etc). Even more ridiculous is how they price stuff from one of their many house brands at an arbitrarily high level, then slash prices on as if they're doing you a big favor (I'm thinking of the "Cat-1" shoes that are supposed to cost as much as Northwaves but never do because theyre somehow always on sale) You'd be a sucker to pay full price for almost any of the products there, and odds are you never will unless you shop there one of the few times when they aren't on sale(like autumn). I quit because I moved away after graduating college, but when I found myself back for homecoming weekend and in need of a tube, I had the honor of paying $6 for it. I could go on about other stuff, but just had to vent that.

Also, to the poster with the litany of complaints about their stores, what area/location did you hear about those in?
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