|tl;dr? i donno help plz
||[Feb. 27th, 2008|07:04 pm]
|||||confused||]|I have a general question, I recently got a really good deal on a schwinn deluxe 7, that i couldn't really pass up. An old lady on my block had bought it for her grand daughter a couple of years back and apparently the grandkid is a bitch and didn't want it so she's had it ever since then
the catch however is, it's still in the box, (and not assembled),it also i doesn't have the instructions for it. i went to a couple of bike shops and the average price i'm being charged for it to be assembled is $65 AN HOUR? Am i being ripped off? I feel like I am, and what makes me angry because i'm thinking a BMW dealership charges charges $75-100 an hour for labor depending at what the malfunction of your car is, and the bike shops around here are charging $65 (an hour, that's what 4 shops in my radius told me--seems like they are all on this together) to build a damn bike!
uhhhhh is this about right? I don't know much about bicycles and I was just wondering if this was about the price one pays?!
I feel really angry because I'm pretty sure the price is being jacked up because i'm a girl and I seemed kind of clueless at the first two stores ):<
I'm thinking I could probably assemble it myself, but mounting and seeing if the bolts/ wheels are alright and what not seems like a risk i can't really take right now because i have a lot of school work and getting hurt and bruised is the last thing i want to do. i also would hate to mess up the bike!
i'm rambling already and i'm super impatient and want to ride the bike NOW so i just want someone to tell me, am i being ripped off or not? should i just stfu and pay? ): god dammit this really wasn't so much in my budget and $65 just seems like a stretch
thank you very much for all of your help!