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Saturday, August 1, 2015

All Geared Up an No Place To Go!!!

Okay, so maybe it's because I'm tuckered out from a long unending week, or perhaps I just have the moral high ground on this one, but in short, I can't be held responsible if people just refuse to listen to explicit instructions!  What, you may ask, am I going on about?  I'll tell you!  We advertise our rides on several different venues, the most prominent of course, being Craigslist.  We've never had a problem with the folks coming off there, but a few months back we started using "Offer up" in our arsenal.   Suffice it to say, the patrons of that sight are the kind of folks that would Find the missing Faberge egg at a garage sale for $1.00 and refuse to pay more than .25 cents for it!  You get my point.  Well, I had a back and forth with someone the two days ago about one of the BMX'ers we had listed, they wanted to know if it was still available, I said yes, and they asked us to hold it.  Well, in all fairness to all the fine folks that look to us for inexpensive rides, we work on a first come first serve basis, but I let these folks know to give us a call before they were planning on coming in and we'd let them know if it were still available.  This brings us to today.  Angi was at the shop, and a gent came in and snagged up the el-cheapo Mongoose BMX, leaving a happy camper.  Ten minuets later the person I had communicated with on Offer up TWO days before called and informed Angi they were coming to GET the bike. Now here's the REAL twist...they were calling from our parking lot!!! 
No, seriously....I am SOOOO not kidding!! 
Once Angi informed them it was sold, they became quite upset, stating they had wanted to buy it, they had driven over an hour to get here, and asked "WHY" she sold it!
SERIOUSLY!!!  If I'm lyin'.....I'm dyin'!! 
Now here is where the benevolence of my wife kicks into gear!  During the conversation, the young lady came in  the shop from her car with the young man who the bike was for, who was now getting quite emotional about the fact that the bike he had THOUGHT they were coming to get was gone, and Angi, feeling bad, ended up letting them have the MUCH nicer 20" Mongoose 180 for $25.00 off!  trust me folks, she's a lot more charitable than I would have been!!
Buying a bike here is a little like "Festival Seating"!  Honestly, I would have just expressed my condolence's but the simple fact is, when I forewarn folks the bike they want may not be here when they make up their minds, I'm not kidding and it ain't no sales pitch.
Forgive me if I sound a tad bit frustrated, just wish folks accepted the gospel according to RE-Cycle.
Came in this afternoon to bang out a few more and only finished two, as the third needs a new set of meat, we aint ah got!  SAD FACE!!!  So perhaps next week we'll be cool! 
ALLRIGHT!  Now, got's ta git on home, fire back a couple burritos and get some shut eye! 
See ya soon!!

1 comment:

  1. So you tell 'em you'd be glad to hold any bike bought over the phone with a credit card. Paid in full.

    Then mention your daily storage charge.