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Art's Cyclery in San Luis Obispo, CA

Old 02-01-14, 07:03 PM
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Art's Cyclery in San Luis Obispo, CA

Anybody live in this area? I was wanting to buy a specialized saddle, but the guy told me specialized doesn't let them ship their specialized products. But from his tone, it sounded like they're totally fine with someone picking it up, and then shipping it out. If anyone can do this for me, I will you forever.
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Old 02-01-14, 07:26 PM
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Why not buy it from your lcoal specialzied dealer?
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I don't like to spend $130 on a saddle. It's only been a year since I graduated college, so I'm still thinking like a cheapskate.
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I had the exact same issue happen to me. Luckily I was out of town for business and I was able to swing by the shop and score the Toupe at a substantial discount.
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I'll throw in a $20 tip, plus cost of shipping.



you know what, I might just use my LBS. Maybe I'll get a discount.
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Tell your LBS what you're scheming. If they have half a brain between the entire staff, they'll accommodate you. You're not going to be a broke student forever. If they tell you to hit the road, you didn't want to deal with them anyway.
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I am actually from slo (arroyo grande more specifically). I'll be home the 22nd, 23rd, for a doc appointment on the 24th (I go to Fresno State). I know I have like 4 posts on here....but I am on rbr under the same name and tacoma world (teamsarcasm, 6.5k posts there).

I assume you can give them a cc over the phone or something. If you don't mind waiting till then I don't mind taking it to the post office. Plus that gives me an excuse to poke my head in there
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Tell your LBS what you're scheming. If they have half a brain between the entire staff, they'll accommodate you. You're not going to be a broke student forever. If they tell you to hit the road, you didn't want to deal with them anyway.
no I'm not going to do that to my LBS. The price Art's Cyclery offers is way less than what even the LBS can probably get them for. that would be a dick move.
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Originally Posted by Team Sarcasm View Post
I am actually from slo (arroyo grande more specifically). I'll be home the 22nd, 23rd, for a doc appointment on the 24th (I go to Fresno State). I know I have like 4 posts on here....but I am on rbr under the same name and tacoma world (teamsarcasm, 6.5k posts there).

I assume you can give them a cc over the phone or something. If you don't mind waiting till then I don't mind taking it to the post office. Plus that gives me an excuse to poke my head in there
I appreciate it, but I need them like next week. My current saddle is choking my behind already, and I'm trying to do 100+ miles/week on them.
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Well worst comes to worst I can do it

Maybe try contacting a member in the slo bike club

https://www.slobc.org/
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can the savings really be worth all the trouble?
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OP, you know Specialized has closeout saddles online that they sell directly. Some are discounted, some not. Just go on their website. The Pro I think is reduced to $130 from $200. Others are cheaper.
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unfortunately, my ass is quite a bit bigger than the 130 mm they have left for the evo.
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Just checked their website. That is a good price. How do they get away with that. I thought Specialized was pretty tight on minimum advertised price.
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connections, probably
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Well, I smell a side business for someone in the area. Stock up, mark up and still undercut just about anyone else. Maybe someone already is doing this.
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I'm passing though SLO tomorrow.. but not sure if it will be during bidness hours...

what exactly are you looking for.
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romin evo expert 155mm

color black is highly preferable.
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Well, I smell a side business for someone in the area. Stock up, mark up and still undercut just about anyone else. Maybe someone already is doing this.
I'm pretty sure the store would notice something like that.
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