3 times in the last few months. That's how many times I've walked into an actual gear shop and made enquiries about specific bits of kit.
3 times I've had the "No, we don't have it but we can get it in for you. Leave your name and number and we'll call you when it comes in."
3 times I've heard nothing. Nada. F**k all.
3 times they could've had a sale but, for whatever reason, chose not to.
The Arab people have a saying; "Trick me once, shame on you. Trick me twice, shame on me." To that I'd add, "Trick me three times, then F**k you, pal. I'll do my shopping somewhere else."
Much has been said about the rise in internet retail and its' ability to kill off "bricks & mortar" outfits but sometimes the B&M boys do themselves no favours.