October 11, 2004


Because of this, I needed to buy a new bike helmet. I tried looking at the cheaper mass market retailers, but I have a small head and the helmets they sell weren't nearly adjustable enough.

So I went back to the store. I don't know why I would shop anywhere else. Landis Cyclery on 7th Ave & Indian School is where my family bought our bikes when we were kids, it is where I always get mine serviced (I didn't buy my current bike there only because I was living in Delaware at the time), it is where I got my last helmet.... Truly, it is one of those places where you feel comfortable and know they know their stuff and won't screw you.

I start perusing their selection and find the perfect one - perfect color (gorgeous blue), perfect fit - at a not so perfect price: $79.99. Ouch.

The very Helpful Sales Guy (didn't get his name, sorry helpful sales guy) must've noticed the disappointed in my face and he quickly came up with a solution. Last years models (in another room) are clearanced at 60% off - woohoo. I found another blue one for $18. Yep, you read that right - $18. Sure, it's not quite as cool as the first one - but it is a great buy and it will certainly do the job.

Thanks, Landis and helpful Sales Guy.

Posted by Vox at October 11, 2004 03:17 PM | general

i have to disagree vox. i happen to unfortunately had do deal with mr. landis himself on a business level. he is not at all a nice man. i would never recommend his shops at all!!!! as a matter of fact, i actually have told friends and family "NOT" to buy anything at any of his stores. mr. landis you need to treat people like people. especially if they are building a building adjacent to yours. unhappy about landis cyclery!!!

Posted by: at October 11, 2004 04:24 PM

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with him (must've been a different location, no new buildings by this location in decades) Your story might sway me, had I not been having good experiences with his store and staff for over 30 years.

In fact, Sunday when I was out in (way) East Mesa I mentioned my plans to go there - and two people out there immediately piped up to say "Definitely" as it was the shop (again, 7th & Indian School) where they had been going 1) all her life, 2) since he came to Phoenix and was directed there by friends.

So, I guess what I take from this is - go there for biking related stuff, avoid him in real estate/construction related stuff.

Posted by: Vox at October 11, 2004 04:33 PM