So last Dec. I stop in at a small local shop that I heard about on this site. I wanted to buy an aftermarket seat for my bike. He said he could get either the Enduro Engineering or the SDG. I picked the E.E. and he said it would be about a week and he would call me. 4 weeks later I call and he says that because of the holidays the wholesaler [a small one man show] hadn't shipped it yet and it should be shipped the next day. 3 weeks later I phone again and he says the E.E. was out of stock and they would be shipping that week and the S.D.G seat was out of stock as well. I could tell he was bullshitting me so I stopped in to see Ben and he made a quick phone call and said the S.D.G. was in town and he could have it for me the next day.
My thoughts are either he couldn't be bothered to actually order the seat or his account with the wholesaler is not in good standing.
I know it is only a $130 sale but it seems like a strange way to do business. I just thought I would give him a little business and would have given him more business in the future.