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What is Cervelo Thinking???

Old 08-23-11, 11:35 AM
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What is Cervelo Thinking???

Recently, we went into our local bike shop (the Racer's Edge) to discuss the new S5. We were thinking of Christmas presents (!) but were told the shop is losing its franchise for Cervelo to another shop. The other shop is a TENNIS STORE!!!! What are they thinking??? Check out the two different shops and YOU decide: ARE THEY OUT OF THEIR MINDS??? Would you buy a bike from a tennis shop???
The Racer's Edge: https://www.theracersedge.net/gallery.htm?road
or a tennis shop: https://www.stuartsofboca.net/our_people.html
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Old 08-24-11, 03:22 PM
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Why not call Cervelo's customer service department and ask?
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Let's look at possibilities
1. Location? (I don't know Boca so I can't say)
2. Lack of competing brands inside the store
3. Willingness of Stuart to commit to a larger inventory. You do know that in order to carry certain lines you have to commit to a certain minimum level of inventory, say $50,000.
4. Perceived management competency
5. Business expansion plans (I'm not in on either's plans, but Cervelo might be)
6. Is Stuart adding some big name or prominent local cyclist/store owner to their staff/ownership?

Things aren't always what they seem at first blush. We have almost ZERO information from your post on which to base a business decision.
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