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Old 06-01-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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Online or Local Dealer?

Where do most of you guys buy your gear or accessories, online or from your local dealers? So far since I've got my riding gear from where I bought my bike (Stubbs 59). But as far as seeing the product before hand or are ther any place as cheap as getting it online?
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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You should give the sponsors and local dealer the opportunity to earn your business just vist the one you like and be prepared with links and printouts of your findings and most of the time if it is a fair deal you will get it for the same price.

I do that all the time and customers leave happy
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
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cycle gear is the best for local shops IMO, they have plenty of inventory on their shelves, this is good to find out what size you are in just about anything you may need. and just as anyone else can, they can order what ever the heck you want.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #5
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I've purchased all my gear from these sites. Have been very happy so far. I've also purchased Dainese boots on ebay. MUCH cheaper than stores. All things were in perfect condition.
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Online mostly. It would be different if the local dealers actually knew about their product AND had stuff in stock in my size AND carried something other than or the most expensive stuff on the planet.

I have unfortunately discovered that the local dealers product knowledge consists of "Yeah, we sell a lot of those". I've even had some local "dealers" tell me that all the stitching on the cheap "diamond plate" leather jackets made them stronger...

I figure if I have to do all the product research, I may as well get it for as cheap as possible from an online shop.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #7
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Online mostly. It would be different if the local dealers actually knew about their product AND had stuff in stock in my size AND carried something other than or the most expensive stuff on the planet.

I have unfortunately discovered that the local dealers product knowledge consists of "Yeah, we sell a lot of those". I've even had some local "dealers" tell me that all the stitching on the cheap "diamond plate" leather jackets made them stronger...

I figure if I have to do all the product research, I may as well get it for as cheap as possible from an online shop.
My sentiments also. Plus I hear " we can order that for you" a lot. Well I can order it too, online in my underwear.

Cycle gear on the north side sucks as does Motorcycle-Superstore. At least in my dealings with them. New enough is top notch and located in Texas.
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Don't forget about www.kneedraggers.com. I too have been told " I can order it for you". So, I did. Then I found item at a dealer (needed item immediately) and bought it. Called the "I can order it for you" guy the next day to cancel. They said sorry, we have to cahre you a re-stocking charge? What? A re-stocking charge for something they did not have in stock and had to order? Never again. BTW, it was a site sponsor who I had done business with before. Not no more!
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