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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:24 pm 
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Need to pop down there, dont want ot wait til tomorrow


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:30 pm 
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yup think theyre open 10am to 4pm on bank hols mate,give them a call would be the easiest option


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:02 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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My local Halfords is a joke. Go in looking for a sat nav they have on special offer. Don't see any on display so ask assistant manager (well that's what it said on his name badge) if they have any in stock. "I'll have a look out back for you" and wanders off. 15 minutes later I ask the young girl at the till if she knows of his where-abouts. "Oh, he's gone on his lunch break" F'ing useless!

Walk out of shop and buy same unit elsewhere for a better price.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:12 pm 
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I had to explain what a chain ring was to the guy on the bike section last time I went in! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:13 pm 
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lol, they are open, i was in there the other day, and asked if they did washers - they thought i was on about windscreen washers


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:02 pm 
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I've gone in my local Halfords asking for brake bosses/studs for forks. Didn't have a clue. Ended up telling him what was wrong with the bike he was trying to fix on the workstand :twisted:
The only good mechanic they had, left, opened up his own shop, started his own DH team and even the 'mechanics' in Halfords say to go and see him :?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:40 pm 
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my local one is not great , but they now have a range of cheap bolts and nuts , for everything . very practical .

I was looking for a bb 68*118 Isis the other day , and they were the only shop to have one in stock . the marin dealer down the road did not have it .


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:38 pm 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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my local halfords in lowestoft is a joke long and short me and the other lad from were i work went in to see what service work mine and his bike's needed doing. so i took them in my new dmr build thats only been done a month suposedly i needed a new xt external bb new cables full indexing and a new chain "the brake needs bleeding as well mate" :roll: the lad tells me. now either im a really shit mechanic :lol: :lol: :lol: who's worn his bike out in a month or he's trying to rip me off. i told the young lad where i worked in front of the floor manager and made him look about 2inchs tall in front of a lot of people no wonder halfords has a crap rep with people like him there lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:53 pm 
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cannondale king wrote:
i told the young lad where i worked in front of the floor manager and made him look about 2inchs tall in front of a lot of people


Did that make you feel clever though? Thats the important thing.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:13 am 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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for the first time in ages matey it was great to be right even if it was at the expene of a halfords teen we only went there because i had to see if half the customers that came to us weren't lying about the shocking service they said they got there i couldn't belive how bad it was if you were there you would agree this lad was just in it for money with no regard for the truth or care as long as he got some money coming into his store tis was shocking very uncool :roll:


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