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Offline WozzA

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Modak
« on: 21.05. 2019 04:43 »
I went into MODAC today to pick up some new gaskets ...
I rang Dave to arrange a time, to open the front door... & I was surprised to find the shop in Elizabeth street which has served the motorcycle community for 88 years virtually empty.  *eek*  All the shelving & display cases have been removed.. & no floor stock..
I asked him what's he going to do now & he told me he's keeping the web site going & will arrange a place & time to pick up parts ordered..
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Re: Modak
« Reply #1 on: 21.05. 2019 07:55 »
Hi Wozza,
He's been operating like that for some time now, at least 12 months?
Always responds promptly, has been able to supply the majority of BSA / Ariel / Matchless parts I need, at reasonable price.

Quicker than from overseas, and lower postage costs.

I ordered some Matchless items from him yesterday; expect to receive them by the end of this week.

Richard

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Re: Modak
« Reply #2 on: 21.05. 2019 08:57 »
G'day Richard... yes I knew he closed the shop front but still had all stock on the shelves,
Today other than the counter, it's all cleaned out, vacating the premises by the 1st July.
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Re: Modak
« Reply #3 on: 24.05. 2019 20:56 »
G'day Woz.
A sign of the times. Gone are the days when there was a Pommie bike in every third home and a local shop could survive. These days I wouldn't expect a shop to have many walk in customers to justify the rent. Most of their sales would be by phone or internet.
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