yeah real fires lol there are several around me like within 18 miles was the closest one, might be around 20 miles away but it's close enough.Fires??
Good for you. Probably doesn't matter anyways.....if that guy runs his business that way....he won't be around very long. Hope you enjoy your new rides.I hear you. I asked didn't even ask him to match the Aventon deal, but to just take his price down $150 on the Level 2 and $125 on the Pace 500.3. So the Level2 would be $ 1650 and the Pace, $1550 compared to Aventon price of $1425 and $1325. He wouldn't take a dime off the retail price, so I told him good luck with that attitude and I walked.
I was fortunate as I have an excellent LBS in Florida which offered me the price as listed on the Aventon site for the Aventure.2, built it, and delivered it. Very professional and competent. I couldn’t ask for more. They will get ALL of my bike business from this point forward.Hi All
Quick question. I am looking to buy an Aventon level 2 and a Pace 500.3 for myself and my wife. Aventon is having a huge Black Friday sale now where I can purchase the level 2 for $1399 and the pace 500.3 for $1299 on their site. I went to my LBS this weekend and the best they will do is level2 $1799 and Pace 500.3 $1699. So there is an $800 difference in savings buying direct fron Aventon. I was hoping to support my LBS if they could at least reduce their price for each bike by $150-200 off the retail price, but no deal. So my question is do I save $800 and go with Aventon direct knowing that their support for their bikes is severely lacking if I need any warranty support or choose the LBS and receive 2 assembled bikes and warranty support from them. I'm leaning towards going with Aventon direct but would like some further input from the group.
I had the same experience at the LBS in Daytona Beach. They literally went on the Aventon web site and ordered it. I paid the same price as the internet. I had to pay shipping and assembly, but happy to do so. Later, Aventon had a free battery deal with purchase, and I was able to get the free battery too via Aventon. I hear/read about the bad service, but I responded to one of the many, many, daily texts that I get, and an actual person responded. It was almost like having an "in" within the company. She was unbelievably responsive (seconds to text back) and took care of the free battery. I really could not have been happier with Aventon.I was fortunate as I have an excellent LBS in Florida which offered me the price as listed on the Aventon site for the Aventure.2, built it, and delivered it. Very professional and competent. I couldn’t ask for more. They will get ALL of my bike business from this point forward.
Thats actually a great Business practice, making for happy customers who will refer friends to your stores. Kudos to you!We have 2 retail stores (PA and NJ) and carry 6 brands...as a policy, we will match our manufacturers' online prices, even though that hurts when we might have purchased the bike 60 days ago. We would rather gain a sale and a happy customer than loose to our own supplier.