full Boar Cycles

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by louie, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. louie

    louie Guest

    Sunday I met up with Hoodlum Hart at Full Boar cycles in Hurst, and
    discovered the store is closed; building empty. Does anyone know why they
    closed? Facts only please

    ....louie
     
    louie, Feb 2, 2009
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  2. louie

    Anonymous Guest

    Well, their site responds -
    "We are experiencing problems
    with the inventory display program

    Call 817-268-3400"

    When I requested a view of the inventory.
    That might be clue.


    Also, a call to their 866-385-2627 returns
    a recorded answer. But, it seems if you req-
    uest an extension you are told that no one
    is available, and disconnected.

    A call to the Richardson Boar at 972-907-2627,
    results in repeated "all circuits busy" message.

    However, there's a couple of guys on their staff
    that disclose their cell numbers. I don't know if
    those are store/personal cells, but you might try
    calling either of them for details.

    Mike Guilfoil, and Dan Medley
    http://www.fullboar.com/Contact_Full_Boar_Cycles.asp

    Looks like it might be another Biker's Dream
    type closure.
     
    Anonymous, Feb 2, 2009
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  3. louie

    louie Guest


    You doing the old thing, very good.

    .....louie
     
    louie, Feb 2, 2009
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  4. I dialed their toll free number and pressed "1" for motorcycle sales.
    No answer. Their website http://www.fullboar.com/ gives a strong clue
    as to why. 50% off store-wide clearance sale (Christmas). If they
    didn't go out of business and just moved, seems to me that when I
    called, there should have been someone to pick up the phone.

    At least you didn't ride over there for nothing. It's all about the
    ride, right?

    Side note: Because of this post, I think I'll plonk/ploink myself, on
    GP.
    Louie, mind out of gutter.
     
    Westexas Rider, Feb 2, 2009
    #4
  5. louie

    louie Guest

    I dialed their toll free number and pressed "1" for motorcycle sales.
    No answer. Their website http://www.fullboar.com/ gives a strong clue
    as to why. 50% off store-wide clearance sale (Christmas). If they
    didn't go out of business and just moved, seems to me that when I
    called, there should have been someone to pick up the phone.

    At least you didn't ride over there for nothing. It's all about the
    ride, right?
     
    louie, Feb 2, 2009
    #5
  6. louie

    bj_kana Guest

    ==apparantly 'annoy-mus'' dug his way out of the ''Bummer Kill-File'',
    and since, has been a more active here on our fine little bitty group.
     
    bj_kana, Feb 3, 2009
    #6
  7. louie

    bj_kana Guest

    =txmo cannot stand any more of its members 'plonking'
    themselves......Look, Jerry, Bum,Biff,George, and maybe others seems
    to have plonked themselves...
    please don't.........WTex thank of the few left on
    here...............jt
     
    bj_kana, Feb 3, 2009
    #7
  8. louie

    bj_kana Guest

    and thank you Louie, for your post topic activity today..
     
    bj_kana, Feb 3, 2009
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  9. I've never plonked anyone and even if I did, I'd never tell you and
    you'd never know. The reason you wouldn't know, is because killfiling
    (plonking, ploinking, etc.) only affects the person who does the
    killfiling. It keeps them from seeing posts of those they killfiled.
    However, the plonker can still see the plonkees posts whenever someone
    else responds to the plonked poster. The Power of Postive Plonking
    Power.

    Got it? You better. I'm all out of Ps.

    Also, I was being facetious, ya know, "tongue-in-cheek". I'm fairly
    sure *most* folks understood that. Oh look, I didn't P one time! 8^)
     
    Westexas Rider, Feb 3, 2009
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  10. louie

    jlawsonz Guest

    Same deal for me, except I began doing some research and asking some
    people that used to work there or who did contract work.
    It seems that they grew too fast during a bad time with opening the
    Richardson location in Jan,2008.

    When the economy tightened, it was too late. Randy had already signed
    a contract on the Richardson location, took out loans and spent a few
    hundred grand in renovations and inventory to launch the facilty.
    Based on D&B disclosures, they did not even turn enough of a profit to
    take care of their building overhead. Since finances were linked
    between the two sites instead of ran as a seperate coporations, i.e.
    Full Boar 1 and Full Boar 2, they could not protect the Euless
    location and it went down also. If they were structured as separate
    corporations, he could have bankrupted one and kept the one that was
    breaking even in 2008.

    Lesson for the day is... If you are in business for yourself, as you
    make more money, don't let it go to your head, keep it real and
    genuine. Real bikers don't need the fancy locations, just honesty and
    reliability.

    The last few times I went into Full Boar, I actually had some poor
    customer service experiences, the place was disorganized with 5 people
    behind the counter that would rather talk and BS each other rather
    than helping the 4 customers that were standing in line. Randy Hobbs
    sat in his office on the phone working his tail off, while his
    employees were just there to collect a paycheck. He needed a
    responsible floor manager that could set the expectation for customer
    service. I tried to talk to Randy on those occasions, but he was a
    busy bee. I think he was franticly trying to save the business and did
    not have time to deal with those seemingly petty issues.

    From those experiences, I vowed to never go back for any purchases.
    Randy is a good honest guy, but his staff needed work. Sure, I'm a
    biker and have heard cursing before, but I also had my wife and kids
    present when the casual cussing was going on behind the counter. It's
    disappointing that there was no respect for a lady or a childs ears,
    or better yet keeping professionalism and customers respected.

