Bike shops

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Cuchilo, 4 Mar 2018.

  1. Pumpkin the robot

    Pumpkin the robot Über Member

    I worked just around the corner from them. I spent most of my lunch breaks in the shop.
     
  2. woodenspoons

    woodenspoons Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    You're right of course. And no ziplok required in these modern times. Just the merest flick under a tap and it's brand new, ready to give succour to any poor veloiste gormless enough not to be carrying a shelf-ful of Halfordsiana in his back pocket.
     
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  3. OP
    OP
    Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    You take too many drugs .
     
  4. woodenspoons

    woodenspoons Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
  5. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    Greggs ?
     
  6. Dirk

    Dirk Guru

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Warrens.
     
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  7. Johnno260

    Johnno260 Senior Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    I couldn't sing the praises of my LBS enough.

    They're friendly and helpful and I have dropped in multiple times with questions and issues and all sorted on the spot.
     
  8. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I checked my wallet that I carry my phone in earlier. I forgot that I spent the fiver I usually carry and all that was left moneywise was a 20 Mexican Peso note which I keep in case I split a tyre. I wonder if that “bike shop” would accept that?
     
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  9. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Some business activity is profitable, some is only break-even at best. If you run a "walk in" operation you have to accept that some business is only marginally profitable. The payback on the less profitable stuff is goodwill plus dilution of overheads across more total revenue. An inner tube is not going to cost more than £2 wholesale, so any price higher than £2 is a profitable sale. I'd happily sell £2 tubes to punters at £5 each all day long!
    From a purely profit prospective, my local pub would be just as well off if they only opened Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday lunchtimes as these are the times they make their money. During quiet times they will just about cover their wages & overheads but they open 7 days a week because the punters expect the facility to be there whenever they fancy a beer.
     
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  10. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I agree with that, but you need to see what my reply was too.
     
  11. Mogie

    Mogie Member

    Location:
    West mids uk
    Halfords tubes £2, I carry many....
     
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