Well, I'll respond to this since it seems I pointed the discussion this direction. I'll do it line by line, if you don't mind.
- Since when did anybody's income level become part of this discussion?
- I don't see where I knocked internet commerce. I've bought lots of things on-line. Books, DVDs, etc... A few weeks ago I bought a briefcase online (WAY cool - saddlebackleather.com in San Antonio - check it out). Heck, I've even bought two motorcycles online (a '94 Honda CB1000 from cycletrader.com, and an '03 R1150R from the San Antonio Express-News online classifieds). But I didn't go to a dealer and test ride them first, only to buy elsewhere. That would be dishonest.
Interestingly, the other day I was in MotoLiberty, a fabulous motorcycle retail store here in Dallas (check them out at their online store). There was some high school aged kid in the store with his parents and they were looking at all sorts of stuff. The sales staff were spending a lot of time with them. As the kid was trying on boots I overheard his mom tell him to remember the right size so they could look for it online. Gee Mom, great lesson in dishonesty and self-centeredness.
Back to the topic at hand!
Kind of off topic again, but okay... While I'm not a Harley guy, and I don't own Harley gear, I've found a lot of their leather gear to be pretty high quality and long lasting stuff. I have a friend who has really abused a pair of leather Harley boots, which can be resoled. Expensive, to be sure, but it seems to last.
But I can find Vanson at a lot of retail places. Here in Dallas I can find Vanson at the north Dallas BMW dealership and at MotoLiberty.
- Again, nobody said you must buy from a local dealer. We've gone over this.
- Okay. Goodbye. But please, don't go away mad...