    If you want to deal with genuine people in a small shop atmosphere, I
    found Che' and his wife at the Chop Shop in Euless to be the best in
    providing mechanic service and parts. He's an old skooler, but
    awesome. Keep it simple
     
    jlawsonz, Feb 17, 2009
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  11. louie

    louie Guest

    Same deal for me, except I began doing some research and asking some
    people that used to work there or who did contract work.
    It seems that they grew too fast during a bad time with opening the
    Richardson location in Jan,2008.

    When the economy tightened, it was too late. Randy had already signed
    a contract on the Richardson location, took out loans and spent a few
    hundred grand in renovations and inventory to launch the facilty.
    Based on D&B disclosures, they did not even turn enough of a profit to
    take care of their building overhead. Since finances were linked
    between the two sites instead of ran as a seperate coporations, i.e.
    Full Boar 1 and Full Boar 2, they could not protect the Euless
    location and it went down also. If they were structured as separate
    corporations, he could have bankrupted one and kept the one that was
    breaking even in 2008.

    Lesson for the day is... If you are in business for yourself, as you
    make more money, don't let it go to your head, keep it real and
    genuine. Real bikers don't need the fancy locations, just honesty and
    reliability.

    The last few times I went into Full Boar, I actually had some poor
    customer service experiences, the place was disorganized with 5 people
    behind the counter that would rather talk and BS each other rather
    than helping the 4 customers that were standing in line. Randy Hobbs
    sat in his office on the phone working his tail off, while his
    employees were just there to collect a paycheck. He needed a
    responsible floor manager that could set the expectation for customer
    service. I tried to talk to Randy on those occasions, but he was a
    busy bee. I think he was franticly trying to save the business and did
    not have time to deal with those seemingly petty issues.

    From those experiences, I vowed to never go back for any purchases.
    Randy is a good honest guy, but his staff needed work. Sure, I'm a
    biker and have heard cursing before, but I also had my wife and kids
    present when the casual cussing was going on behind the counter. It's
    disappointing that there was no respect for a lady or a childs ears,
    or better yet keeping professionalism and customers respected.

    If you want to deal with genuine people in a small shop atmosphere, I
    found Che' and his wife at the Chop Shop in Euless to be the best in
    providing mechanic service and parts. He's an old skooler, but
    awesome. Keep it simple
    ======================================================

    thanks for the good info

    ....louie
     
    louie, Feb 17, 2009
    #11
  12. louie

    Mr. JayT Guest

    ~~~Top Post~~~~~
    ---I worry a bit, about our Harley Store,, and they just moved in their
    new faciity when the markets, and banks were falling and failing. My
    SINLaw said he read on his Computer, that there are indeed quite a few
    HD New Stores closing...around the country, even in Dallas region.
    -Our Local one, is about 30 years owned by same people, and they moved
    from a location they owned ''out right''.
    But we heard Harley insisted that they move over by the
    Interstate......but now they likely have a huge monthly overHead.....
    we'll see. MrJayT=

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    bottom posts: by Louie and a newbie .....
    ''Sunday I met up with Hoodlum Hart at Full Boar cycles in Hurst, and
    discovered the store is closed; building empty. Does anyone know why
    they closed? Facts only please
    ...louie- Hide quoted text - - Show quoted text -

    Louie::::::Same deal for me, except I began doing some research and
    asking some people that used to work there or who did contract work. It
    seems that they grew too fast during a bad time with opening the
    Richardson location in Jan,2008.
    When the economy tightened, it was too late. Randy had already signed a
    contract on the Richardson location, took out loans and spent a few
    hundred grand in renovations and inventory to launch the facilty. Based
    on D&B disclosures, they did not even turn enough of a profit to take
    care of their building overhead. Since finances were linked between the
    two sites instead of ran as a seperate coporations, i.e. Full Boar 1 and
    Full Boar 2, they could not protect the Euless location and it went down
    also. If they were structured as separate corporations, he could have
    bankrupted one and kept the one that was breaking even in 2008.
    Lesson for the day is... If you are in business for yourself, as you
    make more money, don't let it go to your head, keep it real and genuine.
    Real bikers don't need the fancy locations, just honesty and
    reliability.
    The last few times I went into Full Boar, I actually had some poor
    customer service experiences, the place was disorganized with 5 people
    behind the counter that would rather talk and BS each other rather than
    helping the 4 customers that were standing in line. Randy Hobbs sat in
    his office on the phone working his tail off, while his employees were
    just there to collect a paycheck. He needed a responsible floor manager
    that could set the expectation for customer service. I tried to talk to
    Randy on those occasions, but he was a busy bee. I think he was
    franticly trying to save the business and did not have time to deal with
    those seemingly petty issues.
    From those experiences, I vowed to never go back for any purchases.
    Randy is a good honest guy, but his staff needed work. Sure, I'm a biker
    and have heard cursing before, but I also had my wife and kids present
    when the casual cussing was going on behind the counter. It's
    disappointing that there was no respect for a lady or a childs ears, or
    better yet keeping professionalism and customers respected.
    If you want to deal with genuine people in a small shop atmosphere, I
    found Che' and his wife at the Chop Shop in Euless to be the best in
    providing mechanic service and parts. He's an old skooler, but awesome.
    Keep it simple...jlawsonz
     
    Mr. JayT, Feb 19, 2009
    #12
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