I get to the break late, with GF in tow, thrilled to see uncrowded leftover swell. The fin screw & plate are missing from the single fin. 'No biggie,'I thought. 'I'll run to the surf shop and pick one up.' I roll $20 into my suit sleeve and run to the shop.
I get to the shop, and after waiting 15 minutes, the guy tells me that they only have the screws - no plates. I'm persistent, and he says 'I'll bring you to the back and we can take a look.'
I wait around another ten minutes while he talks to his coworker about something totally unrelated. Finally he rummages through some garbage-looking boxes and says 'yeah we don't have it.'
There's at least 5/6 rental boards sitting in the rack that have the same fin hardware. So I ask the guy if I can borrow one of the plates; I tell him I'll pay for it and bring it back, I tell him I'll leave the $20 as deposit and bring it back, I practically beg him- and he says "That's not gonna happen." Then he tries to rent me a board!!
Should I be bothered? Because I was very f*cking angry.
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Nov 4, 2013, 04:33 PM #1
Should I be Bothered....
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Nov 4, 2013, 04:39 PM #2
sounds like a kook shop with no soul....what is name of said institution
Nov 4, 2013, 04:56 PM #3
how often do you go to that shop? was it the owner or just a lazy kid?
in my surf bag i have every same surf related item i could ever use. spare fins, keys, screws, plates, etc. by having them i never need to use them.
Nov 4, 2013, 10:18 PM #4
Plus... that screw is probably rolling around somewhere in the 3-Series. Hahaha LOLZ!!!
The owner has hooked me up with some freebie Q-cell before, and he seems like a good dude... hence me not going nuclear/naming the shop. It just rubbed me the wrong way.
And yes, of course I rode it finless.... damn that was harder than I expected. I kept sliding out of the face, it felt like being on a snowboard without bindings. Awesome day and awesome weekend anyway.
Nov 4, 2013, 05:00 PM #5
you shouldn't be angry at the shop, you should be angry w/ yourself.
Nov 4, 2013, 10:15 PM #6
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The shop could of helped him out in a pinch.. is it entirely Slashdogs fault? no...
You could of rented the board if it was cheap enough... pull of the parts you needed and surfed your board then reassemble and return when you were done. Or ride finless... the shop should have just hooked you up though... sign of the times I guess
Nov 4, 2013, 06:02 PM #9
That's really lame. Surf shops are supposed to hook you up on no brainer issues like that. That's how they win your loyalty when it comes time to buy a new board or wetsuit. Last time I had an equipment issue, my local shop hooked it up with a free rental for the day. That's how it should be.
Nov 4, 2013, 10:21 PM #10
the op isn't mad b/c the shop didn't/couldn't/wouldn't help him out, he's upset b/c he looked like a goon in front of his chick.