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Local Running Shop: loyalty (Read 798 times)

baxdaddy


just another runner

    Go! Running FTW

    The first step is to get up off the couch!

      Ours is great too but the prices are substantially more than the local big box places or online.  That's the issue for me.

       

      If I can get a pair of shoes for $140, $200 is kind of steep to support local.  Sad

      2014 Goals

      Weight - 200 lbs (stuck around 211)

      2000 miles (1190 as of July 1)

      Work on stretching and flexibility (doing so much better at this!)

      Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (have a BQ -9:00 time) - check!

      Marathon - 3:10 (Goal Race in October)

      HM 1:29:59 (Goal race in July)

      10k - 39:59 (no goal race yet)

      5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

       

      xor


        200 dollar shoes!

         

        holey moley

         

          Welcome to Canada.

           

          Retailers haven't figured out yet that our dollar is worth more than yours now.  Same goes for books, vehicles, etc.

          2014 Goals

          Weight - 200 lbs (stuck around 211)

          2000 miles (1190 as of July 1)

          Work on stretching and flexibility (doing so much better at this!)

          Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (have a BQ -9:00 time) - check!

          Marathon - 3:10 (Goal Race in October)

          HM 1:29:59 (Goal race in July)

          10k - 39:59 (no goal race yet)

          5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

           

            Welcome to Canada.

             

            Retailers haven't figured out yet that our dollar is worth more than yours now.  Same goes for books, vehicles, etc.

             

            +1 from a fellow Canuck.  People wonder why I often buy shoes, etc in the USA.  

            That said, if I had a GOOD LRS I would try and support it.  I'm a musician and try to support our local stores rather than the chains, because usually the employees are more helpful and knowledgeable than the bigger chains.

            'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

             

            "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

             

            "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


            Feeling the growl again

              Welcome to Canada.

               

              Retailers haven't figured out yet that our dollar is worth more than yours now.  Same goes for books, vehicles, etc.

               

              Funny how times change.  Doesn't seem that long ago we drove to Toronto to go shopping and considered Canadian dollars "Monopoly money".  Big grin

              "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

               

                Same here in NZ shoes in LRS $160 USD and I can get delivered from UK for $85 USD and that includes $25 freight. And we runners get through alot of shoes so its a huge saving.

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                  Melton


                    You rarely get a second chance to make a first impression, make it count LRS's!  My own experience with my LRS (Potomac River Running, Ashburn, VA) was not a pleasant one, and I've never been back.  (Running Warehouse has filled that void beautifully, thank you very much)

                    Julia1971


                      You rarely get a second chance to make a first impression, make it count LRS's!  My own experience with my LRS (Potomac River Running, Ashburn, VA) was not a pleasant one, and I've never been back.  (Running Warehouse has filled that void beautifully, thank you very much)

                       

                      It would probably be a haul for you and if Running Warehouse has everything you need then you're good but Pacer's is awesome.  They always greet me when I enter the store, if they don't have something they'll offer to call around or special order it for you, and their rewards program must be pretty good because it seems like I always have a $20 credit somehow.  If you're ever in a pinch and are willing to make the drive, I would give them a shot.

                      The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

                      MJ5


                      Chief Unicorn Officer

                        I really like my LRS, but they're a half hour drive from me, plus they don't have the color options and the discounts that Running Warehouse has.  I do like the support them, though, so I'll often go and check out their apparel and buy something every other month or so.  I also like supporting the events they put on.  It's just not as convenient to get there as it is to order online.

                        Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54


                        Best Present Ever

                          Our LRS (RMRS that started this thread) actually has pretty competitive prices on shoes. The deep on-line discounts are cheaper but in general they are in line with the boxes. some of the clothes are more, but I figure it's worth it. I walk past it to get to work and stop in about once a week. It's like a clubhouse. Also, I've had them talk me out of things - 'that's too expensive for a kid - here, try this instead". It makes me laugh. Plus, they support a post-college team of fast (Olympic trial fast) runners, many of whom work there. They are kind enough to act like the training of a 4-hour marathoner like me matters.

                           

                          Ours is great too but the prices are substantially more than the local big box places or online.  That's the issue for me.

                           

                          If I can get a pair of shoes for $140, $200 is kind of steep to support local.  Sad

                          CaitDS


                            As a LRS employee, I appreciate your loyalty!

                             

                            We stick to standard MSRP pricing, but 10% or 15% off coupons are always abundant.

                             

                            It's true that you may be able to find your shoe (especially older models) online for less, but where else can you try on all the shoes and have treadmill video gait analysis done for each shoe?

                            jimmyb


                            port-a-bella-potty

                              If you join a running club, often the local shops will give you 10% off of all purchases.

                              Was the case back in Rhode Island and here in Atlanta.

                              Log    PRs

                                I try to go to my lrs for most stuff, get 15% off with running club membership, and got 30% off coupon from last  race! Only problem is they don't have my size in the shoe I like, so I stock up online when that shoe goes on sale. The one guy always remembers  my name,  and you can't beat the service.

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