Well, it's certainly interesting being a woman looking for a first sport bike!
Went to a few shops today, looking to see what was available.
First 2 shops were busy, not much in used bikes at either place ....so I didn't wait around. One of these places services our 2 current bikes.
A place in Coquitlam - had a couple of bikes with potential - the salesman brought me inside to show me a few other bikes. As soon as he started to tell me about a particular 600, 2 twenty-something guys walked in and said "Hi, ~what.ever.yer.name.is~ " to him. Well, that was the end of his helping me. He was far more interested in shooting the shit with his buddies!
Waited a couple of minutes and thought " %*^& this!! " and walked out.
I guess he didn't want my business....nor did anyone else there! Lotsa staff, but they were all busy entertaining themselves and each other. Too bad 4 them!
Sadly, they won't get my hard earned dollars after THAT lack of professionalism...if MY money's not as good as the next guys, then fine!
Just put a sign in the door saying "We prefer YOUNG MEN!!! "
I could have bought on the spot...OH WELL... too late now!
Last place on the trip home..........Motorcycle World, Surrey.
Now I got these guys as they were bringing bikes in at closing time.
Told them, '600cc/less, newbie rider'.
These guys were HAPPY to help me. offered to pull out a parked bike for me to sit on (at closing time!) and answered all my silly questions without getting pissy (like spouse "mess" does)
They treated me very well!
So..... you can guess where I'll go FIRST..........
and you can imagine where I WON'T go...