As a matter of fact, i sure did, no match, no discount. Secondly, they offer a military discount, but it did not apply to the higher end items, such as Shoei, only the cheap stuff. Thirdly, I shop at Cycle Gear, pretty often, but online as they are in the AAFES network (Army Air Force Exchange). Also, I did go, with the intention of buying a helmet if i could find a deal, but at the prices they had, no way.
If it makes you feel better to pay more than you need to for a product, knock yourself out. I suppose when you shop for a new car, you test drive and buy from the first dealer without price shopping? If you don't, then you're talking out of both sides of your face.
Thought this was a more refined group here, but lately, seeing a lot of name calling and insults. Continue flamming if you must.
As far as being a cheapskate, I consider myself money wise.
Those are reasonable responses, especially since you did ask for a price match. Please accept my apology.
Yes, I do shop around. If I look at an item, and try it on, and get substantial advice, then I may buy it from a different local shop, but generally speaking, I won't buy it from the Internet, once I have received some value of advice or customer service that helped me decide exactly what to buy. It is my way of paying for services rendered, and my "donation" to ensure that my favorite shops stay in business for when I need their services. I still buy plumbing supplies from our two local plumbing shops, one of which is across the street from a large Home Depot. Their advice is priceless, the quality of their products is so much higher than Home Depot or Lowes. I have witnessed customers come into their store to get advice, then walk across the street and buy the parts from Home Depot, and then come back later to the plumbing shop when they need additional advice to help install the item or fix their problems.
The same is true for the few small hardware stores in my area. I dread the day when the old guys who own them decide to retire, because they will take a wealth of irreplaceable knowledge with them. Etc. Etc. Etc.
If the local shops don't carry what I want, or it is a commodity item where shopping and fitting are not required, then I won't hesitate to buy it from the Internet.