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Prices or service

Guitar Ted rants a little about bike shops that still don’t get that the winning proposition of the Local Bike Shop is not everyday low prices but excellent service. With pressure from online vendors and even Wal-Mart apparently entering the high-end bike market, there’s more pressure than ever for the local bike shop to compete read more »

Halliburton, drilling and gas prices

Here’s something for the “Drill Baby Drill” crowd. After a steady decline during George Bush’s administration, U.S. domestic crude oil production has climbed during the Obama administration to levels last seen in 2004, when gasoline prices were below $2 per gallon.

Bike shops selling more bikes and service

Is there an upside to high gas prices? If you’re a bicycle retailer, there can be—particularly in the service department. Bikes Belong has just completed a survey of more than 150 bicycle retailers from nearly 40 states to see if their summer 2008 sales reflect an increase in the use of bicycles for transportation. “I read more »

Giant gambit to increase bike shop unit sales

Giant USA says they plan to lure new customers to bike shops by promoting entry-level bicycles under $500, according to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. Giant USA Executive Director of Sales JT Thompson says, “We have to do a better job of attracting new customers who want quality, well-built, IBD-serviced, lower-priced bikes.” IBD shops — read more »

Does Facebook really generate that much traffic?

This is about real physical traffic, as in the movement of people. Not web traffic. This is not an article about how Facebook can help your search marketing efforts. Long time readers know I once worked for Sun Microsystems at the Menlo Park campus now leased by Facebook. Known as “Sun Quentin” for its prison-like read more »

Will gas really get cheaper through the holidays?

Numerous news outlets are republishing the AAA prediction that gasoline prices will drop to levels not seen since 2011, when the average price of gas nationwide retailed for under $3.20 per gallon. The chart above shows the average price of gas in the United States over the past month, as tracked by gas price tracking read more »