The geezer who I helped yesterday is a nice fella, when he said he was going to buy a bike I said 'whatever you do don't buy a piece of poo from Halfords etc'....what did he do
I think that most people go to Halfords because of sheer laziness. All they have to do is park the car outside the doors and just walk in to the shop. That plus the fact that most of them are next door to their favourite supermarket.
The other thing that gets me about Halfords is their pricing policy. Some crap Apollo that is being sold for £79.95 reduced from £150! It was only worth £80 in the first place!
Halfords seem to be the DFS of the bike world.
Ahh, halfords raise the price of a bike that will be in the sale for just a bit longer than legally required, then drop it to just below the original price, making it look like a massive saving.
eg £200 bike, goes upto £300, then in the sale for £150, making it look like 50% off, when it's only 25% off in reality (and still a P.O.S)
halfords do actually stock the odd half decent bike, but most are shite & you're lucky if you get a member of staff who is half interested or actually knows what they're on about.