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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:48 am 
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right here goes...

i work for halfords....

anyone else?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:51 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH! BURN HEEEEM BURN HEEEEEEEEM!!!!!








fair enough. access to cheap stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:52 am 
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no shame in that chap at least its a job
more than a lot of people can say at the mo


rob


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:53 am 
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I did for a short while, still recovering!

Crap company, Crap job, even Craper wages.

Al. keep smiling! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:59 am 
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after 6 and a bit years working in the cycle dept got completely pee'd off with that, so now work with car parts! so nice when people listen to your advice :lol: :lol:

cheap parts? not a bit of it! 15% off inflated retail price! although do do a ctw scheme and get 15% off a bike extra....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:04 pm 
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I worked in the bike dept. I just used to tell people if they want a proper bike, properly built and serviced to a good standard, go to a proper bike shop!

I also refused to sell some bikes, as they were not fit for purpose!

The manager loved me! Didn't last long, as i said. :lol:

Al.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:05 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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no need to be ashamed .

my local halfords is better than the bike shop . they have all sorts of nuts and bolts and if you know what you are looking for it is ok .

I prefer decathlon but it is a bit further .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:12 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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GF's nephew had a bike for Christmas one year, the bearings fell out the back wheel, the bike was a £79 special.

Halfords refused repair as 'he's been off road - its not suitable for that'.

I pointed out the huge advert for said bike behind the salesman, said bike was 'off-road' and about 2 foot in the air.


Bike was fixed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:16 pm 
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ahhh warranties. the real reason i left the cycle dept. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:19 pm 
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Oh, i have stories that would make your hair curl! :shock:

The best ones usually have a saturday boy involved! As at the shop i worked in, not a single one had any training.
But all of them were allowed to PDI bikes. Sad!!

Al.


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