Join Date: Feb 2012
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A big part of it is convenience. Here in Brisbane, that concept hasn't really caught on, particularly in the area of opening hours. On the weekend, the time when a guy would like nothing better than to go wander through bike shops all day, most of the local shops close by 1 or 2 on Saturday, and can't be bothered to open on Sunday. They're open decent hours every weekday though... when everyone is at work. So basically, I have to specifically schedule it into my Saturday morning. If they're too stupid to run a business which is convenient for me to use, I won't.
Let's say I need some oil filters. I can wait until I have a free Saturday morning in the next few weeks to run across town to the Triumph dealer, and pay $25 per filter. Or I can order them online from Jack Lilley, pay $15/filter (including shipping to Australia), have it show up on my doorstep within a week. Simple choice. Survival of the fittest, and the local dealers are riding *****.