Sunday, December 23, 2012

Seriously?

"Good Morning, Benidorm Bikes" I chimed answering the phone.

"Do you got a minute?" the caller asked.

"Of course, what can I do for you?" I replied.

The barrage of questions began like this:

"Do you know if the issues with slipping have been addressed with this particular brand of carbon seatpost?"
"What experience do you have with the design?"
"Have you read the Velonews seatpost test article?"..."I've ordered this particular model and want to know if it's any good?"


After about a 5 minute conversation about the pros and cons of seatpost designs, and proper installation his curiosities were satiated.

Now my curiosities were raised; I went to the special order book to see who ordered this seatpost.  That's odd?  It's not in the special order book and no one has spoken to anyone about ordering such a post?

Could someone be douche-y enough to order a post online and call a LBS the Saturday before Christmas  for reassurances of their interweb score?

I'm new to Outdoor Retail, but SERIOUSLY?



6 comments:

Hill Junkie said...

Do people stop at McDonalds, only to take a dump and not buy anything??

CB2 said...

But do they call and talk to the cook for 5 minutes before doing so?

Trevor Woodford said...

I not surprised by anything that people do nowadays......
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...

-Trevor

eastwood said...

That IS a bummer

Syl said...

I was going to call you to see you could warranty my carbon post that I bought on ebay that just broke...

Todd H. said...

Happened to me ALL the time and I left the LBS right before the web-boom...