Harlow bike shop is such a rip off
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Harlow bike shop is such a rip off

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 where i work we do £4 tubes, then £4 fitting if its on a bike or £2 if they just bring in the wheel. we will fit a chain for free if they buy one from us, we also do a service for £30. but their prices are to high for everything other than a sevice IMO
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 Running a shop isn't cheap though
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 No but £10 for fitting tubes is expensive
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 Think he's running it from his bedroom tho.
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 Not my shop it's one in town
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 Hmmm its nto all taht expensive when you think about it. (Though i agree, its expensive to me as its an easy task but i know how).
Tax, labour, electric/rent etc. Id put money on them not actually making a huge amount out of it.
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 shop d to work in did it for £5 for the tube free fitting and they were shwable tubes not cheapies i found out this guy buys them from the 99p store and poundland round the corner lol
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 My LBS charges me 4€ for changing my tubes and he does every kind of job, actually he has got a price per hour so it's okay
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 Doubt they are making much money on it but it gets return business.
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 Best LBS arpund he has got most of the town business
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 If someone can't change a tube they have to pay someone with specialized knowledge, if there aren't any other bike shops in the area he can manage to charge whatever he wants.

This reminds me of this:

"A boss at a a company notices a machine isn't working, so he calls in the technician. The technician takes a look at the machine, tightens one screw, and then the machine works, the boss is thrilled and asks how much he owes the technician, the technician says he owes him 600€, the boss is surprised and asks for him to break down the cost of the repair, he answers with:
"Tightening screw: 1€
Knowing which screw to tighten: 599€"
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 Yes but IMO you don't have to try to make some money THAT way, I mean obviously most people doesn't know/ doesn't have enough time to change a tube and they prefer the LBS guy to do it, but what would get you more clients? make them pay your mortgage each time that they get a flat or just winning 1 € each time but knowing that they will come back?

I see those prices as a robbery, if you are good at your job and charge a reasonable amount of money each time I'll go back every time but if you charge me 212334653€ for fitting my tube I'll learn how to do it and you won't see me never again
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 Good point, guess it's why it's a good thing to be more than one of everything, competitive pricing.
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 I cant even remember the last time i used a bike shop.
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 There is 3 other places within 2 miles of each other all cheaper its just because he is in the centre of town
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 wot size tubes are you going to order for stock,and have you found cheap ones some were ?
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 Not mine local shop sells all cheapie bikes and a like 2 claud butler for which they have the biggest banner in the world. But yeah service is cheap if they know what to do I asked about maxxis tyres in there when they first opens and they said they won't stock them as its not a well known brand!!!
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 lol ok,good find though Smile
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 the pricing makes no sense. super cheap service though if its done right
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 I know right
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 Like a chain for £15, tube for £10, thats all standard, then wheel fitting is £15, and servicing is £30... wtf? how can a service only cost twice the price of fitting a wheel, and fitting a wheel cost more than changing the tube? you have to remove a wheel to change a tube... Or am i doing it wrong?
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 Everywhere apart from there does tube for £5 and service for £40+depending on where they do more chain is £10 wheel free-£5 depending on place
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 Its like twice the price round my way haha
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 Looks like a kid wrote all of it, plus the shop 'logo' lol
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 Probably did
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