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    Should I be Bothered....

    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.
    Last edited by Slashdog; Nov 4, 2013 at 03:46 PM.

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    sounds like a kook shop with no soul....what is name of said institution

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioman2 View Post
    how often do you go to that shop? was it the owner or just a lazy kid?
    It wasn't the owner... but it wasn't a kid either. I don't go there often, mostly for small stuff; wax, leashes, etc... but I don't think you should have to drop a grand at a surf shop to get better than Walmart treatment.

    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    ... they didn't want to lose the potential revenue of a rental to take care of some kook who didn't check his equipment before heading to the beach/keep his equipment in working order.

    you shouldn't be angry at the shop, you should be angry w/ yourself.
    You make it seem like I need to prepare as if I was backpacking the JMT to the top of Mt. Whitney, BASE jumping from the peak, and para-sailing over 23+ Mavs before bomb dropping into the face. It's the GF's board and I hadn't taken it out in a while, and we were surfing small EC beachbreak.

    Plus... that screw is probably rolling around somewhere in the 3-Series. Hahaha LOLZ!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    How the f do they not have the complete screw/plate kit being a surf shop is beyond me. I am going to go ahead and assume that they did have it but just didn't want to be there to save the day...
    Exactly. I understand they don't want to miss a rental, I felt that he just didn't give much of a sh*t. It felt cold man... it felt cold.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashdog View Post
    Should I be bothered? Because I was very f*cking angry.
    yea, you should be bothered by how you screwed up (no pun intended). i prob. would've just given you the plate & screw out of one of the rentals, but i don't think it makes the shop the bad guy that they didn't. they didn't have one to sell you & they didn't want to loose the potential revenue of a rental (aprox. $20-$50, depending on the length on the rental, vs. $0.50-$1.25 for the price of a screw+plate) to take care of some kook who didn't check his equipment before heading to the beach/keep his equipment in working order.

    you shouldn't be angry at the shop, you should be angry w/ yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    yea, you should be bothered by how you screwed up (no pun intended). i prob. would've just given you the plate & screw out of one of the rentals, but i don't think it makes the shop the bad guy that they didn't. they didn't have one to sell you & they didn't want to loose the potential revenue of a rental (aprox. $20-$50, depending on the length on the rental, vs. $0.50-$1.25 for the price of a screw+plate) to take care of some kook who didn't check his equipment before heading to the beach/keep his equipment in working order.
    you shouldn't be angry at the shop, you should be angry w/ yourself.


    typical new jersey answer, they like to trample to weak and poor like herd animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandblasters View Post
    typical new jersey answer, they like to trample to weak and poor like herd animals.
    Bless you poor angry child. You should get out of Beaufort county more often. That brown water down there has made you a bit touchy. You only need to experience the pleasure of one good hummer from a jersey girl to ease your hatred of Jerkys. They are not to hard to get but you can't get one with that attitude.

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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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkstink View Post
    Surf shops are supposed to hook you up on no brainer issues like that.
    why? b/c you're doing them a favor by walking through the door? the shop is a BUSINESS first & foremost. you're not entitled to a hook up/bro deal just by hauling your carcass into the shop. you earn it by being a loyal customer over time & not being a kook/douchebag in the water. sign of the times? yea, that entitlement "hook me up, bro" mentality sure is...

    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.